To-do Lists Mobile FAQ

To-do Lists Mobile FAQ

Here are the most common questions, asked by To-do Lists Mobile users.

General and usage questions

Synchronization

Updates and purchases


How can I delete to-do items?

To remove to-do items, enter the 'edit mode'. It is switched on and off by the pencil button in the lower right corner of the list. When you finish the task deletion, touch the pencil button again to exit the edit mode.

How can I reorder to-do items in my list?

To reorder to-do items in your list, enter the 'edit mode'. It is switched on and off by the pencil button in the lower right corner of the list. After that, drag to-do items to the desired places. When you have finished with the task reordering, go ahead and touch the pencil button again to exit the edit mode.

How can I delete a to-do list?

Scroll to the search view (the leftmost view of the app), or push the 'search' button in the lower left corner of any to-do list. There, you can delete the desired to-do list by pushing the 'trash' button next to its name.

How can I rename a to-do list?

To rename a list, scroll to it, and touch the title area. List edit dialog will pop up, where you can rename the list or change its appearance.

How can I change font size, background image, etc?

Scroll to the search view (the leftmost view of the app), or push the 'search' button in the lower left corner of any to-do list. Push the 'settings' button in the lower right corner. You can specify appearance settings in the Appearance tab (middle button).

How can I transfer database from Mac OS To-do Lists application to To-do Lists Mobile?

You can use DropBox, or iTunes file sharing.

First you need to locate your database. By default it is stored in the file ~/Library/ToDoLists/ToDoListsDatabase.tdl.
In Mac OS Lion Library folder is hidden for Finder by default , so you should use Go->Go to Folder... from the main menu.
Also, you can use To-do Lists File->Save Backup As... feature.
Close To-do Lists application on your device (simply pressing Home button will not be enough).
When you have ToDoListDatabase.tdl file, do the following:

  • with DropBox: create the folder 'ToDoLists' inside it, and put your database (file ToDoListsDatabase.tdl) there. After that enter your DropBox login and password in To-do Lists Mobile preferences, and press apply button.
  • with iTunes file sharing: connect your device (via cable, or via Wi-Fi if you have iOS 5) so it can be seen in iTunes. Go to the device, Apps page. At bottom you will see 'File Sharing' section, there you need to click on To-do Lists. And to the right you should press Add.. button, and add your ToDoListsDatabase.tdl file. The same way you can transfer backups from device to your computer.

How can I synchronize To-do Lists Mobile with iOS 5 Reminders application?

Unfortunately, at the moment there is no direct way to sync mobile application with reminders. For that purpose you should sync application with Mac OS version via DropBox, and sync Mac OS application with iCal and iCloud.

How can I sync my tasks with Mac OS To-do Lists application?

At the moment you can sync your database only via DropBox. To-do Lists Mobile, once configured, stores database in ToDoLists subfolder of your DropBox.
So, if you configure your Mac OS To-do Lists application to store database on the same path, they will be automatically synced.

However, please note, that DropBox synchronization is not immediate; sometimes you need to wait a couple of minutes until all changes will be transferred from one device to another.

I purchased this software. Will I have to pay for the updates in the future?

All purchases in the iOS App Store are final, including all further updates. You don't need to pay for them.