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OmniOutliner

Excellent outlining tool. Good automation API for integration into other workflows.

Pro features feel lacking for price difference. Few export options.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad
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MindNode

Affordable and yet elegant app. Easy to use. Web sharing through private links.

No collaboration tools. Limited feature set. No versioning.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch
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OmniFocus 3

Large feature set. Can work with both simple and advanced workflows. End-to-end encryption.

High learning curve. Mainly for Apple platforms.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Web
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Notability

Beautiful inking. Good handwriting recognition. Powerful audio recording features. Clean structuring of loose notes and PDFs.

Few customization options.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad
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Due

Great replacement for built-in reminders app with more fine-granular notifications.

Too simplistic to be a full-fledged to-do list app on its own.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch
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GoodNotes 4

Handwritten detection in many languages which is even exportable. Smooth inking engine with many features.

No audio recording features. Slow development and questionable quality assurance.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad
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Flexcil

Providing a novel approach to work on multiple documents at once.

Lack in core functionality and customization. The overlay does not go as far as it could.

Reviewed: iPad
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Noteshelf

Great Ink Engine with many different brush types. Auto-publishing to Evernote.

No OCR for handwritten text. Few customizability in options.

Reviewed: iPhone iPad Apple Watch
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OmniFocus 2 [outdated]

Newer version: OmniFocus 3

Balanced trade-off between simplicity and complexity. End-to-end encryption.

Too many features for many. No non-Apple platforms. Clunky on iPad.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch
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GTDNext

Tailored to GTD workflows. Moderate learning curve and easy even for beginners.

Slow development. No mobile clients. Some features still feel a bit unpolished or unfinished. No integrations with other apps.

Reviewed: Web
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Todoist

Easy and sufficient for many who look for something simple. Cheap and runs almost anywhere. Gamification.

Too simple for many advanced use-cases. Few new features over the years.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Android Windows Linux Web
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Things 3

Beautiful, simplistic and powerful approach. Low to moderate learning curve. Great automation tools. Good keyboard integration.

Few options for customization. Missing some complex GTD power user features.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch
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MyLifeOrganized

Highly complex suite for all task management needs. Can adapt to any workflow.

Expensive. Freedom of customizability can be intimidating.

Reviewed: iPhone iPad Apple Watch Android Windows
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SaneBox

Automatically trained email filtering provides a convenient way to manage incoming email.

Rather expensive when using all features. Privacy concerns.

Reviewed: Web