Any.do bridges the web-desktop divide with new Chrome app
There can be few of us who don’t rely on a todo list of one form or another to manage our increasingly hectic schedules -- and there are certainly plenty of tools to choose from. To help juggle deadlines and manage my time, I've long relied on Any.do, starting off with the iOS app and then migrating to the Android version and Chrome extension. Now there's a new tool to play with: the Any.do Chrome App.
Google recently celebrated Chrome's fifth anniversary with a push of apps for the browser, and Any.do is just the latest big name to find itself included in the For Your Desktop section of the Chrome Web Store. As there was already an extension available, what’s the point of a separate Chrome App?
The key advantage is the ability to work offline. This is great for anyone using a laptop out and about as there is no need to have an active Internet connection to add new appointment reminders. As soon as a connection is available, anything that has been created offline will be synced to the cloud and made available to other devices you have associated with your account.
There are a couple of other points worth noting. Firstly, the app supports dictation, so if you don’t fancy typing out a reminder you can simply say it aloud.
Secondly, because the Any.do app now runs in an entirely separate window it appears more like a regular app and there are also handy keyboard shortcuts.
The app can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store now. Take it for a test drive and see what you think!