5 Time Management Apps for the iPhone


Simple time management devices may be good for some people but others may want a cross-platform uber-manager -- and OmniFocus fits the bill.

OmniFocus gives users the option of tracking tasks by date, person, place or project. Subroutines include shopping lists, meeting agenda items, and a home chore list. More lists can be created and modified as needed. Additionally, OmniFocus can capture and use voice notes and photos, as well as integrate maps and GPS functions.

While the program weighs in at a relatively pricey $19.99, one of its best features is it can synchronize wirelessly with OmniFocus for the Mac desktop either locally or remotely through MobileMe or a WebDAV server. (At the present time, there is no version of OmniFocus for Windows.) While complex, OmniFocus is reportedly easy to use and intuitive, both within the iPhone and while synching across multiple devices. All-in-all, this is one of the more robust systems available on the commercial market -- but it keeps a humble appeal.

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