Are we a nation of procrastinators? If not, how do you explain the hundreds of todo apps, task managers, and alarms for Mac and iPhone users? They’re everywhere, often simplistic, sometimes free, seldom with too many bells and whistles, and the latest trend is to have todo apps sync todo lists on the cloud.
Wunderlist is the way it should be done. I can’t vouch for the business model, though. Wunderlist is free for both Mac and iPhone.
Wunderlist is not unique but it is quickly mastered. Create and manage todo lists on the Mac and they sync up to the iPhone. The Mac interface is a bit spartan but simple to use.
Todo items can be setup to recur and can hold subtasks. Reminders are just as easy to setup, and notifications come via email, Notification Center, and the Activity Center.
Once an item is completed it falls off the center list but is visible for a period of time. Wunderlist also handles notes and collaborations with friends and business colleagues.
The iPhone version has a similar look and feel, though in a smaller package (also works on iPad).
If you want a bargain value todo list manager that works on both Mac and iPhone, this is one to consider and it gets high rankings from users.
My only real concern is with the business model. Wunderlist is free. Once you begin using an app on a regular basis it’s nice to know that the developer can provide support and intends to release future versions. When an app is free there’s less certainty toward the future.