Managing Recurring Lists on the iPhone

During the recent Mac Power Users episode on task managers, I neglected to mention how I manage recurring lists. We all have lists that are not necessarily task lists but get used over and over again. I have them for the grocery and hardware stores with things like bananas and duct tape. I also have them for packing an overnight bag or heading out to a presentation (extension cord? check). These lists don’t lend themselves to OmniFocus but there is a solution, the free web service and $2.99 iPhone application, Zenbe List. (iTunes Link)

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Zenbe Lists has a very simple web interface that allows you to build lists straight from your browser or iPhone.

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You can then share your list or even publish it to the web as a widget. More importantly, using the iPhone application you can sync it to your pocket.

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While this architecture builds a perfectly adequate task management system, for me it creates an even better recurring list manager. I keep the application on my iPhone right next to the OmniFocus application and while it doesn’t get used as often, it serves nicely when required.

20 Comments Managing Recurring Lists on the iPhone

  1. dirkspiers@mac.com

    Great tip. Like this a lot. What makes this service powerful is that you can share lists w with others (ideal for shopping lists) and also synch it with your (and others) iPhone.

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  2. dirkspiers@mac.com

    Great tip. Like this a lot. What makes this service powerful is that you can share lists w with others (ideal for shopping lists) and also synch it with your (and others) iPhone.

    Reply
  3. dirkspiers@mac.com

    Great tip. Like this a lot. What makes this service powerful is that you can share lists w with others (ideal for shopping lists) and also synch it with your (and others) iPhone.

    Reply
  4. dirkspiers@mac.com

    Great tip. Like this a lot. What makes this service powerful is that you can share lists w with others (ideal for shopping lists) and also synch it with your (and others) iPhone.

    Reply
  5. dirkspiers@mac.com

    Great tip. Like this a lot. What makes this service powerful is that you can share lists w with others (ideal for shopping lists) and also synch it with your (and others) iPhone.

    Reply
  6. joeingle@gmail.com

    I was going to say the same thing. I love this app because my fiance and I can both use it, sharing the same account, and collaborate on shopping lists and todo items around the home. I applaud you for spotlighting this under-appreciated iPhone app.
    -Joe

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  7. joeingle@gmail.com

    I was going to say the same thing. I love this app because my fiance and I can both use it, sharing the same account, and collaborate on shopping lists and todo items around the home. I applaud you for spotlighting this under-appreciated iPhone app.
    -Joe

    Reply
  8. joeingle@gmail.com

    I was going to say the same thing. I love this app because my fiance and I can both use it, sharing the same account, and collaborate on shopping lists and todo items around the home. I applaud you for spotlighting this under-appreciated iPhone app.
    -Joe

    Reply
  9. joeingle@gmail.com

    I was going to say the same thing. I love this app because my fiance and I can both use it, sharing the same account, and collaborate on shopping lists and todo items around the home. I applaud you for spotlighting this under-appreciated iPhone app.
    -Joe

    Reply
  10. joeingle@gmail.com

    I was going to say the same thing. I love this app because my fiance and I can both use it, sharing the same account, and collaborate on shopping lists and todo items around the home. I applaud you for spotlighting this under-appreciated iPhone app.
    -Joe

    Reply
  11. james.washer@gmail.com

    How do you duplicate a list? Or do you just uncheck everything after you have used a list?

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  12. james.washer@gmail.com

    How do you duplicate a list? Or do you just uncheck everything after you have used a list?

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  13. james.washer@gmail.com

    How do you duplicate a list? Or do you just uncheck everything after you have used a list?

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  14. james.washer@gmail.com

    How do you duplicate a list? Or do you just uncheck everything after you have used a list?

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  15. james.washer@gmail.com

    How do you duplicate a list? Or do you just uncheck everything after you have used a list?

    Reply

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