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DrFrankBuck

Posted Mar 16, 2020 in: We’re Back
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Posted by samrwalker:
Forgot to ask other posters - what alternatives to ToodleDo have you switched to in the year or so since development stopped and the company went AWOL?

I've stopped using ToodleDo - but I miss the Scheduling function, and the ability to list by "Importance Level" - the combination of Deadline proximity, and Priority - if I could find a still-supported alternative product with these features that'd be great.


I went to Remember the Milk in October 2019. There is not the Sort by Importance function. RTM is extremely flexible and you might be able to create a "Smart List" to do that for you. Here is what I do, and this may serve as something satisfactory for you. I sort by Priority. When I click the "Due Today" button, I see all the Top priority followed by Medium priority, Low priority, and No priority. Within each priority, it's sorted by due date. So, the "Medium" tasks from yesterday that didn't get done are going to be towards the top of the Mediums and the Medium tasks with today's due date would be father down. That's similar to the way Toodledo's formula would handle them.

RTM went through a huge upgrade in 2016. Easy to use. The app is user-friendly. Support is very responsive. You can easily move your Toodledo tasks without having to rekey.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Feb 09, 2020 in: Pros/Cons of Alternatives to Toodledo.
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Thanks for putting this together:

https://i.imgur.com/0ftx4K8.png

I left Toodledo in Oct. 2018 in favor of Remember The Milk. With the day-to-day experience, there are some changes I would suggest in the chart:

Remember The Milk does offer both due date and due time. It even allows smart voice entry: "Call Joe Tuesday at 2PM"
Project Management--Not sure your criteria for something earning a check for "Project Management." Projects can be handled in several ways. For example, one can use "Lists" as the names for the projects and tasks associated with a project assigned to that list. A tag can be created with the project name and all tasks assigned to that project tagged appropriately.
Contexts--Create a tag for each context. Tag notes with the appropriate context and you've got it.
GTD--I was familiar with GTD before it was even called GTD. Not sure what you think it's missing. I guess the things that caused RTM to not get a check for "context" and "project management" are the reasons you didn't give it a check here.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jan 21, 2020 in: Adding task via IFTT
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Amend the applet you created. In the task line, after the merge field for the name of the task, put #today or #tomorrow or whatever your default due date is. NOt sure if there is also a symbol you could add that would assign the status. I never used that one.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Dec 28, 2019 in: Pros/Cons of Alternatives to Toodledo.
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I don't know why posts that I write are not appearing. I rarely even read the forum anymore.

After using Toodledo for around 6 years, I loved to Remember the Milk following Jake's departure and the changes in plan and pricing,
DrFrankBuck

Posted Dec 15, 2019 in: Pros/Cons of Alternatives to Toodledo.
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boydston01 , I went to RTM in October of 2018 and have been very pleased.

My sort order is "Priority," so clicking on "Today" gives me everything either die today OR anything overdue. (I love that feature, and it's one I had to do manually in Toodledo. I use Priority to segment my list into my "Fab 5," morning, afternoon, and evening.

I was excited about drag and drop, but in practice have not used it. There are two reasons

First, when you drag and drop, you have to be careful that the tasks just above and below where you want to drop "separate." Otherwise, you're dropping a task on another task and it becomes a subtask.

Even more important, for drag & drop to operate, you have to change the sort order to "Drag and Drop." It then no longer sorts by priority. For me, what works much better is to change priorities...and the keyboard shortcut for doing that is easy. Check the box by the task and type a "1" to make it "High", "2" for "Medium," etc. You can change as many as you like in mass by checking and then selecting the number (1, 2, 3, or 4). I have found it to be a quick way to get the list in the order I want to see.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Oct 29, 2019 in: Toodledo Update August 2019
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I left Toodledo a year ago in favor of Remember the Milk. Spent a day experimenting with RTM, Asana, TickTick, and Todoist.

RTM went through a MAJOR upgrade in 2016. When I chose Toodledo in 2012, I was it as superior to RTM. When I was looking for a Toodledo replacement in Oct. 2018, it was a different story. So many of the things that were talked about as being "coming" to Toodledo were already there in RTM. If you like keyboard shortcuts, you'll love RTM.

The features I feel are basic are in the RTM free plan (notes field for each task, ability to email into the task list) while in Todoist, you pay for them. While I use RTM Pro, since I teach productivity, it's important to me to be able to give the newbie something that is going to meet their needs without cost.

Yesterday, RTM rolled out a Gmail add-on that lets you create a task from an email even without emailing it to RTM. It looks like and performs like the Evernote add-on that appeared some months ago.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Aug 22, 2019 in: Anant, can you give us an update?
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Even more interesting.

When Jake left, the new owner would not address concerns in the forum. I even discussed this point with him in a private email. It's no wonder the tone of the conversations quickly became critical. I'm actually surprised they didn't shut down the forum altogether.

A better approach would have been to be active and leading the conversation. Jake did a great job in this arena.

Those who post in the forum regularly are those who are truly interested in digital organization and want the product they used to be the best one of the market.

Better read this post quickly before it becomes hidden as well!

I would invite anyone to correspond with me privately if you're interested in making a transition. I'll share what's worked for me. Frank (at) FrankBuck (dot) org.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Aug 21, 2019 in: Anant, can you give us an update?
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That's interesting. Don't know what's happening. Let me share a couple of posts that I think will be helpful as far as why I made the choice I did and what others could expect from Remember the Milk:

https://www.frankbuck.org/remember-the-milk-why-i-made-the-m-o-o-ve/
https://www.frankbuck.org/remember-the-milk-learning-curve/

It will be interesting to see if this post mysteriously disappears!
DrFrankBuck

Posted Aug 20, 2019 in: Moving On: Final Post
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Remember the Milk is a terrific option. I made the move in October and was up and running in no time.
Enhancement Toodledo talked about such as migrating overdue tasks forward is already there in RTM. Collaboration is there even in the free version.
The note field is automatically date/time stamped.
Editing multiple tasks is easier.
The keyboard shortcuts amazing.
If you want drag-and-drop ordering of tasks, it's there.

When I chose Toodledo 6 or so years ago, I preferred it over Remember the MIlk. But in 2016, RTM went through a significant upgrade.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Aug 19, 2019 in: Anant, can you give us an update?
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Another thread on this forum reports that Salls is gone. It didn't take long to take a great product and run in the groud.

Such a shame. I was a loyal user 6 or so years and taught many people how to use Toodledo.

I moved to Remember the Milk in October. For those who are looking for a place to go, I highly recommend RTM. Even the free plan is robust (and even includes collaboration. They have a set of import instructions specifically for Toodledo.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jul 18, 2019 in: Pros/Cons of Alternatives to Toodledo.
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Purveyor is on the money about RTM being able to show you completed tasks and do so for any time period. That's another selling point for Remember the Milk.

Here is another alternative, and it would work for any task list that integrates with IFTTT. I have an applet in IFTTT that says, "IF in Remember the Milk I complete a task, then in GoogleSheet add a line to an existing spreadsheet. On the spreadsheet, I include the date/time, the task completed, and the notes.

This worked like a charm with Toodledo and works with Remember the Milk as well. I would think. Give it a try with Todoist.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jul 05, 2019 in: Pros/Cons of Alternatives to Toodledo.
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I like what Ummagumma has to say. I have also used key words inside a task and searched for them. Searching for "Call" pulls up every phone call I need to make. Searching for "Joe" pulls up everything I have going with Joe: a phone call to make, something I am waiting on from him, an idea to share the next time we are together.

One of the nice things about this approach is that you are able to add those key words with your voice. I love being able to sit on the couch and add a task with my voice via the Google Home sitting across the room.
DrFrankBuck

Posted May 24, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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Switched to Remember the Milk back in October even before they published specific import directions for Toodledo. You have probably already visited the RTM page to see those instructions. If not, they are here: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/answer/basics-tasks-importexport-import
DrFrankBuck

Posted May 09, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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Thanks for GSP1963 for the compare/contrast.

I decided to go with Remember the Milk in October and have been very happy with the decision. My decision was based on the robust nature of the free version. It has everything I require. Shortly thereafter, I did upgrade and think it's well worth the $40. I keep subtasks, the ability to upload attachments (that go into Dropbox, and I'm a long-time Dropbox user). You have a nice widget.

Yes, at first the 2-clicks-to-mark-complete struck me as odd. But checking the box "selects" a task, and then you can do multiple things with that task (date, repeat, delegate). The real beauty is to be able to multi-select a whole bunch of tasks and mass-assign any of those.

If you like keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicking, RTM excels there. You can do so much without touching the mouse.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Apr 03, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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For those looking for an alternative, I started using Remember the Milk back in October and am very happy. As I look at what is being rolled out on Toodledo (overdue tasks moved forward and now multi-select editing), those things are already in RTM. I love the mobile app...swipe right to mark complete and swipe left to postpone the task to another day. Back in 2016, RTM went through a major upgrade. It's well worth checking out. They even have a dedicated import from Toodledo to RTM so that it will bring everything over. The free account is robust and would give most people everything they need (even collaboration).

I periodically look at this bulletin board and am sad to see the way things are going. I really loved Toodledo and got so many people hooked on it. Removing the ability to forward emails into Toodledo in the free account was the deal-breaker.

I saw a comment about someone going back to paper. The advantage is that you start with a clean slate, and it will feel good...for a while. The good feeling comes from the fact that starting over makes you clean up your stuff. Over the years, every time I have thought about changing my organizational system, I've learned that I just need to clean up the one I have.

We all remember the days of rewriting to-do lists and having to manually scan pages looking for things and trying to find ways to keep pieces and parts of projects together. I haven't rewritten a list since 2001. Digital organization is the way to go.
DrFrankBuck

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Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome. The biggest advantage this gave me in Toodledo was being able to add a date stamp or date/time stamp. As a bonus, I could add any other text I wanted. So if the task is "Call Bob" and I get Bob's voicemail, I want to notate I left a message. In the note section, I enter VM and Auto Text Expander turns it into this:


Left voicemail message February 23rd 2019, 6:38 AM
DrFrankBuck

Posted Feb 07, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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I went to Remember the Milk in October and have been well-pleased. Here is the page with the import instructions: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/answer/basics-tasks-importexport-import
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jan 09, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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Curt,

Another couple of things... Keyboard shortcuts in Remember the Milk are really strong.The ones I like most have to do with editing the proprties of the task. Hitting a number (1, 2, 3, 4) edits priority, for example.

Attachments...the Pro plan allows you to add attachments via Dropbox.

For more involved tasks (really projects in my mind) that have subtasks and notes to go with the task or subtasks, I like to have a record of all of that once the project is over. I can "print" the task as PDF and then drag into Evernote for archive purposes.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jan 09, 2019 in: Feature Roadmap and New Pricing Plans
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Curt,

I looked at TIckTick and ultimately decided on Remember the Milk. TickTick is a Chinese company whereas Remember the Milk is based in the United States, for what it's worth. When entering a new task, RTM offers a more robust menu of what attributes you can assign. The "smart add" is also very nice. (Get dog food ^tomorrow 3PM !2 +David Assigns the task of "Get dog food" for tomorrow at 3:00PM with a medium priority and delegates it to David.)

I like the ability RTM gives you to multi-select tasks and then assign the same date, list, etc. to all of them at once. The "postpone" feature is also nice...I can postpone the due date of one or more tasks by a given number of days.

Don't know how the app operates in TickTick, but I like the RTM app. Swipe right to mark as complete. Swipe left to postpone. Tap and hold to change any attributes.

RTM provides a straight Toodledo to RTM export/import.

The drag and drop seems stronger in TickTick if that is a concern. I can go into more detail if you like.

I hope I am not overlooking things about TickTick. I don't know it nearly as well.
DrFrankBuck

Posted Jan 04, 2019 in: Toodledo Update: November 2018
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I have moved to Remember the Milk and have been impressed. So many of the enhancement suggestions for Toodledo are already in place in RTM. Response to questions has been excellent.
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