App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Many to-do note apps are available, but there are few that let users quickly create tasks and notes with many different methods for short and long-term duties. DOOO To-do Note does all this and more thanks to its impressive and well-organized interface.
There are two columns that appear on the main screen: today and unsolved. Swiping the navigation bar to the right changes the view to unsolved and completed, while swiping to the left shows many list options to choose. When users are ready to add a new task, they just tap on the solid white bar located at the bottom of the screen. The app then allows them to type the task and set a date and time for when it needs completing.
When 24 hours passes, the task goes from the Today column to the Unsolved column automatically. There are other ways to add a task to the app besides typing. Users can tap on the button located on the bottom left corner to voice record a memo or tap on the button located on the bottom right corner to take a picture, add an image from Camera Roll, sketch a reminder, or drop a pin on a map to find a location later. Each of these options allows users to also jot down a quick note so that they can find it later.
Users can then swipe to the left of a task to move it to the today column, change the reminder date or time, and move the task to completion. A swipe to the right lets users edit, delete, or reorder the task. Furthermore, a long press enables users to edit, move, or add a note as well as send it in a text message or as an email.
The recent update has greatly improved DOOO’s interface. It looks sleek and sharp and the simplicity makes it easy on the eyes. However, there are a few flaws worth mentioning. One is that the shift key is on by default so everything appears in capital letters when typed. When the shift key is tapped to turn it off and back on again, it will stay turned on by default. The second is that there is a text limit when writing a note so it’s not possible to include wordy reminders — although there are ways around this by including a voice recording, sketching, or attaching a picture with the note. Lastly, there is no cloud support for sharing reminders across devices.
DOOO isn’t an app for everyone; especially those who already have a handy reminder app. It is nice for individuals who may need an extra nudge to complete tasks, as well as those who still haven’t found a great to-do app to help them complete deadlines on time every day. For less than one dollar, it’s definitely worth considering.