GraphicTask by Onomaly LLC puts a whole new spin on task management. This Productivity app contains a powerful set of tools all packaged into a slick “visual interface” to help organize your hectic lifestyle. Why is this app different from the others out there? Well, it is made by Aliens of course…..(not really), though the developers have a pretty interesting theme going on with extraterrestrial assistance of the third kind. The name Onomaly is based off “anomaly” meaning: any occurrence or object that is strange, unusual, or unique…also a discrepancy from an established rule or trend.
GraphicTask uses icons positioned around a center point as a means to interact with your daily tasks. You’ve got icons for all types of tasks, and you can also take pictures to use as icons as well. When creating a new task you can set a due date, select a category (which defaults to the apps icon used that specific category), select a project, set a priority level, and finally set an alert. Then save it and you will see it as a cool little icon that can be positioned anywhere on the screen.
The tasks icons are arrayed around the center of the screen based on their due date and are updated daily. The more important a task is, the closer it is positioned to the center of the screen. Tasks that are later in the week are positioned further away from the center point. But you can still edit the position of all your tasks by entering the edit mode, then touching the icon and dragging it to another location. If you want to see a task you simply touch it, which brings up a little window with the task at hand. You can then edit, delete, mark it complete, or even email the task. A nifty interface with easy to use controls makes viewing and editing tasks simple and intuitive.
While I love the overall theme of GraphicTask and think the idea of a visual interface with icons is a great way to organize and interact with daily tasks, I found myself struggling a bit at first trying to figure out now the app functions. It has a lot of unique menus that take some time to figure out, and the icons don’t have any labels associated with them so you’ll need to memorize what the icons mean for them to make sense. The main point is you will have to spend some QT with GraphicTask to familiarize yourself with the app before you can get any real use out of it. But if you are willing to spend the time doing this you’ll find that the app does have a lot of cool features that could prove to be useful. If you are a “visual” person and need an app to help organize your daily life then GraphicTask may be just the app you need to try.
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