Life’s busy. We know it, and we also know that finding the right app to keep track of your to-do list is a completely subjective, highly personal task. The best ones offer scheduling and syncing options, notifications, reminders, and the right mix of flexibility and features that help you stay organized. Here are the best task management apps for iPad.
The best iPad apps for task management
24 May 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
A Tracker helps you manage your time, whether it is hobby projects, house making tasks, child or baby daily activities, a routine at work, or any other activity you want to track and control. Features include the ability to start and stop an activity with just a tap, alarms for activities, an intuitive interface with customizable skins, an overview of today’s activities on the main tab, and more. There’s a widget for iOS 8, support for gestures, statistics reports in pie and bar chart format, and you can share those reports over social media.
- Full customization of activities with hundreds of icons
- Activity timer
- Effectively manage your time
- Intuitive and elegant interface
- Free with in-app purchase to unlock full version
Priority Matrix is a prioritizing system that will help teams improve their accountability, transparency, and productivity. You’ll be able to focus on the most important, right things, manage tasks, assign tasks to team members, create and manage the initiatives an goals of projects, gain productivity insights, and integrate with all the tools you love. This app is especially useful when you have more than one project on the go on top of your other daily regular work. The developer tries to update every month, fix anything it needs, and more.
- Focus on the right things
- Manage tasks
- Integrate with email, calendars, and other apps easily
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to Pro
MeisterTask allows you to make Kansan-Style project boards, invite team members, and collaborate with them in real-time. The project boards are customizable, the dashboard gives you a one-glance overview of all of your active projects, and you can quickly and easily open
notifications and tasks from your team members. Features include real-time communication, an unlimited number of projects, “Watch” tasks, time tracking with editable time slips, the ability to comment on and like tasks, and the option to automate your workflow with Section Actions.
- Activity stream
- Real-time communication
- Upload attachments from Photo Library, Camera, Dropbox, or iCloud
- Free with in-app purchases to upgrade
TickTick is your daily to-do list that will help you get everything done. You can set priority levels to tasks, create checklists within tasks, add tasks with voice input or typing, batch edit tasks, group task lists into folders, create a to-do via email, set flexible recurring tasks, and sync all your tasks across all devices. You can classify tasks with tags, drag tasks to rearrange order, set multiple reminders to tasks, and add instant time and location reminders. The Pro version allows you to use Siri to create tasks, share task lists with up to 19 people, upload up to 99 attachments every day, add up to five reminders per task, and create more tasks and lists.
- Group tasks into folders
- Set multiple reminders to tasks
- Add tasks via voice or typing input
- Batch edit tasks
- Free with in-app subscription to upgrade to Pro
LifeTopix Organizer is a premium organizer app that will help save you from wasting time looking for information you have all over the place. Instead, you can manage everything in one place with this app: you can manage your calendar, finances, inboxes, digital content, contacts, tasks, and projects, all right here. Features include passcode lock; the ability to access online files, notes, and tasks; securely manage online passwords; context tags; Hot List of favorites; detailed calendars and agenda; unified agenda view of do-dos and schedule; and device-to-device sync. There are more features you can purchase in-app, as well.
- Manage media files
- Access online files, notes, and tasks
- Unified agenda
- Paid with more features to buy in-app
Zapty is a tool for modern teams that allows for file collaboration, workflow, projects, tasks, and documents, with real-time conversations being at the center so context is kept at all times. This app allows you to do everything in one place so you don’t need to have more than one app to get things done. Transparency in projects will be increased, and the real-time communication makes the work environment the focus of the app. Features include one-on-one and group chats, polls, work patterns, and more.
- All-in-one tool
- Increase transparency
- For business or personal use
- One-on-one and group chats
- Free task management app for iPad
Any.do is a must-have task management app. You get seamless cloud sync among devices, reminders you can set to stay on track, the option to attach sub-tasks, notes, and files, and more. The design is clean and intuitive to use; you can update your errand and grocery lists, chores, and calendar lists in real time; and you can print, export, and share your tasks and lists for errands and groceries. When you use it for work projects, you can share checklists and more with your team, and the real-time collaboration means everyone knows what has been done and what still remains to be done.
- Easy to plan and organize collaborative work
- Get things done
- Great for to-do lists and grocery lists
- Clean and smart design
- Free with in-app subscription for Premium features
Priorities offers everything you need to make sure all of the tasks you have will get done on time. You can add alerts, due times, due dates, and notes from the Add screen, create and save templates to use again, and use the sync feature to back up your data and share pages with others. The app works across all iOS devices, you can manage your tasks online, and it’s easy to assign a due date and time and record notes for a task or item. You can star everything that is high-priority, and view those items in your Priorities page. With the Calendar integration you can easily see all your items with due dates in your calendar.
- Fast add
- See your tasks online
- Multi-tiered task management
- One-time purchase
Swipes helps you collect all your tasks into one place, organize them according to importance, and then work on them one at a time so you can stay focused. The app is tightly integrated with Evernote and Gmail, so you can turn any note into an action plan with subtasks, attach notes to a Swipes task, and de-clutter your inbox by turning emails into tasks. There are three tabs: Schedule, Current, and Done, and you can easily move your tasks around. You can enter steps in each task and snooze tasks for later.
- Organize tasks according to priority
- Take action on the priority tasks
- Three tabs
- Enter action steps in each task
- Free task management app for iPad
Calendar 5 runs gives you the ability to manage both tasks and events, and works on natural language input. The smart calendar feature makes it perfect for the iPad with its interface focused on events; day, week, month, and list views of your events; the app works both online and offline; and the easy-to-use task manager has everything you might need to track, organize, and complete what you need to get done. It’s easy to intuitively create events with just a tap, drag and drop task and events, and return to your Today schedule with just one touch.
- Create custom recurring events
- Day, week, month, and list views
- Works both online and offline
- Great features
- One-time purchase