Wednesday March 29, 2006

ToDo Menu

Controlling Your iCal To-Do items

If you use Mac OS X, you may have tried using Apple's iCal to handle your task list. Unfortunately, this requires opening the large iCal window to add, edit, or view your tasks. Happily, there is a way around this problem.

High Priority

High Priority is a menu extra (which means it is accessible from your menu bar). You control HP from a System Preference panel.
Leveraging the power and simplicity of iCal, Apple’s calendar software bundled with Mac OS X,>High Priority allows you to create, edit, and remove your To Do items directly from the menu bar, without having to have iCal open.

Sort your To Do menu by (iCal) calendar, due date, priority, status, or title. Turn on tooltips. Color To Do items to match calendar color. Hide completed ToDos. All without opening iCal.

The only minor gripe I have is that ToDo items don't show up if you've "hidden" the corresponding calendar in iCal. I don't know if the High Priority developer has any control over this, but I've sent him a bug report.

Other than that, this is a sweet little application with a nice clean interface and a responsive developer. If you don't want to take my word for it, read this review.

High Priority is shareware - $6 for a personal license (on any two computers you own); $12 for a family license (any machines in your household); $60 for a business/site license. You can't beat the price.

(Note: High Priority requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later.)

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