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PIM: Action method as task management

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A couple of days ago I posted something about task-management software solutions for Android. Today I took a look at a web-based solution called ActionMethod which offers a client for iPhone too. The forum says that they are probably planning an Android client in the future. So just a vague chance.

My findings during a short test:

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They are offering https-access to their service which gives a certain level of security while sending data over the internet.

When defining a new task, you have to associate exact one project to the task. So there are no (short) tasks without a project nor tasks that are related to more than one project.

For using the delegate and notify feature, you have to maintain yet another address book. There is an import feature though: for using it with a webmail service, they ask for your username and password and claim that they are not going to save them. You decide.

There is no possibility to define any sequence of tasks. So you can not define that "eating pizza" comes after "ordering pizza".

The missing Android client hurts me. If you're using an iPhone, you might take a look at the client.

No context information besides the project is being provided.

Task input is made good but not perfect: you have to use the mouse. Using the keyboard in the dialog window is possible but not as fast.

Action Method offers additional features for collaborative work: discussions, events, and others. I did not test those because I personally would not use them anyway.

Leave a comment if you have additional things to mention!

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