DayMap
DayMap
1.10.0

4.4

DayMap free download for Mac

DayMap1.10.0

05 September 2014

Optimize your productivity through visual day planning.

Overview

DayMap is a visual planning program which allows you to plan your days and weeks for optimum productivity. Organize projects and subtasks in the intuitive project outliner. Use the weekly calendar located below the Outliner to easily schedule those important todo's.

DayMap helps you make the most of every day, every week.

What's new in DayMap

Version 1.10.0:
  • [NEW] Apple Calendar Events can now be shown in the DayMap Calendar view. To enable, visit the View menu and select "Show Apple Calendar Events".

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16 Reviews of DayMap

Anon-Bud
15 February 2012
Version: 1.1.0

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So here's the thing: This is such a new way of doing tasks and projects that I do not want to spend $25 up front, just to find out it doesn't meet my needs. Sorry. I'm sure this might be a fine app, but I cannot risk shelling out this kind of cash without working a demo first. No Demo. No Sale.
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RogerKatz
13 June 2017
Version: 1.10.0
The current version is 2.1.3
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5
jeffswritingworld
10 May 2016
Version: 1.10.0
I write for a living, I have umpteen mini projects on the go, and I'm also a visual person. The GTD approach is far too prissy for me, too much wasted energy (and too much of a distraction from what I should be doing).
With that in mind, I've literally tried every piece of project and todo software on Macupdate over the past ten years and couldn't settle on any of them.
Until now.
Daymap suits the way I work, holds all the info I need for my working day and in its present form (v2.1.1) it has just cleared up my desktop, and my head in just half an hour.
It's a lot like the web based TeuxDeux (TD), but that is twice the cost, paid year on year, with only marginal extra functionality.

Below this, WChiseler has posted a really good in depth review that covers all the functionality and wishlist bases, and all I can add is it would be nice to be able to change font and font colour just to jazz the screen up a bit, oh, and startup at login, that would be nice too..
I expect TD's ability to automatically move uncompleted tasks on to the following day might be a big ask, but that would be the icing on the cake for me.
I note some complaints further down the page about a demo version not being available, but the user video on the developers website was more than enough detail to help me decide to buy.
Nice, uncluttered software, doing what software should do. Make my working day easier.
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4.5
Wchiseler
23 November 2015
Version: 1.10.0
(DayMap is now in version 2.) DayMap excels by offering big picture “Forest” view of your projects and your weekly/monthly schedule without losing sight of the individual “Trees” of each project and each day. The multi-column layout keeps everything from mingling into a long, overwhelming list. Features I find particularly helpful: ✓ column layout of projects +/- week/month schedule (EXCELLENT) ✓ subtasks ✓ view Calendar events, launch Calendar ✓ custom sort tasks for each day, including repeats (manual drag-and-drop) ✓ delete, reschedule repeat tasks individually (e.g. do 2 laundry loads Tuesday, instead of 1 each Monday & Tuesday, skip Wed.) ✓ text search semi-substitute for priority, tags, e.g. “!!” lists any task which contains “!!” in its title or notes ✓ show/hide a particular # days of completed items or none ✓ half/full screen support My wish list of app enhancements: - notifications/alerts - keyboard shortcuts: move to tomorrow, schedule Today, unschedule, navigation between columns - sort tasks & Calendar events: drag “Pick Up Dry Cleaning ” task after “8:00 AM - Meeting” and before “7:30 PM Restaurant Dinner” - subtler (grey?) “Scheduled” indicator — RED suggests priority, but neighboring tasks in the project list might be much more important but harder to schedule. - Day view / compact mode - enhanced repeats: every # days, every Mon, Wed, Fri, …, —ideally even: every # workdays - month filters: hide-repeating tasks, show only tasks which contain search field text - Android app & sync (or maybe import/export to Reminders for workaround sync) - maybe: auto re-sort an individual day, say alphabetically, while keeping manual sort option
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5
bmorseth
23 October 2014
Version: 1.10.0
The best planning software!
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lemon-kun
01 July 2014
Version: 1.8.1
While I really like DayMap (see my review below), I must say that I am startled about the recent design decision to colour the toolbar in light grey – it looks as if the window is inactive! That's really unnecessarily confusing and I wonder what the developer had in mind when coming up with an idea like that! (also strange: instead of icons we got flat buttons in the rounded shape of pre-Lion buttons)
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Chadseld
27 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Thanks everybody for the great feedback! We have created a Demo version which is available on our website. We greatly value your input and direct our development accordingly. Version 1.8.0 has many new goodies so I invite you to try it out and tell us what you think. Regards, Chad Seldomridge DayMap Developer
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5
Tfindlay
08 January 2014
Version: 1.7.1
I have tried many "todo" type apps and I have nearly always wound up not using them after awhile. I think DayMap might just be one that I will stick with. Here are some of the features that make me say this: - you can see all projects and items at once - you can drag and drop items from one project to another - you can drag and drop items from one day to another - system hotkey to add items on the fly - easy to use and learn - syncs with iCloud
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Aetnaria
05 January 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Price is now $12.99 in the mac app store.
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lemon-kun
30 December 2013
Version: 1.7.0
Well this got to be the GTD app with the best UI concept ever. Actually I downloaded DayMap only because it was on sale, well, it looked interesting from screenshots and videos. I am a heavy OmniFocus user and didn't think I'd have much use for it. But now after trying, I find this app completely convincing, and ever since downloading I use it daily. As Actwolf described below, it's a brilliant UI concept, look and feel. And it has to be mentioned, while DayMap follows minimalist principles, projects can go surprisingly "deep", splitting up tasks into sub-tasks, sub-sub-tasks, sub-sub-sub-tasks (etc. etc. etc.). Of course, DayMap is no OmniFocus, so if you need something really complex, DayMap isn't for you. But even then it might prove useful as a companion app: I use DayMap for one specific part of my work-life and for that it serves me very well. DayMap has one killer feature for me: it shows recurring tasks in the calendar as multiple items, so for example you can have one task repeated from Tuesday to Friday and DayMap will show an entry for every day (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday). Other apps (like OmniFocus) generate the next (repeated action) only after the first one is completed. This way, DayMapThis is ideal if you have tasks that take longer, and you want to work on a task every day a bit. So unlike the other to-do apps, you don't just get to see a frightening due date, but instead you see when you will work – more like with planing software. That is really great for motivation. Regarding the feature requests of other commentators here: Personally, I wouldn't need these, and with every new feature the developer runs risk of ruining the clean interface. "All in one place" is usually a way to get things cluttered. I hope the developer goes here his/her own way and won't sacrifice UI for features. This is not to say that there isn't anything to improve with this app, I see quite a few things where the developer could work on – before adding new features. Anyway, one more thing, it has to be said: at 13$ this really needs a demo version, and I find it rather mind-boggling that the developer doesn't provide one. DayMap is a well-done, polished app! I really have a hard time trying to understand that. Productivity is an individual thing, one has to be able to evaluate what works best for his/her needs. So, dear developer, it's very simple: if you don't want to offer a demo, you have to sell at 5$-8$. If you want to sell your app at 13$ you need to provide a demo. It is true, you can always find new customers by setting your app from time to time "on sale", but this is actually pretty unfair to those customers who payed full price.
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JoseSiman6158
22 May 2013
Version: 1.6.1
This App could be much better if you could: 1. Change the font and font size of project names and tasks. (needed) 2. Assign time to the tasks (urgent) 3. Set reminders of your tasks (urgent) 4. Be able to send reminders to command center 5. Group projects and collapse the groups. For instance, have Personal Projects and Work Projects (not urgent.) 6. Sync with Reminders and iCal 7. Change the aesthetics/look of the app, more like a Mac app. You can check how iCal does to move from days, weeks and months and include views for them. 8. Drag and drop emails and link them on the app, more like, send an email to a task and have the app be able to link to the email. 9. Add more items to a projects, not just tasks, for instance if I work on a project, I have emails and contacts related to it. It would be very useful if I could have all in one place. I am willing to become a beta tester if the developer allows for it. I think this app has potential if the developers invests more time on it. For now, I don't think it is worth $12.99, it is more like a $9.99 app.
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Amadeuswolf
03 May 2013
Version: 1.6.0
The improvements make DayMap even more of an invaluable product, not only for getting work done but for adding a unique corkboard capability to your GTD toolkit. In fact, DayMap works totally when you think of the tasks as being index cards that you can post and repost and duplicate and repeat according to a very intuitive set of rules. It's the best implementation of the Planner Pad calendars which grokked GTD before it was an acronym. It illuminates at a high level perspective that you must be in command of your data and not let it become too automated, whatever the systems you wind up using. I wish there were a version for Chrome which I am using on the road. DayMap crashed once before getting up and running, but is running okay since. I would back up data and save old version just to be safe. It may have just been a hiccough. The improvements are good ones and implemented neatly. Most important is the repeating tasks feature and the buttons for quickly minimizing project columns. The Show Backups is very responsible. The added ability to double-click to edit items in the search results is also useful. The new look is a definite improvement inasmuch as the old look can go.
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3.5
Lev
26 August 2012
Version: 1.5.1
Agree in principle with Amadeuswolf (below) but in practice you run out of space fairly soon (>7 "projects" on a 13" MacBook) and have to scroll around, which gets a bit clumsy given the simplicity of the interface. A good idea, but not yet powerful enough for anything more than the simplest set-up. Lord knows I loathe the Cult of GTD, which surely by now should be *so* over, but there's an in-between territory which hasn't yet been staked out. DayMap might be in with a claim. BUT... due to the current constraints, anyone with an even slightly complex life to juggle will have to use DayMap *and* something else (TaskPaper, OmniFocus, a notebook) which is a recipe, perhaps, for things falling through the cracks. Definitely one to watch with interest and the $5 intro price is a steal. Oh, and, for pity's sake, the skeumorphism. Please, developers, unskin the thing. We're grown-ups. We don't need to pretend our computers aren't really computers. The Inbox, with its little torn-off slips of paper, is cute. But many of us *hate* cute.
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4.5
Amadeuswolf
17 August 2012
Version: 1.5.1
An extraordinary vision of the ideal minimalist GTD app, a brilliant digital translation of the "funnel down" Planner Pad concept, without losing the tactile sense of working with pen and paper. Being able to move tasks and projects around on DayMap's ingeniously designed canvas is a delight, not least for the way the program displays states of readiness along with an ease of moving things around that positively encourage "what if?" thinking. It has transformed the stress in my professional life into a markedly more productive flow. The physical design makes only the essential concessions to features, but provides a deceptively powerful interface which, thank goodness, can only be changed in column and window sizes, and in colors (Lego for adults). Totally minimalist export--print or PDF only--make total sense, although when trying one of the various options the program hung on me. So back up fanatically.
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JasonE
10 May 2012
Version: 1.5.0
Really would like to try this, but it requires 10.7. I would like to ask the developer what portions of the program actually require 10.7 functionality that 10.6 does not have.
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Anon-Bud
15 February 2012
Version: 1.1.0
So here's the thing: This is such a new way of doing tasks and projects that I do not want to spend $25 up front, just to find out it doesn't meet my needs. Sorry. I'm sure this might be a fine app, but I cannot risk shelling out this kind of cash without working a demo first. No Demo. No Sale.
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Evaluator
18 November 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Chart to the right shows 27 downloads, but a trip to the website says beta version not available yet. Hmmm. I'm not sure what those 27 people downloaded unless it was an application that failed and the developer pulled it. Anyone get this to work yet?
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