Any.DO – A Perfect To Do App To Replace Apple Reminders [App Review]

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Every version of the Apple’s iOS comes with a default reminders App. For most of us this app will take care of all our reminder related needs. But for some of us who need to some other settings or options other than those provided by the default Apple reminders app this article will be very useful as we will be covering an app, Any.DO which will will help you to organize everything that you do in a day.

Any.DO Review

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This is the first screen which will open up when you will launch the application for the first time after installing it from the Apple store. As you can see the application has one button Sign-in with facebook and three at the bottom Skip, Log in and Register. You ca either choose to log in with facebook and sync your facebook reminders also with this app or you can just skip this and go on using this app in a normal mode.

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As soon as you will click skip you will be navigated to this screen automatically. The screen says Today and it also describes all the things that you can do like :-

Pull down to create a new task :- As soon as you pull the screen down you will get the option to create a task or a reminder either by typing it using the keyboard as you can see below or

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you can also tap on the blue mic on the left hand corner and the screen will be modified like below shown and you can then dictate your task and the app will make a note of it.

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Pull down and hold to start talking :- When you will do this the above screen will appear automatically so that you don’t have to tap on any mic to make it happen and then you can just say what you need to be reminded off and it will do it for you.

Tap to add reminder or share :- If you need to create a reminder or a priority task you can do it using the Priority or a Reminder button. You can also share something with your friends on Facebook or Twitter from here using the share button.

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Tap and hold to drag me around :- This is just to explain the feature that is available in the app. You can add the task and then hold it to to move it up or down the list as show below.

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Swipe to the right to complete :- You can simply swipe to the right if you have completed the task and it will get striked off from the list as you can see below.

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Similarly you have options to add the tasks or reminders for Tomorrow and This Week. When you will tap on the ‘=’ sign at the bottom of the screen below option will come up Date, Folder and Done. Just to the bottom right there is a settings button also. The Date Option will show you all the tasks that you have for the current date. The Folder option will show you all the Folders that you have made as well as all the task for the different folder types. Done will show you all the tasks that you have done or that you have striked off after doing.

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When you will tap on the settings button in the bottom right  the below screen will open. The folders option will give you an option to make a New Folder in addition to what you already have. Theme will change the current theme of the app. Then there is a Sounds, Feedback and Sing in option.

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The app will help you to capture all the things that you want to do in a day also make sure that you get them done. The features like drag and drop to plan your agenda, swipe off a task to mark it as complete and shake your phone to clear the completed task feels just awesome. The app syncs with all your devices, you can also share with your friends, family and colleagues. Instead of just typing in you can also tap the microphone icon and say what you want to do and it will automatically get converted into text.

Other Similar Good Apps For Reminders

1. Do – Task Manager (with Dropbox support)

The app is very easy to use and user friendly.. You can add the tasks easily, plan tasks in progress, filter tasks and also setup alerts and reminders. You can also share your tasks via facebook or twitter. You can even Email and SMS your tasks. The app supports landscape mode. You can swipe to delete the completed tasks.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

2. Wunderlist

This mobile app comes for both iPhone as well as iPod touch which will help you to organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with your Wunderlist account. You can also view and modify your task on Windows, Mac, Linux or iPad and the web. App offers Cloud sync and share with your friends and colleagues. It offers push notifications and email reminders. You can also prioritize, personalize and organize the application according to your convenience.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

3. Astrid Tasks/To-do List

This application will help you to keep your life organized and meet all the deadlines, reminders, birthdays and lists. The app also allows you to access your tasks anywhere with automatic syncing across your phone. The app also allows you to collaborate with your friends and loved ones. The app also allows you to divide the task if you are planning a trip with your friends. The app will also remind your friends so that you don’t have to do it. Astrid offers cloud sync, push notifications and voice recognition. You can also share your tasks and lists over Email, Facebook and Twitter. You can add notes, set multiple priorities, calendar and calendar integration.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

4. Way of Life – The Ultimate Habit Maker & Breaker

This app will allow you to invest less than a minute daily to track, identify and change your habits with with the Apps unique red/green color system. When you will collect more information you will be able to easily spot the positive and negative trends in your lifestyle using the trend chart about your daily habits. or whatever is important to you. The app also provides you with readable charts and trend lines so that you can analyze the data in the better way. You can also share your charts with your friends. The app also has the note taking capability. The app is user-customizable and also provides you with the daily reminders. The app also has additional features like export to Dropbox, email, or another app as either as a CSV or Excel file. The also has features like passcode lock and multi language support.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

5. Orchestra To-do

This app is your to-do list that’s connected to everyone’s life. It helps you to stay organized with reminders, recurring tasks, real-time sync and voice capture. The main power of the app is how it connects your colleagues, family and friends to get the things done. The app also allows you to chat with your collaborators, share an entire list and get real time status updates. The app is great for couples, families, small teams and individuals as well. The app can give you recurring reminders for paying the bills, remembering birthdays, making grocery list and sharing them with your family members or roommate. You can also plan an event such as a vacation, party or a dinner and stay organized.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

6. Do it (Tomorrow)

If you are like me who who want to put today’s tasks to do for tomorrow then this is the app for you. If you are planning a week the app will allow you to push the reminders from one day to the other. The app has a full virtual todo notebook experience, fastest todo entry and a simple interface. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

Our Rating: 4.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

7. Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock

The app is an all in one alarm app which provides you with pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization, pop up timers with custom messages, count up/countdown and pause, alarm clock that is built in this app has access to iTunes playlists and built in melodies, sleep timers, fade-in and a fullscreen clock panel with over 80 high-quality sounds included.

Our Rating: 5.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

8. Minimalist To Do List

The app can be used to quickly add, remove, delete, complete and reorder tasks. You can also create multiple list or use only a single one. You can add detailed note for each task and assign a due date and set a reminder for it. You can also Email the to do list to your self and customize the app in various ways. The app also allows you to sync to iCloud and customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

9. To Do

This app is a very simple, free To-do list manager. It provides barebones task management. you can add, order and manage your to do items. Basic priority and note support add some extra functionality to this tool. It has due dates and you can also sort your items. A new needs attention priority and pre-format is present in this app which will start before the time set by you in the settings of this app. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

10. Todo Lite

Now control your To-do list on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and the Mac. The app helps you to keep your tasks up to date on all your devices by providing the versatile sync options. The app has support for Dropbox and iCloud. The app provides multiple reminder alerts, checklists, passcode protection, landscape support, starred tasks, quick task addition, notes on tasks with clickable phone numbers and URL’s, multi-select feature to manage multiple tasks, full calendar view for choosing dates, drag and drop sorting, integration with phone, Email, Contacts and SMS. It also has GTD support with tags and context, task sharing via Email, Customizable App Badge, printing and TextExpander.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Conclusion

According to me Any.DO app is the best option in terms of features, GUI and its user friendliness if you are looking for applications in this category. You can also try out the other applications that i have mentioned Other Similar Good Apps. If you have any comments about the applications that i have discussed in this post or if you find any other application for the same purpose apart from the ones that i have listed then please let us know about your reviews from the comments section.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

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