I am on a mission to totally examine Google Duties with different good to-do apps on the market. I’m to-do app buff, if you’ll. I in contrast Microsoft To-Do with Google Duties just lately, and found plenty of attention-grabbing particulars within the course of.
On this publish, we determined to pit Google Duties towards the extremely popular Any.do duties app.
Will Google Duties have the ability to compete with Any.do? Ought to You Change to Google Duties? Let’s get on with the comparability.
Google Duties looks like a child in entrance of Any.do on the subject of app measurement. On each iOS and Android, Google Duties has a really small footprint. It weighs Four-5MB on Android and 34-35MB on iOS. Alternatively, Any.do weighs 25MB on Android and 145MB on iOS.
Google Duties has been part of Gmail since ages. However now it’s accessible as a separate, standalone app for Android and iOS each. There isn’t any Home windows or Mac app at present, however you’ll be able to entry it by way of its outdated internet model.
You too can entry it simply from the revamped Gmail web site. It’s current on the precise aspect within the new taskbar. There’s additionally a Chrome extension however much like its web site, the extension seems meh. However, they each work wonderful.
Alternatively, Any.do can be accessible as Android and iPhone app. There isn’t any Home windows app however they’ve a Mac app. In addition they have a Chrome extension and an online model.
Google Duties works with Google account solely. You can not use different accounts like Fb or every other electronic mail to check in in to Google Duties. Nevertheless, Any.do enables you to check in with three choices – Google, Fb, and E mail.
Each the apps have an analogous white-ish interface. Whenever you open the Google Duties app, you’re taken to the My Duties display. I like how Google Duties lists the objects with out throwing At this time and Tomorrow in your face as is the case with Any.do.
Until you manually add a date to a newly created activity, it will likely be listed underneath At this time in Any.do. The house display additionally exhibits duties underneath At this time, Tomorrow, Upcoming, and Sometime.
Additional, the house display of Any.do has three tabs on the backside – Duties, Calendar, Settings and a few choices on the prime. Google Duties is utilizing the upcoming Materials Design 2. It has shifted the navigation icon and settings menu to the underside.
There’s a enormous distinction within the a number of lists format too. Whereas a number of lists are current within the navigation drawer in Google Duties, they get a separate display in Any.do.
In relation to subtasks, Google Duties provides them equal significance as the conventional duties. You possibly can add notes to them and full them with a faucet. They’re additionally seen on the primary display. Nevertheless, in Any.do subtasks aren’t seen on the primary display and also you additionally can not add notes to them. General I like the way in which how the Google Duties app handles the subtasks.
Recommendations and Auto-complete
Whereas making a activity, Any.do suggests numerous duties. As an example, you will have Name, E mail, Clear, Ship, Pay and many others. When you faucet a activity, it would then attempt to auto-complete duties utilizing numerous sensible queries. As an example, in case you faucet Name, it would provide contact ideas.
Google Duties is easy. It doesn’t provide any such factor. You might be given a clean template to enter your duties. Whereas auto-complete and ideas are okay in Any.do, I personally don’t like them.
What I like about Any.do is that urgent the Enter key creates a activity, which isn’t attainable in Google Duties. You need to faucet the Save button to create duties.
Surprisingly (or not), Any.do doesn’t have the acquainted spherical icon subsequent to every activity to finish it. You need to swipe left to proper to finish it. To maneuver it again, swipe proper to left. Fortunately, Google Duties helps each. You possibly can swipe the duty or faucet the spherical icon to finish a activity.
As soon as the duties are accomplished, the Google Duties app retains them in a separate Accomplished listing on the backside. Any.do doesn’t have any such characteristic. It strikes the finished duties to the underside of the identical listing.
Notes and Attachments
Whereas each the apps allow you to add notes to their duties, Any.do goes a step additional. You possibly can connect an image, video, voice clip or every other doc to the duty. Google Duties solely helps notes.
Reminders are an essential a part of any to-do app. Whereas the Any.do app enables you to create time-based and date-based reminders, Google Duties is proscribed to dates at present. You can not assign a particular time to reminders in Google Duties.
Any.Do comes with some extra options similar to missed name reminders, activity sharing, and built-in calendar. None of those options are current within the Google Duties app.
Any.do additionally helps tags, location-based reminders, recurring duties, and themes. Nevertheless, these can be found solely in its premium model.
Price The Change?
I’ve been on the lookout for a easy to-do listing app and a activity supervisor that might assist me word down issues with out the stress of placing a date on them. Google Duties does a reasonably good job at that. It creates a number of lists and organizes them neatly.
In relation to Any.do, it’s an excessive amount of of a duties app for me. I additionally don’t like its consumer interface. However that is simply my perspective. In case you are an everyday Any.do consumer, there is no such thing as a level in switching to Google Duties except you need a easier app. In case you are new to the world of to-do apps, Google Duties is nice. And, if you need some additional options, Any.do is a more sensible choice.