August 30, 2010

Getting things done?

Early this year, I wrote about using Toodledo (referral link) to manage my tasks. I use the online version inside my web browser, and I also access it using Pocket Informant, and it was all working wonderfully, until I discovered, much to my dismay, that the web version, eventhough written in AJAX, does not automatically refresh itself when new tasks are added from another location, such as from Pocket Informant, or from another browser.

This is quite important to me since I don't want to have to open the Toodledo website each time I want to look at my tasks. It actually took me quite a while to notice this deficiency, since normally I always work from the web version, and in fact always keep it open in an tab in my web browser. But this is exactly how the problem happens, Toodledo will only refresh its tasks when loading the website, or when changing tabs, or when 'r' is pressed. The refreshed time is shown on the lower-left corner.

I was also on the verge of pushing out Toodledo to my team when I discovered this problem. I kept wondering, if sharing was enabled, but there's no auto-refresh, would I or my team member notice that tasks have been updated, unless they keep manually refreshing?

After a few weeks of pressing rrrrrrrr, I moved on to Omnifocus.

P.S. Incidentally, Remember the Milk for iOS now has limited (once per day) syncing even without buying a Pro account! Still no subtasks though.

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