Task List Guru

Task List Guru

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
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Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.59
  • Total Downloads:
    23,148
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Dextronet's Task List Guru is a free tool for creating and managing personal task lists. It can also manage small projects, but it's not a project management tool designed to keep teams in touch; it's a personal organizer designed to keep your life on track by helping you organize and prioritize lists of tasks and keep track of notes and other reminders. Its approach is both familiar and unique, thanks to an Explorer-like tree view and handy icons for quick visual identification.

Task List Guru's installation wizard includes a seven-step quick-start guide that does a fine job of summarizing the program's methods and features. Task List Guru is based around the to-do list tree, a hierarchical tree view for organizing task icons. Selecting a Task on the to-do list tree opens it in the Task view in the upper half of the main window, with any associated Notes displayed in the lower half. We started with Task List Guru by creating, naming, and saving a new database for our lists and notes. The next step was to add to-do lists and tasks via the program's wizards, which let us set due dates, type, priority, and status as well as add Reminders and Notes. By default, the program saves new tasks to the open to-do list, which in our case was our default list. However, you can easily create as many to-do lists as you need and add tasks and notes to them just as easily. The Add To-Do List includes a wide selection of colorful tree icons, covering everything from blogging to banking, with several size options. We could customize lists, icons, and other program features and set hot eys, change fonts and colors, and configure how the program behaves in the options. Task List Guru can also save free-standing notes called Memos.

Personal organizers come in more flavors than gourmet jellybeans, or so it seems from the many different approaches they take to organizing what you tell them to, which in the end is all they're capable of doing. A tool that's fast, easy, and even fun to use, like Task List Guru, makes personal organization less of a chore.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Perfect task management"

May 09, 2014  |  By Liam_1976

 |  Version: Task List Guru 3.064

Pros

Able to capture multiple tasks under multiple projects. This has the perfect balance of ease of use and and simplicity.

Simple and easy to use and perfect for samll 2, 3, 4 item tasks or more complex projects.

Set up a task then add notes, reminders, to-do's etc.

Like the way it does one thing (manage tasks/lists/to-do's) without trying to be an email, calender, gantt chart, etc. Able to accomadate large an smaller projects depending on level of detail.

Really helps me to capture all my 'open loops' and focus on the work, and adding reminders so not having to worry about forgetting important things.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Brilliant software which covers a range of uses (simple to complex) easy to use and highly recommended!

Thanks!

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5 stars

"Great so far"

July 16, 2013  |  By marialexus

 |  Version: Task List Guru 3.0565

Pros

Very easy to use, simple to add tasks and archive completed.

Cons

Haven't found any cons so far.

Summary

This is a very easy to use task reminder. I use it every day.

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5 stars

"Simple and easy to use"

February 13, 2013  |  By CatherinaC

 |  Version: Task List Guru 3.040

Pros

- simple look, simple fonctions -> easy to use
- possibilities to organise tasks (e.g. alphabetically, by priority, type or due date)
- many possibilities for priority (with different colours) and type
- free

Cons

- one small minus for that you can't choose the starting date

Summary

I really like this software (and especially its simpleness) even if I prefer a little bit more some multifonctional task lists and calenders.

Must try product!

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5 stars

"PERFECT TASK MANAGEMENT"

September 29, 2012  |  By REDRUTHANN

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.671

Pros

VERY CUSTOMIZIBLE!!, EASY TO USE!, GOOD INTERFACE, BETTER THAN OUTLOOK, SEPARATE PROGRAM - NO NEED TO OPEN BIGGER PROGRAMS JUST TO USE THE TASK MANAGER

Cons

SO FAR NONE

Summary

I just downloaded this software - about 20 min ago and I can't believe it - I actually found a great task management software!!!
I don't usually write reviews right away, but this program is just great, I don't need to wait.

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5 stars

"Great Tool for desktop"

July 30, 2012  |  By prosimix

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.631

Pros

I love the multiple lists, the shortcuts, and that it is set to go on at startup. Simple, free, and ad free. Exactly what I was looking for. No glitches or freezeups.

Cons

I wish it had a synced iPhone app.

Summary

Evernote and Task List Guru should merge and create the perfect desktop/iPhone product. If they could expand their icon options together that would be great as well.

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5 stars

"Excellent Task Management Software"

June 15, 2012  |  By Philkwon

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.631

Pros

I have been downloading a whole lot of software from download.cnet.com since the last decade. The experience I've made with Task List Guru compelled me to write my first review ever. The program can be used by mere intuition, it does what it promises to do and if you use it wisely, it is really going to boost most users' productivity. Additionally, I've personally found the developer's help for the free product exceptionally constructive and friendly -- I've got the answers I wanted very fast, and (trust me) I had a whole lot of questions! I believe that quality support is almost as important in choosing a PC program as the product itself. It really tempts you to purchase one of the feature-packed heavyweight upgrades.

Cons

The tree view is limited to 25 items and tasks cannot be batch-edited.

Summary

After extensive searching, I personally felt that this was precisely the productivity software I was looking for. But before you use Task List Guru with real day-to-day tasks, test its limits or download a time-limited trial version of the (paid) upgrade Swift To-Do List to determine whether this software meets your own expectations.

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5 stars

"by far the BEST task mgr ever! and it can go on USB!"

January 17, 2012  |  By cyclops65

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.337

Pros

The UI/layout of this app is just amazing. It has every feature I could want yet retains simplicity of form. That's a neat trick. And, it even can go to your USB stick! (just click on "File" then "Deploy to USB Flash Drive" and it installs it (w/all your lists) in a jiffy. I'm using this on usb instad of options offered by PortableApps.

Cons

None that come to mind ....

Summary

I'm so glad I found this. but it took a LOT of browsing to get to it. Cnet, why are you burying this wonderful app so deep in your catalog?? anyway, muchs thanks to both Cnet and the developer.

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4 stars

"Good with a couple of niggles"

January 12, 2012  |  By BeholdTheLantern

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.337

Pros

Fast and easy to use
Unobtrusive interface
Does what it needs to without overloading on features

Cons

No start date for tasks, which would have been useful. Can't expand folders to see all tasks in all archives at once. Means having to click to different archives, which is fine in principle but would be nice to see task names underneath without detail.

Summary

It's free! It works very well with only a couple of issues that most people might not even consider. It's light on features, which is a plus to me - I don't like programs trying to be all things to all people. Would recommend.

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5 stars

"Very good product which is simple to use."

November 04, 2011  |  By fransdiana

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.331

Pros

It keeps me focused through reminders I can set.

Cons

I did not find negatives so far!

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5 stars

"Very useful program. Great work."

October 15, 2011  |  By vheeswijk

 |  Version: Task List Guru 2.331

Pros

Ample room for making notes attached to each task.
Reordering of task made simple.

Cons

I did not found cons.

Summary

I have tried dozens of to-do apps in recent months and this is the best I have found. Highly recommended.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.59
Version 3.59 improved performance of some task-view operations and fixed rare bug related to Move Task Up/Down.
General
Publisher Dextronet
Publisher web site http://www.dextronet.com
Release Date August 27, 2013
Date Added August 28, 2013
Version 3.59
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.18MB
File Name TaskListGuru3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,148
Downloads Last Week 63
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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