My girlfriend is trying to organize her morning / work routines.
Basically, she has half a dozen things she needs to do in the morning before she goes to work. These aren’t rigidly time-bound, so this doesn’t need to be “5:00 AM - Wake Up / 5:05 AM - Make Coffee / 5:10 AM - Morning Exercise” - but they do need to be done before she leaves. So a list of some sort - with individually checkable items so completion can be noted (this is the single most critical feature!) - that pops up 10 minutes after she wakes up (and maybe reminds her 10 minutes before she needs to leave) would be more than fine.
Same with work. There are a number of recurring, non-varying, very specific tasks that have to be done every day (“cranking widgets” in GTD parlance), and they occur in groups based on locational context. “While you’re on the 5th floor, make sure you do a, b, c, d, and e.” The work tasks, however, won’t have as predictable of a start time. An unscheduled staff meeting, situational emergencies, etc. could all delay them. They would have a predictable maximum “end” time though, in the sense that they all have to be done before she leaves work.
The location-based tasks for work can’t be geofenced, as this is all in the same building. And as far as app restrictions, Wi-fi and Internet access in general at this location is overloaded and thus spotty - so the app + data would have to be able to live 100% on her device while she’s at work.
Speaking of devices, she has an iPhone + iPad, with the phone being what she’d have at work - but it would be nice to be able to use her iPad to manage the lists when she’s sitting on the couch at home.
She doesn’t have a task manager currently, and because her job is largely “cranking widgets” she doesn’t have nearly as much need of one - but a non-fiddly task manager that would let her track other basic “life” things (vet for dog, oil changes for car, etc.) would be an option too.
I could almost certainly set this all up in Omnifocus (which is what I use), but (a) she doesn’t already have Omnifocus, (b) I feel like that’s massive overkill, and © Omnifocus is rather expensive, and (d) Omnifocus provides too much “fiddly-ness”. She and I are both the sorts that can sometimes tend to get obsessive over little details and get bogged down in tweaking rather than doing.
Any apps that y’all recommend?