Weave from Intuit is a free and powerful project tracker

Mel Martin
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Mel Martin
November 29, 2012 12:30 PM
Weave from Intuit is a free and powerful project tracker

Weave is a simple iPhone app (free) for managing those personal and business projects all in one place. It's kind of a super to-do list, and while there are plenty of those on offer both free and paid in the App Store, there is plenty to like about Weave. The app is from Intuit, the company that makes Quickbooks and Quicken as well as other financial apps. Those folks know their way around money and time.

Weave can be used for around the home projects and chores. You can share projects with other people through Facebook. You can also track money spent or collected on projects, and prioritize projects so for easy management. The app can also be used to help run your small business.

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A few features require an account, but that's a no-charge option. The account lets you assign projects or chores to others, share progress and it lets you back up your data in the cloud. If you want to just run the app for yourself, no account is needed.

When you first start the app you get a quick tutorial, but really it's pretty simple. If there is any weakness to Weave, it is that I couldn't find any way to allow recurring projects or events. I have a lot of deadlines, and many are regular. With Weave, I have to enter them each time which seems an undue burden. For those events, I default back to the Apple Calendar, but it has no integration with Weave. I'm hoping a future update will fix this issue.

Weave is very clever, exceedingly easy to use and worth your attention. The app can increase your productivity without burying you in complexity. Weave is iPhone-only at this point, and is optimized for the iPhone 5. It requires iOS 4.3 or greater.

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