So I wanted to set up my 1password app for my passwords. I use their random generated passwords quite often. But it was a bit difficult to figure out how to set it up. So I’ll just leave these two links here.
Today’s adventures in FODMAP takes me to Wendy’s to explore their menu.
Day 9 and the Hearthstone book is still not approved in the iBooks store. Yes, I’m not patient at waiting.
I did the Celestial Tournament pet battle again today. I got my 2nd pet. Chi-Chi. I think I may get the ox next.
Can you believe it’s been five years since the App Store was born? They grow up so fast.
Apple’s celebrating the App Store’s fifth birthday by offering folks a number of significant and popular apps for the low, low price of nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip. The big goose egg. Free.
There are five apps and five games (I see there’s a whole “five” theme going on here) available for download, all of which are significant in some way: On the app side, you can pick up the Barefoot World Atlas, diary/journal app Day One, How to Cook Everything, photo-captioning software Over, and the normally $20 Traktor DJ iPhone.
If games are more your thing, the Apple Design Award winner Badland is up for grabs, along with the popular Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (one of my favorites), the kindly avians of Tiny Wings, and Disney’s hit Where’s My Water?
To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working together to find the best routes from home to work, every day.
I’ve been using Waze quite a while now… I’ve been a bit of an editor on the rare occasion as well. I added the bypass in my hometown shortly after it was constructed. I’ve been with them through growing pains. Now I just hope Google lets them continue to grow & doesn’t end them like they have Google Reader (yes, I’m still kinda bitter about that shuttering next month).
First I took care of a few essentials after I woke up. Shower, call my mom for mother’s day, sync my up band. Delete WoW from my Retina Macbook Pro since the game is freezing the OS when I try to run it.
Did Hunter’s LW CD & Shammy’s Inscription research but I lost the notepaper where I wrote things down.
Pet Battle: Got Major Payne. Whom I’ve had issues with in the past. I had to level a mechanical pet who’s damage was strong. Not my mechanical bear who had a 50% chance to miss. Did this while doing my Halls of Flesh-Shaping LFR. Didn’t manage to do more sadly.
I realized I had 7 To Do apps on my phone. I decided needed to make the jump and cut that number as I need my to do lists mostly in 1 place or maybe just in 1 or two locations. I like features of several of them however nothing has hit that sweet spot of having all the features that I want. I need to do lists that reach out & grab my attention to what I need to do.
Valuable features to me:
Reminders on the iPhone has a great location aware alerts. This comes in handy also that it syncs with my computers and I can add to the list from the desktop. However it doesn’t offer repeating tasks or easy lists.
ToodleDo has great sync anywhere capabilities and repeating tasks. That does a poor job with alerts and the website is hard to use to the point I only use it through another client.
Evernote has great list making capability but it doesn’t give you email or alert reminders of the upcoming to do items. However a TON of my notes, etc. are here.
Nimbulist is a great app for making list in Evernote and for like Gear lists however same problems with Evernote no reminders or due dates to them.
Remember the milk has email, Twitter & text alerts, as well as repeating tasks. However the price it you have to be paid and the iPhone app isn’t the most user-friendly. Location based tasks doesn’t give you a reminder for them.
Clear is a great fun iPhone app with the slide to cross out a task. however there are no due dates or reminders. There is not any synchronization between your phone and computer.
Astrid has due dates & repeating tasks. It doesn’t have SMS reminders but it does have app alerts. Lists (IE subtasks) are not so easy.
So I sketched out a chart.
|sync computer & phone||location aware alerts||repeating tasks||alerts||Mobile app||price point||lists capable|
|Reminders||yes, native with my iOS||yes, pretty well||no||mobile & desktop alerts||yes||free with OS||yes, but awkward|
|ToodleDo@toodledo||yes, with button pushQ 1 min||yes, with 2nd party app, but poorly functioning||yes||mobile app alerts||yes||subscription fee||Yes, but awkward||website client is extremely difficult to utilize|
|Remember the Milk@rememberthemilk||yes, with button pushQ 24 hours||list by location, but not aware, awkward to use||yes||mobile appSMS
||yes, but can only sync q 24 hrs unless paid subscription||subscription fee||Yes, but slightly awkward|
|Evernote@evernote||yes||no||no||no||yes||free||yes||I use this heavily for notes|
|Nimbulist@nimbulist||yes, with button push to Evernote||no||no||no||yes||paid app||yes||syncs with Evernote|
|Astrid@WeLoveAstrid||yes||no||yes||mobile app||yes||free||yes, not as easy as Evernote though|
Conclusion: I decided to keep 3 services though it’s 4 apps.
I went with Reminders for everything non-repeating. I’m primarily an Apple user & it nags very well. Plus I was going to keep it anyway because it is the BEST at location reminders.
For repeating tasks, I’m going with Astrid. It’s the new oohhh shiney for now. It’s got the basics for me covered & will be replacing ToodleDo & RTM.
For lists, I have to say I’m going to stick with my Nimbulist/Evernote combination. It’s quick & easy & puts my lists