What to-do list app am I looking for?
June 15, 2010 9:24 AM   Subscribe

What to-do list app am I looking for?

I need a to-do list app for my Iphone, but I want it to have a specific way of scheduling tasks. Since I can't bring my phone into work with me, my primary to-do list is on paper. What I want the app on my phone to do, however, is help me keep track of recurring tasks.

Specifically: I want to be able to schedule a task to recur every month--but I don't want the next instance to be scheduled until I've completed the previous instance. For example, if the task is to bathe the dog monthly, but I don't get around to it until 2 weeks after it shows up on the task list, I want it to show up a month later, not 2 weeks later. Also, if there's a way to force the task to only show up on a weekend (I.e. schedule a month out, on the first following weekend), that would be even better.
posted by lemonade to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
rememberthemilk does this (although not the weekend part).
posted by emilyw at 9:38 AM on June 15, 2010

Sciral Consistency?
posted by tmcw at 9:40 AM on June 15, 2010

I used to use Thinking Rock on a desktop PC, which let you set up recurrence rules like that; for a while I had a task set to a rule along the lines of "recur on the second tuesday after I tick Done". It's a very powerful list manager that lets you have sublists, recurrence, dependencies etc. but makes all of those features easy to ignore, too.

I haven't used their iPhone app, but hopefully it has the same functionality.
posted by metaBugs at 9:51 AM on June 15, 2010

Toodledo will allow you to set a task to repeat based on completion date, so you can set it to repeat a month later. You could also set it to repeat on the next Saturday after completion, but not 4 Saturdays alter, unfortunately.

It also has an option to print out a booklet with your task list on it.
posted by grouse at 10:11 AM on June 15, 2010

I second the recommendation of Toodledo. It's very full featured.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2010

Ok, I'm going to try out Toodledo first. RemembertheMilk for Iphone requires a pro account at $25/year, and Thinking Rock looks...complicated. Very. I really like the look of Sciral Consistency, but really I only want to see the things I need to do right then, not the things coming up in a month. So Toodledo wins this round...although I'm bookmarking Sciral Consistency.
posted by lemonade at 9:56 PM on June 15, 2010

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