Some people don’t necessarily need everything and the kitchen sink in their task management apps. The problem with the iPhone is that it’s really easy to get bogged down on such a small screen. Adding tasks shouldn’t be a chore. In fact, Taskly makes getting your life organized simple.
What initially impressed me about Taskly is that it is a mobile task management application which makes it really easy to add lists (like home & work) and tasks. A lot of newer task management applications give you everything and the sun when you create something new, but Taskly takes a no bullshit approach, and you can add as little information as you’d like without feeling penalized. With Taskly, I feeling adding tasks is primary, and adding “meta” information is secondary.
Taskly is divided into two areas: lists and tasks. After that, if you decided to manage dates and places, you can check out where you gotta go and when you gotta do it via the built in calendar and map functions. As you can see in the image above, I’ve got some things on my calendar today.
Lists are simply places where your tasks live. General tasks will always live in your Inbox (with filtering taking care of other lists), but you can tell tasks to live in custom lists, so you can focus on just things at home or at work for example.
In your Inbox or a custom list, you can starting adding tasks. Of the two add buttons, the first allows you to add a single task with detailed information afterwards. The second pulls down a search-like bar that allows you to continuously plow through new tasks (name only). I prefer the second option most of the time, as I just need quick reminders of what needs to be taken care of.
Tasks can include lots of information. Due dates, repeat, reminders, priority, context, location, contacts involved, photos, and audio can all be associated with a task. Taskly is as useful and as powerful as you want it to be.
The one feature that has to be my favorite is that tap and holding on a task reveals a pop-up list of actions you can perform. You can defer the task to later in the week, copy it, share it with email, or delete the task if it’s been sitting in your Complete box for a while.
Taskly has Text Expander integration for you of little typing, along with syncing features that back all of your data up to your Taskly Account (which is free). In the settings you also have the option to change how you’re notified. As far as syncing features go, this is great if you ever need to reset your iPhone (a common complaint is that people always lose their tasks in worst case scenarios).
This just might be my new favorite task management application. You don’t feel bogged down in adding tasks - instead it’s just a straightforward approach that makes handling everyday life just a little bit easier. Taskly is available for the iPhone & iPod touch for only $0.99 on the App Store for a limited time, so there’s no reason not to give it a try.