Here’s a relatively simple challenge: I want a basic task list that can be organized by category and synced between my iPhone and other computers. The thing about task lists is they’re only useful if they’re handy. Sometimes you remember something you have to do while your out and about, sometimes you want to check or add to your to do list while you sit at your computer and your phone is charging in the other room or in your coat pocket in the hall closet.
If you came from an all PC background and used an old windows smart phone you know this isn’t too complicated. You could use outlook and sync it with your phone.
But what if you’re a switcher, a turncoat, a technical wanderer? Apples iPhone is a great combination of hardware and software, but they left some pretty basic stuff out, one of which is a to-do list.
For the last year I’ve looked around for a solution to this lack, never really finding the right combination of iPhone and desktop software that would work together flawlessly.
The closest solution looked like it was Things by cultured code. Things is an elegant task management program that is very flexible and has an iPhone app that works with it. Problem solved right?
Well, not exactly. Things is Mac only and I’m platform agnostic. The iPhone app can only sync manually over wi-fi, and worse than that is the price. The desktop app is 60 bucks and the iPhone app is $10.
$70 bucks for a task list? Really? I guess Apple users are willing to pay more for everything.
So after all my searching and complaining and being cheap, what’s the point of all this?
The point is I found the dream solution I was looking for.
Wunderlist runs on Mac, PC & iPhone and they say an Android app will be released soon. Wunderlist does wireless cloud syncing and is the right combination of simple, powerful and pretty. And how much does this elegance cost?
Nada. Zip. Not a penny charged for the desktop or iPhone version. There isn’t even any advertising in the various app versions.
WTF? How can they do that? I have no idea, but after just a few days of using it I can highly recommend it.