Life is unusual and so are the apps these days. On one hand, the termination of the favored Wunderlist app gave start to Microsoft To-Do. And then again, Google launched one of many essential functionalities of Preserve (lists) as a separate to-do app often called Google Duties.
We now have already in contrast Google Preserve with Google Duties. On this submit, we determined to place Google Preserve alongside Microsoft To-Do and see how the standalone duties app weighs in opposition to the extremely praised note-taking app, Google Preserve.
Fasten your seatbelts!
Preserve is a product of Google and as such, it comes pre-installed on some Android units. In case you wish to obtain it from the Play Retailer, it weighs 13-14MB. Alternatively, Microsoft To-Do app’s dimension ranges between 9-10MB.
Nonetheless, on iOS, there’s a vital distinction on the subject of the dimensions of the 2 apps. Whereas Microsoft To-Do app weighs 49-50MB, Google Preserve jumps to 178-180MB.
Each the apps can be found on different platforms in addition to Android and iOS. Whereas Microsoft To-Do might be accessed through the Home windows app and the online model, Preserve is proscribed to the online model solely.
Nonetheless, Preserve has a Chrome extension that’s at present not out there for Microsoft To-Do. Google Preserve can now even be accessed inside Gmail.
Whereas a Google account is required for Preserve, Microsoft To-Do can be restricted to its guardian Microsoft solely. You can’t use these apps with every other account, which is a giant bummer.
Google Preserve helps a number of Google accounts. You’ll be able to simply change between them any time. Nonetheless, the identical isn’t true for Microsoft. It solely helps one account.
Google Preserve is a strong note-taking app that follows the card-style structure. The house display screen lists all of the notes and the lists collectively in irregularly sized playing cards. Should you ask me, I really feel the design could be very messy.
Alternatively, Microsoft has a clear structure. Varied record objects are organized in an inventory format like a correct to-do app. The house display screen of Microsoft To-Do app is the My Day display screen. Right here you will note all of your duties for the day.
A number of Lists and Sorting
What’s a to-do app with out a number of lists? And that’s why Microsoft To-Do is way forward of Google Preserve when it comes to a number of lists. In Microsoft To-do, you’ll be able to simply create a number of lists, add objects and sub-items, transfer objects between them and do different essential issues.
Whereas Google Preserve additionally allows you to create a number of lists, it’s not as pleasant as Microsoft To-Do. And we don’t blame them, as a result of Preserve is a note-taking app with the added performance of lists. Of their standalone Google Duties app, you should use a number of lists as seamlessly as in Microsoft To-Do app.
In Microsoft To-Do, you’ll be able to simply type particular person job objects by simply dragging them. This isn’t out there in Google Preserve. You’ll be able to solely type the complete lists and never particular person objects.
Duties and Subtasks
Right here’s how the duties display screen seems like in every of the apps.
As you’ll be able to see, the duties in Microsoft To-Do are clearly seen. There isn’t any additional stuff to distract you. Tapping the floating plus button on the backside allows you to create a job. Additional, you’ll be able to add subtasks and notes to a job merchandise. You can too set reminders for particular person job objects.
Sadly, Google Preserve doesn’t assist hierarchy for lists. You can’t create subtasks in Preserve. Google Preserve additionally doesn’t assist notes for particular person job objects. So as to add a brand new record merchandise, you need to faucet the + Record merchandise label. And to achieve there, you’ll have to first discover the record. Good luck with that except you’ve got pinned your record.
Reminders and Recurring Duties
Each the apps allow you to set a due date and create reminders. Nonetheless, there’s a vital distinction in how every app allows you to play with them.
In Microsoft To-Do, you’ll be able to set time-based reminders for particular person objects. Alternatively, Google Preserve allows you to set reminders for the complete record and never particular person objects.
Nonetheless, Preserve allows you to create location-based reminders too in addition to the time-based reminders. Additional, Preserve additionally allows you to create recurring reminders, an essential characteristic lacking in Microsoft To-Do.
Each the apps allow you to color-code your lists. Whereas in Microsoft To-Do you solely get a number of colours to select from, in Google Preserve you get a bunch of colours. And since in Google Preserve all lists and notes can be found on the house display screen, color-coding helps in group too.
Whereas each the apps assist search, Google Preserve is forward of Microsoft To-Do. Along with regular key phrase search, you may also search by colours, issues, and labels. Nonetheless, on the subject of velocity, each are equally quick.
Just like search, Google Preserve completely nails the sharing perform too. It gives three sorts of sharing – ship a duplicate, copy to Google Docs and, a very powerful one, real-time sharing with others.
Within the final one, all of the members can collaborate and add/edit new objects within the lists collectively. Microsoft To-Do helps solely the essential ship a duplicate of the record.
The Proper One?
Whereas Microsoft To-Do is only a task-management app, Google Preserve is a note-taking app that some customers have been utilizing as a to-do app too. Nonetheless, it lacks some helpful options comparable to sub-tasks, reminders for particular person record objects, and a greater person interface.
I’ll follow my beloved Microsoft To-Do for now. What about you?