Add some color to your to-do list with Prio

The main view in Prio will be the “Active Tasks” list, which is where all items go by default. To create a new list, just tap on the “hamburger” button or swipe from the left edge, then select “Manage Lists,” which gives users the option to add or edit lists. You can create an unlimited number of lists for your organizational needs. To access your lists, just tap on the two circle button in the top right corner, then pick the one you want to view. Each list can have its own color theme, which you choose when creating or editing a list. Items that are in a list that are not yet completed will also show up in Active Tasks.


Prio has a brief introductory tutorial on the first launch of the app that explains the basics, which are pretty straightforward, especially if you’ve used other to-do . To create a new item, just pull the screen down to get the text field and start typing, though be warned: it seems the number of characters is limited. Swiping left on an item will reveal a contextual menu where you can mark something as done or delete it. If your item needs more info, then just tap it to view the detail screen. The details view is where you can give it a priority level, due date, reminder, and even add it to a list.


The thing about Prio that caught my eye was the design — it’s gorgeous. In fact, on first glance of the app, I immediately thought of other beautifully designed apps like Clear and Solar Weather. Prio features a beautiful color gradient background that not only looks great, but is easy on the eyes too. And if you aren’t a fan of the default pink-and-purple colors, there are 20 different color themes to choose from. There are bouncy animations throughout, and the sans serif typography suits it well and is easy to read. The interface of Prio may take a bit of getting used to, however, since it combines lists, tasks, and reminders in one, but the app uses taps and swipes to navigate, so it isn’t too bad.


For the past several years, I’ve been striving for organization and productivity when it comes to important things like work and other tasks I need to take care of each and every day. Through my journey, I’ve gone through many task management apps, including OmniFocus and Todoist, with the latter being my main service for almost a year now. Still, that doesn’t stop me from going out and exploring other options, because who knows, I may get converted by something better. That’s when I saw Prio on the App Store.


Prio – Task List & Reminder ($0.99) by Yari D’areglia is a gorgeous new way to keep track of your tasks, reminders, and lists in a single app. If you aren’t satisfied with the many other to-do apps out there and prefer to have a bit more color in your life, then Prio could be worth checking out. It’s similar to other apps like Wunderlist and Clear.

The Best and Programs for Time Management

Almost everybody has difficulty with time management–no matter who they are or what they do for a living. Even those who try to run their lives like clockwork can have trouble staying on task, being on time and recalling the things they must complete daily. There are numerous different reasons this is true. The main reason is that, due to smart phones and tablets, most of us have kinds of distractions at our disposal just begging for our attention. In this article we’ll teach you how to use that iphone or iPad as a time management tool as opposed to as a time management wrecking ball.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is an application that works with smartphones, tablets and on computers also. It is one of those excellent time saving “read later” apps. How often during the day do you come across a useful article or site that you truly want to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? How many times have you thrown a wrench into your schedule because you read or explored it anyway (because you knew you will not remember it at a later time)? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other applications to help you save all of those links so that you can read it at a later time. The hyperlinks are saved to one central account. This makes it easy to use any device you like (computer, tablet or phone) to catch up on those links when you actually have the time for them.

Wunderlist is an excellent program. It’s your basic to-do list application but it doesn’t get caught up in lots of heavy graphics or a sophisticated interface. Every day you can sit down to this application and then enter all of the things that you wish to do throughout the day. The application is free. Along with being easy to use, it’s easy to sync with numerous devices. All you have got to do is train yourself to check this software as often as you check your email and you will see just how easy it is to stay on task.

Evernote is incredibly useful. It is a centralized location in which you can manage your random thoughts, your photographs, your downloads, your emails, etc. It syncs between devices (including your personal computer) and is easy to integrate with other apps, like Wunderlist. The only real problem with this application is that it’s not free. You can pay $5 a month for a monthly subscription or you can spend $45 and buy a year’s worth of service.

Agenda is the must have calendar program. There are lots of reasons this is true but the main reason it is true is that it may be synced both to iCalendar (the calendar iPhones and Macs use) and Google Calendar. This makes managing a calendar a lot easier for folks with PCs and iPhones because they’re going to only have to enter their information into one place and it is readily available on all of their devices. Furthermore, it looks great.

You’ll find all kinds of time management programs you can download. These are the most effective, but you’ll turn up plenty more with some more research.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author