Reminder apps may be a dime a dozen, but Any.Do has carved out a niche thanks to its beautiful, minimalistic design, simple but powerful feature set, and cross-platform support (the app runs on iOS, Android, and as a Chrome extension). While it's still one of the better task management options available, Any.Do has just added a new feature that makes handling your to-do lists more manageable and actionable: Any.Do Moment is a section of the app that lets you triage your daily to-do list and turn it into a sort of daily planner that lets you easily re-prioritize your tasks.
Any.Do Moment is activated every day at a specific time you set (it alerts you with a standard iOS or Android notification), and it simply presents you with your list of to-dos for the day, one by one. This single-task focus lets you focus on the day ahead and make decisive decisions about whether or not you can actually check off that task today or whether you can push it off to another day. For each task, you can decide whether you want to do it today or later (with options to mark it as already complete or to delete it, as well).
If you choose today, Any.Do Moment's bubble-based interface shows options for morning, noon, afternoon, evening, and night — each of which has a large number corresponding to the time you'll be reminded. You can also set custom times or leave the task without a specific time designated. If you decide to push the item off to "later," you can then specific whether you want to be reminded tomorrow, in two days, in a week, or "someday." Each of these options corresponds to Any.Do's longstanding organization structure, which shows tasks grouped by "today," "tomorrow," "upcoming," and "someday" on the app's main screen.
Managing your procrastination is now a little bit easier
That's all Any.Do Moment does — but if you're the kind of person who manages a busy schedule and needs to regularly re-prioritize and re-schedule your to-do list, it provides a smart way of planning out your day. I personally often find myself making lists with specific reminders set days in advance and then having to constantly snooze or ignore the reminders altogether because my schedule has changed since that original plan. Any.Do Moment makes it a little bit easier to plan a day and have useful reminders for things you've decided you either have time to deal with, or have to deal with.
The app still isn't for everyone — those with huge lists will probably want to look for more fully-featured solutions, but for a lot of users, Any.Do is a nice upgrade over the simple Reminders app built into iOS. It's a lot nicer than many of its Android counterparts, as well, and it's an obvious choice for anyone regularly using both an Android and iOS device. The new Any.Do Moment feature improves on an already-solid app — it makes the ongoing task of managing your to-do list a bit easier to stay on top of. The new Any.Do update is available now in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.
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