Anxiety Review

Written by Lisa in Apps

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  To start off this week’s application review, I would like to introduce you guys a well known free, application, Anxiety.  Anxiety, by Tom Stoelwinder, is similar to Things but just a bit different.  Anxiety synchronizes with iCal and Apple’s Mail and focuses on the idea to add and check off your tasks, while remaining posed to melt into the background at a moments notice.

As I mentioned before, Anxiety synchronizes to iCal and Mail to make sure you are kept up to date on all that’s going on.  You can add, remove, and check off tasks in Anxiety, Mail, and iCal and the changes will be fixed in the other applications as well.  This feature is completely unique and really nice.  Another great feature is how customizable Anxiety is.  The dock icon and menubar can be toggled, enabling list sorting, setting the list window to disappear when inactive, and tons more.  Speaking of the menubar icon, when enabled, you may toggle the visibility of the list window or choose if the window will float above other windows or fade out.  The list window is tiny with a nice, subtle UI.  It’s small, clean, and minimalistic so you won’t get distracted while writing down your future events.  Sounds good, right?

Yes, Things is a nice application, but Anxiety is the good, free alternative.  It’s helpful, simple, an easy to use.  In my opinion, Anxiety is super helpful and I am in love with it.  However, you may be interested in knowing that the creator of Anxiety has stopped updating this application, so if you find a bug (which no one has reportedly found yet), it will probably not be fixed.  Next time you need an application to jot down a couple of notes or plans, Anxiety should be the application you open.

Thanks again for reading my review.  Thanksgiving was yesterday and I hope you had a great, safe holiday.  To sum up this week’s application review, Anxiety, by  Tom Stoelwinder, is a great application that lets you record future plans or events.  A great, unique feature about Anxiety is that it is synchronized to iCal and Mail.  There are many more features, but you can read those in the second paragraph.  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you guys next week!



  1. Tom says:

    Glad to see Anxiety getting some coverage, I’ve used it for a while and I <3 it :)

  2. Vivian says:

    Great application indeed :) , it was my first todo app before acquiring The Hit List.

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