To Do List software


I wasn't even looking for this - just liked the name when I saw the ad on the Zen Habits website.

I plan on checking it out for the free trial period - it looks pretty flexible and intuitive.

I shall report back!


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But that (whine) is a PeeCee-only application ...

HOWEVER !! (in this instance) I do not whine without providing answers and alternatives !!

Presenting, for your entertainment, edification, and technological utilization, PortableApps dot Com

I was starting to look at a to-do list/task manager called Task Coach Portable because the original application, Task Coach comes in Mac, PC, Linux and Source. I am going to see if the data file is portable across platforms. Stay tuned.

And while I am pontificating about Portable Apps (sesquipedalian today, ain't I ?) check out the list of applications.

I use Portable and love it.

Besides Task Coach, there are two more GTD-ish possibilities in here. First is Mozilla Sunbird, Portable, a calendar and to-do bundle. Then we have the Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition with the Lightning Extension. Thunderbird lets you take your email, address book and account settings with you. The Lightning Extension adds Sunbird's functionality to Thunderbird Portable, taking up far less space than the standalone Sunbird Portable.

"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

I see your whine

And raise you a harumph!

Naw, just kidding. It has seemed to me that most of the really cool stuff I've found that's GTD related is more Mac oriented than PC oriented.

Not that I wouldn't love a Mac, but right now the teeth and the kayak come first. The PC I have functions nicely, the teeth I have are not and I don't even have a kayak (but Schred does!).

I do have to also give kudos to the developer who promptly answered a question I sent in last night with a way to do what I wanted to do.

That said, the PortableApps thing is kinda cool ... but I'm not sure what all I'd do with it right now. I'm pretty stationary - WinPC at home WinLaptop for work (that's mostly from home). But I plan on checking it out, cos it's an awesome concept.

Actually, now I think of it, this may be really good for folks in Europe, who I just read today are a lot less likely to have computers or high-speed access at home and use cyber cafes more frequently than do we here in the US.

Thanks for sharing. (c:


PortableApps almost a Mac

I use Macs and Linux by choice. The software is all open source (GIMP,, Inkscape, Scribus, Firefox, Thunderbird, Abiword) so that's what I have on my USB for the occasions when I'm working with a client who insist on Windoze and Microsoft Office. Plug in the USB Flash Drive and away I go. Data compatibility without any effort. My only gripe with PortableApps is the word "portable". ;-)

Um unsure ...

Looking at the screenshots it seems that todumo isn't a patch on Omni Outliner for this task, which is interesting as Omni Outliner is precisely that an outliner not a task/project tracker.


Where did Omni Outliner enter the discussion ?
Which screen shot (mentions/refers to/made you think of)Omni Outliner ?

I'm confused. My brain feels fluffy.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Easy really

As I looked at the scant screenshots on the todumo web site I remembered the Omni Outliner videos on the Omni Group web site. Not a long step from there to thinking that the date (and other field) features of Omni Outliner together with its check boxes would do everything that todumo is shown doing. The ability to collapse/expand lines, the sub-ordinate lnes, number columns, rich text content, etc. Plus Omni Outliner runs on a Mac and todumo doesn't.

On the other hand the TaskCoach has some nifty features that neither todumo nor Omni Outliner do.


I'm pretty sure you read my other post ... the one where I say I don't have a Mac? So Omni Outliner won't do a better job - or any job at all - for me.

Unless I'm missing something (which is imminently possible, maybe even probable) and the PortableApps dealie would work with it.


Portable Apps

Shame that you don't have a Mac. But PortableApps (with or without TaskCoach) should do the business for you. Check what features of TaskCoach match your requirements; it's still considered alpha software and some features are not yet implemented.

I'll take a peek

I certainly haven't made any commitments to any task management system - and I may stick with paper anyway. But I will look in to TaskCoach and see what's what.

Thanks (c:

And, um, if Apple's thinking on putting out a tablet, I'd love to hear about it. I'm very fond of the tablet platform, but can see that Apple would probably put a lot of finesse on the concept. Then I could write my lists and have them electronically.


I think it's called

The Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch are really sub-size tablets. Any Apple tablet, not heard rumours of one, would be have both functionally and artisically good.