I like to get things done. Sometimes there are just too many things in your “inbox” so you’ll better write them down. If you follow something like Getting Things Done (GTD) method your to-do tool should support categories or hierarchies.
I’ve written few GTD apps before like Mobile Task Manager (Java ME) and TaskFlow (Widget) and now that I received my lovely Nokia N950 I had to make an app for that too and obvious technology was Qt Quick as that also gets things done :)
So, here is the first alpha version of the to-do / GTD app called MeeToDo. It currently has minimal set of features: Lists and tasks. User can add new tasks pretty fast and can mark them done with a single tap. There is also a “purge” features which I find handy e.g. doing grocery shopping.
I tried to follow the analog user interface of the best GTD tool, paper and pen. Main view shows user a page from notebook with list of task lists. When list is selected it jumps on the right hand page. When single task is selected or added it animates a page flip and shows a task page.
I compiled it to Symbian^3, Maemo (Nokia N900) and MeeGo Harmattan (Nokia N950 and N9). Please test it out and let me know what you think of it?
Download binaries from Nokia Developer Project site, here:
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.
I just uploaded the latest binaries (JAR and JAD) of Mobile Task Manager to Google Code download page. The previous version (v1.2) was already downloaded over 1700 times in less then a month so there seems to be a need for a good GTD / Task Manager application :)
This version fixes the issues with the export and import. Now you can export data to CSV file correctly and you can import that file either to root folder or to the folder that is currently selected.
This version also improves the startup time significantly. Application is ready to use in about three seconds after the launch on my Nokia E71.
Have fun while Getting Things Done with the Mobile Task Manager! :)