I confess. I am an app-aholic! I love apps … and am always on the lookout for new apps to make life easier to keep track of things across all of my devices and computers. And those of you who know me well, know I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect to-do list/task manager. And … while I really believed I had found the best way to track my to-dos in Workflowy (and still agree it’s an amazing way to keep track of your to-dos), I think I have actually found the ultimate app that will sync across ALL, yes I said ALL of my platforms and browsers. Enter Remember the Milk!
I’ve used many different to-do lists/task managers in the past; Toodledo, the Outlook task bar, Gmail task bar, Workflowy, Reminders for the iPhone/iPad, etc. While all of them work well and can keep track of things for me, NONE of them have ever synced across all my devices and computers so no matter where I am, I can see what’s on the agenda. RTM does.
Here are some of the things I love about Remember the Milk:
There is a free version and a paid version. The paid version is only $25 per year.
RTM is installed on my iPhone, iPad, Chrome browser on both the laptop and the desktop and Gmail; so I can access my to-do list no matter where I am or what I’m doing. It even has an Outlook extension (yes, I’m still using Outlook). The Outlook extension requires the pro version, but as I said, it’s only $25 per year – so I’ll probably suck up and pay the $25 so I can sync with Outlook too. And for you Droid users … there’s an app for that too 😉
For my iPhone, I can integrate RTM with Siri! Yay … all I have to do is tell Siri to remind me to do something now and she’ll slap that puppy up on Remember the Milk so it syncs across the board for me.
RTM has lists so you can assign tasks to your personal list, work list, inbox, etc. I haven’t looked to check it out yet, but I’ll bet I can even add a list called “groceries” and track things I need to pick up at the store.
RTM lets you tag your to-dos so you can look them up easily.
RTM lets you assign deadlines, priorities and all of the other things you would want a task manager to do.
And … you can share those to-dos with others. So your to-dos can be assigned to others and/or you can be held accountable to get them done.
Since I am such a geek and always get very excited about new apps, I’ll try this one out and see if it really is as good as it seems to be. I’m kinda thinking it will be … but am sure I’ll still keep my eyes out for bigger and better things. And if I find something better, I’ll be sure to let you know.
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