Turns out, making something that feels pretty simple is pretty hard. Of course, if you give NextAction a try and it all seems kinda obvious — well, that was the point! Let me explain.
––– QUESTIONS –––
NextAction asks you questions about your tasks. (OK, they aren’t really questions, but close enough.) The questions make intuitive sense. If you’re ready to do something, *what* is it about? If you’re waiting to hear back from someone, *who* are you waiting to hear from? If you’re going to schedule something, *when* will you schedule it for?
I think you’ll find those questions a huge help in getting organized. Even more? You’ll find that you can look at your tasks from any of those perspectives. Here’s why that matters.
––– PERPSECTIVES –––
When you’re thinking about the stuff you need to do, you want to be able to focus on what’s relevant and ignore everything else. But what’s relevant (and what’s not) depends on context — on *what* you’re doing, on *when* you’re doing it, on *where* you’re doing it.
Planning a camping trip? Tap to focus on just your camping tasks. Out running errands? Tap to focus on just your errand-y tasks.
Of course, some of your errands might be camping tasks; some of your camping tasks might be errands. Not a problem! In NextAction the same task can be both.
That’s the key, the secret sauce, that lets you focus on one thing at a time. Because everything that’s relevant — relevant to your current *what*, your current *when*, your current *where* — is right there in front of you.
––– AND MORE –––
If you happen to throw your whole life at NextAction — your home stuff and your work stuff and your community stuff and more — you should know that NextAction has advanced tools that let you quickly focus on one slice of your life at a time. Most people won’t ever need them. But, hey, it’s good to know they’re there.
Give NextAction a try. It’s free!
P.S. Want to learn more? Go to https://www.nextaction.app/why-nextaction/.
And one more thing: Total privacy. Even as the guy who developed NextAction I don’t have access to anything about you. Not your name, not your data, not a thing. Well, not unless you send me an email. Then I’ll have that. :-)
- Fix an iOS 17/iPadOS 17/macOS 14-specific theming problem.
- Fix an iOS 17/iPadOS 17/macOS 14-specific widget problem.
Ratings and Reviews
One of the best "To-Do" apps I've used! Helps me to stay organized and easily prioritize all my tasks. UI is simple and easy to understand. Some things I personally would like to see implemented in the next update:
- Be able to access NextAction, add new tasks, and view Today's tasks or a certain Folder/List from the Menu bar without having to completely open the app.
- When adding/editing a task, add the ability to automatically save the task by simply clicking out from the pop-up window without having to select "Done" or Save and Done". I find it tedious sometimes to have to select an option with every task, especially if I'm in a rush or adding/editing a lot of tasks at a time.
All in all, this app is extremely underrated! I love the fact that you get everything this app offers without having to go "Pro". While the Pro version does add an interesting feature, you're not at a loss without it. It's targeted more for specific users who want an added layer of organization on top of the plenty of ways the base app already offers!
Developer Response ,
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Simple app that’s extremely well thought out
I stumbled onto this app quite by accident. My Omnifocus app was giving me error messages. Spent most of the day with tech trying to solve sync issues to no avail. Started inputing data into this app.
I Love the concept of answering core questions “what, who, where, when, why”? When trying to tackle tasks. If u can answer these questions you’ve categorized your data based on major life categories I.e work and self/personal, people who can assist you in tackling the task, where I can best manage to do the task, when u can do the task, and why is the task important to u (goal setting component.)
Normally apps will either give you the ability to do this on your own like Things or will narrow your focus like OmniFocus. This app narrows your focus even more with these common questions and filters …. to really get the tasks done. It’s a simple more functional toodledo.
It uses iCloud so u can have it on your phone and desktop computer. No sync issues. Highly recommend.
As someone who periodically likes to try out new GTD apps, I came across this one and must say it’s pretty creative. What I enjoy most is the developer obviously understands the GTD process, and has engineered a simplified application to follow this (with fantastic documentation that augments Joe to best leverage the app).
No, it’s not Tick-stick or RTM. However if you want a down and dirty application to follow the GTD discipline (which is sometimes a break from the over-engineered competition’s apps), I would strongly recommend this.
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- 8.5 MB
- Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.7 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.5 or later.
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- NextAction Pro $10.99