Review

Right now, there are many task management applications like Toodledo, Evernote, etc. and these apps are no longer limited to web apps but have entered the mobile interfaces as well. But there is a common link between all these apps is that they all serve the same purpose in the same basic way. Now suppose you are driving your way to office and suddenly the alarm rings up for your reminder. Then, the only option you have is to divert your attention from road to the phone screen and moreover you’ll have to check whether the task is to be done today or already overdue. But it would have been amazing if you could get a personal assistant to care of this entire headache. We think that the agent is waiting for you at your door. All you need to do is just open the door and welcome him home.

We are talking about the new iOS app, Buddy Bird ToDo that has been developed by Mathews Thomas. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later version of the OS. It has also been optimized for iPhone 5. It is the only voice assistant app that’s available on iPhone. But the main reason that it has been so popular and appreciated by the users is its customizable and user friendly features.

Just double tap to add a new task and you can rate it according to the importance it bears for you. You can also search for any particular task by the name or the due date which helps to filter it out fast. Now, one of the advantages of using this app is that you don’t require any internet connection for using this app. All the data is stored on your phone device. This also saves your batteryas there are no push notifications. However, the app also gives you an option to sync your data with iCloud and Toodledo in case you need a backup. There are options to call, email, SMS or browse alongside the task. This was one of the best features we found which was very useful in real life use.

There are a total of 19 background themes available and you can choose any one of them; really customizing your overall experience. The female voice of the assistant was very clear and understandable not posing any great accent problems. In fact, the developers are going to add some more voices in the next upgrades. The assistant reads out all the tasks, whether they are due, overdue or to be done soon.

The app doesn’t require you to create any account or subscribe any of their plans. It is available for just $2.99 and that’s all. Normally, these kind of apps are costly and with this cheap initial pricing and the huge popularity of the app, we think that it’s a sure shot for them. So, go ahead and grab your personal assistant.

Pros: intuitive and customizable UI; some new and useful features like call and email integration; cloud backup; no internet connection required.

Cons: none.

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