So what's the point? GoodTask offers features that Apple doesn't in Reminders. First there's Calendar integration, meaning you can see your calendar appointments and your tasks in one place. You can also create smart lists, allowing you to filter your tasks using things like tags, due dates, and locations. You'll have to spend some time setting this up before it's any better than Reminders, but if you've got a specific overview of tasks in mind you can probably design it here.
GoodTask also offers a fully customizable Today widget, which isn't something offered by any other application we tested.
Integration with Reminders means all your tasks sync to the iPhone and iPad without the need for any other software, though there are versions of GoodTask available for those devices if you want the same power on those devices. There are a few downsides. There's no universal keyboard shortcut for creating tasks, though thanks to Reminders integration you can use Siri for Mac instead. Overall, GoodTask is a nice little upgrade over Reminders.
It looks a little cluttered at first glance, but it's also really powerful. You can create lists, then put projects or checklists inside those lists. You can add tags and due dates. You can create smart lists, allowing you to view your tasks however you like. And there are a way more options than that if you're willing to put the time in. This is a power user's to do list, which you can bend to just about any workflow. It's going to take you while, but it's going to be worth it.
There's no calendar integration, which is unfortunate, but there are plenty of other integrations with the rest of your system. A universal keyboard shortcut makes it quick to add new tasks, notifications let you know about upcoming deadlines, and there's even a handy Today widget for quickly checking off tasks.
Syncing is unique here because there are multiple options. You can also access synced tasks on any of those services, albeit without the 2Do specific features. It's a wide range of syncing options, beyond what any other app here offers, so give it a spin and see how it all works for you.
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Wondering why to do lists have to be so complicated? TaskPaper isn't. This text-based option means you can just start typing to create your to do list. Projects end with colons; tasks begin with a hyphen; tags start with the symbol. It sounds simple but it's surprisingly powerful once you get used to it, especially with the filtering and search options. Alternatively, you can set up TaskPaper to sync over items from Reminders. TickTick is a straightforward to do application you can run on basically every platform on earth.
Unlike other cross-platform applications, however, TickTick actually feels like a native Mac application. Some of this is good design choices, but there are also features that make TickTick stand out: menu bar icon with a miniature version of your list, integration with appointments from Calendar, and native notifications. There's also a keyboard shortcut for adding tasks from anywhere. Organizing your tasks isn't complicated: you have lists, tags, due dates, and that's about it.
But there are a few features here that other applications don't offer, including a built-in pomodoro timer. Try out TickTick out if you're looking for something straightforward, particularly if you need to sync over to non-Apple devices. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Jon Hartman says:. June 6, at am. Riyaz says:.
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How to Dual Boot With Boot Camp
Gino says:. Rob says:. Ben Levi says:. March 22, at am. VirtualBox will launch the Windows installer, and you can set it up just as if it were on a new PC.
Your virtual hard disk will be empty, so you'll have to choose "Custom Install" when prompted, and select your hard drive and click "New" to format it. This will give you shared folders, better video support, and other handy integrations. You'll even be able to run applications in their own window on your Mac desktop using Seamless Mode, accessible from VirtualBox's "View" menu. If you like the idea of virtualizing Windows but VirtualBox feels a bit too technical, or you want more features—like the ability to virtualize your Boot Camp partition —Parallels is a fantastic way to run Windows on your Mac.
Install it on your Mac, and start it up. If you already have a Boot Camp partition, it'll ask if you want to use that as your Windows installation. If not, you can just click the "Install Windows" button, and Parallels will do all the heavy lifting for you—downloading, installing, and preparing Windows. Just sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and in a little while, you'll be dumped onto the Windows desktop.
You'll have to create a Parallels account in order to use the virtual machine, but once you've done so, you can click around Windows, install programs, and use it as normal. You can adjust Parallels' resource allocation in its settings if you feel Windows needs more RAM or CPU than Parallels has provided , or click on its menu bar icon to enter "Coherence Mode," where you can launch Windows apps in their own window on your Mac desktop.
When it comes to ease of use, Parallels is definitely worth the money. Whitson Gordon is a writer, gamer, and tech nerd who has been building PCs for 10 years.
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