Dec 4, 2014 [Updated Nov 11, 2015]
I’ve been recommending the Android version of the TouchDown app for years as a way to bring MYN tasks to your Android smartphone or tablet (see this post).
But what about the iPhone version of TouchDown, do I recommend its Tasks module for MYN or 1MTD?
Well, sort of. It doesn’t sort tasks quite right for MYN, but it might work for you. Here are my thoughts on the most recent version of it.
[9/27/2017 Update: the Touchdown App is no longer being sold by Symantec]
First, the TouchDown iPhone app is the only smartphone-based Exchange e-mail module that supports categories on emails, and it converts emails to tasks (both I discuss here). So you may want the iPhone TouchDown app for those reasons alone.
The Tasks module can sort of be useful for MYN. It appears that if you set the Filter (funnel icon at the top of the Tasks list) to Today and Overdue, and set the Sort to Priority (High-Low), you can get moderately close to MYN needs, but not completely there. The problem is there is no subsort on start date descending within Priority groups—that’s the main thing lacking.
You can work around that since the sort settings are so easy to do on the fly. Just use the Priority (High-Low) sort setting when you want to view your High priority tasks. And when you want to view your Opportunity Now tasks (Normal priority) in start date descending order, just toggle the sort to be Start Date (Last-First), and you’ll see them in the right order for MYN. Toggling between the two is not perfect but it is doable.
Note however, your start dates in Outlook would need to equal your due dates on all your tasks for the sort and filter to work right; that’s a default setting in Outlook, so not really an issue.
If you are excited about TouchDown iPhone, please place a post in there forum here asking them to add a subsort feature to tasks. Make sure you mention you are talking about the iPhone product (this forum supports all versions), and that you want a start date descending subsort added to the Tasks module.
Until that feature change happens, though, I’d use the TaskTask app instead on the iPhone since it fully supports MYN. There’s no reason you could not use TouchDown for its excellent e-mail module, and switch to TaskTask when managing tasks. Any e-mail you convert to a task in TouchDown would show up in TaskTask within seconds.