Firetask - Project-oriented GTD Task Management
By Gerald Aquila
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The practical, innovative, and elegant GTD® task management tool
* Efficiently manage your delegated tasks ("Waiting For" list)
* Speed up your weekly GTD® review by organizing via drag & drop
* Clearly schedule your tasks with the integrated calendar view
Firetask combines the advantages of David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD®) with proven classical task management features such as due dates and priorities in a unique way. Unlike other task management apps, Firetask is strictly project-oriented and highly efficient. Firetask syncs wirelessly with Firetask for iPhone and Firetask for iPad.
Use the "Today" view for fast access to tasks due today or in the next days as well as to your next actionable task per project. Group tasks by "Categories" or "Projects" including a special "Waiting for" category for tracking tasks you have delegated. Use the "In-Tray" to quickly enter thoughts and ideas so that no single good idea gets ever lost again. Easily manage short-term tasks on a "Scratchboard". Finally, use the "Organize" and "Calendar" views to support your weekly GTD® review process and keep track of your personal task and project archives including GTD®-style "Someday" and "Trash" lists.
GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. Firetask is not affiliated with or endorsed by the David Allen Company.
What's New in Version 3.6.2
Firetask 3.6.2 generally improves the consistency of date calculations for certain time zones. The new version also fixes a crash when clicking on another field when the reminder popover is visible and a problem with visualization of Chinese weekdays in the date chooser.
Please note also that Firetask no longer supports Mac OS X Lion (10.7).
Lots of bugs
It’s amazing how the syncing does not work properly, it erases some tasks. Sometimes it duplicates it. It’s driving me crazy
Not worth the price!
Potencial to be a very good app, but so far a lot of details to improve and bugs to fix.
Think I found “The One"
Like most others, I’ve tried many task management apps. I used Things for quite a while, but I found myself wanting certain functions, e.g., a calendar view in which I could manipulate tasks or ways to easily see and sort by whether or not the task was now in my hands or someone else’s without using tags. Needing those functions sent me searching again, and I tried Firetask. The interface is clean and intuitive, so it’s pretty painless to switch over to it. While the ability to categorize task type, create projects, and sort on various task components isn’t exactly unique, I find that Firetask makes it all very easy. I have yet to have that moment when I feel like it takes a few steps too many to do something, when too many extras make it seem like I’m wasting the app, or when I want to do something but the app isn’t built to let me do it. Everyone needs something a bit different in task management, but Firetask seems to be in sync with the way I think. The cost of the app across multiple devices is worth it to me.
The most helpful features to me so far are
-calendar view that shows color-coded tasks by priority by day
-calendar view that lets me move tasks and change due date via drag/drop—great for long and short term planning when precise due dates have to be shuffled or when related tasks have to shift
-ability to easily see tasks by project, category, priority, date, or the person assigned to the task; and if you don’t use those features, they won’t clutter your user experience
-easy to indicate and see that a task is in-progress
-syncing across all devices (computer, tablet, phone) is smooth and trustworthy (it was a bit buggy a few months ago but I no longer experience problems)
-phone and tablet versions are robust and user-friendly
-It does not automatically move overdue items forward to whatever “today” is in the calendar view (a pet peeve of mine); I like that because at a quick glance I see what I’m behind on instead of having to sift through lists to redecide what really is for today and what is older.
-ability to reorganize tasks via drag/drop based on less precise dates, i.e., it doesn’t need to be today, but should be done soon (the Organize view shows lists of Today, Tomorrow, Due, and Next with the In-Tray so those stray tasks can be sorted)
-ability to edit tasks on list screens or by opening a window for the task
-easy to set up and edit recurring tasks (which actually recur the way you tell it to)
-ability to filter tasks in Calendar or Organize views
I wish it had the ability to attach files or images to tasks. I can add notes to tasks, though.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 29, 2014
- Version: 3.6.2
- Size: 7.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Gerald Aquila
- © 2012 Gerald Aquila
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor