Today’s world moves fast and so do we. With obligations and responsibilities coming at us from all angles, it’s hard to keep our minds focused on remembering all that needs to be done. But with 2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd, our scatterbrained selves may finally be able to add some organization to the hectic lives we lead.
Claiming 2Do involves “zero complications” and “zero frustration”, Guided Ways has indeed created an app with a clean, intuitive interface that may just be the organizer to beat all other organizers. Among the many aspects of 2Do, Mac users can sync their iPhone and iPod Touch with iCal and mail, receive push notifications, and receive email alerts to remind them of upcoming tasks.
The main page of 2Do provides users with a screen that displays multiple tabs, listing all of their tasks in however many categories the user has chosen to create. As a default, the app comes with four tabs displayed: all, today, home and work. The plus sign under the final tab allows users to create their own custom tab. As a way of customizing 2Do, users can also change the theme, font size and font style under the Settings icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
To add a new ToDo, you need only tap the plus sign in the upper right corner of the screen to enter all the desired information. From this screen, users can prioritize their task, assign it to a designated tab, give a due date, and add a note. You can also add an action, which allows you to attach a contact relevant to the task in order to remember to call, text, email or contact them in some fashion. This option also allows users to attach their current location by use of GPS for future reference. You can also include an alarm for any given task, select its recurrence, as well as attach a picture or URL.
Tasks can easily be edited and shared with 2Do as well. By tapping and holding on a task, options are revealed, including the ability to send a task to someone through email, have it edited, returned to the sender and added back to their list. Users can also drag and drop between calendars. To keep unwanted eyes from peering at your list, you can even enable password protection under the Settings menu.
In order to keep oneself up-to-date on what needs to get done, 2Do has been well equipped with means for alerting yourself to pending tasks. Push notifications will let you know exactly when your task is due and you can even choose from a number of various alarm sounds. Email alerts can also be set by entering your personal info under the Settings menu (full name and email address). An initial verification email will be sent to the email address provided, linking you with all the tasks on your list.
With the focus filter, 2Do users can control which tasks show up on their main page, whether it be today’s tasks, high priority tasks, those due in the next week, month or even year! You can keep track of how many days left before a given task is due with the counter, as well as make any overdue tasks appear in their ‘Today’ list. Once complete, users can choose to have “done” tasks remain on their list, or be auto-deleted upon completion.
2Do also adds the convenience of being able to sync your Mac (currently only OS 10.5 and higher) and your mobile device. With the ToDo Sync Helper App installed on your computer, Mac users can sync task and to do items from iCal over a WiFi enabled network. The device will connect to the last known computer and both the computer and device must be connected to the same network.
But these aspects are only the beginning because, coming early 2010, Guided Ways will also be releasing an update to 2Do, v1.2, which will allow users to manage projects and checklists, tags, and provide an Outlook 2003/2007 sync tool.
2Do requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.