Day planners were once all the rage among those in business and academia. Planners were a great way to keep track of appointments and contacts, and take meeting notes.
Mac users can choose from a number of Day Planner-like apps that track your projects and tasks. They’re inexpensive, simple to use, and with a little focus and diligence, the Mac digital planner can be a worthwhile tool.
DayMap is one of the more attractive and least expensive planner apps. Visually, it looks like a desktop planner, but it’s modern enough to sync data with Apple’s new fangled iCloud.
Set up projects in DayMap and assign specific tasks and due dates. This is nice looking, right?
Click on a task item within a project and DayMap pops up a window to enter more details. The calendar view below makes it easy to see what tasks need to be done on which days.
What’s not to like? DayMap is straightforward to use and has a very gentle learning curve. It automatically syncs data with iCloud so you can use it on your desktop Mac and sync up later with your MacBook.
And that’s the problem. There’s not a corresponding iPhone or iPad version. More and more, Mac notebooks are becoming our desktop computer. Portable, yes, but it’s much handier to have an iPhone app that handles projects and tasks and syncs back automatically to the Mac at home.
While DayMap looks great, costs very little, and works fine, it needs a companion iDevice app for when we’re on the go.