Task Coach Reviews

Not very sexy, but really good app design

about Task Coach · · Helpful Not helpful

I've only used it for two days, so I wait a bit before writing a real review.

However, as said in the subject, I can already advice you to give it a try, even if it doesn't look very sexy at first : after a few minutes, you'll quickly find out that the application design is very sound, and that you can easily shape it to your own methodology.

It has simple yet powerful features :

  • hierarchical tasks
  • hierarchical categories (+ possibility of defining sets of "exclusive" categories : very handy for GTD-like "contexts")
  • colorized tasks according to categories and status
  • malleable UI based on a set of "views"
  • ... and of course several other commonly-found features (several dates, recurrence, etc...)
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Task Coach can manage composite tasks, RTM cannot

about Task Coach and SugarSync, Remember The Milk · · Helpful Not helpful

Task Coach can manage composite tasks, RTM cannot

Until now I used Remember The Milk for tasks used on more than one computer. RTM is able to sync the tasks from the private and the jobs computer about the internet. Since I know Task Coach [1], my new favorite task application is Task Coach, because it can manage hierarchical tasks and can add notes and files to tasks and sub-tasks. The synchronizing of tasks is also possible by installing the portable version of task coach in a folder which I sync with Sugar Sync [1] about all my used computers. Each task in Task Coach can be assigned to a category. In difference to RTM all categories can be structured hierarchical as the tasks itself, and it is very comfortable to filter / find tasks by clicking the categories. Since SugarSync has now 5 GB free storage at the beginning and you can sync unlimited devices (instead of max.2 until Oct.2010), it is no longer necessary, that the task-app itself has an online storgage as RTM has, the task-app must only be availbale as a portable app as Task Coach is. SugarSync Registration Link for syncing Task Coach on unlimited devices with 5GB online storage, see [1].

[1] SugarSync-Registration for 5GB: http://is.gd/hAAfvC

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about Task Coach and Memotoo, Funambol · · Helpful Not helpful

With MemoToo or Funambol you can sync your tasks from Task Coach with SyncML:
Task Coach is a very good open source Taskmanager, Funambol offers a free online sync service until 50MB, for MemoToo you pay 12€/year for an excellent sync service.

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about Task Coach · · Helpful Not helpful

Simple, straightforward, functional and surprisingly robust. Customizable interface, effort tracking, really everything you could need. I've tried pen and paper, RememberTheMilk and TiddlyWikis. Task Coach is the only one I have stuck with. Love it.

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