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Posted by Ahmed fawzy
Jan 8, 2020 at 12:38 AM


What is a good investment between these four systems (or if there is more)


I prefer
1-good desktop app
2- good ios app
3- good sync
4-cost not a problem if really good service


Posted by Luhmann
Jan 8, 2020 at 03:41 AM


I recommend 2Do, Todoist, or Things for managing tasks. I prefer 2Do because I depend on features like separate start dates and due dates which are not handled as well by any other system I’ve tried. Todoist is best if you need to collaborate with others. Things is best if your needs are a little simpler and you value nice design and automation.


Posted by Ahmed fawzy
Jan 8, 2020 at 06:11 AM


Also I prefer software that work on both windows and iOS

Ahmed fawzy wrote:
What is a good investment between these four systems (or if there is
> >Dynalist
> >I prefer
>1-good desktop app
>2- good ios app
>3- good sync
>4-cost not a problem if really good service


Posted by moritz
Jan 8, 2020 at 08:19 AM


I just gave Microsoft ToDo another try.
It is cross platform, including a browser-based Outlook Web Access integration that I wasn’t previously aware of (cf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN-MH9hBJ4Q ); this includes “time boxing” of tasks via drag & drop (see video).

What is compelling:
- Reasonably clean, fast task entry
- enough ways to focus and sort (e.g. use Star to indicate “current work” or “high priority” across lists and collect dynamically in one “Important” list, use My Day for deadline driven view
- Full integration with Outlook tasks, i.e. sync across Microsoft ToDo, Outlook, Planner, Teams, MindManager (!) - across all devices; there are also a gazillion other tools that sync with Outlook tasks, which becomes the conduit for ToDo
- Tasks flow seamlessly between Outlook and ToDo, including option to immediately who flagged emails as tasks
- Shared task lists (with my team who have Office 365)
- No compliance problems to use at work, because it is part of Office 365 ...
- in many cases no $, including no cost for synchronization (... if you have Office 365)
- the task infrastructure below it will survive for a long time - vs. taking the bet on small independent developers

Not so great (today)
- absence of customizable keyboard shortcuts, too few shortcuts, no system-wide rapid task entry or web page to task conversion
- no complex organization - you get lists, tasks, and one level of steps within tasks (ability to do more complex work in Planner looks promising, though, but 2 years ago when I first tried to use it I hated Planner; have to check if/how much it has improved)
- requires Microsoft ecosystem, not so exciting if you rely on Google or other collaboration tools


Posted by rafael costacurta
Jan 8, 2020 at 02:16 PM


I’ve worked with both dynalist and workflwy.

I’ve even tried to move my GTD setup to Dynalist once. But after a few weeks I’ve felt that neither Dynalist or Workflowy are great to work on mobile.

They are great on desktop. After that I’ve abandoned both, and, like a good CRIMPer, I’ve been playing with Workflowy again. But I go there just when I’m ina computer with a full keyboard and browser. And I’m using workflowy just to put down very loosely some notes and thoughts when a I feel stuck. I gives me peace to stare at workflowy, but anything relevant written there is going to another place sooner or later.

I found Checkvist a good online outliner, but has no mobile app, although the mobile version of the site works very well ...


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