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App Review: Kanbani Task Manager

Task management can be a nightmare. Whether you need something for our own family chores or overseeing a team of employees, it can be a cluttered mess. A new app called Kanbani hopes to help you not get overwhelmed.Just another task and to-do app?Well… yes and no. Most of the things that Kanbani does can be achieved by existing apps. Asana, Trello, and Todoist all offer similar services. However, Kanbani offers some unique interactions.The company behind Kanbani (kanban is Japanese for billboard), PDAapps, describes the app as the Advanced Task Planner. This results in a tier paradigm of Boards, Cards, and Lists. It’s a little hard to follow but come along for the ride.Boards are the highest level of the Kanban and each one is assigned three lists: To-do, Doing, and Done. Each one of these lists then contains the Cards filled with pertinent information like dates, descriptions, and titles.The status of the Lists is influenced by your workflow as you go. Any upcoming task is automatically aggregated into To-do. When the event is started it moves to Doing. Finally, once complete, the Done list comes into play.You can also align the Boards in Kanbani with your calendar to create a Timeline. This offers you a more confined view of all your tasks in chronological order. If you have multiple Boards across personal and work-related tasks it can really pair down your day to make it more manageable.Hosting is the winning featureThe real contrast from other apps for Kanbani is that you can store your data on their servers, your server, or online storage. You can have the app sync only locally in encrypted fashion if that’s what you prefer.But, if you want to have your tasks across devices, you can sync with their servers or open an FTP connection with your own server. By default, Kanbani uses its own servers to sync over WebDav.Backups are also a breeze and can be handled in similar ways. You can use your own data stream or sync with existing services like Dropbox or Google Drive. This is done by changing your local backup path from internal hardware file paths to your synced Dropbox or Google location.SharingYou can even share links to your boards with anyone. This option reminds me of links of Google Drive or Flickr from the past. As long as the other party has the link they can get to a webpage viewer of the Kanbani board to see what tasks need to be knocked out.Hard space to break into and rough interfaceTwo things are really holding Kanbani back in my mind. For starters, this is a flooded market of established apps. Trello, Asana, Microsoft ToDo, and Todoist are just a few offerings from truly powerhouse development companies. To break into this array seems like an uphill battle for PDApps.The other is the interface. It’s not intuitive at all and just looks dated. That’s the nices way I can say ugly. It reminds me of a 90s Java app for Windows or a first-generation Android app. The team has a long way to go before this one can match the others above in polished UX for consumers.However, Kanbani does offer an interesting sync and backup model for users to handle their data in any way they want. And it’s completely free! Be sure to check it out if you’re looking for a task manager and let us know your thoughts in the comments.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted app review, however the views and opinions expressed here are entirely those of AndroidGuys. No editorial consideration or adjustment was made on behalf of the sponsor.

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AG DEALS: Cloud storage and VPN deals you can’t beat

A fair share of us have found ourselves working from home or remotely attending school. Even after the pandemic subsides the remote lifestyle may not be going away anytime soon — at least for some.Whether it’s using your own PC or laptop or logging in through a company-owned device, you need to be smart. That means not taking chances with security measures and ensuring you have backed up copies of important files.We’ve gathered up some of the best discounted prices on cloud and backup storage and VPN services. There are whole sections dedicated to each of these categories in the AG Deals Store, but these are some of the more popular options.Polar Backup Cloud Storage: 1TB Lifetime Subscription ($29.99)Polar Backup utilizes state-of-the-art Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology, GDPR-compliance, and generous cloud storage to provide you smooth backups. Intuitive and user-friendly, this platform gives you full control of your data, letting you easily manage, sort, locate, and preview files with just a click.Polar Backup provides faster service times and backups with technology such as deduplication and block-level uploads, so you can rest east knowing your important files are always within reach. Unlike Sync solutions, your files will never be deleted even if you delete them from your PC or Mac — Polar Backup stores those files forever, unless you delete the backup itself. Also offered in 2TB and 5TB options.Zoolz Cloud Backup For Home: 1TB of Cloud Backup Storage ($19.99)Zoolz is one of the world’s leading cloud storage solutions, residing on the ultra-secure AWS infrastructure, and allowing you to quickly, seamlessly, and automatically backup all of your files. You can schedule when and where that backup goes and ensure you’ll always have access in the event of an accident. Pick up three years for $34.99.MaxiVPN Premium Plan: 6 Month Subscription ($12)MaxiVPN encrypts all the internet data coming out of your device, so no one between your device and the servers can intercept it. Choose from 300+ high-speed servers across 49+ countries. The premium MaxiVPN plan supports an unlimited number of devices: use your premium subscription on all your household’s devices without any extra charges and use the app as much as you like, without any restrictions on bandwidth consumption.LightyearVPN: 3-Yr Subscription ($89.99)With servers around the globe, LightyearVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to content viewing, gaming, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Most importantly, LightyearVPN uses Shadowsocks and V2Ray network protocols to make sure your can walk through the firewall and censorship. Also available in 1-year and 2-year plans.Photo Backup Stick Universal – 8GB ($53.99)The Photo Backup Stick Universal is an all-in-one picture and video backup tool for computers and phones. With the Photo Backup Stick Universal, you can back up from Windows computers, laptops, and tablets, Mac computers and laptops, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch, and Android phones and tablets all with one tool.Simply plug in the stick to your device, open the Photo Backup Stick Universal app, and start back up! Clear up room on your devices, prevent the tragic loss of your photos and videos from lost or stolen phones, computer crashes, malware, and more.Other storage capacities available: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB

Samsung Phone Buyer’s Guide (Fall 2020)

When it comes to smartphones, Samsung is one of the biggest names in the game. As a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance back in 2007 it has been around since the very first days of Android.You’d be forgiven if you think Samsung has a new phone announcement every few weeks. What started as a slow trickle and almost annual release, its Galaxy S series has expanded to include a handful of models.Moreover, it introduced a Galaxy A line a few years back and has been refreshing it with regular consistency. Most recently, it has offered up a Galaxy Z family of phones and is fast at work growing it with successors.While it may feel daunting to try to make sense of all of the different models, it’s not quite as confusing as it seems. Here, we’ll help you get an understanding as to what Samsung offers consumers in fall of 2020.Galaxy SThe flagship series of phones, its new models are typically introduced in the spring. If you’re looking for the best of what’s available in the smartphone space, the latest Galaxy S is going to be part of that conversation.You’ll have no problem finding these handsets as pretty much all wireless providers and major retailers offer versions of the Galaxy S. And while it was originally just one model arriving each year, the Galaxy S now comprises multiple devices and price points. The specs vary slightly from model to model, but largely share the same features.The current generation is made up of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and (soon) Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. You’ll still find the predecessor (Galaxy S10) at a variety of carriers.Galaxy AIf the Galaxy S is considered the flagship line, the Galaxy A might best be described as the junior flagship line. It’s a great way to get most of the tech and features, including quality build materials. In short, the Galaxy A is a less expensive way of getting a quality Samsung experience.Instead of one model released each year, the Galaxy A is more of a family of phones that runs the gamut of entry-level all the way up to high-end. These are not as widely available as the Galaxy S but they’re becoming more popular.As of today, the key phones include the Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A21, and Galaxy A01.Galaxy NoteThe biggest of what Samsung has to offer, the Galaxy Note arrives in the fall with bleeding-edge hardware. While the Galaxy S keeps getting a little bigger each year, the Galaxy Note is the only one with support for the built-in S Pen.Instead of one singular model to choose from, Samsung gives consumers multiple options in the Galaxy Note line. The key differences often being screen size and technology, battery, memory, and even color.You shouldn’t have trouble finding the Samsung Galaxy Note at the bigger wireless carriers; the selection sometimes varies from one provider to the next.The current model is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. In many cases you’ll also find the Galaxy Note 10 still available.Galaxy ZThe newest line from Samsung, this is where you’ll find its folding phones. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is more or less a tablet that folds in half while the Galaxy Z Flip is a clam shell experience.These models don’t have the high-end hardware found in the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, but that’s offset with unique designs with custom functionality.Folding devices are still new to the market so these are going to be among the most expensive products. What’s more, they’re a bit tougher to get your hands on. They’re not produced in the same volume levels and not all carriers offer them.Where to BuyOf all the phone makers using Android, Samsung devices are probably the easiest to find. Check with your wireless provider and you’re bound to see a couple of options to choose from.In addition to carriers, Samsung phones can also be found at major retailers. Samsung also sells its handsets direct to consumer in both carrier-branded and unlocked capacity.Quick LinksVerizonAT&TT-MobileAmazonBest BuyB&H Photo VideoWalmartTargetSamsung