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Best to do list program: What features it should have?

Today you can find hundreds of different to-do list products with different functionality, and it is not easy to choose the software of your choice. So let's consider the following question: What are the top features that characterize best to do list product? A lot of task management softare solutions offer very rich functionality, however many of these capabilities may seem excessive for big number of users, because they do not have time to play with all extra-features. The best program shouldn't necessarily have overwhelming functionality, it should be easy-to-use and just suit several main requirements of task and time management. Consider these requirements and use them in order to define the ultimate task management solution that works for you:

Time management features: To do lists must help you to control your time, that's why it is the primary capabilities dedicated to time management:
  • Due date: Not only task list, but any solution that belongs to this type of software should have possibility to set time parameters of tasks.
  • Time left: to do list should show you how much time is left before due dates of your tasks.
  • Recurrence: task planning software should provide you possibility to set recurring tasks. 
  • Reminders: Indisputably ultimate task management program should feature task reminders (pop-up and e-mail).
Task Management features: Real to do list suitability is characterized by its capabilities in handling your tasks:
  • Categorizing and prioritizing tasks: Of course, yourtodo list should help you to prioritize tasks, because prioritizing is a cornerstone of task and goal management! Also it should provide the possibility to allocate tasks to different categories (tasks groups) with help of Task Tree.
  • Making Notes: to do list soluton should make you able to do notes in tasks.
  • Filtering tasks: It is obvious that your to do list gives you possibility to filter your tasks by attributes (status, priorities, name, due date etc.) and also save your custom filters.
  • Searching for tasks: powerful task list product should give you a possibility to search for tasks not only by name, but also by task notes.
  • Setting order of tasks:  software solution should give you possibility to manage order of your task, so you can manage step-by-step processes and checklists.
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Interface features: Interface of the best to do list should be nice, easy-to-use and customizable:

    • Column layouts: to do list should allow you not only to change, hide and add columns with task attributes, but also save and select layouts of you tasks table.
    • Hide and move panels: You should be able to hide, move, resize and restore panels in order to customize view for your needs.
    • Drag and drop: to do list softwareshould give you possibility for easy customization and handling tasks, so product should support drag and dropmethod.

VIP Organizer is easy-to-use product that meets all these requirements and can provide many other useful possibilities. It provides to you all necessary instruments in order to manage your to-do-lists and time, but of course to decide if it is your task management solution is up to you!

VIP Task Manager is powerful client-server software for team task management and real-time collaboration. It allows you to plan and assign tasks to team members and control work performance.

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