If you've been following me for a while you'll know that I change to do apps every few weeks. What I've come to realise is that there is no perfect to do app for me.
Everyone is different in the subtleties of how they go about their day and there isn't one app out there that will cater for everything.
What I've realised is I need to use the best one that fits in with my moral compass. What I mean here is that it comes down to trust in the system and company. Many people (including me) feel their to do list is the most private bit of data they own.
To this end I have stopped trying to find an app that does everything but one that ticks off the most boxes for what I can trust.
- Sync: Has to be encrypted, fast and reliable
- Secure: Encrypted in flight and at rest
- I am not the product: Must be from Apple or a paid service/app
After playing with lots, including Reminders, OmniFocus, Todoist and more I've decided to use the built in Reminders app for managing my to do list.
I don't share many projects with others and being built in means I can use SIRI, my watch and widgets to keep on top of what I have to get done.
It's not the prettiest app in the world and has several UI glitches that Apple doesn't seem fixed on getting sorted but it does the job. On realising I was looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow I relaxed and used what I had.
My second choice was OmniFocus. I trust the guys over at the Omni Group, they have great encryption options and they charge for the app.
One closing remark is remember that workflow got purchased by Apple and seems to be slowly closing down. Relying on a third party service for something as crucial as your to do list (for me) is a risk I don't want to take right now.
What do you use?