Now that Qt people from Nokia released a preview of the Qt Web Runtime for N900 I was able to create a new simple task manager tool for my new phone in matter of hours. I like both KISS princible and GTD organizational method so I made the app as simple as possible: There are only four “folders” for tasks – Next, Someday, Archive and Shop. I tend to store my active tasks on the Next folder. Tasks that doesn’t have high priority go into Someday folder. Old tasks or tasks that are low priority go into Archive. Just because I used the Mobile Task Manager as a shopping list too I made a separate folder for listing the groceries.
On the technical side I was now able to use HTML5 client-side storage to persist the tasks. I wrote another blog post on that subject just to show how easy it is.
UI was easy to do and now I also took advantage of both portrait and landscape view modes. In landscape mode the toolbar is on the right side of the screen so that there are as much vertical space as possible for the tasks and in the portrait mode the toolbar is in the bottom so it is pretty easy to use with one hand for example when collecting items from shopping list.
You can download the widget here: TaskFlow.wgt