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.
Task List Guru is a free task list organizer ideal for personal task management and small project management. You can organize not just tasks, but also task lists, notes and reminders. The free task manager has a hierarchical task list tree with icons that allows you to organize all your todo lists and notes in a structure with icons. You can choose from 48 different colorful icons - this makes using this organizer fun.
When it comes to task management, Task List Guru allows you to specify Priority, Due Date, Type and notes for each task.
One of the greatest features is the ability to drag & drop everything using mouse in order to reorder it. Easily reorder tasks and to-do lists with just one click. The program will remember your custom task order.
Task List Guru is very easy to use and has clean and intuitive design.
Hierarchical task list tree with 48 different icons to choose from for your task lists.
Reminders with snooze feature.
Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste tasks and to-do lists).
Reorder tasks and task lists using drag & drop.
Export to HTML and CSV (Excel compatible).
Portable (can be deployed to USB flash drive).
Color tasks by priorities.
Highlight tasks with today and expired due dates.
Create task-independent notes in the tree ("memos").
Global hotkey to activate the program.
Global hotkey to add new task.
Customizable fonts, colors.
Easy database backup.
As you can see, whether you need just a simple checklist app or more advanced task list manager, Task List Guru can help you. And hey, you can't beat the price.
Get your to-do list organized now. Choose your custom icons, colors, priorities - being organized can be fun.
Become the productivity guru today. Getting organized has never been easier.
- 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
- one small minus for that you can't choose the starting date
I really like this software (and especially its simpleness) even if I prefer a little bit more some multifonctional task lists and calenders.
VERY CUSTOMIZIBLE!!, EASY TO USE!, GOOD INTERFACE, BETTER THAN OUTLOOK, SEPARATE PROGRAM - NO NEED TO OPEN BIGGER PROGRAMS JUST TO USE THE TASK MANAGER
SO FAR NONE
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.
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.
The tree view is limited to 25 items and tasks cannot be batch-edited.
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.
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.
None that come to mind ....
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.
Fast and easy to use
Does what it needs to without overloading on features
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.
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.