Have a friend, [Capt.] Chris, who runs a sailing school. Has a Galaxy S5 (Android). He's been pretty unsuccessful finding a task management program that isn't overkill. Told him I'd ask around here.
Due to scheduling, he's frequently out on a five (5) day class when some bills come due. So he needs a task manager/reminder list that will
- alert him when a bill is coming due, say two (2) or three (3) days in advance
- alert the day the bill is due
- bug him until the bill is paid, i.e. he manually kills the warning w/o killing the task
As a ferinstance, he has dock fees due on one (1) date, phone bull due on another date, maintenance tasks on the boats on a regular schedule (no fixed date, but schedulred nontheless), boat girl(s) to clean the boats after a class (no fixed schedule), and so on. Problem is that his extended classes require four (4) to five (5) days, depending upon the courses, with a goodly part of that time spent overnight at anchor or at other marinas than his base marina. So if he has a five (5) day class starting Monday and a bill or task is due Wednesday, he'll likely forget it by end-of-class Friday. His description of some of his student body on some of the classes is, "I'm just waiting to see how this class
will try to kill me." He isn't far wrong, if at all. Most of his students are brand-new to sailing, so no amount of lecture time is going to keep them from making mistakes that could
kill him, them, and the boat
. Should go without saying that bills are not a primary concern at such a time
I would ask of you, collectively, whether you know of such an app? Not a search, but one (1) you've actually used/tested? 'Twould be a plus should it also function on Windows (XP or 7 as of now).
We've both searched the apps available, and found eleventy-seven variations, some too simplistic, most overly complex, but none that really fill the bill on functionality. I've found a few that worked well, but they did not support scheduling. Each month's tasks had to be entered manually every month. So I guess this would be a combination of a scheduling system combined with a grocery list - one (1) time entry - of items. If he spots a problem with a boat while at sea - not life-threatening, but requiring attention nonetheless - he's prone to forget it once the sail is done [until the next time he takes that boat out, of course!]. There are also times he needs to make note of some part(s) or part number[s) for a trip to a hardware store or a repair facility.
Bottom line, as near as I can figure, is that he needs a combination long-term scheduler and a grocery list combo. Anyone familiar with such a beastie