Here is another GTD-inspired app, which is especially optimised for people who are keen on saving stuff to the cloud. ToDo Cloud is free of fancy bells and whistles and tends to keep things simple, making it ideal for people who don’t want to spend too much time learning to use an app.
It starts out with a fresh interface and three views. The first view, ‘All Tasks’, will show you all the tasks you have put down. Then you have the ‘Focus List’ and the ‘Starred Tasks’, as well as the GTD mainstay, the ‘Inbox’.
After that, you can setup your own customised lists, which make it pretty simple and basic if managing a variety of lists is all you need to do to stay on top of things. But if you are willing to shell out for a subscription, you get a lot more features such as being able to share and collaborate on lists with other ToDo users.
Other premium features include email notifications when collaborators update projects, checklists and tasks. Appigo gives you a 14-day trial by default when you install the app which means that you could spend two weeks getting used to the fancier bells and whistles, then suddenly have to figure out how to live without them...or pay up.
ToDo Cloud synchronises your data to its server and you can also access your ToDo lists on a Web account. There seems to be no support for backups to say, Dropbox, or exporting your data into different formats. The app primarily appeals to people whose lives revolve around lists for the most part and might appreciate a little GTD support. GTD purists might find it a bit light for their tastes, though, when compared to either LifeTopix or OmniFocus.
One extra feature the app has going for it is being able to purchase a variety of icons to customise their lists. If you’re the type who likes color-coded charts, this might appeal to you. Otherwise it is a nice but ultimately unessential feature, which is why it makes sense it’s an in-app purchase.
As an alternative to keeping scraps of paper and post-it notes with various lists to tick off, ToDo Cloud is appealing with its simplicity. With an Android version also available, this would make collaborative lists possible too.
“IF YOU’RE WILLING TO SHELL OUT A SUBSCRIPTION, YOU GET A LOT MORE FEATURES.”
Free Premium US$1.99 monthly US$19.99 yearly
The UI is rather Spartan but the easy customisation of lists may appeal to some.
Cross-platform support for sharing lists with Android/Web users is a plus for this app.