Much more than a simple “to do” list, Astrid enables you to add and then track your tasks, whether these are business and personal. You enter the details and set the priority level, and Astrid will then remind you of any imminent deadlines or nag you when something urgent needs to be done. Like your wife, then, except you can switch Astrid off.
This app is so user-friendly that it takes a while before you realise just how powerful it is. You can add tasks quickly by merely typing the basic info into a bar, then go in and edit this, change the priority level, the deadline date, and enter any relevant notes. The apps more advanced settings allow you to set-up reminders for when a task is either due – or, indeed, overdue. It even allows you to hide future tasks from view until a specific date or time. Who knows, perhaps you like to play psychological games with yourself?
Tick away your worries with Astrid's advanced to-do lists
You can, meanwhile, use a system of tags to let Astrid sort your tasks into business and personal categories, or perhaps tie these into specific projects that you have on the go. Astrid can even be set to synchronise with Google's web-based Tasks and Calendar services, which is an extremely useful feature in its own right.
It’s a rare app that actually has a sense of humour, but this one somehow manages to make you feel good about getting tasks done and provides a playful nag when it knows you're missing deadlines. If Astrid had a pulse, you could consider marriage.
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