I have been professionally reviewing software for many years, for magazines like Macworld, Publish, IT Week, etc. I’ve come across many task managers, notes managers, all-in-one calendars, etc, and never found one that worked in a way that I find intuitive.
When I first downloaded Agenda from the App Store a year ago, I thought it was just another task manager with a unique approach that wasn’t mine — it lacked features and I couldn’t tell which way it would be going. I gave it another shot after reading Apple’s interview in the Mac App Store and I’m now very happy that I did.
Agenda is a task manager, a journal, a diary, a replacement for a paper organiser, all wrapped into one. It lacks a few features, but not many – adding all the stuff people on this forum ask for would turn it into bloatware, although some of the requests are useful for an efficient user experience.
If I would have to describe Agenda in a few lines, I would say it manages your life with the freedom you’re used to from a paper-based system but with the efficiency of digital.