Looking for an iPhone GTD app, with a small twist
July 6, 2009 10:03 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a todo app (preferably a GTD one) for the iPhone that meets my very particular(?) needs.

First of all, maybe there are websites that already have this functionality but I don't have a data plan for the iPhone and I can't get one since they are too expensive in my country.

Now, I currently use the Things app for the iPhone, but it lacks the 3 things that I need the most:

* timestamps: I would like to know when I added a task
* completion notes: I would like to type a note when closing a task, so that I can tell what I did to accomplish it
* optionally, a better log: I would like to add events to the log, thus adding more context to the tasks i just finished.

See, sometimes I use Things to track stuff I lend or borrow. For example, if I add a task saying that I need to give Peter a book back. Things will only allow me to mark that task as done.

What I would like is for an App to be able to show me when I added a specific task. Also, when I finish a task I should be able to type "I gave Peter the book back when we met for coffee". Optionally, I should be able to add an entry to the task log saying "I spent 10 dollars in the coffee shop".

I have tried ToodleDo, Task Pro and Todo, and none of these apps, which are the most popular, seem to fit the bill.

Do you have any recommendations?
posted by edmz to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Take a look at OmniFocus.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:22 AM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: BP,

I watched the demo, but I couldn't see if it is possible to specify a note when closing a task.

Also, I fail to see if it has a log of completed tasks. After reading the manual I see that it has a Library, which I guess is a log.
posted by edmz at 10:57 AM on July 6, 2009

* completion notes: I would like to type a note when closing a task, so that I can tell what I did to accomplish it

I'm not sure why you can't do this already. You can add a note to a task at any time. So before checking 'done' in Things you can easily add a note. The note stays with the task even in the log book. If you're wanting a more automated solution (a note pops up to add details when you click done) I don't know of any application that does this.

As far as date created, I wouldn't be surprised if Things adds this in the future.

I haven't used Omnifocus in a while, but you could try it. If you like Things Omnifocus is completely different (features galore if that's your thing). I much prefer Things.
posted by justgary at 3:37 PM on July 6, 2009

Check out ReQall at www.reqall.com/
Here is a good video that runs you through the features -
posted by TheWabit at 7:45 PM on July 6, 2009

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