Dooity is a very lightweight online ask management app. It’s written in HTML5, is tag-based and has a few features, like keyboard shortcuts, an API and offline access, that make it worth checking out.
When you first visit the site, you’re given the option of trying it out without signing up. It’s worth clicking on that link, as it takes you to a demo task list that contains some hints and tips on how to use the app. Because it’s very keyboard-centric and makes use of tags, it’ll be a lot easier to get an idea of what it can do if you play with the demo first.
Dooity’s interface is dominated by a simple task list. Tasks can be reordered by dragging on the bullets on the left-hand side. You can also change the priority of the task (which changes the fonts size) or mark it as done by clicking on the buttons on the right hand side of the task.
It’s worth noting that Dooity only has only one task list. That’s not a problem, though. If you need to separate out your tasks into their own lists (for different projects or contexts, for example) you can do it using hashtags. You can then use the filter to only display the tasks with the tags that you’re interested in. You can filter for multiple tags simultaneously so, for example, if you have a “WWD” tag and a “redesign” tag, you can filter for tasks that have both of those tags added. Dooity also has a fast as-you-type search feature that makes it easy to find tasks in larger to-do lists.
One of the really great things about Dooity is that you can do nearly everything via the keyboard, which makes it very fast to work with. Hit ? (or click the “Panel” button top-right) and you’ll bring up an overlay that details all of the keyboard shortcuts:
Another neat feature is offline access, which means that you can still access your to-do list even if you don’t have an Internet connection. There’s also an API, which means that developers will be able to integrate their apps with the service.
Overall, Dooity doesn’t have many of the fancier features offered by other task management apps, like email integration, but if you’re just looking for a basic app that can keep track of your tasks, can access anywhere and is very fast to work with, it’s worth a look. You can sign up for a free account here.
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