There are a lot of task management/to-do apps available on the android market which do their job fairly well but each app has its own set of pros and cons. An app which is has advanced level of features may need not be a very user friendly and easy to use app or say an app that is easy to use and allows quick task management and operation may not necessarily be for users who are looking for high end features that fulfill their needs. While most of us are already accustomed to some of the most popular online task management solutions like Google tasks, the needs for an android application which keeps your tasks synced anywhere you go arises, at the same time it offers quick addition of tasks, gives us the choice to prioritize our tasks and also manage them for daily, weekly, monthly or yearly use. That’s where BHive Google Tasks | Todo steps in to provide a really easy to use task management app which derives itself from some of the most used features available in popular apps for mobile, web and pc.
The first thing you may notice is the user interface which looks more like any other to-do apps but shows its ease of use as you go further adding a couple of tasks. Efficient task management which let you filter your tasks based on priority, due dates, categories, tags, starred and nature of occurrence which seems to be a very simple concept but lets you manage your tasks just like to do it in your brain and thus task addition is easy and at the same time fun unlike other apps which sometimes make you lazy with their clumsy and complex design and eventually you miss out on your most important tasks. The quick navigation panel on the top which is available throughout the app takes you to due date view which categorizes tasks based on due dates like overdue, today, tomorrow, next 7 days and so on and also allows multiple selections to show tasks of two different date range; the navigation panel also has category view and tags view which turn on to show tasks only for a specific category or tag of your choice. The high priority tasks toggle button shows only your most important tasks and thus puts them on the front burner so that you don’t miss out on the most important things in your life. Apart from these you also have the starred tasks and completed tasks view from the navigation bar for added convenience.
Adding a new task is really quick and you need not visit the task’s advanced menu to add additional details. Right from adding a due date or time to adding a task priority and tagging it right from there with just a tap the app also gives you option to add notes. With BHive Google Tasks | Todo right from your first task addition you will notice lower number of screen interaction required to add the same task you would have done the hard way. But if you like the longaround way the app has it too which includes the same data inputs with an additional option for recurring tasks. The recurring tasks like paying bills, visiting a doctor on a specific date can be achieved with this option which cuts off the need to add the same task every month.
Each tasks carries details like priority with a colored marker next to it, due date, and overdue dates in red to let you notice them, time of task, category, tags, and star button next to them. You can complete, edit or delete task from any menu by individual or multiple selections at once, so changing the date, priority, tags , categories and reminders for 20 tasks at a time is 20 times easier and makes more sense. These tasks in any menu are sorted in groups of date ranges throughout the app bringing out their importance and helping you plan their competition. The layout of the task menu can be changed from a compact design to a more informative style.
BHive Google Tasks | Todo lets you set up unique reminders for different priorities of task including 6 different vibration patterns and default ringtones available on your device. The settings menu also lets you change task display pattern, add and edit categories as well as tags. The sync function is readily available on your android phone and you just need to choose from the existing Google accounts configured on your phone, so no additional form filling required.
BHive Google Tasks | Todo is really wonderful task management app and makes us wonder the extra effort many users take every day to add tasks and manage them with their ToDo/task managing apps. If you feel your app doesn’t give the best experience or want a much faster and user friendly experience on your android phone BHive Google Tasks | Todo is a good to go. Available on the android market for free (lite version), as well as in a fully featured paid version ($4.99).
Android App Review performed on Motorola Defy +