Friday Quickcast: Create Simple To-do Lists With Todopub and Doomi

04Apr08

There are many to-do list applications out there but some of them have so many features that just setting up a simple list takes too much time.  For those of you who just want to type out a list and go on with your day, these two applications may be just what you’re looking for:

Todopub allows you to make simple lists that you can view online or on your mobile phone.  Set up is as easy as typing in a task and then deciding if you want to send it to an email address or to a phone.  You can also view your tasks in your Todopub account.

Doomi wants to stay out of your way by living on your desktop.  It runs on Adobe Air and allows you to type in a task and then set a timer for an alert.  When it’s time for you to complete your task a little window will pop-up and let you know your time is up.  When you’ve completed a task, just check it off and it will disappear into the completed task area which you can clean out at will.

Both of these to-do list applications are featured in my Friday Quickcast below:

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6 Responses to “Friday Quickcast: Create Simple To-do Lists With Todopub and Doomi”

  1. 1 Alec Dorling

    Todopub
    – doesnt scroll down home page in Firefox
    – you cant delete lists that you have created
    – you cant create a new item at start level when you have created sublevels
    – there is no indication if send to cellphone works outside US/Canada

    There is NO CONTACT INFORMATION (as far as I can see) to report errors/improvements

    However Todopub has great potential

  2. Alec,
    -it doesn’t scroll down in IE either. There is no need for scrolling unless your list is long and in that case, it does scroll.
    -You can delete a list you’ve created by hovering over the list title. You’ll see a delete option pop-up on the right side of the title box.
    -To create a new item at start level after you’ve created sublevels just click the arrow opposite the arrow you clicked to create the sublevel.
    -I suppose the best way to find out if your cellphone works is to test it out.

    You’re right about the contact information. Todopub is free though, so I can’t really argue with that. Hope this helps.

  3. 3 Carm Scott

    Hi Molly. I love your screencasts – you do a great job. Thanks for introducing these tools.

    I’m curious what tool you used in this one to rotate the desktops. By any chance is it Deskspace by Otaku Software? I’m curious because I do training and could use a tool like this. Thanks!

  4. Carm – the rotation you see is actually a transition that I added when editing the screencast. It’s one that’s included in my screencast software, Camtasia Studio v5. Sorry I couldn’t be more help–if you have any other questions feel free to drop me a note!

  5. Hey, cool. I just wrote a blogpost about something similar.
    http://clairedlunemedia.blogspot.com/2008/04/time-is-on-your-side-ways-to-prioritize.html

    I like Remember the Milk (www.rememberthemilk.com) because I’m weird about having to categorize tasks into subjects.

  6. 6 Carm Scott

    Thanks Molly. That is helpful. I have recently purchased Camtasia Studio 5 and have yet to get going on it, but it’s good to know that I can do this in my screencasts if not live.



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