8/16/14 Overall Conclusion:
None of the to-do lists are going to work for me unless I pay. I have too complicated of to-do list needs. So sad to lose Palm. It was a great relationship while it lasted.
I will start with the best option so far, Any.do, and see if I can make it work. If not then I will try Remember the Milk, and try it in paid version... Then move to Todoist if that relationship doesn't work out.
I tried Any.do for a while and found it was nice and worked very well with gmail but it just wasn't enough power for my needs.
I paid for Remember the Milk and have not regretted it. Love it. It doesn't have a good gmail connection but I have made it work. It syncs well across all my platforms, and it can be sorted well. I have widgets that help me easily add new items with voice or typing on my phone or tablet. I have paid for 2 years more.
Good - Easy to voice add items, easy to see, any.do moments are lovely
Bad - cannot edit task easily on phone, no priorities, cannot move task to new list easily
Conclusion: Best one if I don't want to pay and can only have 5 tasks a day and not sort by category.
Good - Nice layout, easy to find items, easy to add, syncs with Evernote, can work in Google Calendar, and gmail.
However I got this message:
You are currently using Gmail version "73287520".
This version is unsupported by Remember The Milk for Gmail.
Bad - Sync only one time a day without paying, no notifications without paying
Conclusion: Best one if I don't need notifications, and I only want to sync once a day.
$25 a year
Good - Lots of options, Syncs very quickly, email popup, emails can be sent
Possible - Might Sync with Evernote, and Google Calendar, not sure if it costs
Bad - , no notifications without paying, messy looking, Complicated, hard to view completed tasks, must be in each project (hence, must remember where it was and click around to find it if it accidentally got checked off in todays list)
Conclusion: Best one if I don't need notifications and can deal with messy look and reminders everywhere to purchase it
$27 a year
Good - sends email, notifications on phone, seems to sync well
Bad - cannot figure out how to add a task on phone, makes gmail load slow
Conclusion: No way to add a task on phone is a no-brainer, it cannot work!
Good - works with gMail.
Bad - App on phone is very unable to do much and ugly. Perhaps these extensions would help. But he says he only uses 4 categories. Probably not.
Conclusion - nope, not fancy enough
Bad - very few options on phone
Conclusion - nope