SmartDay
SmartDay 3.1.1
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SmartDay is an integrated organizer that automatically schedules tasks into the free time in your calendar. SmartDay uses adaptive logic to organize your projects, tasks, appointments and check-lists. The included Cloud hub (free) keeps you connected across all of your Macs and PC's, and syncs with our iPad organizer, SmartPad.

Beauty in Simplicity... SmartDay was inspired by Steve Jobs' obsession with zen and simple design: it drops down from the top menu bar on your Mac into a minimalist column of focused information, and can dock unobtrusively to
What's New
Version 3.1.1:
  • Fixes minor calendar bug
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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lemon-kun reviewed on 26 Dec 2013
As mentioned, there is a demo of SmartDay for download at the developer's website.

I find the concept of SmartDay very interesting, because most other to-do/GTD apps just list tasks, so you lose oversight quite easily when you try to plan your day or your week. With SmartDay, your tasks get displayed in the calendar view, which is especially useful if you have tasks that take a bit longer to complete. You can rearrange the tasks according to your other events – this is actually great. If you missed a due date/time, SmartDay just pushes the task further and reschedules your work.

This is a real killer feature. And well, this was the very reason for me to have a look at SmartDay. Exactly what I was looking for.

Unfortunately, when dragging and dropping tasks to the calendar, rescheduling, etc., SmartDay often felt unresponsive, clunky. Also the iCal integration didn't work, but maybe this is because it's a demo? The design isn't beautiful, it has its rough edges, both from usability as well as the look and feel, some things are a bit "glitchy" (graphics errors). Definitely not as polished as the developer's website.

But what I really don't like about SmartDay, and really makes me avoiding it: it isn't a standard Mac-like app. I don't like having to search for little icons somewhere in the app's window, I want them up there in a (customisable) toolbar, and I like an app where I can access Preferences, etc. from the menubar. Also I like to drag an app's window around, resize it, etc. I mean we're on the Mac platform, where you don't have to re-invent the UI, because OS X has actually a set of great UI principles. SmartDay's UI really drove me nuts, and I couldn't get used to it.

Apart from the UI, planing projects is pretty basic, no sub-sub tasks, etc., so unfortunately, this app isn't for me. However, it has great potential and a superb idea behind it – I will definitively come back and have a look how it develops over time.

Anyway, I really recommend anybody interested in productivity to have a look at the SmartDay demo (or the free online version) and evaluate for themselves. Task management is something very individual, and chances are, that SmartDay just fits you and your needs perfectly.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Zo219 commented on 20 Jun 2012
Hello? I'm supposed to fork over $29.99, no trial, no demo—and you can't be bothered to put a pic up on MacUpdate?

I lie. Even if you did, there's no way. What do devs *think*?
[Version 1.0]

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Aetnaria replied on 20 Jun 2012
Go to their website, plenty of screenshots there.
They also have demos on YouTube of their products in action: http://www.youtube.com/user/leftcoastlogic

Feel free to request a demo from the dev, but don't be a jerk about it.
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lemon-kun replied on 17 Dec 2013
There is a demo for SmartDay now. Can be downloaded on the developer's website. However, in order to download you have to give your e-mail address and agree to receive newsletters from them.

And well, then there is the free online version…
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Donperreault reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
Smartday is perfect in the way it logically organizes your events, tasks and calendarS. Smartday will place an new event in an open time slot in your calendar so you can get the most done out of your day. It runs from the menubar but can work like a normal application because it lets you decide where to place the SmartDay window when you select the SmartDay menubar icon. You can leave the window on your desktop or have it disappear till the next time you need it. I love how the tasks you don't complete get carried over to the next day, this is something most applications fail to do.

SmartDay will color your calendar days with a colored block using the same color of your calendar, on the days you have events from that calendar. You can organize according to tasks, events, lists and calendars. This allows you to glance at your calendar briefly to see if you have something important that needs getting done.

SmartDay will sync with the cloud so you can keep all your devices in sync, including your iPad, iPhone, Mac.

Believe me, if you want to get the most done in your day, then SmartDay will help you achieve that.

GIVE SMARTDAY A TRY YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

BTW: SmartDay has yet to crash on me and I use it all day long.
[Version 1.0]


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License:Commercial
Date:04 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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SmartDay is an integrated organizer that automatically schedules tasks into the free time in your calendar. SmartDay uses adaptive logic to organize your projects, tasks, appointments and check-lists. The included Cloud hub (free) keeps you connected across all of your Macs and PC's, and syncs with our iPad organizer, SmartPad.

Beauty in Simplicity... SmartDay was inspired by Steve Jobs' obsession with zen and simple design: it drops down from the top menu bar on your Mac into a minimalist column of focused information, and can dock unobtrusively to either side of the desktop. The design allows you to stay on task while minimizing desktop clutter and maximizing the space available for other critical software applications. A full-featured task and project manager folds out into a second column and features pre-set "smart" filters for increased efficiency and clarity.

Discrete but instantly available... Pin or hide SmartDay on your desktop; You can always find SmartDay because it's on the status bar on the top of your Mac!

Connected... SmartDay synchronizes with our free browser-based organizer so you can access your information anywhere, from any computer. It also synchronizes with SmartPad, our iPad organizer. Now you can keep organized and integrated in your office, at home, or on the go. SmartDay also syncs both events and reminders with iCal (except read-only calendars), providing connectivity to external calendars such as iCloud, BusyCal, Exchange, Outlook and Google.

How it works... Organize tasks into different project categories. SmartDay then integrates them into one combined Task list. User Smart filters to sort and filter. SmartDay automatically schedules those tasks into the free time in your current day, placing them directly into your calendar. The integrated calendar adapts as time passes, so tasks that you do not complete simply get pushed down the time line and stay persistent - they will be at the top of your calendar tomorrow! In the Task list, drag tasks into the "Do Today" section to see what fits (some other tasks may automatically drop out), and in the Day Calendar, drag the shaded "working hours" pane to allow more - or less - tasks to flow in from the Task list. Integrated, interactive, and intuitive. Now you have direct control over your day.

GTD becomes GTDo... Our unique GTDo filter picks the top task from each project category, and schedules them into your current day. Mark one as "done" and the next task from that category automatically replaces it. This is an excellent and easy way to stay focused.


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