January 8, 2014 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Linz, Austria - Austrian indie Mac & iOS developer, Karl Traunmueller today released a major update to Taskdeck for Mac, the Mac task and to-do list app. The new release adds, among other improvements, world-class Cloud sync that puts Taskdeck on par with big names like Wunderlist or Things. At the same time, an iOS companion app, Taskdeck for iOS, has been launched to bring the Taskdeck experience to mobile devices. Sync between desktop and mobile is handled by a newly introduced Cloud sync platform called Taskdeck Cloud.
Taskdeck provides lightweight, low-overhead task and to-do management. The unobtrusive menu bar application with its iOS-inspired drill-down user interface can be activated on any virtual desktop through a system-wide hotkey, without having to switch between application windows or desktops.
Says Karl Traunmueller, the developer of Taskdeck: "Efficient, low-overhead task management is essential to my daily work as a software developer. With Taskdeck, I wanted to create something that would allow me to collect and manage tasks with as little interruption to my workflow as possible. Creating, prioritizing, modifying, or completing tasks should be quick and easy."
Besides essential task list app features such as due dates, drag & drop prioritization, or searching and filtering, Taskdeck also offers a tagging system for categorization of tasks, file attachment (a feature not commonly found in task list apps), Dropbox integration for attachment synchronization, and zero-interaction Cloud sync.
The new Cloud sync feature keeps lists and tasks constantly in sync across mobile and desktop apps. Changes are replicated almost instantly, typically in less than three seconds. Subtle animations hint the user at where changes occur: if, for example, a task gets moved within a list on a Mac, the task will animate to that same slot on a connected iPhone or iPad just seconds later.
Karl Traunmueller adds: "Very few task list apps get sync right, at least at the granularity I expect from a proper sync implementation. I wanted flawless, near-realtime sync that requires no user attention whatsoever. To put it more blatantly: sync that doesn't suck. And I'm extremely pleased with the result, Taskdeck's sync is pretty amazing."
The new infrastructure that makes this all possible is called Taskdeck Cloud. User who want to use Cloud sync need to sign up by providing an email and a password. A free 15-day Cloud sync trial is activated for all newly created accounts. After that trial period, Taskdeck Cloud requires a paid subscription that costs $2.99 (USD) per 30 days, available as an in-app purchase in Taskdeck for iOS.
* iOS-inspired drill-down user interface for efficient task management
* Simple organization principle: related tasks are grouped into lists
* Simple prioritization principle: order (of tasks) equals priority
* Badges on each list indicate the number of open, due, or overdue tasks
* Due or overdue tasks are signaled by a change in the menu bar icon's color
* Effortless drag & drop prioritization of tasks
* Tags for quick categorization of tasks
* Image, file, or URL attachments
* Dropbox integration for file and image attachment sync
* QuickLook preview of attachments
* Global shortcut for quick access on any desktop
* Mac OS X Lion Version 10.7.4 or higher
* 64-bit Intel Processor
* 6.1 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
Taskdeck 1.1 can be purchased for $2.99 (USD) in our secure online store. A fully functional 30-day trial is available for download. User who prefer to purchase the app in the Mac App Store can do so as well, as Taskdeck is also available on the Mac App Store.
Located in Linz, Austria, indie developer Karl Traunmueller develops focused, lightweight, and easy to use Mac and iOS apps. All Material and Software (C) 2013 Karl Traunmueller / All Rights Reserved. Apple and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.