Review: REXwireless ToDoMatrix
As the old saying goes,”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”. This has got to be one of the most complicated programs I have ever used. If you are after a To Do list with all the bells and whistles this may be right on target. The software is a complete task manager but the level of complexity required to create even one task is daunting. Imagine spending 3 minutes creating a reminder for an activity that takes less than a minute. Read on for the full review…
- Link: www.REXWireless.com
- Version: 2007.09.13.42 tmx
- Price: $59.95 : ToDoMatrix + 6 months Rexdesktop service for free. (inc 15 months of software upgrades)
- Price: $82.75 : ToDoMatrix + 18 months Rexdesktop service. (5% savings on RexD/T, 18 months software upgrades)
- Price: $99.98 : ToDoMatrix + 30 months Rexdesktop service. (16.6% savings on RexD/T, 30 months software upgrades)
- Rating: 6/10
- Trial Version available.
OK, so you think the pricing is complicated…well you should try and use this program for everyday use. I am quite a fan of the standard Tasks application that comes with the BlackBerry and tend to use it all of the time.(I don’t know whether this is because of old age or the consequences of a mis-spent youth). I will use the Tasks application for everything from remembering to phone/email a friend to getting a review completed on time. With its simple interface and quick to set format, I find myself setting reminder notes whenever and wherever I think of them – even when driving on the freeway doing 70 Mph (not recommended): but when you get used to using an application it becomes second nature.
With ToDoMatrix however you have quite a large amount of information to input just to write yourself a simple reminder.
Even setting the prior alarm reminder can be a task that requires a 4 year university degree in programming. The good part though is that if you have the time and patience to program in all of your tasks into ToDoMatrix then you will have all the information you require in one application. Another handy item is the ability to email your ToDo’s to out so getting your updated schedule to your secretary has never been easier.
You also have the ability to inject from tasks, emails or calender although you still need to fill out a fair bit of info to make keep ToDoMatrix happy.
This would suit a professional with a very busy schedule (and someone he/she can deligate the programming side to). For the normal user however it is a major overkill. As a famous Australian once said:”If your on a good thing, stick to it”. So in these words, if you use your Tasks application and are used to it then don’t change….