Web Information Solutions, a company based in Cedar Park (Texas) has recently released dual versions of the popular Pocket Informant application – one targeted at the iPhone and another for the iPad. The latest releases come with quite a few novel features, also taking into count the advantages and features that come with the most recent versions of Apple’s iOS - the Pocket Informant HD requires an iPad running iOS 3.2 or higher.
Pocket Informant is a fully redesigned from-the-ground-up GTD-based tasks and calendaring solution for the iPad. Its purpose is to integrate state-of-the art calendaring with common tasks together into a single streamlined application.
The version aimed at the Apple iPad - Pocket Informant HD – makes use of the tablet computer’s extra screen space to deliver a more appropriate user experience.
The tab for “Today” is a page that aggregates everything pertaining to today, both calendar events and tasks. It provides in a list all the probably happenings that may occur in a day and also reminds you about things that need to be done during that day.
All the plans and schedules are managed by accessing the tab for “Calendar”. You can see the calendar of events according to your wish in four different views that have been provided: as a list, or as days, weeks or months
Task management is an important part of keeping track of the day, and this tab is where that is controlled. It is a task list arranged according to a degree of priority which can be configured or according to the dates due. If one taps a particular event, the editor is opened for that event.
The “settings” is the tab which provides us full controlling ability over each and every aspect of Pocket Informant. Each tab has a section called ‘settings’ so that it may be modified to accommodate the user’s preference, along with default settings for the general programs. Particularly interesting is the section for Sync Settings which is where the actual powerfulness of the Pocket Informant lies. The various editions of the software can sync with each other using one of several services, including Google, Toodledo, iCal and Microsoft Outlook.