10 best iPad task managers

by Ray Aguilera

August 13 2012

Keep your task list on track with one of these iPad to-do lists.

Ray Aguilera is the Technology Editor of TabTimes, and is based in San Francisco.

Links & Apps

  • 1 Remember the Milk
    Slide 1

    Remember the Milk's powerful web-based to-do app is available on the iPad. Flexible reminder options include alerts via email, SMS, or instant messenger. The iOS version of RTM syncs automatically, and location-based features take advantage of iOS Location Services to alert you to tasks that can be completed nearby.

  • 2 Omnifocus
    Slide 2
    OmniFocus for iPad

    Followers of David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity method will find lots to love about Omnifocus. But even if you're less structured, the hierarchical projects, start and due dates, contexts, notes and other aspects of this feature-rich app can easily keep the busiest people on track. Omnifocus syncs with the Mac software of the same name, for seamless access to your lists no matter where you are

  • 3 Things
    Slide 3
    Things for iPad

    Things is a full-featured to-do list manager. It syncs with a desktop Mac version, but also works fine as a standalone app. Easily manage multiple projects, and use tags to keep things organized. The Scheduled feature helps clear the clutter from your to-do lists, hiding items that you can't complete until a certain date.

  • 4 TaskPaper
    Slide 4

    Task Paper's simple interface is a boon to anyone prone to spending too much time fiddling with their to-do lists, and not enough time actually doing stuff. The clean iPad interface syncs with Dropbox, and since all your tasks are stored in plain-text format, you can view and edit them in without any special desktop software.

  • 5 Protaskinote
    Slide 5

    If you're more of a pen-and-paper list-maker, Protaskinote lets you write lists on your iPad. Or sync typewritten notes with Toodledo, and access your to-dos on the web.

  • 6 NoteTask
    Slide 6

    NoteTask's clean interface and simple design helps keep you on top of your to-do list. Online syncing with the Simplenote web service allows you to access and update your task list across multiple devices. NoteTask also supports TextExpander, for even faster task entry.

  • 7 Reminders
    Slide 7

    iOS 5's built-in Reminders app is great for simple lists. You can create unlimited lists to keep track of multiple projects, and the tight integration with iOS' Location Services lets you set location-based reminders so that you won't forget to buy a Phillips screwdriver the next time you walk by the hardware store.

  • 8 Todo for iPad
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    ToDo for iPad

    Todo does it all, with integrated Dropbox or iCloud syncing, you'll never miss an important task. Getting Things Done adherents will appreciate the Contexts and Tags, and the repeating task options will keep even the most complex agendas in order.

  • 9 Wunderlist
    Slide 9

    Wunderlist supports nearly every computing platform, so no matter what you use, your to-do list will be in sync. Push notifications, email reminders, priorities, and easy list sharing are all built in. The app even features custom wallpapers, so you can make the app your own (we like the wood paneling).

  • 10 Workflowy
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    Workflowy's browser-based list is essentially a never-ending sheet of virtual paper. Use it for everything from taking notes to outlining projects and creating to-do lists. Since it's online, there's no syncing to worry about, and you can edit from almost anywhere (as long as you have a data connection).


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  • Gemma Coleson-Breen
    1 year 3 months ago

    I would also add SmartTM app to this list - I use it for about month now and for me none of apps lited above increases productivity as this one. Alhough I like the list :)

  • Sam56
    1 year 4 months ago

    MLT is a good app, interesting, but in terms of productivity, especially for a more professional tool, I recommend to have a look at Beesy: http://www.beesapps.com/task-manager-for-ipad-ipad-to-do-list-management.... This app allows save time in the organization of tasks and especially in project monitoring team.

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