Best tasks organizer for Android (big update 7)


Tasks application should be installed on your smartphone to be accessible any time even if there is no internet network. It will help you to organize your life, reach your aims faster, focus on important things and not to forget to do things. Using it you will become more productive and successful.

Mandatory features of tasks organizer:
- Possibility to work permanently offline
- Manually change the order of tasks (preferably by dragging them)
- Hide future tasks
- Assign tag (category, context, group, list) to a task (at least one, better if more than one)
- Repeating tasks (new task is created independently if the previous one was completed)
- Regenerating tasks (new task is created only after the previous one was completed)
- Task recurring every Mon, Wed, Fri
- Task recurring every 1st date of each month
- Task recurring every 32 days
- Task recurring every 1 Jan

The best program for Android is Due Today.

DueToday (for Android)
Don't use versions after 2.1.5 (including 2.1.13 and 2.1.14) if you need regenerating tasks as they do not work there.

Features:
- Drag tasks to order them

- Tasks can have notes
- Regenerate task in n days (e.g. a tasks automatically regenerates in 3 days after it is completed)
- Hide completed tasks
- Uncomplete tasks
- Different color for overdue tasks
- Categories of tasks
- Sort tasks by categories
- Possibility to see future tasks also
- See future tasks in a separate group
- Put a symbol near task subject that the task has notes
- One task can belong to many tags
- Select tags when creating a task
- When creating new tasks, start and due date are not specified by default
- Tap a date to select it in the calendar
- Repeat task every Mon, Wed, Fri.
- Repeat task every 1st date of each month.
- Repeat task every 3 days.
- Repeat task every 1 Jan.
- Unlimited number of categories
- Unlimited number of tasks in a category
- Search in subjects and notes
- Easy to enter and edit long subjects of tasks
- Change set of fields to be displayed when adding a new task
- Check a checkbox to complete a task
- Remember positions of dragged tasks
- Dark theme
- Task subject can consist of many lines
- Delegate tasks to other people
- Subtasks
- Possibility to duplicate tasks (but not parent tasks together with subtasks)

Wanted features:
- Select contacts from address book after clicking "Assign to"
- Link tasks to contacts from address book (in order to know what I should do with a person when I meet him)
- Display tag names in tasks (not only tag label)
- Select multiple tasks
- Select multiple tasks which are not nearby
- Duplicate parent tasks together with subtasks (parent tasks could be used as template checklists). It is possible in GQueues: www.gqueues.com/help/tasks#duplicateWithSubs


Bugs:
- "Drag and drop tasks to order them" works bad - does not look nice and often a neighbor task disappears and stays invisible until you exit the list of tasks and enter it again. In Business Tasks and Every Task the feature of dragging tasks is implemented better.

Some other interesting apps. None of them has all mandatory features.

Business Tasks (for Android)
www.play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appgenix.biztasks  

Does not have 1 mandatory feature: it is impossible to hide future tasks.
It is also impossible to assign several tags to a task.


My Life Organized (for Android)
www.mylifeorganized.net/products/my-life-organized/Android-todo-list.htm


It almost does not have possibilities for recurrence of tasks.
It does not have the following features:
- Task can be linked to contacts
- Recurring tasks (recurring tasks are possible but this functionality is primitive)
- Regenerating tasks (e.g. a tasks automatically regenerates in 3 days after it is completed)
- Different color for overdue tasks
- Select multiple tasks
- Create a new task for a group tapping header of the group
- Tap a date to select it in the calendar

My Life Organized has some interesting features:
- Unlimited hierarchy of groups of tasks
- Unlimited number of groups of tasks
- Drag groups of tasks to order them

- Unlimited number of tasks (now the number is limited to 26 groups and 99 tasks in each group)
- Search in subjects and notes
- Easy to enter and edit long names of tasks
- Check a checkbox to complete a task
- Remember positions of dragged tasks (Pocket Informant not always remembers them)

Pocket Informant for Android (tasks module)
www.webis.net/wp/pocket-informant-android

Does not have the following mandatory features:
- Move tasks to order them

Pocket Informant for Android does not have the following features:
- Drag tasks to order them (though you can move a task to the top by setting its "Action" to "Next task" and creating a sort rule to place "next task" on the top)
- Task can be linked to contacts
- Display category under task subject

Interesting features:

- Unlimited number of tasks
- Search in subjects and notes
- Multiline field for entering subject of a task (or one but long line) - useful for long subjects of tasks
- Unlimited number of projects
- Change set of fields (create own task template)
- Tap a task to edit it
- Select multiple tasks which are not nearby 
- Check a checkbox to complete a task   

AnTreNotes
www.fannsoftware.com


AnTreNotes does not have some mandatory features, such as hiding future tasks, creating recurring and regenerating tasks etc.

Interesting features:
- Unlimited hierarchy of projects
- Unlimited number of projects
- Drag projects to order them
- Drag tasks to order them

- Unlimited number of tasks
- Search in subjects and notes
- Multiline field for entering subject of a task (or one but long line) - useful for long subjects of tasks

Other interesting tasks organizers:

- Alfred Fritz Outliner for Android (http://android-outliner.blogspot.com)
Hide future tasks, move tasks, collapsable unlimited tree but no recurring and regenerating tasks.
- Tasks+ To Do List Manager
You can choose whether a new task is added to the top of the list of tasks or to the bottom.
You can assign sort preference to only current list of tasks or to all lists.
Recycle bin for deleted tasks
Only 2 mandatory requirements are not met: hide future tasks, repeat a task every 32 days.
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    1 comment:

    1. From my research of almost all the task apps on android, I have found Tasks+ to be THE BEST.
      However, the developer seems to have abandoned the project since there is no response to mails and there has been no improvements for almost a year.

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