Published on September 5th, 2010 | by Kyith1
An iOS Task Management App like no other: Nubi Do Review
We have reviewed quite a fair bit of task management application here on Productive Organizer (Take a look at my sidebars for reference) and many of them are focused on Getting Things Done.
Nubi Do is somewhat unique in that they have been very early to this yet not used by many. We hope that this post changes your opinion about them.
USD 4.99. This for me is at the mid range section for iOS applications and specifically as a task management application
Flexibility is the key here
Nubi Do prides itself to be a very flexible task management application. It is catered to not just folks who only wants a simple list app but also people who does intensive tracking and planning.
How Many Levels of Hierarchical List/Projects
The downside for Nubi Do is that it has only one level. So what this means is that you can only have lists and tasks in the lists.
Can you specify GTD Contexts?
GTD folks would want to have categories to specify contexts or tags or classify them into
- Time Specific
- Location Specific
- People Centric
In Nubi Do you can make use of Contexts. Each task can only have 1 contexts.
If that is not enough, you can make use of tags. Each task can have more than 1 tags.
Can you specify recurring tasks?
Yes you can. Tasks can recur Every Day,Weeks, Months or Year or Every specific day of the week
Task Entry have been made very smooth as the user can always key in the description of the task and not bother about keying in everything about the task.
If you require to key in more details, you can touch the task and key in more details.
One thing that I don’t understand is the need to specifically Pin to either Today or Next. Pinning as Next I can understand, since u specify that this is next to do.
But pin it to Today? I can only guess that its to make this task something you need to do today, as a quick reference.
Reviewing: A quick glance of what needs to be done
The front page of the application presents to you what are the tasks overdue, what you need to do today and what is next upcoming.
You are then presented with an Inbox to do your processing. And should you are doing your weekly review, you have all your lists of projects here to perform your reviewing
Reviewing: Calendar due tasks
What Nubi do does that is different from competitors is that you get a calendar that you can view at quick glance what tasks are due on which date.
And this Calendar is presented even in the task entry portion when you select a due date to your task.
So you can for example see that it is suppose to be done by this date but there are too much tasks so I postpone it by one day.
I think this is an important feature that might go down very well with some people.
At every page you are able to at the touch of a button go into context and tag filtering mode.
You however, can only view tasks in one tag or context but not multiple.
Importing and Exporting
Nowadays, the default for task management apps is to sync to Toodledo or Outlook or iCal.
Nubi Do does is enable the user to Import/Export from Google Docs.
Google docs is a good medium to import and export but I think people are looking for a cloud based method of synchronization rather than a file based import and export.
Nevertheless file based import and export has its advantages. And personally for me, I do prefer file based import.
■ Assign priorities and due dates.
■ Attach text notes.
■ Search tasks quickly with a live search.
■ Delete, move or email multiple tasks at a time.
■ Lock & passcode protect individual todo lists.
■ Full screen note viewer with data detection so you can enter linkable email addresses, web addresses and phone numbers.
■ Multiple color scheme options.
All in all, a very competent task management application. Would I switch over from 2Do? Probably not. The cost of switching and reseting my whole system is too much. If 2Do works for me I will stick with it.
The plus side is definitely the Calendar review and the downside, is the single level hierarchy of lists/projects
If you like it do grab it off the market place