delusional has a look at Quiklist, a program designed to help making lists less of a chore. After the initial shock of being organised, he finds that he quite likes the feeling.


In which delusional, well, lists stuff.


Quiklist is designed with one aim in mind: to help you list things. You can list anything, from your shopping list to all your aims in life.

It has all the things you need, such as priorities, dates and filtering options, and it does this at a reasonable speed.

The way it looks

According to the help file, Quiklist’s interface is designed to make “managing things … as easy as possible”. To this end the interface has been made as easy to use as possible. It is well suited for either pen or keyboard input. You can navigate the main screen both ways; although you’ll obviously need the keyboard when you actually enter your items!

All of the functions have hotkeys, and the list items have areas within them where you can tap to alter the item from the main screen. For example you can tap the priority you want the item to have and it will be changed. Dates can also be set in this way.

More than just a list

Quiklist enables you to dynamically sort and filter items in a variety of ways. You can define tags for items, and then filter by tag. You can filter the display so it only shows items due up to today. You can also use a combination of these, such as sort by priority and then by date.

You can also filter out the items you have done. You mark the items you have done by checking them, which in turn greys them out, so highlighting the tasks yet to be done. Then you can hide these items whilst still leaving them within the file for later reference.

Finally, you can set alarms to remind you to do things. These integrate themselves with the Time application in the same way Agenda does. You need to have the program open for future alarms to sound, but this is the same as for Agenda. It is probably more to do with the way alarms are handled in general, rather than a lack of effort on Quiklist’s part.

Like the wind, you say?

Quiklist is written in C++, like the internal EPOC programs. This is reflected in the speed of the program, which never feels sluggish, even with relatively big lists.


Quiklist, like a certain type of paint, does what it says on the tin. It allows you to list things, quickly. The greying out of checked items is great, as it makes the other entries stand out much more than crossing out entries in Agenda. The alarms can also be used to emphasise an event that has to be done at a certain time.

However, there are a couple of things that would improve the program. You can add memos to items using a box in the item’s properties. It would be great if this feature could be extended to use Word, as with the memos in Agenda, or you could associate Objects, such as Sketch images, with an item. The ability to link documents with items, so you could use a hotkey to launch the file, would also be nice.

Also it would be nice to have the option of making items ‘date-locked’ when they are checked, so that you don;t accidentally change their dates.

Even taking these into consideration, though, Quiklist is a nice program that does what it is meant to speedily and efficiently. It makes the managing of lists on your Psion much quicker than the ‘Todo’ function of Agenda.


  • Easy to use
  • Fast
  • Doesn’t add any unnecessary ‘features’
  • Doesn’t link in with other programs