I'm looking for a to-do list/task management solution that works across multiple platforms and on the iPad. I'm happy to pay for it, but I do
want a model that works on an annual-subscription basis.
I've been using Remember the Milk for about two years now, and here's what I like about it:
- smart add (being able to type #something to add the 'something' tag to a task when you enter it, for instance)
- multi-platform support (PC Linux at home, Mac at work, iPad everywhere)
- smart lists
- general user-friendliness
What I don't like about it:
- Having to pay $25/year for unlimited iPad sync
- No subtasks
Don't get me wrong: I have no problem paying for software I like. In the last couple of months, I've happily coughed up for Sublime Text 2, Cyberduck, nTrack and a bunch of Humble Bundles and Steam games.
What I don't like is the idea of paying $25 a year forever
rather than just paying, say, $50 once
So I'm looking for something that, ideally, does everything RTM does plus unlimited iPad sync, even more preferably with subtasks. Being able to share tasks and lists with my spouse would be awesome, too.
I'm not averse to something that works via a Dropbox file as opposed to a 'true' online solution -- that's how I use Keypass across my various devices and platforms, and it works very well.
I have three broad categories of things to organize: at-work, office-job tasks, some of which are multi-component and kind of fiddly; at-home, intricate-hobby tasks, like building basic Web sites for some local non-profits and working on projects like novels, comics, and creating neat stuff online; and personal-runaround stuff, like shopping lists, "time to clean the fridge coils" recurring tasks, and Christmas to-dos.
I'm not a small business owner, building my own house, or doing anything that requries more than task/3–4 sub-tasks in terms of granularity.
I am, however, using a Mac at work, Linux at home, and Win7 to sync the iPad.
I am not
currently a GTD adherent, but may be aligning more toward it in the near future.
There are a shocking
number of productivity/to-do apps available for mobile devices, and I find myself overwhelmed by all the options out there. What do you recommend?