I have to admit, I’m a sucker for productivity and to-do apps. Over the years, I’ve tried them all on my mobile devices; Things, 2Do, Todoist, Todo, OmniFocus, Wunderlist, Remember The Milk, Producteev, Doit.im, Toodledo, TaskPaper, and so many others, that I’ve lost track. Now that the Apple Watch is out in the wild, I have a new platform to try out. Since I was familiar with a lot of these apps, I went searching for what was available on the Apple Watch, and tried to figure out what the best options were at this point in time.
An award-winning app, 2Do is coming to the Apple Watch sporting many of the same features that are in a lot of the apps on this list. The 2Do app gives you an easy portal into your daily activities, including the ability to look at your daily task list, complete with color coding to help you find the things that need to be done right now. You are able to open up any of the tasks to get a more detailed view, which will allow you to complete the task, reschedule and delete it. You never do that right? There is also an included glance that gives you a quick update on what needs to be done next, how many are overdue, and how many are slated for tomorrow. One interesting thing to note about the glance is while it shows overdue and tomorrow, there is no count for what is left today.
- Task completion
- Task details
- Ability to reschedule or delete tasks
- Glance showing you the next thing you need to do
One of the most intriguing and useful things that is included in OmniFocus is Continuity. This will allow you to use and browse through the various contexts, projects, and perspectives on your watch, and immediately open up the same view on your iPhone. Conversely, start working on your iPhone, and then continue on your watch, all on-the-fly, with no fiddling. To me, this is one of the more useful implementations, and is something I expect more and more apps to get on board with as we move forward.
- Add to Inbox from anywhere
- Complete tasks
- Flag items
- Glance and Notification support
- App Continuity
Clear was a design marvel when it was initially released on the iPhone. With the ability to easily swipe and rearrange, it ushered in a new model for interacting with our to-do lists. While the Apple Watch version does not include the same interface it does a great job of translating it’s simplicity to your wrist. Allowing you to easily switch between your various lists you can quickly complete a single task, or the entire list in one shot. The Glance screen is one of the cleanest and easy to read of all of the apps on this list, with a nice large indicator for when you need to complete the next task on your list. One very cool aspect of the Clear app is that it allows you to use your voice to schedule and reschedule your apps, so no fiddling with digital crowns or tapping like a mad man … just use your voice and schedule away.
- Personal Lists
- To-do Lists
- Next Reminder Glance
- Speak to schedule
- Glance support for next tasks and progress
- Project views
- Voice input for new tasks, projects, and checklists
- Customized Today list
- Ability to edit and complete tasks
- Integration with Siri to add new tasks
Note: This article comes courtesy of our sister site, WatchAware.