I don’t know about you, but when it comes to task management I prefer my PlayBook to my BlackBerry smartphone. The additional screen real estate does make a difference. There are plenty of apps that can help you do things your way, but I’ve been really digging Conqu lately. It’s a full-featured task app that lets you go full-bore Getting Things Done, or just work along in your own way. In either case, you can’t beat the price and the features.
There are plenty of features you can use for free with Conqu. In fact, all the basic features are there for the taking. That includes creating tasks and adding all the relevant information: start date, due date, context, tags, and other labels. You can even set up timeframes for how long the task will take, as well as the energy level the task will require. This is huge for people who like to make sure they do their heavy lifting early.
Another feature I find worthwhile: delegation. If you work with a team and need someone else to take care of some tasks, you can delegate it to them using Conqu. This works best with the paid version, which we’ll discuss in a moment, but it’s still function with the free version. The work offline version is another crucial one, especially for non-4G PlayBook users.
While Conqu is free, there is a paid version that adds plenty of features. You can add tasks by email, which is handy if you only have your BlackBerry smartphone available. (It’s not available for them, and probably won’t be; look for it on BB10.) You’ll also receive notifications when people complete delegated tasks. Task managers work well in conjunction with calendars, and the paid version of Conqu allows you to schedule tasks in iCal or Outlook. And you can import from other task apps.
Looking for more features? Conqu has a roadmap that lays out upcoming features and their progress to completion. You don’t see that very often from a developer. So here’s the deal with the pricing. You can download Conqu from App World for free. Use it, see if you like it and if you want your team to use it — it’s multiplatform, so they can use it on i-devices and Androids.
If you dig, you can check out ConquSync, which costs $5.30 per month for $53 per year. It does come with a free 14-day trial, so you can check that out as well.