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ToDoGenius For iPhone & iPod Touch

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ToDoGenius is a smart ToDo List app that combines an artificial intelligence engine with a clean interface.

ToDoGenius by ipanamea

ToDoGenius is essentially a ToDo list but with intelligence. The AI in this case is called the “Genie” which does the thinking for users. The AI works when users go into the “Situation Room”, which allows the AI to generate a list of relevant ToDo’s based on where the user is, how the user is feeling, and how much time the user has, among other options, that the user selects.

The Genie offers suggestions based on the user profile, which is setup at the beginning of the ToDoGenius app. The user profile includes such items as relationship data, social life data, and more which allows the AI to become more intelligent in suggesting relevant ToDo items.

Aside from the AI, the app comes with a clean, but rather cartoony, interface. The app features a three button home screen from which users can add a ToDo item, check the day’s agenda, or ask The Genie (in the Situation Room) for the next task.

The app further separates ToDo lists in personal and business categories, allowing easy switching between the two lists. This separation does a good job at keeping the ToDo lists clutter free and relevant.

Creating a basic ToDo item is a three-step process:

  • Pick an action on the ToDo Matrix
  • Tag a contact from the address book or pick an activity
  • Set a priority (urgent, etc) and an optional date

Once a series of ToDo items are created, users can color code their ToDo items or rotate their iPhone to browse the items in a cover flow-like view. ToDoGenius also allows users to access their iPhone Address Book, Message app, Maps, Safari, and Mail from within the ToDoGenius app.

ToDo list items can also be viewed in the “My Day List” which is a clean breakdown of the ToDo items for the day. ToDos for the day can further be filtered by action, such as indicating a telephone icon to show the phone calls planned for the day.

In expanding the iPhone app access feature, users can place a phone call to a contact associated with a ToDo item from within ToDoGenius, however this only works if you tag a contact (see the three-step process above). If the person being called does not answer, the app allows users to set a time to call back (which is similar to how the alarms work in the app)!

Overall the app is packed with features and useful tools with regards to ToDo items. Creating ToDo items and lists is simple and tracking them is cleanly separated between personal and business. However the app does come at a premium price.

ToDoGenius is available in the App Store for $7.99.

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  • Alon1604

    I bought the App and I note that screenshots do not display in full, missing the top and bottom … the app is really nice to use.

  • Spambait

    I've tried the app and I think it sucks. The AI isn't very smart, and makes a lot of stupid mistakes. The interface is slick to look at, but very limited and practically impossible to customize. Some features don't work at all. Once a to do item is created, you can't go back and add a contact. To tweak the AI settings for a to do, you have to create it first, then wade through a separate menu to find it again and then make changes. Lists are limited to fixed categories, and cannot be sorted. Some very obvious spelling mistakes were missed: vehicules is listed in the title bar at one point. I'm surprised the reviewer thought this app was ok, because frankly it sucks once you get past the slick-looking interface. You're better off with an app like Omnifocus if your needs are anything beyond the creation of a shopping list.

  • Spambait

    I've tried the app and I think it sucks. The AI isn't very smart, and makes a lot of stupid mistakes. The interface is slick to look at, but very limited and practically impossible to customize. Some features don't work at all. Once a to do item is created, you can't go back and add a contact. To tweak the AI settings for a to do, you have to create it first, then wade through a separate menu to find it again and then make changes. Lists are limited to fixed categories, and cannot be sorted. Some very obvious spelling mistakes were missed: vehicules is listed in the title bar at one point. I'm surprised the reviewer thought this app was ok, because frankly it sucks once you get past the slick-looking interface. You're better off with an app like Omnifocus if your needs are anything beyond the creation of a shopping list.

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