GTD App Review - Nozbe
Nozbe’s new Mac app is a well thought out GTD specific app, that has some great integration with other popular services like Dropbox and Evernote.
Nozbe is specifically designed for GTD, so benefits from being streamlined for the GTD process and doesn’t require bending in some way to make it fit.
The Dropbox and Evernote integrations, unique to this app (out of those reviewed), make a great addition. Especially as I use both of these services frequently, especially Evernote for a GTD reference bucket.
The Android app has been re-written with a much improved UI, stability and speed improvements. So if you’ve tried it before and had a torrid time of it, it might be worth a second look.
Bear in mind the Mac app has just come out of beta, so for a first release it’s pretty good.
How it Scored
This is how it scored against the criteria for a great GTD app.
|Contexts/tags||Context, with icons|
|Notes||Yes, as multiple comments|
|Highlight/star||Yes, for marking tasks as next action|
|Sync with Google Calendar||Yes|
No keyboard navigation in the Mac app.
It’s a little on brown side. The right-hand side editing pane, lacks colour and contrast.
On the Android app, it’s a bit sluggish (tested on HTC Desire) and there was the odd error.
Fonts seem blurry.
Selected tasks lose their icons and deadline when selected. Would be nice for those to remain, so you don’t have to re-find them on the edit pane.
- Can tag projects with labels, eg work, home
- Smart task entry with hashes to add context, deadlines, project, comment etc
- Looks like you can invite people to work on a project
- Time needed to complete a task
- Add multiple notes to a project
- Add files to projects
- Associate a dropbox folder a project (looks like the Web app has box.net support too)
- Evernote notes tagged with your project name get associated with that project
- Colour code your projects
- Full-screen for OSX Lion
- Can add how long you think a task might take
- Backup/export everything (except files) from Nozbe
- Add tasks via Twitter
How it Looks
Mac, Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows and Web (incl iNozbe a html5 offline capable mobile web app).
They are active in their forums and can be contacted directly too.
Free for up to 5 projects, then 9.95 EUR per month for unlimited projects for a single user. There’s also pricing for groups.