By Llamagraphics, Inc.
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Busy lifestyles require staying focused and on track. Life Balance personal coaching software dynamically adjusts your to do list as you check off tasks to help you spend your time and effort more effectively.
With Life Balance, you can manage your daily routine, and still give yourself the gift of time to have fun and relax, because Life Balance also knows how to go with the flow.
- Outline with section drill down, rearranges easily
- Task list responds to changing priorities on the fly
- Perpetual scrolling calendar show day's agenda
- WIFI sync to desktop versions (sold separately)
- Pie chart feedback
- Scrolling three month agenda
- Filter using places with scheduled hours
What's New in Version 5.3
- Supports iOS 4, including fast app switching, background network operations, and high-res graphics
- Added an "Outline" button to the task details view that navigates to that task in the Outline. (This button only appears when viewing the task details from the to-do list, agenda, or calendar views.)
- Fixed a display error in the calendar when crossing a year boundary.
- Fixed a crash on iOS 4 when trying to edit the calendar events for a task.
- Fixed a problem where the importance and effort sliders were too long on the iPad, making them difficult to change.
- Fixed a problem on iOS 4 where time pickers could use the wrong time zone.
Practical tool & perfect data model, despite the UI blemishes
I'm a manager of project managers. This app is essential to me. Other competitors are more handsome, but they all have a flaw in their data model: Projects and tasks are separate entities. LB has a simpler data model such that it fully support GTD-style task management and also easily allows you to rapidly enter and rearrange projects. It also loads faster than its better-known competitors, I don't know why.
In LB, a project is a task with subtasks. This is incredibly useful: While on the go you can tap in, "Get that widget done" with its context (ala GTD) and date. Later you can sit down and put tasks under it, "Call Mike", "Write the framostat module"... You don't have to retype your task as project or whatever. LB is just simpler to use.
Yes, it's an ugly app that looks identical to its Treo version. However it is also an incredibly useful and fast app. Your choice: Useful or pretty. The day LlamaGraphics gets around to making this a pretty app too, perfection. But until then: I vote for useful.
Nothing else works like Life Balance!
I've been using Life Balance since the early Palm days. I've used both Windows and Mac desktops. I've used a lot of to do applications, both web based and software. There is nothing quite like this program. If you spend the time to learn how to tweak this program, it will remind you of what you really want to spend your time doing. Best of all, it show tasks that can only be done under your present location or time.
I've downloaded other apps, with fancier interfaces, that barely had any functionality. What is the point of that? Yes, I'd like more features. There's always some new functionality that would be nice to have. Most folks don't use a tenth of the available functions in Life Balance.
If you want a solid program, that is flexible and customizable, you should at least consider Life Balance. Take the time to read the Advice Book and see what this program is capable of. It may become on of your favorite programs too.
I depend on it!
I have used Life Balance for years, on a long line of Macs and Palms. I just recently purchased my first ipod Touch, and of course I had to add it to the Touch as well. I could not live without Life Balance!
Sure, this app is a bit complicated, and sure, it's more expensive than many of the other iphone apps. But it's the best way I've ever found to keep my complicated life organized. Appointments, projects, tasks, dreams of what you might do some day -- all can be efficiently organized and prioritized through LB, and easily retrieved when you need to review them. This app has a lot of features that can keep your life running smoothly and productively. Unfortunately, there's too many to list in one short review!
I am giving LB 4 stars instead of 5, only because I would love to see two features added. First, I have always been sorry that Life Balance doesn't have a better visual calendar integrated into the app. It does sync and work well with iCal, but there would be even better compatibility with an integrated calendar. And second, I would like to see an option added to the ToDo list, so that I could manually customize the todo list item order by simply moving them myself, rather than always depending on LB's own calculations of weight and priority.
No app is perfect, but IMHO Life Balance comes closer than most. And no, I don't work for the company -- i'm just a devoted customer!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Aug 16, 2010
- Version: 5.3
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Llamagraphics, Inc.
- © 2010 Llamagraphics, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.