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Is there a project management app on Android?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Cleargrey, May 13, 2010.

  1. Cleargrey

    Cleargrey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 23, 2010
    I'm unfortunately going to have to post this in a few places because I don't know where it's going to get the most exposure, but I'll start here because I have a Desire.

    I need an app to manage the various projects that I have going on. In some ways, you can think of it as a todo application which has subtasks, projects/groups, action lists, sorting via time till due/time taken/project/importance etc.

    If you have the time, check out this site where there guy goes through a number of options and criteria for a good GTD (getting things done) application.

    I've tested:
    Goals Todo

    For starters, Astrid cannot sort by tag/project and non have sub-tasks.

    I'm really hoping there is a project management app out there and someone can help me.


  2. gwhitevt

    gwhitevt Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    I think RTM (remember the milk) is considered GTD approved. I am not sure if it qualifies as a full PM app though. would love to hear some review comments of the apps you tested.
  3. lrbaerveldt

    lrbaerveldt Active Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Library Systems Administrator
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Not *exactly* project management, but you mentioned GTD apps. I briefly tried, and then removed, Action Complete. It was a fairly nice app, but I needed support for repeating tasks/alarms, and it didn't have it.

    Another GTD app I've seen mentioned in the forums is Shuffle (there's multiple apps with 'shuffle' in the name, this is the one by Andy Bryant). Haven't tried it myself.
  4. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2009
    Yeah, Shuffle certainly is GTD-centric, and quite good for what it is.

    Unfortunately, I'm wired a little differently so all these GTD tools just don't work for me; I am looking for / trying to build a sort of "outside-in outliner" for use with GTD but that's of course a lot easier said than done. :rolleyes:
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  5. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Saint Inigoes, MD
    Have you tried Got To Do? I haven't tried it yet since I haven't gotten my Incredible yet, but I've seen several people rave about it.
    Got To Do for Android
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  6. Cleargrey

    Cleargrey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 23, 2010
    My main running test was Astrid. I combined that with a Remember the Milk account and Google Gears to give me a desktop window. So rating criteria in 1-5 of desirablitiy, 1 being highest, against competence/my opinion of how it works (this giving a desirablitly/competence rating) it has:

    - online syncing (2/2) - Syncing does not actually put tasks in different RTM lists, it mearly gives them the lists tags. Other than that, good stuff.
    - computer desktop syncing (3/2) - Same as above.
    - phone widget (2/2) - good widget too. A quarter screen widget that can either add or go to tasks. Could do with having an option for a full screen widget when your projects/tasks start getting numerous.
    - different forms of notifications (1/1). Notification bar. Alarm. No alarm. Most irritating alarm imaginable. Snooze. Ignore feature. Gentle reminders. Great stuff.
    - UI (1/1) - Clean, colourful. Black background (as I prefer).
    - tasks (1/3) - For most people I think it'll be great. But I could do with adding them in different categories rather than adding simple tags (that you can't sort by!!!). Some advanced features would be the ability to add more than just notes to tasks. E.g. voice memos, images, documents, links, contacts, etc. Also a big minus, no sub-tasks. For project management, this is difficult to stomach.

    The lack of abiliity to sort manually or according to tag literally immediately got me searching for a new app after a few weeks of using it. As soon as life starts getting more complicated, this will be an issue.

    Didn't use it that much. It fell down at a clunky UI which didn't show me the infor I wanted within the first few screens.
    No syncing.
    No subtasks.
    No UI colour (that I can remember).

    I quickly moved on.

    GOALS ToDo
    Probably the closest thing to a real project manager that I've come across.
    - online syncing (2/5) - Doesn't do it.
    - computer desktop syncing (3/5) - Doesn't do this either.
    - projects backup to SD (1/?) - Compensates for the lack of the above two with this feature which becomes very important. I can't rate it because I haven't tried it yet. And you can only really grade backup ability once you've done it AND restored it AND checked it.
    - phone widget (2/3) - Not as good as Astrid's, but it does update like Astrid and take you to making a new action when you tap on it.
    - UI (1/3) - This one is a contentious piece. It's quite a detailed app. And I thank them for it. But the UI is not as fluent as it can be. It may well frustrate some people who do not spend time learning it. It doesn't frustrate me but I can definitely see that it can be more obvious and cleaner without loosing any functionality.
    - tasks (1/2) - Then only thing that stops it getting a 1 is there are no subtasks, or in Goals ToDo, subactions. But on the positive, it does things that none of the others do. You can set actions to done, waiting for, cancelled, paused, you can even set action that are "maybe I will, maybe I won't" and they go in a special area of possible aspirations. lol. You can manually order actions so that when you look at your next actions list, you only see the next action per project rather than everything. It has a feature where you can add up all the estimated time scales of all actions to see how long a project is estimated to take. You can't add memos and images, or other file types, but you can add notes and contacts.

    GOALS ToDo is quite good so far.

    As I am a Google user, I would want most of my apps to have some integration with Google calendar and/or other apps. Astrid and RTM are good like that. Goals ToDo is not as good but not bad.

    Any specific questions, let me know.
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  7. Cleargrey

    Cleargrey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 23, 2010
    Reading the feature list, I have to say, when linked to a Toodledo Pro account, this combo is looking very very good. I don't mind paying if it suits my needs. And it has subtasks and folders AND search!!! None of the rest have search functions.

    Nice suggestion!!!
  8. brjlk

    brjlk Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Try MLO
    Android todo list software & Android GTD organizer MLO. Try Android to do list & task management software. Save your time with Android planner MLO
    Has a PC version also.


  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Jun 30, 2011
    Checkmark Pro.

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