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Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-11-2009 19:05 Edit Quote

Which are the best TODO applications that you know?

Looking for hierarchical view and simplicity.

I think I can smell a niche here but I could be wrong...

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 01-11-2009 21:29 Edit Quote

If the post-it note thing in Windows sidebar were a little more evolved (automatic numbering & automatic resizing would be particularly nice), it'd be perfect for me, but I can think of a lot of other more comprehensive ways to do it, too.

Blacknight
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: INFRONT OF MY PC
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-11-2009 22:45 Edit Quote

Well for that purpose i use Thunderbirds Callendar Lightning. But what exactly do you want a TODO list to be able to do ??

zavaboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 02:48 Edit Quote

I use Rainlendar for my to dos.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 03:09 Edit Quote

I usually don't need a calendar for a To-Do list. I just need something to organize notes and things that i have to do for a certain project. I have recently started using Tomboy. A lot of people that I speak with don't like it because it was programmed in Mono, but whatever.

However, I am guessing (just guessing) that you need one for Windows?

Later,

C:\

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 10:51 Edit Quote

GMail now has a task list which is meant to be quite interesting.

personally I've been using a nice light weight program called Tasque for Ubuntu, it can be made to work synchronously with Remember the Milk, which is an excellent online app for tasks and todo lists, there are many applications that run with RTM on every OS and platform, so I suggest taking a look through there.

Cheers,

Lord_Fukutoku
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 13:39 Edit Quote

I use TaskFreak for my stuff. I'm typically working from several different computers, plus stuff at home, so online was required. Then also I needed it to support multiple users to be able to 'share' tasks. They're divided up by projects, so I can separate work stuff from home stuff.
It's in PHP, so your can tweak it some if you need to.

Not sure if it's hierarchical enough for what you need, but I like it.

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Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 15:10 Edit Quote

HyperList looks almost like what I want ... at least visually
http://mac.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/HyperList-Screenshot-40264.html

Blaise: I can't find the gmail task list ... where is it?

Thanks for all the links. I hate all sidebars so that eliminates a lot of them.

Features that I want:

1) hierarchy
2) simple edit and add - no forms or anything like that
3) everything essential needs to be done with one click or drag
4) needs to be on web or synced
5) advanced view button for descriptions, date (and maybe status)
6) some kind of clever way of managing date-based and project/topic -based items
7) alerts (may be e-mail)

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 21:29 Edit Quote

if you want it web based, why not code one? You code in PHP don't you Aurhurio? If it's

quote:

Arthurio said:

4) needs to be on web or synced



then there are going to have to be forms.

For most of what you listed there, it doesn't seem it would be too bad to put something together with PHP / MySQL.

Later,

C:\

Lord_Fukutoku
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-12-2009 22:47 Edit Quote
quote:

Arthurio said:

1) hierarchy
2) simple edit and add - no forms or anything like that
3) everything essential needs to be done with one click or drag
4) needs to be on web or synced
5) advanced view button for descriptions, date (and maybe status)
6) some kind of clever way of managing date-based and project/topic -based items
7) alerts (may be e-mail)



Honestly, it sounds like TaskFreak that I mentioned above seems awfully close...
1) I wouldn't necessarily say it was hierarchical, but you can group/sort by a 'project' that a task is filed under. You could certainly add the necessary code to support more levels of grouping though.
2) The forms for editing/adding tasks is very simple, single frame popup within the page. I don't like long complicated forms either, and I think this one was well done. Somewhat on par with adding items in Google Calendar.
3) No dragging, but I can do most of the stuff I need in it with one click.
4) Web-based, yes.
5) Default view of tasks includes date due by and percent complete.
6) Each task you add belongs to the 'project/topic' you assign it to. All have an optional due date as well. Can sort by clicking any of the columns (project/topic, task title, due date, percent complete, etc). Dates turn red when they are overdue (could add code to make them bold as well probably).
7) No built in alerts, but I think it would be easy to add a brief bit of code to send alerts as you wanted when due dates were getting close (or even add another field to tasks in the db for a custom 'reminder' date for each item if you wanted to be reminded sooner for different things.

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Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-13-2009 02:05 Edit Quote

To do list

Yeah, I know it doesn't help here, but I thought it was funny.


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Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-13-2009 02:23 Edit Quote

Arthurio, the tasks feature is a Google Labs item, you find it by clicking on the little bottle icon in the top right of Gmail, or Labs under Settings.

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-13-2009 09:45 Edit Quote
quote:

CPrompt said:

then there are going to have to be forms.



Nope, you're wrong ... look at how google notebook works. Click on empty space and start writing.

quote:

Lord_Fukutoku said:

Honestly, it sounds like TaskFreak that I mentioned above seems awfully close...



Thank you very much for the thorough explanation. Yes there are many overlapping features but hierarchy, no forms, one-click actions and dragging are really essential for me to be able to work efficiently. At least this is what I feel.

quote:

CPrompt said:

if you want it web based, why not code one? You code in PHP don't you



I have but I hate html :P and I have found a new love: FLEX, it has it's problems too but it's really powerful for advanced UI and it works on all browsers in the same way. In all browsers that have flash that is but that's almost everyone these days.

So that's the plan atm: mysql db + php web service + flex ui. Hierarchy and really simple ui being the most important features. This way there are also the benefits of easily changeable skins and the ability to use that flex application/widget on any website, as a standalone or even installed/copied to hd.

quote:

Suho1004 said:

To do listYeah, I know it doesn't help here, but I thought it was funny.





quote:

Blaise said:

tasks feature is a Google Labs item



Thanks, looks nice and definitely has it's benefits but unfortunately doesn't provide what I need.

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 01-13-2009 15:50 Edit Quote

Well, there's a hole in the market there then...



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