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

Recommendations for the best to-do app in the Apple ecosystem.
35 recommended
  1. 67
    Taskade 1.0

    Free Collaborative To-Do List and Workspace for Remote Teams

    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.
  2. 58

    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.
    Dawid TkoczCEO at PayByShare, Former Head of Design · Written
    I totally agree with John, especially if you need a Google Calendar integration.
    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.
  3. 22
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    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.
    Chris Messina🏆 #1 Hunter! · 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).
    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.
  4. 20

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    pherkanproduct designer at envision | · 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 RajivFounder @brainsprep · Written
    From Microsoft.. one of the best app ever
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  5. Michal Ptacekfounder of Officelovin · Written
    100% Wunderlist replacement for me. Same UI, just different colors.
    Colin StoddWeb Developer · Edited
    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. *** UPDATE: I've upgraded to the Pro plan to get Calendar view etc. I'm the type of person who is always trying new apps. Since this review I've tried "Things 3" and some others. But quickly came back to TickTick. Seriously, this is about as good as you can get. The apps are native so performance is stelar. They have done a perfect job of features but not too much where things get cluttered. The mobile apps are also perfect. the UI is on par with Things 3 (but I think better). The only two minor gripes I would recommend would be for more app integrations and maybe more theme colors. Nonetheless, hands down best Todo list app out there. Everyone I recommend try it, thanks me.
    Tried almost all the rest and ended up settling on this, and after 6 months, still glad I did!
  6. 12
    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...
  7. 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
    Extremely surprised that this is not higher on the list. They are now working with Slack, which makes it easy to both sync your projects and work with your colleagues. My company uses these two app to WFH these days. Another plus is that Quire has countless of functions with many shortcuts to support it. Also, their app is great, it syncs well with the webpage version.
  8. 11
    Nifty: Project Management 2.0

    All-in-One Project & Task Management Workspace

    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.
    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.
  9. Ozgur OzerCo-founder and CTO at Dislack & Shopiket · Written
    Don't need any other app. MacOS and iOS have a beautiful notes app. You can also create to-do lists.
    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.
  10. 9

    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.
  11. 6
    Notebook for Mac

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

    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Notebook for Mac is neatly done and fits everyone's note-taking needs. It's beautiful and feature-packed.
  12. 6
    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Sushant JoshiEngineering @getmarkk · 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!
  13. 12

    A productivity machine that forces you to do tasks 1-by-1

    Jordan LejuwaanCreator of Slash / ZeroSpace / Futurism · Written
    Jordan Lejuwaan made this product
    It's more than a todo list, it helps you focus on your tasks once you start working
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    Slash uses common and effective productivity practices to help keep you focussed to actually "slash" through your to-do list. The dopamine hit you get from crossing off a task is maximized here. Smart.
  14. 5

    Plan. Do. Keep track.

    John AbabsehEpiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Allows for visual tracking as well as integrates with email and calendar easily
  15. 4
    Doo 2

    Reminders that work

    Mike CoutermarshEngineer @ PlanetScale · Written
    I love Doo. It's simple, beautiful & very easy to use. They have both a mac & iOS app. Is definitely worth giving a try.
  16. 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
    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.
  17. 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.
    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.
  18. 4
    Microsoft To-Do

    An intelligent task management app

    Ethan BykerkProduct Designer / DePaul '20 · Written
    Very simple and well designed task management app.
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    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)
  19. 4

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Max Yakin BozekArtist & 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.
  20. 3
    Freeter 1.0

    Switch between tasks and projects like a superhero

    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...