From time to time I take a look on GTD solutions that are able to manage my tasks. My first blog entry summarized my requirements and my still up to date GTD solution (Palm + JPilot).
This time, I tried Doit.im which I skipped in my first test.
Doit.im provides a neat web-based interface which syncs to a neat Android app. Both require an existing account at Doit.im. Here is a short summary of my findings.
The Android-software needs an account at the web platform and therefore I tested the web interface first.
- entering tasks is fairly easy
- Projects can be defined
- task assigning to projects with drag and drop
- only one context tag per task!
- no manual ordering of tasks
- no subtasks!
- tasks can repeat
- tasks can have an alarm
- no sequence can be defined
- no auto-next
- tasks can be tagged
- no undo of "marking a task done"
- basic support for tags
- good support for tag-based-views
I tested the current version 2.2.6 of Doit.im which I found in the Android Market.
- easy manual sync with the online version
- cool visual design elements
- not great but easy input of tasks
- no sync-interval setting
- no tag-based views!
- confirm-button always pretty far down the screen; back does not save/confirm
- needs own dialog to define tags (other than web interface)
- Android-defined tags get lost after syncing!
- Web-defined tags are not always shown in Android-app!
No solution for me. Mainly because of the missing sub-tasks, no manual ordering or defining sequences, sync-issues of tags and missing tag-based-views in the Android app.
Who's next? ;-)
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