GoodTask
GoodTask
4.9.5

5.0

GoodTask free download for Mac

GoodTask

4.9.5
06 November 2019

Reminders/to-do/task manager.

Overview

GoodTask is a powerful task/project manager based on Apple's Reminders and Calendars. You can use it as simple checklist to focus or as complex project management tool to get big things done. GoodTask 3 provides various viewpoints to the things that you care and need to be done. Manage your tasks, projects and even your life better with GoodTask.

Features:
  • Syncs with default stock Reminders and Calendars (iCloud/Exchange/etc)
  • Supports fully customizable recurring tasks
  • Manage reminders, lists, and calendars easily
  • List, day, week, month view on each lists
  • Add quickly and smartly with quick actions and text snippets
  • List with selective reminders, lists, and calendars
  • Filter by including or excluding text/tags
  • Filter by priorities
  • Overdue tasks, location-based tasks, recent tasks, etc.
  • Quickly edit tasks on-the-fly
  • Bulk actions to edit/check/delete multiple tasks at once
  • Duplicate, change due dates, add/switch tags/lists, etc.
  • App icon badge and notifications
  • Dark theme
  • Today-widget support
  • Time-zone support
  • Subtasks, automatic repeat after completion, and manual sort

What's new in GoodTask

Version 4.9.5:
Better Stability and Performance
  • This update brings much better stability and overall performance improvements throughout the app
iCloud Sync Settings
  • With all the data under the hood changing, automatic preferences sync has been expanded to 'iCloud sync'. You can choose to automate the process or manually upload and download. Also you can selectively sync lists-related preferences.
  • Lists used inside GoodTask validates connection between Reminders database. If you use different data sources between multiple devices, you should turn off sync for 'Lists'. Also if you have upgraded your database for iOS 13 and macOS Catalina but you're still using previous OS on some devices, turn off sync for 'Lists' on those previous OS using devices to make it work smoothly.
  • Turning off 'Lists' will remove sync for 'Lists', 'List Order', 'Excluded Lists & Calendars' and 'Favorites'.
  • Task properties such as 'Repeat after completion', 'Auto-snooze' and 'Manual Sort' are synced for iCloud lists in part of iCloud sync.
Other changes
  • You can navigate between lists and tasks with arrow keysFix for Today Widget : Notes not following display optionsPriorities shown while sharing lists & Other adjustments and bug fixes

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3 GoodTask Reviews

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Musaeus
26 October 2019

Most helpful

An outstanding ToDo app. It uses Apple's built-in 'Reminders' framework, which makes syncing across devices seamless and easy. This also makes the system robust, and insures against platform lock-in. GoodTask then adds a significant set of thoughtful features on top of that base. The app interface is well designed, elegant, and highly configurable. Best of all, you can set hotkeys for both quick entry and showing/hiding the app. Try the fully operable demos! I bought licenses for both the iOS and macOS versions after just a couple days of using the apps.
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Version 4.9.0
Musaeus
26 October 2019
An outstanding ToDo app. It uses Apple's built-in 'Reminders' framework, which makes syncing across devices seamless and easy. This also makes the system robust, and insures against platform lock-in. GoodTask then adds a significant set of thoughtful features on top of that base. The app interface is well designed, elegant, and highly configurable. Best of all, you can set hotkeys for both quick entry and showing/hiding the app. Try the fully operable demos! I bought licenses for both the iOS and macOS versions after just a couple days of using the apps.
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Version 4.9.0
madeleinelevy
30 July 2019
Information displayed in this app is organized very clearly, with scalable fonts, and is very customizable. The iOS version work just as well. Couldn’t ask for more.
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Version 4.7.2
D9
17 October 2016
This is a To-Do app that's slowly getting there. Overall, the UI has improved by being feature rich while maintaining simplicity. It still lacks in some areas such as robust custom repeats, contact linking for email or phone calls, and acceptable speed performance. I'd give it a B- to C+ but it has a single feature that's missing from my previous favorite, 2Do, and that's Exchange-based accounts. I'd say in a year or two, this could be the best To-Do application out there, especially with the iOS versions. In fact, I'd try the iOS apps first before making the investment in the Mac version...for this app development, that'd be the proper horse before the cart.
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Version 3.1.1
2 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
17 November 2018
Translating "a B- to C+" to 4 stars was pretty generous. What do you think about GoodTask 3 in its current state?
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D9
D9
10 January 2019
Yes, I really wanted to give it a 3.5 stars back in 2016, yet felt it too low to give it 3.

I recently tried GoodTask 3 out again, in version 4.3 I believe. I definitely saw improvements, most especially in performance. It's quicker to open, create Quick Tasks, and to react to keystroke commands. I liked the "Dark" mode, and still think it does the best job of "minimal meets plenty" among the Mac to-do apps. It seems a great fit for any individual or family up to small business as a task management solution.

My only real issue has been GoodTask's handling of subtasks on iOS; these are coded entries within the parent's Note section rather than separate tasks linked to the parent task. So if you ever switch from GoodTask, any subtasks are "lost" to the new solution within single task notes. Suffice to say, I use subtasks quite regularly and am reluctant to give into this solution.

After extensive use of GoodTask (#2), Todoist (#3), OmniFocus (#4), Wanderlist (#5), and Things (#6), I still feel the best overall to-do app, on both Mac and iOS, is 2Do. No beauty queen, but strong, fast, feature-filled, excellent iOS-to-Mac sync...it handles reminders with no issues.
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$19.99

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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