Developer: Florian Weich
Current Version: 1.4.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 2.3 MB - Download
Getting something done - that's what Quadranto is all about. The app is based on a quite popular productivity method known as The Eisenhower Principle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, came up with the idea that every single task can be qualified by the criteria important/ not important and urgent/ not urgent. That leads to a 4-quadrant structure aka Eisenhower matrix.
Quadranto reflects that structure and provides a canvas for prioritizing your to-dos by importance and urgency.
First of all there is a quadrant labeled "Do first". That section is for important as well as urgent tasks which should be done immediately and best by yourself. Then in the upper right corner we've got the "Schedule" category. This is for tasks that are indeed important but not that urgent so that you can easily schedule them for later handling. Next there is a "Delegate" section for urgent but not that important things. Those type of tasks can or better should be delegated to others. Finally there are also tasks that are neither important nor urgent. That's why the fourth section is labeled "Really?!". Due to their nature those things actually shouldn't be done at all...
But that is really not all what Quadranto is good for. With the ability to create as many sheets of the 4-quadrant canvas as necessary you can set priorities for each and every personal or professional project you're working on. You're also able to rename each of the four quadrants individually so that they fit your very own needs.
- Uncluttered UI
The user interface is kept clean and simple and yet gives you quick access to the most important tools you need for something things done.
Schedule tasks and get notified when they come due. Reminders can also be reoccurring.
- Pushed reminders (to iOS)
With iCloud enabled reminders even get pushed to your iPhone or iPad - out of the box with no extras needed.
- Auto import reminders (from iOS)
Create tasks on the go by using the Reminders app on iOS. With iCloud enabled Quadranto can import new tasks and place them into predefined projects & quadrants.
- iCloud sync
iCloud keeps all your projects, tasks and reminders across all your iCloud-enabled Macs in sync.
- Automated backups
Backups are created automatically every 24 hours and can be restored using different options (merge, replace, append).
Sometimes there is nothing like having a piece of paper in your hand. Print your projects as quadrants or just as plain lists.
Delegate your tasks or share them with the world on Twitter. ;-) Quadranto uses the built-in sharing services in OS X.
- Drag & drop
Prioritize your tasks by moving them around. Within a quadrant, from one to another or between projects. The quadrant chooser will help you re-organize your to-dos.
All your finished tasks are kept for later review. They are just one click away.
Quadranto is retina-ready.
Fixes missing background color for quadrant titles in 10.9.2
Most Helpful Reviews
I like Ike - I have an odd infatuation over finding the "perfect" productivity app for the Mac dichotomy. I have tried everything from expensive solutions like "Things" to free offerings like Google Tasks. These apps primarily fail in one of two categories: 1. They either try to do too much 2. or they do too little - usually providing eye candy like "Clear" providing a list with little or no ability to organize. Over my search I find it hard to get away from google tasks. It is simple and offers a lot of integration with apps providing the ability to keep a list between my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I like the way the Mac/iOS/iCloud app Reminders works and looks but until now, there has been really poor itegration and syncronization in other apps - so I always went back to Google Tasks for the sync/reminder component. With Eisenpower (Vision of a buffed out president superhero comic character) The integration with Reminders is there and very solid. The organization is there too with the unique and very functional 4 panel design. I love how you can easily move tasks between the panels and easily see the completed tasks, rename the panels, send alerts etc. Really nice. As another reviewer noted the missing piece is adding tasks via the iPhone/ipad. According to the very responsive developer - an iOS app is coming out in a couple of months. I am very excited about this because finally there is solid productivity/task list app for Mac/iOS/iCloud - Reminders. See ya google tasks (when this happens). (Dev requests: 1. Please add the ability to add notes under the task (And have them go over the the Reminders notes field) 2. When creating the iOS app, please develop it knowing people will probably link an iPhone AND iPad to it. (Similar services like "Pocket Lists" get wonky when there are multiple feeds happening) 3. (UPDATE) I have been using this for a while now and I still LOVE it! I do need a time stamp on completed tasks, however. It is very usefull to be able to go back and see when you finished somthing. (UPDATE) New release is AWESOME! I love the ability to add tasks from Reminders to the app. That made my week! Nice work looking forward to the iOS app. Thanks for a wonderful app.
I just uninstalled it - I don’t want to have to continue to buy apps for devices to use a product that was developed “initially” to sync with Reminders. Yet it seems that after installing this update, all previous funtionality just stopped. I ended up with duplicate and triplicate categories, and It totally botched my reminders and entry data. Now my data is gone, and so is this app. I won’t be buying from this guy again.
More Reviews for Current Version
The more I use it the less I like it. - No notes field and sketchy performance have relegated this app into the circular file. :(
I’m having the opposite reaction to the gentleman above me - The more I use it, the more I like it. I’m not good at prioritizing or delegating and using quadranto encourages me to do both. I especially like the syncronization with Apple's built-in Reminders. One improvement I would like to see is a better way to associate tasks I’ve delegated with the people I’ve delegated them to. For example, I’ve taken to writing tasks in my Deligation list in a format like “Bob, please call Nancy about the meeting.” That way, when I hit the share button, the body of my email message is populated and I just have to address it and write a subject. I think I’d rather have it use the task description as a subject line, prepopulate the email address, and let me write the body myself. Then I would love to be able to sort my Delegated list by the people I delegated to. Also, if you haven’t seen the quadranto iOS app, it’s absolutely beautiful.
Be careful! - After you are impressed by the nice execution in iOS you may feel inclined to spend the money and buy Quadranto for Mac as I did. Be aware! It just doesn’t work. At least not lately (a couple weeks now). The developer just freezes comments on his page and disappears. It’s frustrating. It does a good job in iOS and syncs with iCloud nicely. Then you expect to come and work on your mac and you cannot make it work. I already tried the solution suggested by the developer.
Worth the money. 4 stars - I do not buy a lot of apps, but this is clean and syncs well between my devices. I do wish it would let me take notes related to items, such as person (/people), which is a feature I view as specifically needed. It would be really nice if it would export projects in an email client/ format to facilitate meeting agendas.
Almost good but - I have app for iPhone. Sometimes doesn’t work about iCloud sync and I was wait sync.