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mlb32704

Posted Jan 11, 2021 in: Toodledo still alive?
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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2021
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Posted by Ummagumma:
FWIW, I started a poll some time ago asking what solutions had people settled for.

Here are the results so far.

http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/pfwmsx/my-plan/view

It seems the biggest group went to RTM.


Thanks for reposting this. My front runner continues to be Task Angel. I’m hoping that they can deliver a stand alone solution for both Web and iOS if and when Toodledo pulls the plug for real. For now it’s still working for me and I really don’t see any other solution out there that looks and works like Toodledo. So I guess I would be Task Angel first, hoping for a Toodledo miracle second :)
mlb32704

Posted Dec 27, 2020 in: Notes autoscrolling to bottom on iphone
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  • Posted: Dec 27, 2020
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Posted by Larry3:


I don't think you'll ever see a fix. In fact, I think Toodledo is abandonware. I'd love it if a developer would log on and tell me I'm totally wrong. But I'm not holding my breath.


FYI, I actually sent a long detailed polite but to the point message to Pink Java Media LLC the other day, pleading with them to check into these forums and tell everyone what's going on (i.e. future of the application, any fixes or additional functionality coming, and how the user base is supposed to get in touch). I don't expect to here anything back but I tried. It's really a shame, they've got a large loyal base that is basically begging to pay money for their Pro subscriptions and asking for support on the most basic of fixes and there's just nobody running the ship. I have Task Angel up and running side by side and I am ready to go if and when they pull the plug for real, but I'm hoping that they don't. For all of its faults, issues and total lack of support, Toodledo still is the best application out there for my specific needs.

PS the scrolling note issue is one of many that I submitted for a bug fix months ago.


This message was edited Dec 27, 2020.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 27, 2020 in: TickTick? Sorting? Other Solutions?
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  • Posted: Dec 27, 2020
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I did hear back from Task Angel on this. It sounds like they will have a CSV import function or the like from Toodledodo to whatever solutions they are offering at the time, if and when ToodleDo shuts down. So that’s good news. All in all, a week or so into testing Task Angel side by side with Toodledo, I am very impressed with both their solutions and their responsiveness.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 25, 2020 in: Apple Watch App
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  • Posted: Dec 25, 2020
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Posted by Joxn:
At first it looked like it was not working for me, too. I just saw an empty hotlist in the watch while the hotlist on the iPhone was not empty.

By doing a long press on the watch display, I was able to add a test task. This was synchronised with the iPhone and at the same time the watch received all updates from the phone.

Afterwards the watch was showing the correct hotlist and kept it in sync as expected.


I can’t believe that works :) Thank you! Do I have to regularly create a test task to get it to sync or just that one time and I’m set?
mlb32704

Posted Dec 25, 2020 in: TickTick? Sorting? Other Solutions?
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  • Posted: Dec 25, 2020
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Posted by jogo:
The original poster is "more than worried that ToodleDo will be shut down" and looking for a solid plan B that includes sync on a Windows system.

It wouldn't make sense to consider TaskAngel for this unless they are no longer dependent on ToodleDo for Windows sync. I figured either the dependency is going/gone or the OP might not know about it.


You are correct, I did not realize until now that Task Angel is dependent upon Toodledo data and servers for all of its solutions.

But I have an idea, at least for iOS...

Right now, once per week, I download all tasks and notebooks in CSV from Toodledo. As part of that weekly backup/prep process to cover my bases in case Toodledo shuts down, I will now change the sync option in Task Angel on all of my iOS devices from Toodledo to iCloud Drive then back to Toodledo again. If and whenever Toodledo pulls the plug, I would have only slightly stale data that I could then use the latest view of Toodledo on my devices to update. Not perfect but close to it.

Ok so now I’m sticking with Task Angel again. My outstanding question would be how to get the most current data into a Windows version of Task Angel if they pull the plug, that I don’t know. I don’t think Task Angel’s Window version currently supports CSV import so I’m asking them how they would do it and I’ll post back.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 24, 2020 in: TickTick? Sorting? Other Solutions?
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  • Posted: Dec 24, 2020
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Posted by Larry3:
Right now Task Angel syncs via Toodledo servers which is fine for as long as their servers function. It can also sync via iCloud..


Holy cow. Great. Well, I hope that Task Angel is paying attention to what’s going on at Toodledo and has a plan beyond relying upon Toodledo servers to feed data to populate its applications long term. I’m at a loss, I should have realized that that was the case: I guess we’ll see.

I’ve spoken directly with Task Angel and their Windows application is a one time fee of $14.95 for two devices. I think that they offer some volume discounts beyond that but I’m not sure. I would need a total of three licenses.

Again, if they continue to be tied to Toodledo and its servers to work, then I need to look elsewhere for yet another alternative. Plan C lol!
mlb32704

Posted Dec 24, 2020 in: TickTick? Sorting? Other Solutions?
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  • Posted: Dec 24, 2020
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Update - I have confirmed with TickTick that they do not have sorting on multiple criteria, and they have no plans to do so anytime soon but they will "let their development team know about it". Yeah. So unless you can survive on sorting your to do list on one criteria, you probably need a different solution than TickTick.

I am back on the Task Angel train. A very solid solution with as much or more functionality than Toodledo, although the look and feel is nowhere near the current iOS and Windows versions of Toodledo. But you get so much with the free iOS version of Task Angel including but certainly not limited to the ability to sort on three criteria as well as group tasks, and much more. I actually really like their Windows based solution too, I've been hesitant about spending $15 per PC for it, especially since I haven't confirmed whether that's $15 one time or per year. But as I've spent more and more time playing with it, I'm willing to spend the money if it's a one time license. Maybe if enough Toodledo clients migrate to Task Angel and do the same, some of those funds might go back into further improving their already decent apps, who knows.

So now I'm ready in case Toodledo pulls the plug :)


This message was edited Dec 24, 2020.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 23, 2020 in: TickTick? Sorting? Other Solutions?
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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2020
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While I am still actively using Toodledo on a daily basis as my go to iOS and Windows app for to do lists and notes, the lack of any response from anyone at Toodledo in months to any requests, discussions, etc. has me more than worried that Toodledo will be shut down. So while I am still a HUGE Toodledo fan, and will not stop using it until I am forced to, I also recognize the importance of having a solid Plan B. Based on my analysis of every alternative that has been suggested, as well as those that I’ve discovered on my own, my front runner continues to be TickTick. It offers the most similar functionality to what I currently use in Toodledo, and I’ve got it up and running in a test environment, looking and behaving a lot like Toodledo.

With one major exception...sorting :(

I never really appreciated the stock sorting capabilities of Toodledo until I didn’t have it. With Toodledo I get three criteria for free, and I only need and use two - date then tag. Most people use date then priority, I understand but date then tag works better for me. I can get my daily task list into the exact order that I want.

Unfortunately, while TickTick offers everything else that I currently have with Toodledo, it only offers one sort criteria. One. And I see years of TickTick forum requests saying “thanks, that’s a great idea, we’ll keep you posted” and you know what that means :) So I’m at an impasse now. I either learn to live with one sort criteria, or start to re-examine some of the other solutions out there. I am up for suggestions.

My wish list is simple...a free to do list that runs on iOS, Windows, and the Apple Watch if possible (TickTick supports all three); basic task functions like repeating tasks, folders, due dates, tags, a notes field for free form text, status and priority; and at least TWO sorting capabilities lol. A separate notes section and functionality like Toodledo would be nice too but not a showstopper.

Task Angel is a very close 2nd but currently does not offer a free Windows solution to compliment their free iOS solution.

Any other ideas?


This message was edited Dec 24, 2020.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 15, 2020 in: Toodledo still alive?
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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
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Posted by CharleneTX:
Posted by kenckar:
Take a look at Task Angel too. It syncs with toodledo, but I have heard there are problems with that. It seems to ve pretty similar basic functionality though.


Just looked into Task Angel. The hunt continues for an Android and Windows solution. *sigh*


I've been speaking with the developer at Task Angel, do not give up on them just yet....

Good news, bad news, great news...

Good news - if you really dig down deep, Task Angel is THE best alternative out there for basic Toodledo users such as myself. You can get tasks and notes to look and behave just about the same as is the case on Toodledo, importing and synchronization are stellar, I have no complaints and could really get this to work for me.

Bad news - Task Angel for iOS is free. Task Angel for Windows? Try $14.95 for two devices! I don't know how to even respond to that, except that there is no way in h that I'm paying a dime let alone $14.95 for the same basic Task Angel app on Windows vs. iOS. And the clincher is that the Notes component of Task Angel is free to try, then $1 to buy :) That's kind of silly.

Great news - a Web based cross platform Task Angel is in the works, which would run on all platforms - Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Web etc. It sounds like it is very early on, so I'm hoping that Toodledo doesn't pull the plug anytime soon. No word on pricing yet, too early to tell but it won't be free. If it's a dollar or two, no big deal, but if it's priced anything like their Windows app, no way. Honestly, I think that these guys have got THE app to transition from Toodledo to, but they might be more geared towards businesses versus individual consumers? That's the only rationale that I can think of as to how they can charge what they are charging for essentially the same thing that others are charging little to nothing for.

Bottom line - Task Angel's upcoming new platform may or may not be the solution, based on pricing and timing relative to the slow death crawl of Toodledo. If Toodledo were to pull the plug today, or tomorrow, or even the next few weeks months, etc., my frontrunner is still TickTick. I can get TickTick real close, not as close as Task Angel, but very close, and they have been receptive and responsive to my questions as well. So that's a refreshing change to Toodledo at least :)

Hope this helps, good luck and everyone please keep sharing on this topic, very important.

PS keep backing up everything regularly. I did some digging on Toodledo "leadership", suffice it to say that they are focused on a totally different agenda right now that most definitely does not include Toodledo. It's gonna die at some point, no doubt, they've simply given up and I don't expect to hear from Anant or anyone else at Toodledo anytime soon. Maybe they'll have the dignity to at least let us know that they're shutting Toodledo down before they actually do it.

:)


This message was edited Dec 15, 2020.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 14, 2020 in: Toodledo still alive?
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  • Posted: Dec 14, 2020
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Posted by kenckar:
Take a look at Task Angel too. It syncs with toodledo, but I have heard there are problems with that. It seems to ve pretty similar basic functionality though.


Forgot about Task Angel, that is a great alternative that works well with Toodledo. I also find the person behind the app easy to get in touch with and helpful. Just like Toodledo lol.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 12, 2020 in: Toodledo Notes Alternatives
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  • Posted: Dec 12, 2020
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Posted by Ummagumma:
Copy-paste-copy-paste... even at 15 sec per note it’s just over an hour.


I think that I like your advice the best :)
mlb32704

Posted Dec 11, 2020 in: Toodledo Notes Alternatives
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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
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I thought that I had the alternative to Toodledo Notes lined up with Evernote, but they charge you for more than two synced devices, so they're gone.

I like Microsoft OneNote because it's simple, free, and has both a Windows 10 and an iOS app, but I cannot figure out how to get all of my Toodledo Notes (and I have a LOT of them, at last count 272!) into OneNote without manually copying and pasting each one individually. There doesn't seem to be any way to take my weekly Toodledo Notebook section .CSV export and import that directly into OneNote.

Does anyone know of a simple, free notes application that runs in both the Windows 10 and iOS environments, that will accept a CSV import of my existing Toodledo Notes?
mlb32704

Posted Dec 11, 2020 in: Toodledo still alive?
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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
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This post is for basic users, power users need not bother....

Toodledo is my to do list. It enabled me to move off of Palm to iOS in 2010 and I've been using it ever since. I am a BASIC user. I sort tasks by date then tags like 0001, 0002, etc. to prioritize within any given day. I use lots of standard and advanced repeats, and plenty of notes attached to tasks, but that's pretty much it. I use the Notebook section too, but there's a million other options for that out there, I've used Evernote in the past, it's fine. I really don't use any other Toodledo functionality albeit I do acknowledge that there is a ton available to power users. I read someone in the forums going on and on about how Toodledo should ignore basic users who are bringing everyone else down, lmao. OK, I guess that I'm guilty of keeping Toodledo in the Dark Ages. I get upset when they change a font :) Hey, I don't need the added functionality, sorry.

In any case, these are the alternatives that I've been evaluating:

TickTick
Google Tasks
ToDoist
Remember the Milk
Any.do
Microsoft To Do
2Do
GoodTask

Based on my own personal analysis and experience so far, for basic users such as myself that are looking to get as close as possible to the functionality, look and feel of Toodledo, my frontrunner is TickTick, with RTM a distant second. Each one of the others have some issue that are showstoppers to me, but someone else might find them a better fit. Again, my opinion, just looking to help out others here.

I wish everyone here good luck, a safe and happy holiday season, and hopefully Toodledo will wake up and at least have the courtesy to let its loyal base know wth is going on at some point.


This message was edited Dec 11, 2020.
mlb32704

Posted Dec 11, 2020 in: Can't Modify Old and/or Repeating Tasks
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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
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Strativourakis, a belated but sincere thank you for posting responses on all of my outstanding issues. I'm glad that someone is at least trying to help.
I can understand the business rationale behind any plans to ultimately shut down Toodledo, but this lack of response from the company and it's non-existent support is just downright unprofessional, and quite frankly disrespectful of the strong, long established user base that has supported Toodledo all of these years. Jake and Co. would never have let it come to this, it just hasn't been the same since the present owners and management took over. In any case, I'm still using Toodledo as always, but I'm backing up EVERYTHING on a weekly basis, and I've started trying out alternatives. The best one that I've found so far is TickTick, with RTM a distant second, again, neither have the functionality or look and feel of Toodledo but what choice do I have? For my basic needs, free TickTick should be fine. Good luck and thank you once again.
mlb32704

Posted Nov 30, 2020 in: Apple Watch App?
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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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Repeat of previous message - will the Apple Watch app ever get fixed?
mlb32704

Posted Nov 30, 2020 in: Red Dot Over Settings on iOS App
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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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This issue is still outstanding. And annoying. Time to get rid of the red dot.
mlb32704

Posted Nov 30, 2020 in: Can't Access Task Note If URL Added
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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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Many time I will add a URL as a note in an uncompleted task. Unless I remember to add a bunch of spaced lines before the URL, it is impossible to access that note again without clicking on the URL and going out to it. This is a bug, similar to the bug that adds a thousand lines of space before existing notes. Not sure how or when it will ever be fixed but putting it out there for someone.
mlb32704

Posted Nov 30, 2020 in: Toodledo still alive?
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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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Do we really and truly believe that Toodledo is going to be sunset anytime soon, or is everyone just venting because Anant and Co. just don't respond to any support requests and the like anymore? I for one actually like the basics of Toodledo and don't want to switch to an alternative, but I'm staying tuned and keeping my options available. What's the closest/best and preferably free alternative, TickTick? Remember the Milk? Others?
mlb32704

Posted Nov 30, 2020 in: Apple Watch App
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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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No update from Toodledo on this months later, no surprise there. I'm much more interested in getting my list of uncompleted tasks or a hotlist view on the watch, versus using the watch as an input device for new tasks, but I'll take anything over what was delivered after waiting years for a new watch app. Which is junk that doesn't work.
mlb32704

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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2020
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As the title says, I've now had a number of instances where my list of uncompleted tasks doesn't match up across iOS devices and Windows computers. Seems to really be an issue with iOS apps, the Windows view is usually 100%. It will always be a task or two and no matter what I do I cannot get it to refresh and be the same across devices. My solution to date has been to delete the outlier task and reinput from scratch. Not a good solution. Does anyone have any ideas? Not counting on Toodledo Support which seems to be an oxymoron these days, hoping that someone in the Forums is experiencing the same thing and might have come up with a solution. Thanks.
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