Get on top of your tasks with GTD
£18.99 from Tarasov Mobile, chaos-control.mobi needs OS X 10.6.6 or higher
Freelancers and small business owners will be familiar with juggling multiple projects, which can take up a good chunk of their working week.
Chaos Control aims to tame the madness, having recently made the leap from mobile devices to the desktop. There are four key areas here. The first is the ‘Chaos Box’, a dumping ground for whatever needs to get done without having to worry about the details at that moment. It’s similar to other to-do applications, and tasks entered here also show up on Apple Watch, where they can also be marked as complete.
Daily Plan displays a calendar view of everything in the Chaos Box, with shortcuts for Today and Tomorrow, but there’s no option to sync existing OS X Calendar or Reminders data. Finally, Projects and Contexts are used to organise tasks into ongoing plans, or make them easier to find with tags.
The app makes good use of desktop space, with fullscreen support and a tree-style visual display. The navigation pane can be hidden too, but folder management is limited: you can rearrange tasks and folders, but subfolders aren’t supported. A manual would be nice, as it’s not immediately obvious what some functions do, but GTD veterans should feel right at home.
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