Update: Developer response to my comments is that the subscription is needed so that they can provide bug fixes, updates and new features, implying that the ability to update an app is lost if you only pay a onetime fee (nonsense). Guys, don’t try to hide greed under a veil of care and support. You are a company that revenues 100s of millions of dollars a year. Subscriptions are not needed for app updates nor do you require that money in order to keep your company afloat. How an honest company would have replied: “We require a subscription as we feel our product is worth more than the onetime $1-$20 that apps typically demand. As a company, we are in the business of making money. We recognize that a recurring subscription will result in a more significant profit margin in the long run than a onetime fee. We understand your quarrel with the subscription fees and thank you for checking out our app. Should you change your mind, we are always making improvements and welcome you to give us a second look.” App is 100% useless, i.e. zero functionality [after trial period] without a paid subscription. I am so fed up with this bait and switch technique that developers use to increase their downloads and trick you into paying WAY more than an app is worth by requiring a subscription in order to use their app. It is a dishonest and shady practice. Charge what your app is worth, once. If you want to make more money, make more apps, add new features, etc. Don’t try to charge me for life for what’s a $10 app at best!
Timepage integration is great, animations, all the usual people have said. But I don’t open an app except to add to it or to look things up. I use widgets to view today’s tasks. Each item on the Actions widget takes up the space of four MinimaList items or three Todoist ones. While this makes for a pleasing screen within the app, it makes for a space-hogging widget. Also, Actions items don’t show up in the Timepage widget. For these reasons, I can’t yet leave Todoist and MinimaList, but I’m sure looking forward to. I’d like to see a sizing option or just a more space-efficient widget. Or have Actions show up in the Timepage widget.
I downloaded this app as it was the app of the day. At first glance it seemed a bit over whelming for a simple list app, but towards the later part of the day, I found myself already frequently using it! I’m all about lists and like that it’s simple enough to see a snapshot of everything I need to do. I am planning on subscribing to the annual membership once this trial is done. I think $12 is the perfect price for a year and don’t think I would pay more than that for a super to do list. Still a great app tho! 1 star off for 4 minor improvements I would like to see: 1. Ability to reorder the icons at the bottom. At minimum to select left handed or right handed options in preferences. (I keep pressing the far left icon to see my list, as the icon looks like a list and I accidentally keep opening the preferences tab) 2. Ability to change the size of the tiles. I’m a person who would like to be able to see my entire list on one screen. Would like a “zoom” and “unzoom” feature. Maybe even something like how you can “pinch” the screen and it zooms/unzooms. But the screen stays that size instead of reverting back to its previous size. 3. When selecting the dates for actions, it’s a bit buggy. Maybe I’m just fat-fingering it, but whenever I choose “later” it seems to select a date instead. 4. How security is implemented in this app. Is my data being stored on iCloud or on Moleskines servers. As it is being shared across multiple devices, and if I choose to lists my work tasks, I would like to know that there is some level of protection. Similar to how password managers encrypt at the device level before sending data to the cloud.
I know Moleskine needs to make money. I get it. But charging a second $12 a year on top of the $12 if you already use Timepage is a bit much. That also means Moleskine believes both apps have equal value, which I’m just not sure is true. I’ve seen a dev response that explains that Apple doesn’t allow bundling, but that’s an awfully misleading answer and puts the owness on Apple for something Moleskine could accommodate. Charge a few more dollars a month total and make both Timepage and Actions available for subscribers. Done. Both apps already use the same account info anyway. It also makes more sense from a marketing perspective to pay a slightly higher subscription price but get access to all of Moleskine’s apps (as I’m sure more will come in the future). That’s a much easier sell when you pit Actions against the competition, which kind of blows it away in terms of functionality.
I really like the app so far! I’m OCD and would like to prioritize my tasks by list / color. Is that possible if I purchase the app? Otherwise I love the concept but want to see my priorities, in order of color / list. This simple selection makes it a clear purchase for me ! Thanks!! Great app so far!
I thought this would be helpful keeping track of work, family etc but my greatest irritation is that I have appts or tasks dates set and they are constantly disappearing. This causing me to Repeatedly go back, call or look up to find out what the date and time was again. It makes it virtually useless beyond a general to do list. Also was very hard in the beginning to understand just how to set things up. Needs work.
It’s a great app, with great features and a great interface, but the other apps I’m used to allow me to add tasks from any browser or desktop, which is very convenient. I hope this becomes possible through a chrome app or extension, because right now it’s impossible to add tasks from my laptop :(
All the tasks in which the application became driven
Just sell me the software. Uninstalled. I’m not going to have my data held hostage to ransom.
When I first got this app it was amazing but after a few weeks I can’t make any new lists or anything without paying money. Stupid. Should be free all the way through.