Sep 11, 2012
Sooo many to do list manager apps are out there for Android devices. Figuring out which one will work well for an individual is not the easiest thing to do (bad pun intended). One of the common complaints I hear (other than about my bad old man puns) is how task managers and to-do list managers aren’t so flexible in how the reminders operate. Regularly is a slightly different kind of task to-do list manager for Android.
The reason Regularly is different than the other to-do list managers is how the reminders work. For starters, when the app is first opened, Regularly asks which of the pre-made tasks should be added. Some of the pre-made tasks are clean out the car, mop the floor, change toothbrush and the most important one… call mom.
Sure these can be added to any of the large number of to-do list apps out there. What’s cool about Regularly is the intervals available. Most apps let a reoccurring reminder be set for a day, a week, a month or a year later, Regularly has an option for a custom time period in days is available along with an irregular reminder setting. The irregular setting just puts the task in the list with no actual reminder.
An additional feature of Regularly is the log built into each to-do item. Since the tasks are reoccurring, there needs to be some sort of record when the task is completed. Say for example the Change car oil reminder, one of the pre-made tasks, goes off. Once the task is complete, perhaps the mileage from the odometer can be listed in the notes as a reminder of when it was last changed.
In the end, any to-do list app needs to be easy to use and fit into the daily routine of the user or it will not feel like a useful tool; it will feel like a chore.