Sync Todo with Android/iPhone
March 14, 2011 10:37 AM   Subscribe

I want to sync a todo list from my Android phone to my girlfriend's iPhone.

How can I do this? If not a list.. maybe just some sort of note app.

posted by babble to Technology (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This sounds like a job for Evernote
posted by jozxyqk at 10:39 AM on March 14, 2011

We use 2 paid Remember the Milk accounts to handle all of our shared to do lists.
posted by Zophi at 10:39 AM on March 14, 2011

Evernote seems cool. Might be just too much for what we want though.

Is it possible to use one RTM account or would we need two? Thank you!
posted by babble at 10:46 AM on March 14, 2011

Remember The Milk sounds like the thing.

You could also find an app that syncs over Simplenote or over Dropbox and use that. Or just use a Google Docs document.
posted by Magnakai at 10:51 AM on March 14, 2011

This may be too low-tech / too free-text, but my global to-do list is a text document synced via Dropbox that looks like this:

To Do:

1. Acquire pie
2. Eat pie


Read Metafilter while at work
Run 5 miles to deserve pie

If you both install Dropbox on your phones and sync it to the same Dropbox account, you will always have a shared list. The beauty is you can now edit this list from anywhere - Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS devices, Android devices.
posted by Tehhund at 10:53 AM on March 14, 2011

Ooh, I also like Magnakai's Google Docs idea. It has great UI for both smartphones and desktops, and it will tell you if someone else is editing the document, which is a potential problem with my Dropbox idea.
posted by Tehhund at 10:55 AM on March 14, 2011

I use Google Docs to sync a "freezer inventory" (spreadsheet) and shopping list with my boyfriend. It is on my Google acct, but it is shared with him such that he can edit.
posted by sararah at 11:00 AM on March 14, 2011

Dropbox is awesome, but you can't edit within it, from the iPhone at least. Just got excited and tested it.
posted by Magnakai at 11:02 AM on March 14, 2011

I've used both Dropbox and tadalist for this purpose.
posted by MiG at 11:44 AM on March 14, 2011

This is exactly what wunderlist does. They just released their iphone and android apps. Works like a charm.
posted by jourman2 at 11:55 AM on March 14, 2011

Thanks everybody.

I'm looking for the simplest thing possible to keep it easy for her. I think wunderlist is the winner. Trying it out now.
posted by babble at 12:21 PM on March 14, 2011

Yep. Wunderlist it was. She loves it. Thanks jourman2.
posted by babble at 12:44 PM on March 14, 2011

OOhhh. I can't wait to look at that app. I was coming in to say OurGroceries - my boyfriend and I have been using it a while, and like it, but now I may suggest switching.
posted by bibliogrrl at 3:27 PM on March 14, 2011

There are now many ways to directly edit text files stored on Dropbox using an iPhone.

A dead simple way, which I highly recommend, is Nebulous (your choice of free version with annoying ads or $2 version with no ads). Nebulous will directly edit existing text files, create text new files, and even create new folders in your Dropbox acct.
posted by kalapierson at 3:56 PM on March 14, 2011

Another service is Toodledo, which is what I use. There's an iPhone app, mobile site, web site, browser add-ons, heaps of ways to interact with your list...
posted by web-goddess at 8:36 PM on March 14, 2011

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