Any. Do chosen as one of the top 5 To-Do list manager


 

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person’s best is another’s junk—but there are some that are better than others. The best offer great syncing and scheduling options, great apps, notifications and reminders, or just the right mix of features and flexibility that make it easy to stay organized. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations. P Earlier in the week we asked you for your favorite to-do list apps, and why you thought they were awesome. You responded with an avalanche of apps, webapps, downloadable applications, and even pen-and-paper nominations—way more than I think we’ve seen in a call for contenders thread before, and way more than we have room for here. Any.do is a sharp, good-looking mobile to-do list manager (and Chrome add-on) that earned high praise even though it entered the contenders round later than many of the other entries. It’s our current favorite to-do app for iPhone, and it’s itching for first place when it comes to Android, too. Any.do supports iOS and Android, syncs smoothly between devices and platforms, can handle recurring tasks (although its recurring options are a little lacking), timed and location-based reminders, and gets your day started with the Any.do “Moment,” a short review of everything you have on your table for the day. It also tries to keep your to-do list from getting overwhelming, and really shows you “today,” “tomorrow,” and “later,” so you don’t get overwhelmed by dates and times. It handles multiple priorities, and it integrates nicely with Cal, the calendar app from the same team. P Any.do is packed with features you may not realize are there, even though its interface is designed to be simple and easy to get familiar with. It’s not perfect either though—syncing can be tricky sometimes, and if you prefer to manage your to-dos from a desktop, you have to use their Chrome add-on, which can be a bit clunky. There’s no webapp or desktop app. Still, many of you rallied to it, noting that its good looks and simplicity keep you coming back, even when you’ve tried other apps, and there was a lot of love for Any.do Moment as a daily planning tool.