I find myself at the point of a question and thought I would reach out and see if anyone had any opinions. After using EverNote for a couple of months, I have realized one big drawback to it that I really need – a scheduler or list of tasks with a certain time to be completed by. After some research and hoping to get an extension to EverNote and even trying some home-baked ideas I have realized it was futile have looked into other options. The two at the top of the list (pun intended) is WunderList and GoTasks.
A quick glance by myself seems to indicate WunderList is the way to go. First, it has more native platforms. I know, with the world of the web and having all the ability to access it that makes it kind of un-necessary, but I like having a native app for things in most cases or at least a specific based plugin. WunderList supports just about all the systems I use excepting Linux and even that one is supposed to be here soon (but one try recently, which missed makes me not hold my breath for it). Some preliminary testing says the usage of the cloud for synchronization between devices works wonderfully. Actually adding notes is a breeze and you can have sub-lists that remind one of the various steps involved a larger task to complete, which is a nice thing. Dates are not required, which is something I also like – as often I just need that reminder for a when I get to that and have the time.
GoTasks is Google based and has the same functions of lists and dates and check offs. It has one additional big draw, which is the ability to have the tasks show up on my Google Calendar additionally. As I use the Google Calendar for all my scheduling that would be a very good fit going forward. The one big drawback is the lack for native apps for various platforms. It would, in fact appear that the only real place to use the GoTasks app is the iPad and any other system would have to use the web-based interface to talk to the cloud stored data out there. The other potential drawback is the fact that I tend toward lots of little reminders of doing this on such and such day, especially when it comes to weekends when I have time to myself on occasion. Given the potential volume I have a concern that the tasks would slowly overrun my calendar, making it crowded and possibly even difficult to use.
Questions, comments, and suggestions are actively being sought so jump on in with your thoughts!
** – Image is icon for Wunder List application.