Do It (Tomorrow) An Elegant & Simple To-Do List App
Jul 11, 2011 11:55 AM –
Do It (Tomorrow) is a to-do app with a very subtle, but rather ingenious, difference. Create your list of the tasks you need to complete today and as you go along carefully cross them off in a very polished and functioning app- but, what if you haven’t had time to finish that essay? What if you couldn’t be bothered to call your sister? What if, in the end, you just didn’t want to go shopping? With Do It (Tomorrow), you can just flick that task to tomorrows list. It’s so simple its quite breathtaking.
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Beautiful design.
- Brilliant idea.
- Simple, straightforward and easy to use.
- Able to sync with other devices.
- Could perhaps be done with a widget.
- Some might want more functionality.
Unless you drink several cups of coffee per hour, procrastination is perhaps something we have all enjoyed now and again. Sometimes (perhaps mostly) our hectic lives do not permit us to put things off, but sometimes, some things can be put off- and that is where Do It (Tomorrow) is just beautiful. It looks like any other task list and can be used as such, but despite the best laid plans of mice and men, sometimes we just have to put things off, or put everything off, who knows. All you need to do with the task you can’t be bothered to do is flick it to tomorrow list by clicking the convenient little arrow. Done. Put your feet up. It’s immeasurably simple and well executed… just watch that list diminish with a few simple clicks.
Now, OK, some of us actually need to do some work and if this app is going to just put things off this isn’t for me! I need another coffee. OK, that function isn’t for everyone, but Do It (Tomorrow) is a well quipped little to-do list creator in it’s own right. Choose between cool handwritten note format, or a nice text font for easier reading (and not so retro). The app allows you to re-prioritize your tasks if need be and put the more important ones to the bottom.
The big appeal for this app is the simplicity, I liked it because you can only plan things for today or tomorrow, in a way this allows you to really focus on what you need to do. There aren’t fancy alerts and the ability to measure how much time you spent on a task etc, that is perhaps for fuller featured apps that will offer to make you coffee (OK, maybe not, yet). Do It (Tomorrow) is easy to use and configure and great to use; there’s no glitches or bugs I could find.
Tasks can be easily crossed out when you have completed them, and both writing and completing the task gives you this pleasing hand written scribble sound. Tasks can be edited and deleted and obviously, put off until tomorrow. All is not lost however: say you put off calling your Mom until tomorrow. Easily done and some of us would be complete liars if we denied we had never done that. But, look, she just called you! That counts as task completed doesn’t it? Brilliant, simply return the task to your list for today, and bang- you can cross it out. Well done you, ‘Productivity’ is your new middle name.
Do It Tomorrow – Create task list, today.
Do It Tomorrow – Create task list for tomorrow.
Do It Tomorrow – Cross out when done or just put it off until tomorrow!
Do It Tomorrow – Edit screen.
Do It Tomorrow – Opt for typed text rather than hand-written. Clearly a very busy day.
Do It Tomorrow – Smart graphics make app feel like opening a journal.
Do It Tomorrow – Settings, sync across devices.
I think it’s superbly useful and the main feature of the app- being able to refer a task to tomorrow list is very helpful. Yes, it’s funny to procrastinate and the feature is delivered in a very tongue-in-cheek way, and with lashings of humor, but I find this really good. I had planned to go on a huge bike ride recently, then come home and do some Wii fit. Well, let me tell you, there was no way I wanted to go anywhere near my Wii fit after my bike ride, I was exhausted! With the app, I could easily put it off. I won’t forget about having a good session on the Wii fit, I’ll just do it tomorrow!
Ease of Use:
The app is incredibly easy to use, creating tasks is a breeze and can be done quickly and on-the-go. Re-prioritizing, editing, deleting and putting off until tomorrow can all be done intuitively and in no time at all.
Unless you really have nothing to do, you can use it every day.
The interface is a hugely polished ‘virtual notebook’ which opens when you open your app and pages turn when you consider your list for tomorrow (which hopefully isn’t growing too large!). It’s very smooth, hi-resolution and just looks very cool indeed.