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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

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 10,711
Downloads Last Week 6

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99
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