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Thursday, 30 August 2012

iTaskPro - App Review


Managing tasks, which one would have thought an obvious application for an iPhone/iPad is poorly handled by the native 'Reminders' App.

If you use Outlook for your tasks, and want to have them on your iOS device then, you will, no doubt, have come across a few problems. Not least of these will have been with repeating tasks.

It seems that there is the choice of either forgoing repeating tasks, or being forced to use a subscription service to manage tasks 'in the cloud'. Both these are, as far as I am concerned, totally unacceptable.


Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
If you want something that's pretty, you will be disappointed; this is a very workmanlike App. On the other hand, if you are looking for something that works, you will be delighted. This app was released in April, 2009, and hasn't changed much since then. This can be taken as confirming two things: firstly, it works, and secondly, it doesn't follow fashion. The latter is very true as it only works in portrait mode, and is an iPhone App that functions on the iPad (with the 2x Button at the bottom right). One could almost call the App boring... probably fairly apt for a task scheduler.

Cost
You'll need both the App and the add-in for Outlook but, it is a one-off payment and very reasonable (links provided at the bottom of this post).

Indispensability
if you use Outlook and want to keep your tasks in sync with your iOS device you cannot be without this.

Dependability
I've been using iTask for years; it has never let me down... unless Outlook had a problem.

Security
All data is on your PC and your iOS device; you are totally in control of your data as it never leaves your 'possession'. This is essential for any confidential data.



ACIDS Test Rating:
If you use Tasks in Outlook it's a no-brainer.


To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get iTaskPro here and the iPad App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.9.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Fix calendar date can not exceed 1999

    ReplyDelete

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