What's the best to-do app for Mac and iOS?

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    Taskade 1.0

    Simple & sharable task list, notes, todo app for busy teams.

    John Xie
    John XieSimplicity is the key to brilliance. · Written
    John Xie made this product
    Taskade is designed for Mac and iOS, and syncs in real-time across all devices and team members.
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    There is not a better app that is all platform friendly. Easy to use, simple UI, loaded with features.
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    Dawid Tkocz
    Dawid TkoczCEO at PayByShare, Former Head of Design · Written
    I totally agree with John, especially if you need a Google Calendar integration.
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    Alex P.
    Alex P.Montagsbüro · Written
    Yes, I like it too! Todoist is the best To-Do App for work with the Mac OS and iOS. It is very simple to use and stay focused.
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    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Tal Shrestha
    Tal ShresthaMaking things people love 🌹 · Edited
    Offline first, native first, seamless sync, efficient UX. I've been using it for many, many years. If I'm not mistaken Things is the first app to introduce the dynamic 'today' list, which many have copied. v3.0 adds native reminders support as well. Calendar is integrated with separation (as calendar events are _not_ TODO items). It's stitched natively to every platform and every detail and pixel has been handled with care.
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    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina12Product designer & entrepreneur · Written
    It's got a high price point, especially across multiple platforms, but it's so elegant and pleasant to use — I dropped Wunderlist in favor of Things (though I do miss commenting and attachments).
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    James Gill
    James GillCEO, GoSquared · Written
    I switched from Clear to Things this year. It's an extremely well designed app that oozes beauty, but also treads a very careful line between simplicity and advanced functionality. So far, it does everything I need, and just enough more that I will not hit any restraints for the foreseeable future. The calendar integration is hugely helpful for being the one place I check to map out my day every morning.
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    Wunderlist

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    pherkan
    pherkandesigner | engineer | aeuoeu · Written
    Wunderlist was my go-to to-do app for a long time. But it really depends on what you're going to use it for. If it's for a small company, this is a great app. Just for yourself: I would recommend the standard Reminders application by Apple (if you're on iOS/macOS etc by all means).
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    Jithin Rajiv
    Jithin RajivFounder @Qvida · Written
    From Microsoft.. one of the best app ever
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  5. Michal Ptacek
    Michal Ptacekfounder of Officelovin · Written
    100% Wunderlist replacement for me. Same UI, just different colors.
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    Tried almost all the rest and ended up settling on this, and after 6 months, still glad I did!
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    Great app. It's like a better version of Wunderlist. If you Like the side panel and simplicity of Wunderlist, you'll love this. It's that but better. I've tried many. Including Todoist. Which is great, but the design lacks elegant subtasks and a side panel. Hate the comment modal.
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    Omnifocus 2 for Mac

    Put your life in perspective and get things done

    Popular, well-known, for the power user, the best in class, specially designed and created for Apple ecosystem. The article may help in details - http://thesweetsetup.com/apps/be...
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  7. Stowe Boyd
    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Edited
    Quire based on a few key features: 1. Three-state task model 'to do' (open), 'in progress', and 'completed', with a long list of other metadata, like due dates, task assignment, comments, file attachments, etc. 2. Markdown support in task descriptions and comments 3. Organizations/Projects/Tasks -- invite different groups of people to organizations, share projects in organizations either publicly or by invitation, tasks are defined in projects 4. task lists -- tasks can be dragged, dropped, subtasked 5. Google calendar integration -- only one-way from quire to calendar I hear they are working on Slack integration
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    Nifty: Project Management 2.0

    All-in-One Project Management Workspace

    Shiv Kapoor
    Shiv KapoorFounder & CEO, Nifty · Written
    Nifty is great for teams to collaborate on docs, discuss ideas, manage tasks, create milestones, share docs and automate updates for project stakeholders. Nifty also provides an overview across all your projects and teammate workloads for a birds-eye view of your team.
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    Shiv Kapoor
    Shiv KapoorFounder & CEO, Nifty · Written
    Nifty is great for teams to collaborate on docs, discuss ideas, manage tasks, create milestones, share docs and automate updates for project stakeholders. Nifty also provides an overview across all your projects and teammate workloads for a birds-eye view of your team.
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  9. Ozgur Ozer
    Ozgur OzerCo-founder and CTO at Dislack and Vhizo · Written
    Don't need any other app. MacOS and iOS have a beautiful notes app. You can also create to-do lists.
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    landen
    landenStudent at Lighthosue Labs, Toronto · Written
    Yep. I've always thought having a dedicated app for to-do lists is overkill when Notes is already so powerful. Just select the checklist icon. You can format things however you like with headings, bold text, etc.; and it even has collaborative features in case you want to share to-dos. I've tried apps like Todolist, Wunderlist, Any.do, and-the-like. I don't miss any of the additional features they offered.
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    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    I actually use Bear note app to write down all my todos and I really love its elegant design.
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    Notebook for Mac

    The beautifully simple note-taking app from Zoho. Now on Mac

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya5Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Notebook for Mac is neatly done and fits everyone's note-taking needs. It's beautiful and feature-packed.
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    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Sushant Joshi
    Sushant JoshiWeb Dev @getsminq · Written
    IDK why it wasn't there on this list... It works on all platforms, syncs effortlessly and it's integrated with Android reminders, so Google Now picks them up!
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    Simpli

    Plan. Do. Keep track.

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Allows for visual tracking as well as integrates with email and calendar easily
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  14. 4
    Doo 2

    Reminders that work

    I love Doo. It's simple, beautiful & very easy to use. They have both a mac & iOS app. Is definitely worth giving a try.
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  15. Lindsay "Taybiss" Tabas
    Lindsay "Taybiss" TabasDesigned my first interface in '02. · Written
    I've been using The Hit List for years since I got in a MacHeist bundle. The best rule in To-Do List management is to have 1 list for your professional life and 1 list for your personal life. Then, each day you pull from each of those master lists to come up with what to do each day. The Hit List lets me do that with finesse, dragging and dropping items from one list to another, creating hierarchies, start dates and end dates. In has a timer functionality too, but I haven't used it
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    Mark Broski
    Mark BroskiSoftware developer: iOS · Written
    1) Fast with keyboard shortcuts for everything, 2) Smart Lists that are better than Things, 3) Flawless syncing across devices, 4) Ample area for notes on a per task basis. 5) Uncluttered interface. Nobody I know uses it but me, but for me, it is perfect.
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  16. 4
    Asana 3.0 (iOS)

    The brand new Asana app for iPhone

    I use Asana for my team. I love it. Also forwarding emails to create tasks is great.
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    Daniel Senyard
    Daniel SenyardProduct guy - travel, HR and media tech · Written
    Being able to create to-do lists or Trello-style kanban boards makes Asana super adaptable for different kinds of projects.
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  17. 4
    Microsoft To-Do

    An intelligent task management app

    Ethan Bykerk
    Ethan BykerkProduct Designer / DePaul '20 · Written
    Very simple and well designed task management app.
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    Samir Shekhawat
    Samir Shekhawatproduct designer · Written
    "My Day" is hands down one of the most useful features of any to-do app ever (for me at least)
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  18. 4
    Workflowy

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Max Yakin Bozek
    Max Yakin Bozek3Artist & Designer · Written
    This is my favourite. The one I have been using for so many years, and it is funny how WorkFlowy without much update still manages to be the best tool for to-dos and lists of any kind.
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  19. 3
    Freeter 1.0

    Switch between tasks and projects like a superhero

    Dima Minka
    Dima MinkaWeb Developer · Written
    good one for project management, tasks and any web features... Work perfect on mac os, have projects support and so many features with custom configurations... Go up to new level with freeter...
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  20. 5
    WeDo

    Planner, tasks & habits.

    Spencer P Shulem made this product
    Little bias here, but everyone one our team is maniacal about making a great (minimal) experience. It does the basics great, but also offers the most "pro" features free. We also have some fun paid features: emoji's, themes, time estimating. We're constantly listening to our users, and on Android we just came out of beta with a beautiful new redesign. Our iPhone/iPad app is solid, clean, simple. We think you'll love it :)
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