1. SpeedVX's Avatar
    Hallelujah, PocketInformant is here!

    For anyone interested, PI is an absolutely fabulous calendar/tasks/contacts program that's been on WinMo, Blackberry and iPhone for a while and now the public beta for Android has just hit the Android Market.

    V 1.0 doesn't include contacts - just calendar and tasks - but even this is a huge improvement. Just the fact that you can copy and paste an appointment is practically enough for me.

    Here's some info on the program from the website (webis.net):

    Pocket Informant is a fully redesigned from the ground up calendaring and GTD-based tasks solution for Android Devices. Our purpose is to integrate best-of-class calendaring with best-of-class tasks together into one great solution.

    - Full-featured events management integrated with Android Calendar plus a separate PI Calendar
    - Tasks management with synchronization to Toodledo
    - Both events and tasks can be displayed in 2 different day views, 6 week views, agenda view and month view
    - Plain list and grouped (by category, context, folder, action, status) task views for tasks
    - Optional category (for events and tasks) and status (for tasks only) filters in main views
    - Ability to show/hide different Android calendars
    - Optional timebars and mini-text (event details displayed directly in calendar grid) views for events month view
    - Templates for events and tasks (including default templates for new items)
    - Custom time/date selection controls for easy task/event modification and navigation in main view (including all month view features including mini-text in date selector)
    - Easily accessible commands for events or tasks directly from main views (assign category, move between calendars, move to a different date, context, folder etc.)
    - Highly configurable interface (with over 100 different options)
    - Configurable event and task edit dialogs (with ability to show/hide all event/task fields)
    - Search and notifications integration with standard Android services
    - Ability to assign colors to each individual event or task, category, calendar, different task statuses, work and free days etc.
    - Easy backup with ability to export/import all settings or copy whole PI database with simple copy of one file
    - Optional auto-deletion of completed tasks (on deletion or after certain period of time)
    10-22-2010 10:50 PM
  2. braj's Avatar
    Finally! something. I don't know about PI itself, I am not crazy about the interface, but this should at the very least light a fire under the butts of other developers before PI captures the market. What do you think the eventual cost will be of PI? If reasonable, maybe I'll give it a real chance with this beta.
    10-23-2010 04:40 AM
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    i think i still like Jorte better.

    Jorte - What is Jorte?
    10-23-2010 07:37 AM
  4. JaxDreamFunding's Avatar
    I have used PI on every device i have owned until my EVO....I am sooo excited!!!!

    PI has always been reasonably priced....been a while since I purchased...but it is worth it. I am using the BETA now and it is excellent...looks and feels great!
    10-23-2010 08:02 AM
  5. johnhboyd's Avatar
    Does it sync with Outlook?
    10-23-2010 08:59 AM
  6. eharty's Avatar
    Does it sync with Outlook?
    No Outlook sync...at least yet.

    It syncs to Google and tasks to Toodledo.

    Working great so far...
    10-23-2010 10:22 AM
  7. Harvey Wallbanger's Avatar
    Hmm, if it syncs to Google Tasks, it may be worth a look. Right now I'm using GTasks to sync my Android tasks to my PC Desktop via Google Tasks. If this does the same thing but with a better UI (and how could it not be better than GTasks?) then I'll have to check it out. I hope it has a widget though. GTasks does.

    Oh wait a minute. I just installed it and it does not sync to Google tasks, only to Toodle-do. :< Uninstalled.
    10-23-2010 12:46 PM
  8. eharty's Avatar
    Hmm, if it syncs to Google Tasks, it may be worth a look. Right now I'm using GTasks to sync my Android tasks to my PC Desktop via Google Tasks. If this does the same thing but with a better UI (and how could it not be better than GTasks?) then I'll have to check it out. I hope it has a widget though. GTasks does.
    No Google Tasks Sync. PI tasks is much more feature rich.

    I started out using Google Tasks but it is really bare bones. IMO pocket informant is the first decent calendar and task app on Android. Hopefully Pimlical is not too far behind.
    10-23-2010 12:52 PM
  9. Harvey Wallbanger's Avatar
    I like Google Tasks because Chrome allows me to turn it into a standalone window on my PC that autosyncs to my Droid tasks. Not sure if Toodledo does that too?

    EDIT:

    Ok, I see that Chrome actually does let you turn ANY website into a standalone app/window on your PC including Toodledo. Still, I'm not sure I like the look of Toodledo. Google Tasks is a much cleaner uncluttered look. You see your tasks and that's about it.
    10-23-2010 12:59 PM
  10. CallerHoller's Avatar
    Stickin' with Jorte.
    10-23-2010 01:56 PM
  11. GynormousMellon#AC's Avatar
    I'm getting duplicate events for each day on one of my Google calenders.

    My primary calender that my phone was set up with is my Google "A" calender. Recently, I added a second Google account "B". Before I added Pocket Informant, both calenders were displayed with no problems. I installed PI and now, calender "B" is displaying duplicate events.

    I even checked the native HTC calender and the same thing is happening there which never happened before PI. I went into my Google calender via my PC and there are no duplicate events so something must be happening on the phone.

    Anyone have suggestions?

    By the way.....this is on a EVO.
    10-24-2010 04:14 PM
  12. GynormousMellon#AC's Avatar
    Forget what I said above. It wasn't PI's fault. I had a setting wrong with my Gmail calender settings. Duplicates now gone.
    10-25-2010 10:48 AM
  13. prubin's Avatar
    Does it support calendar icons?
    10-25-2010 11:05 AM
  14. ellisz's Avatar
    Need one to sync with touchdown...
    10-25-2010 09:07 PM
  15. CatB's Avatar
    I have been using PI calendar on my Droid for a bit now and today, just realized how much I like the UI for Tasks (was also using GTasks, though pretty bare bones, if you ask me!). The one good advantage to GTasks was being able to sync with Google, so I could add/delete tasks on my PC.

    Any way to do this yet on PI? If you are using PI for your tasks right now, do you care that you can't sync your Tasks to any other location?
    02-19-2011 04:20 PM
  16. eharty's Avatar
    I have been using PI calendar on my Droid for a bit now and today, just realized how much I like the UI for Tasks (was also using GTasks, though pretty bare bones, if you ask me!). The one good advantage to GTasks was being able to sync with Google, so I could add/delete tasks on my PC.

    Any way to do this yet on PI? If you are using PI for your tasks right now, do you care that you can't sync your Tasks to any other location?
    The tasks implementation in google is VERY weak so PI can sync to Toodledo. You need to set up a free account at toodledo.com and then enable the sync in PI.
    02-20-2011 12:34 AM
  17. MsGadget13's Avatar
    Does PI have a widget so that it shows up on my stock Fascinate screen like Pure?
    02-20-2011 11:06 AM
  18. CatB's Avatar
    The tasks implementation in google is VERY weak so PI can sync to Toodledo. You need to set up a free account at toodledo.com and then enable the sync in PI.
    Ok, thanks. Did this and it synced all the tasks, but now, in PI i have all my tasks organized by Category (ASAP, Soon, etc). Can I get the tasks to show on ToodleDo this way, too?

    In other words, I have them prioritized according to what I named each category. Can these categories transfer over to ToodleDo?
    02-20-2011 07:14 PM
  19. CatB's Avatar
    Ok, thanks. Did this and it synced all the tasks, but now, in PI i have all my tasks organized by Category (ASAP, Soon, etc). Can I get the tasks to show on ToodleDo this way, too?

    In other words, I have them prioritized according to what I named each category. Can these categories transfer over to ToodleDo?
    Anyone???? Can anyone help me with this question I posted above???

    thanks!
    02-22-2011 07:11 AM
  20. j0hi's Avatar
    The final release is also available at:Pocket Informant for Android
    Maybe the bug is fixed here?
    02-23-2011 10:40 AM
  21. CatB's Avatar
    The final release is also available at:Pocket Informant for Android
    Maybe the bug is fixed here?
    If you uninstall the Beta and then intsall the latest one, does that mean that all the previous settings (like Category colors) are lost and you need to redo? Also, what about the above question I originally asked? If you can't group the Tasks with Categories in ToodleDo the way you can in PI, that is a big negative to me!
    02-23-2011 03:23 PM
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