Best App for to-do lists

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    I've just switched from a Blackberry to an LG Ally. I used my tasks and calendar together on my Blackberry to manage my day. I set up tasks, giving them a day and time. Then, when I had finished the task, I'd change the date and time for the next time I'd need to do it. My BB had a notes section on the task page, so that I could set a shopping list for the grocery store (for example), or a list of phone numbers or names of people to call. Does anyone in this forum use a Droid app that functions somewhat like that? Or have you figured out how to use the calendar with notes?

    Thanks for any ideas you can send my way.
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    I use TouchDown which is an email/calendar/to do/contact database software. It syncs with Exchange. It costs $20. I can't do without my to do list from Outlook so I bought it. It should do what your looking for. It also allows for a longer signature on your email vs the stock email system on the phone; I use it for my corporate email so this was important.
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    If you use Google calender and put a phone number in the Main Appointment Line (Example: Richard Stockton Estimate xxx-xxx-xxxx) when you open the calendar page it will show the number as a hyperlink and you can hit it to dial the number.
    Also if under Where: in the calendar you put the address that too will show as a link and when you hit that it will open Maps and show you the address on the map.
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    Color notes has some neat options. Check it out.
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    I second the color Notes.... I use it all of the time...
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    Is there something like this that will work with Outlook (NOT exchange)? I am desperately missing my Outlook calendar, and more importantly, tasks on my Droid X.
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    i use "got to do", it syncs online which is a nice feature
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    Thanks, Pyro. I checked out toodledo, and I couldn't figure out how to set a specific time for a task. Are you able to do that through the app?

    In the meantime, I bought "To Do Task Manager Pro", which is actually pretty nice. You have to build the tasks in-app, which is something of a pain, but it has reminders, repeating tasks, and a nice, customizable widget. I might try this out for a bit, and if it disappoints, play with toodledo a bit more.
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    hmm thats odd, im having trouble finding where to add specific times on the website as well. You can do it within the app just by pressing a task, but there should be a way to do it online
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    I used to use color note, it works well so I can't knock it. Lately I've been using Gtask, which also works well, has two widgets (2x2 and a larger one), and syncs with your Google account. I've never accessed any of my notes or "tasks" from my PC so I'm not sure what format you'd be able to open them as. I mostly use the app for the widget, which lists your "tasks" that arent completed yet, and you can check them when you're done, and then they dissapear from the widget. It also allows you to set due dates for each task, and create alarms for them as well. If you wanna give it a try, search "gtask" and it should show up in the market (its a free app).
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    3rd times the charm! I've used this a long time. I was psyched when they added checklists quite a while ago. I wish it did sync up to the cloud as I've heard other notepad apps do. I don't really have a need for it to be in sync elsewhere, but it probably would be nice to type on a webpage and have it be stored in my phone.
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    I use Got To Do. It syncs with Toodledo in the cloud. There is a Mac client called Task Surfer for which I am in the beta test release. Got To Do supports folders, which I find to be very handy.

    Before that, I would use Evernote for my to do lists, since it is also cloud based and has a nice desktop app for the Mac. I still use Evernote for shopping lists and misc notes.
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    This app is freaking great. I made 2 grocery lists. The quick get in get out one and the everything I eat one.

    You can just click it and it crosses it off for you. Click it again and it uncrosses it. So, I do not have to remake the list every time I go to the grocery.

    I have a master list and I just click to cross of what I don't need before I go. Then once at the store, click them as I pull my items from the shelf.

    This is very good for me because my wife likes to name 10 different things and I always end up forgetting 1 or 2 (or more :( ) I know it has notes as well. Haven't used that yet but having a way to jot something down when your out and about.... notes is gonna come in handy one day.
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    I am using CheckMark To Do Pro and am about to add ListWizard Pro. Don't know about syncing in the cloud though. I really miss my old ListPro that had both a phone and a PC component that kept in sync with each other. They are truly awesome apps.
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    I know that you're looking for an app, so maybe this isn't appropriate, but I just have a link on my home screen to Google Tasks. Works great for most of the reasons people are listing here for individual apps, it works with my Google account (and doesn't require any additional setup) and supports multiple lists.

    I should point out that the website interface is so lightweight that it feels like an app even though it's a website.

    Hope this helps.
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    I too was a little bummed to have to find hurdles with my outlook desktop app but found that gmail had become a much better setup for a mobile office. Now I can sign into any PC's browser and have access to my mail, calendar, tasks, phone (google voice), google docs, etc, without issue. I just use the free 'ssi Gtasks' app (or 'Gtasks' -- both are free and work equally well for syncing to your Google task lists) to add the additional task list functionality missing from the Android software and it all works really well. There are other options not mentioned that may work (Companionlink - dejaoffice) if you can't part ways with outlook. Good luck!
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    GTasks by dato on the market for free... auto-sync with google, color code, check off and clear when needed... amazing.
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