For many moons I've been looking for the perfect to-do list app for my iPhone. For a while I used Producteev, which I likened to Evernote for task management. But you know what? It was overkill.
Ultimately I realized that what I need is not a Web-accessible to-do list or even one that syncs with Outlook (a key consideration last year when I asked CNET readers to
Oh, and because I hate paying for stuff, free would be nice, too.
I think I've found a winner. SeizeTheDay is a simple, effective, and free to-do list app, one that has earned a permanent, or at least long-term, place on my Home page.
SeizeTheDay doesn't sync with anything. It doesn't cater to the GTD
cult crowd or use filters, folders, or the like. It's a task manager boiled down to the basics, which is great for people like me who want zero learning curve.
Just tap the "plus" icon to create a new task, then fill in the details: name, priority, and due date (if there is one--you can also leave it set to the default "At Some Point." If you want, you can set up a reminder, add tags, and include a note.
From the Home screen you can choose from four views: Today, Upcoming, At Some Point, and View All. There's also a calendar option that lists tasks below a month view, much like the stock iOS calendar.
SeizeTheDay relies on local reminders, meaning you don't need a live Internet connection. I especially like the Daily Reminder option, which pops up a list of the day's tasks--much like a text message.
And that's the app in a nutshell. There are countless other task managers that can do a lot more, but if you want something easy to learn and free of charge, I definitely recommend seizing SeizeTheDay.
Okay, your turn: which to-do list app do you like best, and why?