CNET Editors' review
We find to-do lists to be one of the easiest ways to increase our productivity and ensure that everything gets done. We typically go for a notepad and pen, but there are definite advantages to using software instead: it's easier to reorder and prioritize tasks and keep the list looking neat and clean. TodoPlus is a simple program that really only does one thing -- creates to-do lists -- and does it well. We think it's a great choice if you're looking for a straightforward way to organize your tasks.
TodoPlus has a plain and intuitive interface, with a toolbar across the top that gives you access to its features. TodoPlus lets you create separate files in order to keep tasks for specific projects separate, which we liked. Adding a new task is simply a matter of clicking the appropriate button to insert it above or below any existing task, and it's easy to move tasks up and down within the list. We especially liked the fact that you can create new tasks using text stored in the clipboard by simply clicking a toolbar button. You can also create multiple levels of subtasks, which is a great way to keep things organized. When a task is complete, simply check the box next to it, and TodoPlus grays it out. You can also assign stars to particularly important tasks, and these tasks can be hidden and unhidden with a button on the toolbar. We found the program to be quite easy to use, but the HTML Help file was thorough and included a quick start guide. Overall, TodoPlus isn't fancy, but it proved to be an especially effective way of keeping track of important tasks.
TodoPlus installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.
Free task manager. Organize large to-do lists the easy way. Focus on your most important tasks first. Reduce time spend on unimportant tasks. Stay focused on one task at a time. Always know what to do next. Achieve more in less time by being more productive. Key Features: 1. Easy to use - TodoPlus is designed with productivity and simplicity in mind. It is fast to add and organize many tasks. 2. Filters - Focus on your most important tasks using filtering : Hide unimportant tasks and/or finished tasks. 3. Sub-tasks - You can have many levels of sub-tasks, that can be opened and closed like folders - and even hidden if "unimportant". 4. Password protection - Files are encrypted and backed up and you may add a password to each file. 5. Accessibility - Keyboard shortcuts for anything. Fast access to tools. Resizeable fonts. 6. Multiple lines per task - Tasks titles can have multiple lines of text. 7. Search for tags - Search through large files for tags like 'email', 'phone' and 'urgent'. 8. Continue where you left off - TodoPlus remembers all your settings including window position/size, font face/size, filter settings, file history the last opened file. 9. Import/Export tasks - Import tasks from other software, import and export individual tasks with sub-tasks. Copy/paste task-lists from web pages and text editors without having to save files first - TodoPlus auto-separate the tasks. Preview in web browser, can be easily transferred back to other text-editors and email software. 10. Cross-platform - TodoPlus works both on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X and the TodoPlus fileformat (*.plan) is the same.
What's new in this version: Version 2.4 fixes bug in Find Tool.
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"Does the job but no calendar function"
Version: TodoPlus 2.0
Easy to use.
Price is right.
Lacks any calendar function. You can't set yourself a time to do something.
Basic and straight forward. If your needs are simple, this tool is great.
"where's the due date"
Version: TodoPlus 1.840
Easy enough to figure out
Needs more fields. It lacks the ability (from what I could figure out) to add a due date for tasks and to categorize them. The priority rankings are limited (it's either a "no star" or "one star"). It uses 7 times as much memory as another task manager software, What To Do, which has all of the things I listed above.
Needs more fields.
"'Abysmal' only because malware was found in it!"
Version: TodoPlus 1.620
None at present, considering the immediate discovery of malware.
Upon my starting the installer and the system getting my approval for installation, a brief display (indicating unzipping of files, I suppose) appeared followed by both an option-to-continue dialog window as well as a popup from my Avira AntiVir Personal "Guard" saying that Malware 'TR/Drop.AphexLace.ee' was found in file "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\...\00086#todoplus.exe".
Please either remove the malware or convince Avira that the supposed malware really is not malware. I presently use a rather old Lotus Word Pro for handling my to-do lists; I use Word Pro's outline capabilities for doing this. Word Pro is great for this purpose and I've worked out lots of nice work-arounds for some of its limitations, but I'd like to see if there is software that is even better; to-do list maintenance still tends to be time-consuming. I would particularly like to see better, general inter-operablility and interfacing with other software. And I would like to see automatic time/dating of completed items with editing allowed. Entries in Word Pro are very easy to re-order and rearrange. I presently remove all "completed" entries to a separate time-ordered list later in the file. And it would be nice to quickly create pop-up reminders for selected items.
"Simple, just like it should be."
Version: TodoPlus 1.620
The interface is uncluttered and easy to figure out. Adding tasks, editing them, re-organizing them, etc. have all been a breeze. This is the first to-do list software that I've liked enough to actually use regularly.
If you expand the window to full screen, you might find yourself wishing the toolbar icons were a bit bigger.
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