Buy milk on the way home
January 20, 2005 8:49 PM   Subscribe

Ta-Da List is 37 Signals' latest offering is free sharable to-do lists. You can keep them to yourself, share them with only specific people, or share them with the world. So now you have no excuse for forgetting to buy milk on the way home.
posted by riffola (29 comments total)
 
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posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:12 PM on January 20, 2005


Huh? Email 37 Signals and ask for them to reset it.
posted by riffola at 9:26 PM on January 20, 2005


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posted by specialk420 at 9:29 PM on January 20, 2005


I knew about this already (since all of yesterday), but that's only because I'm supercool and froody and hip to the web, baby.

37signals [is good]. Ta-da list [is good]. Basecamp [is probably good] too, but I haven't tried it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:34 PM on January 20, 2005


The name's kinda goofy, though, isn't it? Or am I once again missing an obvious joke?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:41 PM on January 20, 2005


I must be the only one on the face of this planet who's underwhelmed by what 37signals do... i mean, a to-do list that you can share with others?

Hardly revolutionary, yet they're touting this like it's the best thing since sliced bread...
posted by slater at 9:50 PM on January 20, 2005


stavros, about the name, I didn't see it for a few minutes, but:
  1. To-do
  2. "o" > "a"
  3. Ta-da!
posted by brownpau at 10:06 PM on January 20, 2005


Thank you, riffola. My gratitude for such a fine link.
posted by trharlan at 10:19 PM on January 20, 2005


I started this a couple days ago. If I keep using Ta-da, I'll post a link to this on MetaTalk permanently.
posted by mathowie at 10:38 PM on January 20, 2005


I am tempted to use this but people may be disturbed by my continual entry of "Do not go crazy." on my list.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:51 PM on January 20, 2005


Great site, thanks for posting. I especially like the feature that allows sharing of your list, it's perfect for making sure that two gallons of milk don't get purchased by accident.
posted by Linkletter at 12:09 AM on January 21, 2005


It might just be me, but why would you want to keep a list of things that you want to do on someone else's server? Admittedly you're not going to (unless you're incredibly stupid) keep anything sensitive on there, but even still... What's wrong with pen and paper or some kind of PC-based calendar thing? It just strikes me as a bells and whistles app, and can't help thinking that it's doomed. But maybe that's just my "half empty" approach...
posted by TheDonF at 2:03 AM on January 21, 2005


That might be quite nice for a collaborative project. But it looks a bit poor in features to me... what about some ABC priority settings or a date and deadline field? Also, for a team it would be good to add a responsible person, etc...
posted by Icestorm at 2:53 AM on January 21, 2005


I think I'll stick to pen and paper. Nothing matches the satisfaction of crossing each item out when you're done.

(Or not.)
posted by furious blush at 4:17 AM on January 21, 2005


I signed up yesterday to see what it does. Today, having forgotten where the login screen is, I went back to the main page but I see no "sign in here" link. Anyone see it? (OK, I found the test list in my browser cache, but that's not he right answer.)

Also, is there a simple way to display a list in a blog? More specifically, in a blogger/blogspot blog, embedded like a blogrolling list? Because then I might care. Otherwise, it looks like a free place to make standalone lists, which is not very interesting to the people who create lists or the people with whom they might share their lists.

Unless we use it to write collaborative poetry...
posted by pracowity at 5:06 AM on January 21, 2005


pracowity: you want to go to your list's name, like http://pracowity.tadalist.com/ or whatever you used when you signed up.

I think it's cool because I made a list of things to do this weekend, then sent the list to my wife via the email link. Two minutes later, I added the RSS feed to Sage. There were already three new items from her on the list.

Not that I want more to do, but it certainly was easy.
posted by jmcmurry at 5:35 AM on January 21, 2005


Interesting and could be handy.

I've just started testing the main basecamp site as a possible candidate for project management at my company - if anyone has any experience [especially in a design/advertising context] of it I'd be interested in hearing any advice/recommendations. (And save an AskMe question ;-)
posted by i_cola at 5:42 AM on January 21, 2005


Meta
posted by kirkaracha at 6:53 AM on January 21, 2005


I must be doing something wrong. I registered and created an initial list, but no matter how many items I add, the list appears empty.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:19 AM on January 21, 2005


I've just started testing the main basecamp site as a possible candidate for project management at my company - if anyone has any experience [especially in a design/advertising context] of it I'd be interested in hearing any advice/recommendations.

I signed up for the freebie version some time ago, but stopped using it as I rethought the terms of service (which may have since been changed). Basically, the TOS said that Basecamp could change the terms at any time, and that it was up to me to keep tabs on them; they weren't going to explicitly notify me. And If I didn't object to the new terms, then they assumed I accepted them.

Overall, I'm less than thrilled with the idea of storing potentially valuable intellectual property on someone else's machine, especially when I have no iron-clad assurance of privacy and ownership.

(On a side note, the free version did so little, basically stuff that I could already do myself using common software, that I was quite underwhelmed. I can appreciate the Keep It Simple approach, but I already had numerous options for mailing lists, blogs, and wikis, all under my own control. So , at least at the time, Basecamp seemed geared for techno-newbies with simple needs.)
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:20 AM on January 21, 2005


I've been using it for the past few days and like it. It's got the advantages that all web-based apps have: it works on any computer, anywhere, bug fixes happen automatically, etc.

The feature set is small, but that's fine with me. Oh, and it's free and (basically) without advertising.
posted by gwint at 7:57 AM on January 21, 2005


I had a discussion on IRC with someone six months ago, where we complained mutually about the lack of existence of any decent online to-do lists. We came up with a list of features and they pretty much mirror what's on tadalist.com

Now, it's common for us to talk like this and rare that we take action on it, but I thought it would be really useful, so I started taking the appropriate steps. One of the biggest obstacles was trying to find a domain name that was reasonable and short and had something to do with the words todo. I'll be damned if I could find anything that wasn't already taken, todo, 2do, honeydo, honeydoo, etc... I gotta give credit for these guys of coming up with tadalist. Simple, genius.

They can be sure that I'll be using the service.
posted by furtive at 8:11 AM on January 21, 2005


Uh oh. I just got this message when trying to look at my lists:

Application error (Apache)
Change this error message for exceptions thrown outside of an action (like in Dispatcher setups or broken Ruby code) in public/500.html


That would be one of the downsides of web apps...
posted by gwint at 9:36 AM on January 21, 2005


Am I missing something? Is there an index of public lists I can browse? I want to see what other folks have to do!
posted by GaelFC at 12:01 PM on January 21, 2005


Meh. What's wrong with using iCal to share lists?
posted by tommyc at 12:34 PM on January 21, 2005


That might be quite nice for a collaborative project. But it looks a bit poor in features to me... what about some ABC priority settings or a date and deadline field? Also, for a team it would be good to add a responsible person, etc...
posted by Icestorm


Ice, that'd be the full-blown Basecamp application.
posted by Tubes at 12:39 PM on January 21, 2005


Meh. What's wrong with using iCal to share lists?

Not everyone has iCal. Not everyone has a web browser either, but more people have a web browser than have iCal.
posted by crawl at 1:37 PM on January 21, 2005


Tubes basically said what I was about to say. This is not intended to be the best of breed todo list. This is merely showing off a stripped down version of a piece of Basecamp. It's a selling tool to bring more customers to Basecamp. If it suits you, great. If you need more, Basecamp is one of many places where you might find what you need.
posted by scottj at 2:17 PM on January 21, 2005


I must be the only one on the face of this planet who's underwhelmed by what 37signals do.

And that is the secret of their success: the difficult art of the simple.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:26 PM on January 21, 2005


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