Missing Tasks on your iPhone?

So, you finally got an iPhone to make yourself more productive…only to find out that it doesn’t have a built-in task function?

Don’t worry, you are not the only one missing tasks/to-do’s on your “do it all” device in your pocket.  One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone from a business perspective is the lack of a simple task application.  Virtually all handheld devices have some form of task management, so why was it left out of the iPhone’s core features?  Who knows!  But that’s ok, because of the phrase that you are now so used to, “there’s an app for that!”

After searching through all the task apps in the iTunes App Store, I have narrowed it down to one that works really well in most situations.

Before I tell of my findings, keep in mind that this application requires a Microsoft Exchange Server (2003 or 2007) running at your office with web access enabled.  Since most companies use Exchange as their email server, this shouldn’t be a problem.  If you are an independent user without access to exchange, I’m sure this application will still work for you, however you just will not be able to utilize its syncing capabilities with your desktop.  Now, on to the application:

iMExchange (link opens iTunes) from RERLSoft – $7.99

iMExchange from RERLSoft

iMExchange from RERLSoft

In my opinion, out of all the currently available task applications, this is the winner.

In addition to handling all your tasks flawlessly, it allows you to control all the additional features of tasks as well, such as: Notes, Priority, Categories, Start/Due Dates, and Percent Complete.  You also have the capability to sort your tasks a variety of ways with additional filters for completed/active views and by category.

If that is not enough to make you want to download the app right away, there is an added bonus…it syncs notes also.  If you use Notes in Outlook, this is a real plus for you as you can now take those notes with you on your iPhone wherever you go.

You also have the option to setup an “Out of Office” auto-reply in case you forgot to do that on your desktop before you left the office.

These features, with the addition of being able to view your Exchange contacts within the app itself, make this the best task handling application currently available for the iPhone.

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