And yet it lets you customize and tweak things to get it "just how you want." Sounds like a dream and a nightmare in one for OCPD people like moi.
(I used task notes, sub tasks, smart lists, calendar, duration estimates, planning ahead, time tracking, time blocking, sidebar, autoschedule due tasks, daily time targets, email to marvin, time block sections.)
It doesn't offer any collaboration feature, and is really a personal task management tool, so it doesn't scale to use in business let alone for collaborative projects, but I feel it is a great tool for what it's designed for.
While this product looks great and I'd generally think it would be worth a try, that price sets it as a non-starter for me as I don't get the impression that the advantage would be so large compared to other task management tools.
Meanwhile Amazing Marvin offers 50%+ off Black Friday deals. Year free trial. And is bootstrapped solely by a husband and wife.
Nowadays I just use a notebook and a pencil and feel that is infinitely better than any app. Every time I've decided to start using a new todo app, or productivity app, I get this burst of motivation. It feels like I've already made progress. Especially if you pay for one, it almost feels like you're buying productivty at first "Yes, this is the start of me being super organised and super productive!". In reality, you can't buy productivity. Pen and paper for me, for now.
- the initial tutorials are video-only, and the videos have a lot of filler and so move quite slowly even at 2x speed.
- it's about 20% over-designed (they have their squaresponge mascot ready to be an MS Clippy in the corner)
- I couldn't edit a todo item title/text. There's a little toolbar on each item with 5 little icons, one of which is "edit", and you can edit everything else, but you can't edit the text. This makes no sense to me given the rest of their design is so slick.
So I stopped then because it seemed a little flimsy, and I don't want to get my productivity cycle invested in a slick and flimsy paid service.
It even fills in the todo items for you. But you should read the EULA carefully. It can be difficult to uninstall.