Total Score: 29.5
I have a lot of tasks on my plate. I continue to search for a simple way to keep track of them. About a year ago someone told me to write my tasks on index cards and prioritize them by color. I liked the method, but I couldn’t really keep it up because I needed to see all the tasks at once. This app, Taskboard – Simple Lists and Visual Workflow is just what I needed. I love the ability to see an overview of what is outstanding and the ease of moving the tasks around. I think you will too.
Price Rating = 5 99 cents. It is a bargain for the functionality.
Ease of Use Rating = 5 It’s easy to learn how to do it and easy to use.
Readability Rating = 5 The text in the “to do” boxes is an acceptable size.
Will You Use It Rating = 5 If you have a need for organization, then you will use this app. This app stays open on my iPad much of the day.
Downsides Rating = 0 I had one suggestion and I am not sure whether I really want it or not. It is a small thing, and one I am not going to take points off for, but I would like to add a task and put a due date in at the same time. Currently you add the task and then have to edit it. The downside to having this functionality is that I would likely lose the ability to add multiple tasks quickly.
Consumer Review Rating = 4.5 Most people were positive. A few suggested it should sync with other apps. Adding that functionality would likely drive up the cost.
Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5 Feeling organized reduces stress. At least it does to me. You could use this app to organize your work, groceries, weddings, social events or just about anything.
How does it work?
- When you open the app you have one board already created. Within this board are tips to help you maneuver around the app. You can keep the board there until you are comfortable with the process.
- At the top left hand corner of the screen is the settings icon. On the settings page you can set the background. Currently there are over 50 choices you can set – from solid colors to patterns. You can also see a help guide or contact the developer.
- To add a board you can tap the plus icon in the upper right hand corner. All you do is type a title in the Board Title box and click done. If you want to rename or delete a board, you click on it and open the edit screen.
- To add a task under a board you click the plus sign in the upper right hand corner of your board. You can either add one task and tap done in the upper right hand corner of the card, or type multiple tasks and click done on the keyboard in between.
- If you want to add a due date, you click on the task and then click on the arrow next to the word “none” on the card. A dial comes up to select a date and time for a reminder. Not only will you be see the task on the card, but you will be reminded of the task, and also the date on the task will turn red if it becomes past due.
- If you want to give it a dot to indicate importance, or some other significance you declare, you can click on the arrow on the row with an empty dot. (I would like to see the option to change the whole card to a color.)
- You can use the notes field to create sub-tasks or just to add notes to the task.
- I created a “complete” board so that I could move completed tasks to that space and not just delete them. Deleting them is certainly an option.
- You can move cards back and forth between boards. All you do is drag and drop it where you want to go – to either another board or another position within your board.
- You can also drag and drop boards to move their positions.
- You can share your lists just be taping the share button at the top right next to the plus sign and then tapping the boards you want to share. Then you tap the share button in the top left corner and you can either print or email your list.
I feel like this is the task list I have been waiting for. It is highly visual, easy to adjust, easy to create and has all the functionality I need. Have you tried this one? Or is there one you think is better?
Devices: This app is for the iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later. App developed Steven Romej.