To-Do List Pro in Review – A To Do Thats Not Doo Doo!

With the New Year well underway, lots of people are working hard to stick to those resolutions that we make every year that aim to better ourselves and/or our personal situations. For me personally it is all about organisation and with my hands all over Concrete Software’s organizational app To-Do List Pro, my New Year’s resolution might just stick.

If you’ve read my app reviews before, you’ll know that one of the most important things to me is design. It’s usually the first thing I talk about and in my opinion one of the most important features of any app. To-Do List Pro is a mix of good and bad. It is pretty basic. The UI is very similar to the native design of your iDevice, so at least it is comfortably familiar. Unfortunately, clutter ruins the clean, squeaky image. It seems that everywhere that they could have put a button, there is one. The main screen has 15 different buttons or tabs right off the bat. That might be a bit much and scare off some people.

If you can get past all those buttons you’ll find yourself in the middle of a really dynamic app. Your main screen will have all your lists or tasks laid out in front of you sorted by what is past-due, what’s coming up and what’s completed. You can sort by time or by a predefined category if you like as well. Along the bottom you have the option to view your data in graphs, select filters to weed out whatever items you don’t want showing on the main page, or defining your own field to determine how your tasks are sorted.

Tapping the “More” button blew my mind the first time. Unlike other “to do” apps To-Do List Pro allows you to add or edit everything from categories, to types or tasks. You can even edit those preset sorting options to something more to your liking.

It really is quite impressive how you can really turn this app into exactly what you want it to be. Depending on what your mood is, or what you think you’ll be using it more for. It’s like buying car and getting all the extra options for free to use how you please.

Now as if all these customizations weren’t enough, To-Do List Pro also comes with full push notifications enabled. Although they aren’t the first to offer this on a to do app, I definitely think they offer the most. Also available is the import/export/backup features. Using wifi you can import data into the app or download a backup copy. You can also export to CSV or outlook formats if needed. Want to send someone a list of everything you have going on? Select email from the settings and you can send them an email detailing all your current to do’s all pre-pasted and organized in the body of the email for you. Now with all that I’ve talked about I’m sure a lot of you are worried about figuring this all out. Well don’t worry at all because their help menu is so organized and thorough that I’m sure all and any questions will be answered.

As I said before, To-Do List Pro is just dynamic. You can edit just about every aspect of it, effectively changing the app completely to something that is more what you want to look at. Combine that with the dozens of features that are currently available (that I just don’t have room to get into) and you have one of the most amazing apps available right now regardless of price point (which by the way is also amazing right now!). I have to recommend To-Do List Pro to anyone who has been on the lookout for a well-rounded to do list app, anyone who like me needs help keeping track of a million different things, as well as just anyone who has a to do list app currently and are just not quite satisfied with it.


App Summary
Title: To-Do List Pro Developer: Concrete Software, Inc.
Reviewed Ver: 1.0.1 Min OS Req: 3.0
Price: $0.99 App Size: 4.0 MB
  • Extremely customizable
  • Lots of features and abilities
  • Push notifications
  • Easy to track items and progress
  • Many import/export options
  • Design is a little cluttered
  • Might be too dynamic for some


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