AMUG Mar OS X SIG & Ramblings

From: Todd D.
Sent on: Friday, March 23, 2012 9:47 PM


When: Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m.

Program: OS X SIG (Special Interest Group) -- Where we discuss all things Apple! Bring your questions!

Facilitator: Jay Cann

Description: Special theme for the evening - Mountain Lion!



The Macquarium Building 1800 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30309 [masked]


Questions: Todd Daniel - [masked], cell [masked]

The President Speaketh

Software Review: "To-Do Lists" by AntLogic

In my quest to create a paperless office, it occurred to me that it didn't make sense to have dozens of yellow stickies on my monitor. After a little searching in the App Store, I came across "To-Do List" by AntLogic. This $2.99 program has serious firepower for helping to organize your life.

What I particularly like about it is that it installs an icon in the top menu bar, so you always have it at your fingertips. There is the ability to create multiple lists, so I have one called "To-Do" and another called "Reminders." While I prefer the Task feature in Outlook 2011 for long-term projects, To-Do is ideal for immediate, short-term needs. For instance, during phone calls I'll type notes directly into To-Do.

To keep it on my mind, I changed the note color to light blue and turned on transparency. Now, the list is always visible in the corner of my screen. When completing a task you can either choose strike-out or delete it. I prefer the strike-out feature to give me a feeling of accomplishment.

You can create keyboard shortcuts to quickly add a new task or to show and hide a list. There are several export features in case you wish to print your list, and the program also syncs with iCal. You can mark tasks as "urgent" and they'll appear at the top of the list. There is also a "reminders" feature.

The only drawback is that I find myself hand writing less and less. The Luddite in me sometimes questions if I've gone too far with technology, but at least I no longer have the clutter of little stickies everywhere.

-- Todd Daniel, AMUG Prez


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