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:
When I crafted the Mobile Task Manager application this summer I didn’t expect it to have that good response in community. It was even mentioned in many blogs like Nokia Mobile Talk and even reviewed on one of my favorite Symbian sites, all about symbian.com, by Ewan Spence. Ewan pointed out good ideas how application could be improved to be even better GTD application for mobile phones.
Last week I miraculously had few spare hours here and there and I was able to improve this app a little based on feedback written on the application page and based on Ewan’s review. Today I’m able to release the version 1.2 of the Mobile Task Manager with the following new features:
You can prioritize todo items (none, low, normal, high)
Priority shown as flags (none, green, yellow, red)
Priority can be changed from item view (left/right key)
…or straight from item list with ’0′ shortcut key
You can sort items by name, done-status or priority
Import items from text file or CSV file
FIX: pressing ’3′ causes the item below the one highlighted to open up for editing
FIX: “Delete selected” will not delete the last entry on a folder
FIX: pressing ’9′ does not work for quick note editing
Unfortunately I had to rename the JAR file in this release as it previously contained the version number so you can’t update your existing instance. From now on I’m keeping the same name (MobileGtd.jar) so future releases are going to update the existing installation. You can download the binaries (JAR/JAD files) from here.
Mobile Task Manager is still open source so if you like to check out the code you can do so in here.
I like to get things done. For years I’ve followed my own action management methods but recently I’m leaning towards the David Allen‘s GTD method which he describes in his book Gettings Things Done:The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. I have used many tools to store the actions like traditional pen and paper and several desktop apps, like MiniTask and Evernote. I haven’t found any decent (and simple) mobile apps to do the same. I have used the Groceries app for this purpose but it was lacking in some areas of usability. This was the reason I created the Mobile Task Manager application.
I got good feature ideas from Jorge Ledesma who is a blogger at NokiaMobileTalk.com. The current set of features include:
Edit actions (with 3 key)
Mark action as done (with fire key)
Purge done items
You can add notes to actions (with 9 key)
You can rearrange the actions (with left/right keys)
Mark action as favorite (with 7 key)
Backup actions to CSV file
Check out the software page for additional screenshots and download links.