Television commercials say a lot about a country’s citizens. Watch American TV and you’ll hear all about automobiles, weight loss programs, and medicines with severe side effects.
The Mac App Store says a lot about Mac users. Based on the lengthy list of todo and GTD apps, you’d think Mac users struggle to accomplish anything.
What’s more important about todo list apps is whether or not they work. If that’s true, and I believe it is, then small is beautiful, less is more, and Getting Things Done should be a simple discipline, not a pain to learn.
Enter Done. It’s an inexpensive, basic todo list manager that absolutely positively must subscribe to the notion that a long list of features kills the incentive to do whatever is on the list.
In other words, Done is drop dead simple to setup and use. Create a list and add items to the list. It’s that easy.
Done is good for todo list items, yes, but also doubles up as a mini-notes app, which is great to capture anything that springs from your mind and you’re afraid that your mind might lose what just sprang.
Done is cheap, of course, because there’s not much to it. That’s both good and bad news. The good news is that there’s very little to learn so it’s instantly usable.
The bad news is that Done is missing a few very important functions. Dropbox or iCloud backup would be a big plus, as would an option to sync the lists and todo items with an iPhone or iPad version (that’s almost mandatory these days).
Done does a little more than Apple’s built-in Reminders app, but also doesn’t convolute the usability with alarms or alerts, and that separates it from the most used reminder and todo list apps.