There are many task tracker tools. Using such tool might be enforced by the organization you work in, but it could be a person’s choice a s well. Picking a tool from the variety of options might be time consuming. Some tools are better than others and an evaluation of all of them needs time. A previous article on the topic used a poll for the audience’s preferences for such an application. There are five tools standing out, according to the lifehacker investigation.
- Google Keep – This is a simple and easy to use tool available online and for Android. The app is a notepad synchronizing notes, photos, images, checklists across multiple devices and stored on the cloud. The simplicity of the tool might be stated as a pro, but it omits a lot of features you may find in other apps. For example, recurring task, sub tasks, calendar view and other feature which will be helpful working on larger projects.
- AnyDo – A good-looking to do list manager for mobile devices, also available as a chrome add-on. It supports both iOS and Android. Syncs between devices and platforms, handles to same extent recurring tasks. The reminder notes have timing and location. The audience voted for it as good daily planning tool. The tool is integrated with Cal, a calendar app from the same development team.
- Wunderlist – The application is cross platform, desktop and mobile, available on the web. Wunderlist contains features like recurring to-dos, sharing to-dos, multiple to-do categories. A basic way of prioritising to-dos is marking them with a star. The UI is customizable. Some of the drawbacks is the application syncing issues from the past, which now seem to be solved. The pro vo version of the app has enhanced features like collaboration tools, commenting and file uploads. The free version has a lot to offer as well and it is worth trying.
- Todoist – One of the apps which has been here for a long time. Todoist is cross-platform, available on the web, with add-ons for firefox and chrome, email client plugins (Postbox, Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook) and it is free. The application manages recurring tasks, sub-tasks and dependencies, syncing in real time. There are premium accounts where you can get email and mobile push-notifications. The app also have labels and filters.One of the most features packed solution outthere.
- HabitRPG – An interesting solution described as: “one of our favorite tools to productively gamify your life”. The application turns to-dos into a game, where one masters and levels-up a game character who is building habits. Don’t expect custom categories, recurring reminders and so forth. Build like a game, meeting a deadline causes your character to lose points and completing tasks brings you bonus points and level up.The character collects rewards by doing the things he needs to do on the list. Available online (web), iOS and Android it could be addictive to use. The app categorizes the tasks in ‘dailies’, things that are regularly done and ‘to dos’, things with due dates and reminders. It is a free and fun tool to use.