Monday, January 8th, 2007 Tag clouds meets To Do lists

Category: Showcase

InterfaceThis has launched an alternative To Do list that combines Ajax/DHTML, the power of tag clouds, and the simplicity of a whiteboard to provide a fresh approach to task management.

It features:

  • View and enter tasks quickly and easily, from anywhere.
  • Put everything on your mind in your Braindump list. Put near-term tasks in your Now list.
  • Set due dates and priorities. Categorize with tags.
  • Overdue tasks move automatically to your Now list.
  • Work with your tasks in an informative task cloud, color-coded by tag and sized by priority. Sort alphabetically, by date, or by priority.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes


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Am I the only one that find todo-lists as functional as these to make me use more time on administrating my tasks than actually spend time completing them?

Comment by HÃ¥vard Pedersen — January 8, 2007

In many cases I have to agree with Havard. Fancy to-do lists are neat and all and utilize great concepts, but I always end up spending a lot of time on setup and organization with the new features and then don’t come back to the list because of that…personally. At work I always end up going back to Outlook. At home I typically use keep a text document on my desktop and use Notepad.

However, when it comes to collaborative to-do lists, I think apps like Zirrus, Tada, etc. are quite handy and keep people on a level playing field.

But, whatever works…

Comment by Brian — January 8, 2007

HÃ¥vard: Thanks for checking Zirrus out. One of our goals is to overcome exactly this problem. While we do provide features like priority, tagging, and due dates, it’s also easy just to “jot things down.”

I leave Zirrus up on my computer so that whenever I think of things to do it’s a simple matter of clicking New Task (or Ctrl-T), typing the task, and hitting Enter.

Comment by InterfaceThis — January 8, 2007

I found this mixture of a pure display tag cloud and editing feature just a perfect match.

I would like to use and customize this kind of editable tag cloud in my own application.

Does anybody know if there is a open source widget available that does something similar to this?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Comment by Robert — March 20, 2007

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