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Swift To-Do List

$99
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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 12 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.515
  • Total Downloads:
    8,390
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    27.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Call them what you will -- task managers, organizers, or personal assistants -- but software designed to help busy people stay a step ahead of the competition (or disaster) is practically as old as computing, itself. It sometimes seems like we've tried them all, yet few have been "keepers." So we were intrigued by Dextronet's Swift To-Do List since other picky users seemed to like it. It's shareware, so it needs to offer a lot of features and performance to stand out from the freeware crowd -- and it does. But you can try it free for 30 days to see if it suits your needs. Swift To-Do List 8 is ready for Windows 8.

Swift To-Do List's welcome screen offered two options: Empty Database, to start a new database, or Sample Database, to view example data. While the program's neatly partitioned Explorer-style layout and attractive icon suite seemed easy enough to grasp, we nevertheless started with the sample data, which is one of the best and fastest ways to learn to use programs such as Swift To-Do List. The first page of a Quick Start Guide appeared next. For good measure, we also opened the extensive Help file and toured the other resources on the Help menu. The documentation recommends starting with the Basics overview, which describes how to set up the program's tree view-based to-do list, database, and encryption; configure pop-up reminders and alarms; import and sync e-mail, browser, and mobile data and devices; configure filters; and much more. The Import Wizard made it easy to import not only contacts but also tasks from Outlook. We like the ability to completely customize the tree view, icons, and so on; in fact, it seems like there's very little about Swift To-Do List that can't be customized or configured.

We're impressed by Swift To-Do List and don't doubt its claim to help reduce stress and bring "peace of mind" to busy people who take advantage of its many capabilities. The full version costs $44.95 -- not expensive, though more than similar tools. But Swift To-Do List's 30-day trial makes for a stress-free decision.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Swift To-Do List 8.052.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Dextronet rewards customers by sticking it to them!"

July 16, 2016  |  By scottgsmith

2016-07-16 22:15:36  |  By scottgsmith

 |  Version: Swift To-Do List 9.515

Pros

It looks nice, and there are a lot of options for organizing your tasks.

Cons

Dextronet's pricing for Swift To-Do List is really ludicrous. Look around for other companies that do this kind of thing to their customers... oh that's right, I can't think of a successful software maker that puts the screws to their customers like Dextronet does. To be able to sync your data, you have to pay an exorbitant amount per year, and that's for a sync service that is sub-par when compared to many other companies who provide it for free.
Swift To-Do List is basically a closed system - meaning, that you only have it on Windows. There are mobile versions, but they are basically just the Windows version, all squashed down on a mobile platform. That makes for a very unfriendly type of working environment.

Summary

Does the software work? Yep, it does. And it's pretty.
But consider the fact that there are applications and online services out there that are less expensive and provide FAR more features, and it becomes a pretty simple decision point with Swift To-Do List - It Isn't Worth The Money.
But even if it were free, it is a bad choice to lock yourself into a software ecosystem that is not totally 'connected'. These days, a lot of companies have software that will run on just about any desktop or mobile platform, and also provide more features.
And most importantly, you shouldn't reward a company with business if they are not going to treat you well.

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1 stars

"Outrageous payment plan after upgrade"

February 26, 2016  |  By earendile

2016-02-26 05:05:12  |  By earendile

 |  Version: Swift To-Do List 9.515

Pros

Good intuitive interface

Cons

What?!? We paid for four pro licence and this was already quite expensive (even with a little price reduction that the editor kindly granted us) , with a beta feature allowing to synchronise task between users (it was what we were looking for). It was not fully functional but it was ok for beta and we bought our licences knowing the full feature would come.
How surprised were we when the new version came out and we realized that now to be able to either synchronise or use the android app we had to switch to a yearly subscription plan of 99$ per year and per user and that the previous possibility were deactivated for those who wouldn't accept to be strong harmed into paying outrageous prices for the rest of their lives. This is the worst and most unfair customer management I ever encountered. This is not cow milking it is cow raping.

Summary

Avoid this editor at all cost.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.515
Version 9.515: new online sync, mobile apps, and Web app.
General
Publisher Dextronet
Publisher web site http://www.dextronet.com
Release Date January 20, 2016
Date Added January 20, 2016
Version 9.515
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.89MB
File Name swifttodolist.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,390
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99

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