I was a satisfied TP user a few years ago, before being lured away by the siren songs of a couple of dedicated task manager apps. They were never a great fit for me, though, so I’ve purchased TP 3.5 and am starting to move my workflow there. Feels good to be back.
There’s one issue, though, that’s going to be problematic for me. I move from device to device fairly often during my workday – desktop to laptop to iPhone – and am used to keeping my task lists open on all three devices all day long. Most of the dedicated to-do apps can handle that pretty transparently, either with a proprietary or an iCloud sync, but that could be a problem with a TP-based system. Taskmator seems to be pretty good about keeping its list in sync with a Dropbox file, but unless I’m missing something obvious TP makes no effort to do this. In order to be sure I have a current file open on one device, I have to manually save on the others, give Dropbox a couple minutes to sync, and then reopen the file on the current machine.
The above paragraph leads to an obvious feature request, but in the interim I’m wondering if other folks with similar workflows have developed solutions or workarounds. Would it be possible, for example, to create a script that regularly checks open TP files for unsaved changes, and then does a save when changes are found? Or to check the Dropbox file for newer versions of a working file, and reload the file if one is found?
I’m assuming TP’s behavior with Dropbox and iCloud files is identical in this regard.
Anyhow, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!