Aug 16, 2010
GTasks, by developer Dato, is my favorite To-do list app. In the shadow of the ever-popular Astrid, GTasks is an unsung hero. Why? First, because itâ€™s simple. Face it, if itâ€™s over-complicated, you wonâ€™t use it. Astrid is too complicated. Second, it syncs with Google flawlessly. Astrid canâ€™t.
Did you know that Google has an integrated to-do list in Google Calendar? Itâ€™s great for people like me, who need to write at the top of their list, â€œ#1 – DO NOT LOSE THIS LIST.â€ Gtasks syncs with Google calendar in two directions; allows you to organize your lists into categories, and the colors, categories, and more will all show up in your Google calendar page. Iâ€™ve found it very helpful to have my to-do lists in several places, instead of only on my phone, or vice-versa.
In-app, you can set ring tone reminders, create individual tasks, or categories of lists. You can change the name, color, and order of your lists. With the simple swipe of a finger, you can scroll between the categories, and quickly pull up what youâ€™re supposed to be doing next.
The widgets are good-looking, and flexible at two different sizes, but arenâ€™t really more than a window to display your to-do list. If you tap on the widget, it simply opens the app. The sharing options are a little weak, and as of now, itâ€™s impossible to export an entire list of to-doâ€™s.
I was shocked that this app hadnâ€™t been created by Googleâ€™s labs first, but so far, Dato has beaten them to it. The free version is full-featured, and the ads are far from intrusive. If you decide to purchase the Ad-Free version, itâ€™s $6.99, which is far more expensive than it should be. This is a to-do list app, not a â€œguaranteed to get you a date for tonightâ€ app. But none the less, if you find to-do lists invaluable to your daily routine, GTasks is the best so far.