App of the week: Astrid Tasks
Operating systems: Android
What is it and how is it of use to journalists?
According to @germanbureau, who recommends this app:
Astrid is a task manager app that allows you to set new tasks with due dates, reminders, notes, tags and four colour-coded levels of importance. It offers additional settings such as quiet hours (during which reminders are deactivated regardless of individual task settings), and the app can also be extended using various plug-ins.
Astrid provides an array of useful functions without going overboard. It is lightweight and intuitive in my experience, and it integrates well into the Google Calendar and related apps, such as the Pure Calendar widget, another one of my all-time favourites. Astrid runs exceedingly well on my old Cupcake 1.5 OS, and I’m told that it also works great on newer models; recent updates have also optimized the app for tab devices.
As a freelance journalist, Astrid allows me to keep track of my stories and deadlines by setting reminders for various tasks. In combination with Google Calendar, it is a highly useful tool for managing my day-to-day professional activities.
(Images taken from Android Marketplace)
Reviews: It gets 4.4 stars in the Android Marketplace
Recommended by: @germanbureau
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