Do It Tomorrow (tomorrow.do) is a simplified but beautiful app that helps you keep track of your tasks quickly and efficiently. There’s no wasting time with categorizing or tagging your tasks, setting reminders, or even setting due dates. Do It Tomorrow takes a whole new approach to task management that is dead simple and highly-effective for many users.
In our quest to find the best task-management app, we set the following six criteria:
- Must be ubiquitous: web app, iPad app, and Android app–with sync.
- Must be easy to use.
- Must have reminders: email and SMS.
- Must have the ability to create recurring tasks.
- Must be inexpensive or free.
- Must have an attractive and intuitive interface.
Let’s see how Do It Tomorrow stacked up.
Must be ubiquitous: web app, iPad app, and Android app–with sync.
Do It Tomorrow has a web app, an iPhone app, a universal iOS app, an Android app, and a Mac app coming soon. So it hits the mark in all the right places. And what’s even better, all of the apps work and look the same across all platforms. Few apps have successfully accomplished this, but Do It Tomorrow excelled in this area.
Must be easy to use.
Easy to use is an understatement when it comes to Do It Tomorrow.
Signing up is as easy as providing an email and password and then you’re presented with a side-by-side, two-page layout labeled “Today” and “Tomorrow.”
Just start typing in the “add a new task” area of either page to add a task. Hit enter, and the task is added. Click on a task to “cross it out” and click on the arrow to move today’s task to tomorrow or tomorrow’s task to today.
You can rearrange your tasks by clicking the edit button and then dragging and dropping tasks to move them where you like.
If you don’t like the handwriting-font that is first presented, you can click on the gear next to your username and switch to a more standard font. However, I kind of like the informality of the handwriting font.
There’s not much more to Do It Tomorrow. There’s no way to set a due date–you can only choose “Today” or “Tomorrow,” there are no reminders, categories, or tags. Just a very simple interface that doesn’t waste your time with all of the details and lets you get down to business to accomplish your tasks.
Must have reminders: email and SMS.
If you’re one that needs reminders to be sent to you via email or SMS, Do It Tomorrow is not the app for you. There are no due dates other than today or tomorrow and no way to set reminders of any kind. For some, that may be a feature and for others it may be problematic. But bells and whistles go against the simplicity of this app.
Must have the ability to create recurring tasks.
Again, bells and whistles this app has not. As there are no due dates, there’s also no way to set up recurring tasks. Tasks that aren’t completed today will remain in Today’s list unless you push them to tomorrow.
Must be inexpensive or free.
Do It Tomorrow has a free web app, iPhone app, and Android app. The universal iOS HD version is $4.99.
All of the apps are highly functional, but the free apps are limited. The iPhone app doesn’t sync with the web app unless you make a $.99 in-app purchase. The Android app will sync with the web app for free, but if you want to sync with Google Tasks, you’ll need to purchase that ability for $1.99. And if you want widgets, that’s an additional purchase. They offer three widget sizes (small, medium, and large) for $.99 each or all three widgets for $2.25.
I think basic sync should be an included feature and I’d rather outright pay for an app than to be nickled and dimed to death with in-app purchases. Let me choose whether I want the lite version or a full version and just charge me $4.99 for the full app and be done with it.
Must have an attractive and intuitive interface.
Do It Tomorrow has one of the most attractive and intuitive interfaces that I have seen and had the pleasure to use. The look is consistent among all platforms and is dead simple to use. The web app has realistic animations and sounds (provided you’re using a webkit browser like Chrome or Safari), and it’s obvious the team at Adylitica worked very hard on making Do It Tomorrow not only functional, but beautiful and intuitive to use.
So after playing around with Do It Tomorrow, using it to manage my tasks, and taking a look at the criteria I have set for this App Quest, I just can’t recommend it as the best task-management app.
I wanted to like this app, but many of my tasks have specific due dates that are not today or tomorrow, and with my busy schedule, reminders are a must. But I can’t fault the app for that. I’m not it’s target demographic.
If you’re looking for a simple, step-up from sticky-notes, todo-list app, then you might just found your solution. However, if you’re a power-user, Do It Tomorrow lacks the features that make this a top-notch productivity app.
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