For today’s review, I wanted to continue my ToDo app showdown with Wunderlist by 6Wunderkinder. The reason why there has been a delay in my review of this app is because I heard that they were about to release an update for Tablets, and as all the other apps have been tested on my Nexus 7, this had to wait till the update arrived to make a fair and impartial review. First, these are the specifications I had for the app:
- An attractive and easy to use interface. This may seem silly, but a boring or dull interface isn’t going to make me want to use the app, so if it’s attractive, I will be more likely to use it. Ease of use is also a must. I don’t want to take five minutes to add a task.
- Cloud synching/online backup. The last thing I want is to lose all my tasks if I lose my phone.
- Compatible with third-party apps or have a desktop program. In this day, people use more than one device to access their email, texts and twitter feeds. ToDo‘s, to be useful, should be the same. We’ve all had that moment when we think of something but don’t have our ToDo list to hand.
- Free to use. I don’t want to be paying a monthly subscription to have to use a service. Ideally, I’d like the app to be free too, or at least a reasonable price (under £2.00/$3/€2.50)
- Collaborative lists. Living with a young family with lots of appointments and tasks to complete, collaborative lists are a useful feature. My wife can make a list of chores she wants me to do and they will alert me when they need doing. If she texts me, tells me over the phone or first thing, I can guarantee I will forget before I put the phone down. With an app on my phone to remind me, this is much less likely.
So, on to the review:
Wunderlist’s interface is certainly attractive and makes fo