Saturday, September 6, 2014

The best task/to-do app for Android

I blogged a while back about there not being a viable replacement for the amazing Astrid Tasks task/to-do list app. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. I present to you: Tasks. Simple name, serious app.

Tasks essentially is the next version of Astrid. Since the Android version of Astrid was open-source, someone has picked up where Astrid left off after it was acquired by Yahoo, which means we still have a decent task/to-do list app for those of us who need more than the watered-down alternatives out there.

You can read my afore-mentioned post to see which specific apps I tried, but suffice it to say none of them had the features that Astrid did. In particular, I couldn't find these two features in any other app:

  • The ability to hide tasks until a certain date
  • The ability to repeat tasks based on when they were completed (instead of just when they were originally due)
What makes Astrid (and now Tasks) incredible is it hides all of those powerful features under a nice, clean interface, which makes it actually enjoyable to use.

So what are you waiting for? You can get Tasks for Android now from the Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, while Astrid was available for Android and iOS, the iOS version of Astrid wasn't open-source. So for those of you with an iPhone/iPad, you'll have to look elsewhere for a great task/to-do list app.


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