Manage Tasks on Android with Maniana

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jan 07, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

The Maniana task manager app is described as "a perfect solution for every procrastinator." In reality, though, it is a perfect tool for anyone looking for a no-frills solution for keeping tabs on your to-dos and tasks. There are, of course, dozens of apps on Google Play Store in this category, but Maniana has two traits that make it stand out from the crowd. Firstly, the app features a somewhat unorthodox approach to scheduling and managing tasks. Maniana does away with the calendar metaphor, offering only two screens: Today and Tomorrow. You can push any task in the Today screen to the next day by tapping the arrow next to the task (that's what makes Maniana ideal for procrastinators). Existing tasks can be re-arranged by dragging them up and down, and you can assign color codes to each task. Tapping on a task evokes a context menu which allows you to edit, lock, and delete the task as well as mark the task as done.

Maniana also features a handful of widgets which give you a quick overview of the tasks from the convenience of the Home screen. While the app doesn't have the ability to sync data, it lets you send backup files as an email attachment to a Gmail address. Maniana lacks all the bells and whistles of more advanced task managers, but it's unbeatable when it comes to keeping tabs on to-dos and tasks at hand with consummate ease.

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