Essentially, the platform is trying to combine the to-do list features of Wunderlist or Todo.ly with a calendar app, while adding features that will enable one to actually execute tasks like phone calls or paying bills from the app itself
24me, the app, which was selected as one of Apple’s App Store Best of 2014, is now available on Android and can be found on the Google Play Store – this after an earlier beta version was released earlier in the year.
The app combines the features of a to-do list, calendar and social network account aggregator that allows users to remember birthdays, pay bills with one tap, and outsource errands with the help of the external platform, TaskRabbit.
24me was founded by couple GIlad Hertanu and Liat Mordechay, entrepreneurs and parents of three. The evolved from a small project Gilad took up to help his wife, Liat, cope with her ADHD.
Does it deliver?
24me’s goal of becoming the one stop organizational solution is a lofty one. To have all your tasks and chores in one platform with the ability to manage them (not just remember them), would truly be transformational. The question is if we are there yet.
Essentially, the platform is trying to combine the to-do list features of Wunderlist or Todo.ly with a calendar app, while adding features that will enable one to actually execute tasks like phone calls or paying bills from the app itself.
As a to-do list, 24me doesn’t excel. Most if its features can be found in the popular wunderlist, including setting deadlines, and adding notes, a function that 24me touts as a key feature but which certainly fall short of the organizational features available with Evernote.
24me does not allow you to view all your tasks at once, or in order of priority. Instead, you can view it in order of due date, or sort by the tags associated with a task. By default these are structured around your location, like work and home, but you can just as easily add tags for specific projects or priority levels.
Although when it comes to to-do capabilities it’s performance seems average at best, 24me’s main contribution lies in its automation and simplification of features. It allows you to insert phone numbers directly into the task and call the contact directly from the app – a very useful feature. The app supposedly also creates tasks automatically by drawing upon your other apps and websites, but we weren’t able to see this feature in action.
Finally, the app integrates with one’s financial service providers and outsourcing services to allow quick bill paying and delegation. However, these features seem to be primarily available in the United States, and therefore international users might find themselves missing out on some of the key features of the app.
Is 24me right for you? If you can get all the extra automation features to work, it is definitely worth a try. But as a standalone to do list manager, it doesn’t compare to the pre-existing platforms on the market.