By March 18, 2009

Pocket Informant for iPhone is now available

image So the highly anticipated Pocket Informant application is now available in the App Store, we have just had emailed confirmation. Full product description after the break with screenshots. From the Press Release:-

With over eight years of mobile calendaring experience, we have built simply the best personal information manager available on the iPhone. We are excited to bring Pocket Informant to the iPhone and version 1.0 is just the beginning of a much larger vision we have for this product. Take a moment to look over what we have delivered in this release and we’re just getting started.

Features Include


  • image A calendar built the way an iPhone Calendar should be
  • Today, Month, Day, Week, Agenda, Todo, and Search views
  • Franklin Covey and GTD based To Do
  • Full Search of Contacts, Todos, and Calendar items
  • Today View shows today’s events, today’s to do, and Next Action to do for GTD
  • Over the air sync with Google Calendar & ToodleDo (Read the QuickStart to see how to sync with iCal and Outlook)
  • Calendar Colors


  • image Today View to show your current appointments, Todos and meeting attendees
  • Timebars to show your free/busy time at a glance
  • Swipe between Months, Days, and Weeks
  • Easily jump to any date in Day and Month views
  • Expanded detail view to see events and todos on any day
  • Todos integrated in the Calendar Views
  • Create and Edit Recurring appointments
  • Set your first day of week and work hours
  • Set a default alarm
  • Show up to 3 lines of text per row
  • Send Meeting Requests

To do

  • image Getting Things Done (GTD) support for Projects, Context, Next Action, Inbox
  • Franklin Covey Priorities A-Z and 1-99
  • Filters to quickly find active, due, overdue, and completed Todos
  • Show up to 3 lines of text per row
  • Order To dos in Projects
  • Star Favorite To dos
  • Starring/Flagging Todos
  • Setup Status of Next Action through Planning and more on each To do
  • Multiple Complete with our innovative multi-select user interface

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How Does This Differ From Other Todo Managers?

Proper todo management is essential, but it’s only part of the picture. Pocket Informant is a full featured PIM, so it lets you focus on everything you do in a day – not just your todo list. We believe bringing your appointments and todos together in one place is more efficient than working in isolated calendar and todo management systems. Pocket Informant is designed to not force you into any one method of doing things. For example you can use our Todo View as rigidly or freely as you want, using GTD principles, Franklin Covey, or your own system. Pocket Informant also lets you sync your information with popular online services so you can easily access your data with any desktop computer or share it with others.

Why Do I Need This When I Have A Calendar?

We love our iPhones, but we saw some untapped potential for a full-featured PIM. Pocket Informant fills that gap. To start with, we made navigation very natural – simply swipe between the months, or tap the month name to jump to a new date. For those of us who have several events in a day, we built a time bar so you can see how your day is blocked off at a glance. When looking at a day’s activities, we show you your appointments AND todos together, and we give you nearly the entire screen to see them. We offer a convenient view to quickly see activities going on "today", and we built a great week view as well.

For years, these and numerous other features have made Pocket Informant a must-have application for school teachers, soccer moms, salesmen and executives alike.

Designed for the iPhone/iPod Touch

Pocket Informant was the first full PIM (personal information management) for Windows Mobile in 2000 soon for the BlackBerry as well. We have a long history of creating powerful and easy to use solutions for mobile works. When we set out to design our iPhone/iPod Touch version we sat down and designed an application that iPhone/iPod Touch users could love. To be honest we are Apple fans here – all of our desktops, laptops are Macs; our servers are XServes; some of us have even worked at Apple in the past (recently and from the past)! So we know what Mac OS X users like, expect, and deserve. As such Pocket Informant for the iPhone/iPod Touch is focused on making productivity fun and easy, yet focused.

Tell me about the Sync

Pocket Informant for iPhone/iPod Touch syncs with Google Calendar and Toodledo. Google Calendar can act as a direct sync with Outlook and Apple’s iCal. Click here to see how to sync with Outlook or iCal.

How does it compare to the Windows Mobile version?

We brought the most-requested features from our BlackBerry and WMobile versions to our first iPhone release. Of course, we spent time making sure to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique capabilities in the process.  A few of your favorite features may not have made it in this release, so we wanted to offer a glimpse of some things we’re planning in the next few future releases on iPhone. Also note that we will be supporting iPhone OS 3.0 in a big way – so stay tuned!

Check the FAQ For versions 1.0.x:

  • Improved sync
  • Choose which calendars to sync
  • Add support for M-Su month view formatting
  • Performance Improvements

For version 1.1:

  • Graphical week view in landscape mode
  • Direct actions in the todo list: moving dates, emailing a task, and more
  • Drag and Drop for appointments between days and times
  • Calendar Filtering
  • Custom Todo Filters

For version 1.2:

  • Templates for Events and Todos
  • Display icons in month view and elsewhere
  • Notes view with sync to Toodledo Notebook
  • Live Links in subject/notes

Source Press Release

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