A Good Week For Evernote And RTM

Last week was a good one for Evernote and Remember The Milk.

Firstly, Evernote finally added two factor authentication. Of all the applications I use, I think I'm happiest that this one now has TFA.

Secondly, Evernote and RememberTheMilk are now talking very nicely to each other. Evernote adding Reminders has made for some very nice new functionality on both sides.

Here's a few of the nice new things:

  • Add a note in Evernote with a reminder - it gets pushed to RTM
  • Mark a task as completed on either side and that gets pushed to the other (as do date changes etc)
  • RTM tasks added via Evernote have a link to that note

This is going to be extremely useful and is enough to push me back to RememberTheMilk after a spell with Things.

You can do some neat stuff. Got an email you need to action on Friday? Forward it to Evernote with a reminder (using the !friday parameter) - it'll then go to your Evernote account AND add a task in RememberTheMilk for Friday. That's really very cool indeed.

Happy New Task Manager

Well, no sooner do I re-post one of my most popular posts from my old blog regarding TaskPaper than I find myself having to abandon it. The sync has just become too unreliable, I'm afraid to say. Over the Christmas break, I lost one batch of tasks too many and I've returned to OmniFocus. It's overkill for what I need, but the iPad app really is a thing of beauty and, with the recent addition of being able to email tasks to my OF Inbox, it's becoming ever more useful.

Yes, the syncing is verrrryyyy slow, but it's never (so far) lost any data, and that's really something of a prerequisite.

Looking at comments on various places, it's obvious I'm not the only one having the TaskPaper issue. I can tolerate a lot, but losing data means it's time to say a fond farewell for now.

OmniFocus for Mac - Should I Get It? (Yet)

I’m considering getting OmniFocus for the Mac. I’ve already got it for the iPhone and iPad. However, I’m a bit cautious, as it’s at version 1.9.4, so I’m guessing V2 won’t be too far away and I don’t want to pay the not inconsiderable cost only to find I’ll have to pay full price again for V2 in the not too distant future.

Any advice?

I don’t doubt it’s capabilities and I love the iOS apps, I just don’t want to end up paying twice in too short a time. If I knew it wasn’t coming out this year, I’d definitely buy V1 now.