I recently found Orchestra and so far I think it’s the best I’ve used. It just seems to work how my brain works when I think about tasks.
For one thing, it looks quite beautiful. That’s important to me.
You can create lists and order tasks by priority or due date. Sounds pretty standard but the method of switching how tasks are sorted is the most innovative and intuitive I’ve used.
There is a bar at the top of the app where you can toggle between starred (important) items, all items and all completed items. There is also a toggle next to it for lists - all lists or a selected list.
This simple but powerful method of sorting is exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for.
It even has robust task sharing functionality which I don’t even use.
My biggest gripe with the app is that there’s no iPad version (yet). I’m a completionist and it’s annoying me that I don’t have an iPad equivalent. Though there is a good web app it syncs with, another thing that’s important to me.
I suggest you check it out if you’re looking for something more sophisticated than Clear but not as involved as Omnifocus or Things.