More task syncing with the iPhone (or WM)
Posted by onlydarksets on December 29, 2008
In addition to the many other options out there, I have been playing with a relatively new entry – Task2Gather. This, like Zenbe Lists, is a Web 2.0/iPhone tandem where both components were developed by the same outfit. For T2G, it’s Vito Technology, which is probably best known for developing several apps that make a Windows Mobile device behave more like the iPhone. Recently, though, they’ve gotten into the iPhone app development game.
Task2Gather (which also has a WM client) is different than almost every other task app out there, because it allows infinite nesting. I have been playing with this for a while, and it’s really helpful for the way I work. However, it also means that Outlook task synchronization is rather unlikely. As a workaround, though, you can publish your task list as an iCalendar, and subscribe to it in Outlook. It also supports multiple users, but that’s not something I have tested.
The app is very polished, and takes full advantage of the iPhone interface. The screen is well laid out, the icons are informative, and the navigation is intuitive. The “Logout” button is incoveniently placed, but it’s a minor inconvenience.
The only two “knocks” I have at this point are the lack of Outlook sync and the lack of off-line mode. However, lacking Outlook task sync is becoming a fact of life with the iPhone, not a shortcoming of any particular app, and the developers are working on an offline mode, so I’m pretty excited about the potential here. To further sweeten the pot, the iPhone client is only $0.99 until Vito completes and releases the off-line mode.
Download from the App Store (iTunes link).