Parents all over are on the “back to school” craze and I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping your tasks organized. I personally don’t have a child school bound yet, but she is just old enough that I want to want to start the habit early.
When reviewing an application, I like to take a few weeks to give it my stamp of approval. If I use it every day for two weeks, it speaks volumes for this starter. Just recently receiving the HTC Merge as a gift from my husband, I’ve been on the search for a tasks app. I needed to replace my sticky note system as it was cluttering my surfaces and certainly. They also dodn’t have a way to alert me that a task is needing completed.
After downloading Taskos, a free productivity app from the Android market, I peaked around at what it had to offer. At first I noticed it had a widget. I’m pretty new to widgets so when I saw that it had a speaker input option, speech to text support, I really didn’t think I would use it. On the contrary I find myself using it often, if it is a task that I can say faster than I can type. It gives me a spot for a quick jot and then I can come back to that task later to change the due date, set priority and on occasion set an alert.
I review my tasks each morning, just looking for a reason to swipe my finger thru the task to mark it complete. What can I say, I like to see that list get shorter and shorter! What’s even cooler is that you can shake your phone to remove all completed tasks off of your list.
Taskos has the ability to sync with your Google calendar, as well as being able to share a task with your contacts. You can also set a reminder to call a friend, and if that friend is in your contacts you can call them directly from that task (as seen in the image on the right). I do believe I’ll be using that feature soon.
I don’t currently use Taskos as my shopping list. However, I do use it to tell myself to go to the store, and I might include an item I just can’t leave without. I use a different app for that major shopping task, look for a review and my thoughts on that on a different post.
In the mean time, Taskos is working great as my smart to-do list. Are you taking Taskos with ya?