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Taskpad

by iLabs LLC
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.2
  • - Drag and drop support for Android 3.0 and higher. Click and hold tasks on the list.
  • - New 4*1 widget for supporting quick task entries including quick voice/picture attachments
  • - Fixed the issue while deleting tasks on older versions of android

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004UMMWVY
  • Release Date: March 31, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,430 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Manage priorities in categorized lists
  • Sync to google tasks
  • Potentially sync to multiple android devices when you sync to google tasks
  • Color-code your lists
  • Organize tasks into customizable quadrants
  • Choose from multiple widgets
  • Set proactive reminders
  • Create Picture notes, audio notes, and text notes
  • Attach contacts to tasks

Product Description
Taskpad
Attach pictures, voice recordings, and contacts to tasks
Taskpad
Organize tasks into quadrants and folders
Your Personal Assistant

Taskpad is a simple, intuitive, and powerful tool. It is designed to be a 21st century tool for effective task management. Unleash the power of your device and make it your personal assistant.

Attach Pictures, Voice Recordings, and Contacts

TaskPad integrates seamlessly with your device's camera, voice recorder, address book, and alarms, effectively taking your productivity to next level. You can click a picture and attach to the task. You can record a voice as an attachment and attach a contact from your address book to the task for handy reference later.

Quadrants and Folders - Organize and Prioritize on ROI

Unlike simple list-based task management where tasks are not prioritized as needed, Taskpad allows you to differentiate tasks based on priority and ROI, and thus helps you to work on higher priority tasks at all times. Taskpad is able to mix and match tasks with different priorities and categories but avoids clutter through highly effective organization.

TaskPad organizes your tasks in to color coded folders. You can customize the name or color of the folder to suit your taste. Under each folder, the tasks are organized in to four quadrants. The four quadrants define the ROI of each task. Most notable is that quadrants are customizable. You can change the labels of quadrants to suit your style of priority management. The out of box quadrants are set up as an innovative way to think about your tasks in terms of car driving modes. The four quadrants are:

  • Forward (contains tasks which help you progress towards your goal)
  • Neutral (contains the tasks which need to be completed just to stay where you are, such as paying the mortgage or buying groceries)
  • Reverse (contains tasks which are time wasters and hamper your progress towards goal--these tasks can be delegated)
  • Parking (contains tasks which can wait and do not damage your goals if they are put on the back burner)
Proactive Reminders

TaskPad takes reminders a step ahead and helps you be more proactive--you don't need to wait until there is a reminder. When you click on one of your reminders, you can also view all the overdue reminders and active reminders coming up for the current day. You always have a flexibility to snooze them based on changed priorities.

Search Tasks

TaskPad supports quick search of your tasks within TaskPad. Also, TaskPad can be configured to support searching of your tasks from outside the app using your device's search button.

Switch Between Views

As you switch between different tasks throughout the day, it is sometimes easy to glance at all your tasks at once. TaskPad not only allows you to view all tasks at one time, but also allows you to view all done tasks, all overdue tasks, or all today's tasks in one glance.

Customization

TaskPad allows plenty of customizations including but not limited to font sizes, styles, reminder preferences etc.

Widgets

Perhaps the best features of Taskpad are the TaskPad widgets. Beautiful widgets allow you to access almost all features of the app from one place. The 4x1 Widget also refreshes your active reminder tasks every hour on to your device desktop. You can also use next/prev buttons to scan the reminders.

A Note on App Permissions

From the Developer: "TaskPad uses the Reads Contact Data permission to enable the ability to attach a contact to a task. Users can click on the contact icon within TaskPad to open a contact and call, e-mail, or message the contact from within the app."


Technical Details

  • Size: 1.5MB
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Developed By: iLabs LLC
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Broadcast an Intent to set an alarm for the user
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Given a proper try, you just might LIKE this app May 11, 2011
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Instead of unsubstantiated claims and subjective opinions, let's take a look at the actual functionality of this app and whether or not it's useful.

When you first open the app, you're presented with a 4-way split screen, with each "quadrant" being titled; Forward, Neutral, Reverse and Parking. Right off the bat, for me anyway, that presents a bit of a head-scratching "huh" moment. But then I pressed the little '?' button on the bottom left of the screen, which then opens the help page on my browser. I then navigate to their FAQ section, where they explain the concept that those quadrants are analogous to driving; So 'Forward' would be for tasks that drive you forward towards your goals, and 'Neutral' are more common tasks that need doing but don't contribute to a goal (ie. buying groceries), and so on.

Don't like that driving analogy? No problem, just press on any of the title names and change it to whatever you like...Maybe Urgent/High/Medium/Low as in priorities? Whatever you like.

A common complaint I've seen in the reviews is the "ugly colors". Well, those colors actually serve a purpose! Within each of the tasks you create, you can also set them to a category...And for those categories you can assign a specific highlight color. So...Within each of the quadrants, you can have whatever number of tasks and those tasks can be color coded for easier distinction of the type/category of task it is.

Don't like the colors? Fine, don't use 'em.

Also within each task you can attach a contact, sound note, and/or capture a picture from your camera. A fairly nifty and I think quite useful and helpful feature...!!BUT!! unfortunately the sound note and picture capture aren't working for me on my Nexus One (Android 2.3.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars James. J May 11, 2011
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The negative reviews are from people that apparently didn't take the time to actually use the app. It might be just me but the user interface is WAY better than all the other task managers I have used. It does need refinement though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Honest Review May 13, 2011
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I have used other apps such as ASTRID, Evernote, & Note Everything. This app is not bad at all, except for a couple issues: recurring events & changing folder names.
It does exactly what it advertises. I like the quadrant view & to me it is a pretty simple app to use (not sure what people are complaining about).
If you do not care to sync to Google calendar or Gtasks online it is a very capable app. If you do, I recommend Note Everything. I am actually using both. This for non syncing items due to the quadrant view. Hope this review actually gives you real help.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A unique approach to task management May 11, 2011
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Ok, so lot's of negative reviews, it doesn't squeak like a rubber ducky when you push buttons, and you can't blow up aliens invading your city. Nor does it have fluffy, bubbly interface features. If that's what you are looking for, then this is not for you. Not an eye-candy app. But, functionally, it's actually a pretty fresh approach to prioritizing your tasks. I like the concept of negative tasks...things you just gotta do, but it's not moving you any closer to your goals...then there are the positive, or other quadrants that help you easily see stuff you need to do, and can actually get excited about doing. I think the idea is great and well thought out...Sure the UI needs some work, but I gave it more stars because the idea is really quite good. Give it a try, you might like it. It also seems to integrate with the phone's other funtions also like camera/voice...
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20 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away... May 11, 2011
If I could rate 1/2 star is would. Very Poor design and UI. Loses tasks, looking at when the 5 star reviews were done it's obvious the developer and his or her friends rated their own product. All the high ratings are within a week of eachother and the one stars are sporadically throughout the month... which shows they are real purchases and real reviews. This app is not worth being free. Sorry Amazon you wasted your time getting this one.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Booooooo May 11, 2011
Really ugly looking app. It works okay but there are much better alternatives for free. You'll notice that this app is pretty much rated five stars or one star which means the developer is writing a lot of fake over hyped reviews. Pathetic. Don't even download for free as you'll give this lazy and uncreative developer 20% of the jacked up, way too high for a crappy app, purchase price. Booooooo. Boooooo. Shame on this dev.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By S T
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After I downloaded it, the UI did throw me off because it is a little confusing and a little rough around the edges. It isn't as pretty as Astrid, Jorte, or some of the other task management apps that I've tried, but it is by far the most interesting. I uninstalled it at first because it wasn't pretty but I've always felt something missing from the other task management apps and after trolling the productivity apps list for a while, I decided to give it another chance. I hit the little (?) button and got an explanation for the four quadrants as well as how to use and customize the app.

So far I am very happy with this app and am glad I gave it a second try. The best thing about this app is that it neatly divides my tasks into distinct priorities and I can quickly decide what needs to be done first.

I guess all I'm saying is that I find this app to be extremely useful. Other apps may be preferable because they're pretty but if they don't do the job then what's the point? Give this app a try. I know that different people have different preferences so who knows, this app might just be right for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 for effort (mine)
I can see why there are so many one star reviews of this app. When you first open it it can be a little overwhelming. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bella's Shelf
3.0 out of 5 stars love it but...
I love the app. I love separating my tasks by the four priorities. However it keeps force closing on my kindle fire, and I can't sync with Google.
Published 16 months ago by TanyaJust
4.0 out of 5 stars galaxy nexus
I am upset that my device is not supported by this application. I feel developer's need to continue to update their software to keep up with technology especially if its a paid... Read more
Published on December 25, 2011 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars No Google Tasks?
I found this tool pointless in the fact that I use Google Tasks. Without that integrated, I have no use for it.
Published on July 17, 2011 by Eric Schuetz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for procrastinators like me.
Tremendously easy to set up and use. Dont like a feature? Don't hesitate to give feedback. Developer welcomed my comments and responded quickly. Read more
Published on June 6, 2011 by TheSterlingOne
1.0 out of 5 stars fail
I thought this was this was a fantastic way to keep my self organized. I love the four different panes. It's great for prioritizing. I fell in love with the different categories. Read more
Published on May 30, 2011 by W. Savacool
2.0 out of 5 stars Just didn't do it for me
I gave it an honest shot. I really wanted this to help me out, I mean, who wouldn't? But I just could not really get into it or find more productivity from this than I do from a... Read more
Published on May 19, 2011 by James Duckett
3.0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY has potential...not bad at all
Taskpad is an adequate app for to-do lists and goal setting, currently with some shortcomings that can EASILY be fixed. Read more
Published on May 17, 2011 by Darren T
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible GUI
This app seems to complete it's task ok. But the GUI is just plain terrible, not customizeable except for a limited selection of colors. Read more
Published on May 16, 2011 by Uncertain
1.0 out of 5 stars no options poor layout
very poor layout especially considering the price its not user friendly just not worth the money and i got the app when it was free and still didnt want it
Published on May 12, 2011 by JORDAN TARA
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Task Management app versus Note taking apps.
Yikes, your app is taking hits from reviewers. Sorta unfair, as it's useful for those who have a use for the quadrants, and for those who need lots of hooks (priority, dates, color, attachments) for each note.

A problem is that you're competing with sync'ing task/notes apps, like Google... Read More
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