2Do for iPhone review

With its jam-packed but cleverly designed offering, 2Do is the most feature-rich task management software we’ve encountered on the iPhone, and we’ve tried a few.

2Do’s main interface is broken down into tabs – one for all tasks, one for tasks due today, and then others for your customised calendars (Home, Work, School, etc). We’d love one more default tab for ‘tomorrow’, but the set-up works well. Tap on any tab to bring up all the to-dos that fall under it.

In fact, tap pretty much anywhere in 2Do, and something will happen. Tapping a tab selects it, tapping the tab again brings up a contextual menu for actions on that tab. Rotate the iPhone to landscape mode, and a calendar view that makes great use of the available screen space appears.

Adding a task can be as simple or complicated as you like. A to-do list entry can simply consist of its title, or you can add actions, priorities, due dates, recurrence, and the like if needed. Setting a specific time for a task calls up an analogue clock interface: you simply drag the clock hands to set the target time. It’s surprisingly effective, and we’d love to see it in Apple’s native calendar app. New tasks can be simple to-do list entries, checklists, or projects.

The app can sync with iCal or Outlook with free helper software available from the 2Do website.

The free 2Do Lite lacks the sync functionality, and limits you to three calendars, and 25 todos in each calendar. It also lacks the premium version’s push-powered alarms, which serve as great reminders to get things done, should you be willing to pay.

OUR VERDICT

2Do is as easy to use as it is powerful, which is a decidedly impressive combination.

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