iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Mac OS X

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Jim Chapple is now working full time on iphone/ipod touch and iPad applications.

Jim Chapple also works on Mac OS X Apps.

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Do It Now

Do It Now is a simple, easy to use Task Management system. It enables you to quickly enter all the tasks to be done and to just as quickly dismiss them when they are either done or do not need to be done. Many task management systems require you to select to Add a Task, enter some details for a task and then select to Save the task. If you have 20 tasks to enter this can take some time. This App has a task title entry line at the bottom of the App. Type in the title for the task and then press Enter and the task is saved. It's that simple.

When the App Starts

When the App starts it loads all tasks. It is then ready for you to either enter further tasks or action the tasks that are already there.

At the bottom of the App is the Quick Task entry field. Type in the title for the task and press Enter and a new task is created in the list.

If you want to add additional information rather than just pressing enter you can select the 'Add New Task' instead. The task is created at that point but also the Update Task window is opened for you to add the additional information.

All tasks have one of three states: To Be Done, Done and Not Done. You can change what tasks are shown in the list by selecting or de-selecting the checkboxes at the top left of the App.

Updating a Task

To update a Task just double click the task in the list to show the task. If the Update Task window is already open then all you have to do is just click on the Task in the list and the information for it will be shown.

You can change any information for the task except the Task Number and the date it was created.

Obviously, by changing information for tasks from the defaults allows you to re-order the table of tasks to suit yourself. So, if some tasks are more important then allocate them a higher priority and then click on the 'Priority' column header on the table and the list of tasks will be re-ordered based on Priority.

If you want to change the status of a task this is the place to do it. If you change a task to Done or Not Done and then press Save it may well disappear from the task list. This is dependant on the 'View by Status' checkboxes.

Re-ordering the table

You can click on the header of any column (e.g. where it says 'Task Id', or 'Status', etc) to alter the ordering of the whole table. Clciking on the same header will reverse the order the tasks are shown in.

Re-ordering the table allows you to see the date in different ways and helps you to prioritise what task to do next. So, if many of your tasks have a Complete By date then you can click on that header and see the table in date order.