Omnifocus now compatible with Siri after update

OmniFocus, the greatest Getting Things Done system ever created, was updated earlier today and the robust iPhone app now supports Siri, your favorite virtual assistant. Using something the Omni Group calls “iCloud Capture”, Omnifocus imports Reminder data from your iCloud account and into your Omnifocus inbox. It’s something of a workaround as the data isn’t transfered seamlessly (i.e in the background), and you’ll have to manually open the OF app before anything gets moved into your inbox. Still, it’s definitely a great start for iPhone 4S owners who rely heavily on the Omnifocus platform. More info after the gap, along with demo videos by David “MacSparky” Sparks showing you how this newly minted union all works.

OmniFocus for iPhone The Omni Group, OmniFocus for iPhone, – $19.99

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Astrid To-do makes it way onto iPhone and iPod Touch

Astrid To-Do, one of the most popular todo apps for Android with over 2.5 million users, has recently been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This multi-platform and FREE productivity app isn’t as comprehensive as say OmniFocus, but it does all you’d expect from a reminder and checklist tool. Aside from being able to create custom Lists, set Priorities and Due Dates for an event or task, Astrid’s most desirable feature is the ability to share todos with your friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter. As such, co-workers or friends can rely on Astrid to collaborate on a project, or even something as simple as a shopping list. There’s even Voice Recognition that’ll turn your speech into tasks, so you won’t have to type out the text every single time. From my experience thus far, it’s fairly accurate and should work just fine for simple task entries. Astrid is definitely worth checking out, especially if you require a (social) task manager that also lets you easily share lists and todos with others.

Astrid To-Do Todoroo Inc., Astrid To-Do, – Free

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GTD on the iPad: Next! receives 1.3 update

Next!, a gorgeous looking “getting things done” productivity app (aka GTD) for the iPad, has received some major enhancements thanks to the recent update. Users can now move between Action lists, projects and goals with a simple swipe on the screen. A handy new navigation wheel has also been implemented on the bottom right that mimics the gestures. One of the more appealing features of Next! is the ability to create links between multiple Actions, Projects, Goals, and References. You can even import an assortment of files (images, pdfs, word docs) and link them to individual events and items. So if you’re planning out all the actions for your school or work project, having all the reference materials right at your finger tips will (hopefully) make you much more productive. LefTurn Labs has also made available a pdf user guide that’ll give provide a more in-depth look at their app. Demo videos and more info right after the gap.

Next! LefTurn Labs LLC, Next!, – $9.99

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Nubi Do (ToDo List / Task Manager) now FREE for limited time

One of the great things about the iDevice is that you can count on plenty of Todo type apps to help you get organized and (hopefully) be more productive. One such app happens to be Gennubi’s Nubi Do and it’s now FREE for a limited time. While it wasn’t built from the ground up using David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology in mind (unlike Nozbe and OmniFocus), Nubi sports a clean and uncluttered interface and has plenty of useful features – some of which include:

  • Import/Export to Google™ Docs Spreadsheet.
  • Sort and filter tasks instantly at a touch of a finger (or manually sort tasks)
  • Assign priorities and due dates.
  • Create and assign tags and contexts.
  • Lock & passcode protect individual todo lists.
  • Full screen note viewer with data detection (linkable email/web addresses etc)

One feature missing is Push Notification for set reminders, but if it’s not a deal breaker for you, Nubi Do is a great choice for what it does. Its import/export function, full screen note viewer and ability to password protect projects/lists (among other things) makes it one of the better todo apps I’ve come across on the App Store. With it’s current price tag of $0 (previously $9.99), productivity hounds and those who need a task manager shouldn’t miss out on this sweet offer.

Nubi Do (ToDo List / Task Manager) Gennubi, Nubi Do (ToDo List / Task Manager), 1.5 MB – Free

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