OmniFocus, 2Do, and Todoist comparison (3)- Todoist

I think I will settle down with Todoist for a while after a long search of a to-do app.  Although some functions are lacking, Todoist has many key features which I think a to-do app must have. I am going to start with the pros of this app:

  • Works on all platforms. I am a Mac fan using iPhone, iPad, and iMac at home. However, I have to use Windows for my work for many reasons. The fact that it works on all platforms matters to me. Todoist is the only to-do app which has this flexibility among the three (OmniFocus, 2Do, and Todoist).
  • Flexible attachment file format. You can attach all kinds of files to a task, with no limitations like 2Do. This is of importance when working on different platforms. I can attach a word file from my phone, and work on the file on a computer.   
  • Relative cheap option compared with other cross-platform solutions. I am working at a University as a researcher, so I am qualified for the educational discount. I only need to pay $14.5 a year for one account. If I want to add accounts for my students, employees, or my spouse, I also only need to pay $14.5 for each account. However, the company just announced that they are going to increase the price for future users (from $29/year to $60/year for business users, and $29/year to $36/year for personal users). I suggest grabbing your subscription as soon as you can.  

Cons: 

  • For the iPhone app, there is no passcode locking functionality.  I mean, seriously? I cannot setup extra passcode for the Todoist app? This should be a default function for these kinds of apps which deal with sensitive personal information. For me, this is the only but huge concerns.
  • No action function like 2do. As I mentioned here, I think this function is really convenient and a must have for a to-do app. Todoist provides link function instead, but it is not as intuitive as the action function. For example, you can type tel: xxx-xxx-xxxx and it will become a link for making phone calls. But I cannot pick up numbers directly from my contacts. Typing adds chances of making mistakes. 

Just like what I mentioned, the company is going to increase the price start from Dec 1st, 2018, and all the current users are going to pay the legacy price in the future as long as the accounts keep active. For the business accounts (including the educational accounts), the legacy price applies to all the current and future users. This is truly a great deal! I suggest to subscribe for one year before price increases, and you can decide whether you want to keep using it in the future. it would be good to open a business account because the price now is the same for personal and business users. By holding a business account, you can add new users for your colleagues or families with the same low lagacy price in the future. 

第八年

時間過的真快,轉眼我就已經在美國待了八年了。

成年後超過三分之一的時間是在美國渡過的,都快忘記在台灣的生活了。

每天都要面對以前不敢想像的英文環境,漸漸的也不感到害怕。

每天都很忙很累,也不能像以前一樣的享受私人的時間。

不過看著小孩一天一天長大,一切的辛苦都值得了!

求主繼續帶領我與我們家下一個八年!

生活的新篇章

來到休士頓也已經超過八個月了,大部分的事情也已經漸漸熟悉,
老婆也找到了工作開始上班,小孩也都送進daycare。
感謝神!牧恩一下子就適應了daycare的生活,哭鬧的很少。

雖然每天早上都得早早出門,花8-90分鐘開車送妻小上班上學。
晚上也是要六點半左右才能到家,不過心裡有越來越踏實的感覺。
求主繼續帶領我們家前面的道路

休士頓

轉眼間,來到休士頓已經一個月了。
漸漸習慣這裡的生活,全家也快要搬過來了。
六年來,從什麼都沒有,現在老婆小孩綠卡工作都有了。
回頭想想,當初真的沒預料到會在美國生根,
也沒想到我的能力會受到肯定。托福是低空飛過,GRE慘不忍睹。
感謝神!我想當初我的指導教授收了我當學生時,
我相信他也沒想到我會給他的實驗室帶來這麼多的幫助。
神的帶領總是最好的,前面的道路依然有很多挑戰,求神繼續帶領。
也求神讓我們家能成為福音的出口,讓我們受的祝福為神所用!
希望我們在這的新生活能夠一切順利!

畢業了

花了六年的時間,終於在今年畢業了。

從一個人單身到美國,到現在結婚有兩個小孩,一切跟夢一樣。

神的帶領真是超乎人的想像。

人生的下一站會到休士頓,一年後又會在哪呢?

原本沒有美國夢,可是現在正在編織這個夢,與心愛的老婆與小孩一起。

有神與我們同在,我們不論在何處,都在編織天國夢!