What's the best todo list app?

Trying some todo list apps rather than my usual "email myself" strategy. What's best?
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I use this for both personal and professional to-do lists, I even convinced my parents to use it for grocery lists. Breaks up nicely into different projects to keep the lists separate. Since it's available on all your devices, you can't go wrong.
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    Kyle Hess
    Kyle Hess5Fintech Product Manager · Written
    It's really good. Smart UI + nice API (for use with Zapier, IFTTT, etc.) means you can dump everything in here, and never forget something. Big fan!
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    Chakkaradeep
    ChakkaradeepSenior Program Manager, Microsoft · Written
    I tried different todo apps and finally settled with Todoist as it gives me the utmost flexibility in managing my todos for my work and personal life.
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    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • Marta
      MartaFront-end, UI and UX designer

      Organize your life with pleasure. Add due date to tasks, tasks inside projects, subprojects and subtasks. Call your friends to join your project and assign tasks for them. Comment and add images on tasks. Have your tasks everywhere with nice apps. Love it.

  2. 5
    Wunderlist

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    Be aware that Wunderlist has been bought by Microsoft and will soon be discontinued. All my feature requests have been met with "Please move to the Microsoft ToDo app" :(
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    Free and easy to use.
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    • Grigory Ptashko
      Grigory PtashkoHashnews, Developer

      If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.

    • Alex Pasternak
      Alex PasternakLead Software Developer, Kronos

      I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.

      But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.

  3. 4
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    Really great for collaboration
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    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

  4. 4
    Drag Pro

    Transform Gmail into organized To Do lists (like Trello)

    Nick Timms
    Nick TimmsDrag is live today (12th July)! · Written
    Nick Timms made this product
    Hey, Andrew (we have Uber using us!! :) ). These tools are all BRILLIANT. Drag complements well. It's specifically for organizing your inbox in a 'kanban way'.
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    Nick Timms
    Nick TimmsDrag is live today (12th July)! · Written
    Nick Timms made this product
    To Do List in Gmail
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    • Alexandra Balkova
      Alexandra BalkovaMD @Wise Guys, Dealflow @WannaBiz

      Testing for 2 months already, downloaded in December. Despite the bugs, I can not stop using it, cause for now I can't imagine my inbox not being perfectly organized as it was before. I see product is definitely improving, so I believe the team will deal with all the bugs & conflicts with other extensions. Cause Drag helps me a lot. Thanks for the product.

    • Peter Banerjea
      Peter BanerjeaCo-Founder, SuccessIsWhat

      Extremely useful for anyone who spends a lot of time communicating outside the company - salespeople, support folks, PR people, procurement guys, etc. What I love most is the simplicity of it - which makes it very easy to get your people to adopt it!

  5. 1
    Complice

    Make consistent progress towards all of your goals

    Malcolm Ocean
    Malcolm OceanFounder, Complice · Written
    Malcolm Ocean made this product
    Complice is a to-do list that's focused on where-you-want-to-go rather than all-the-little-stuff-you-have-to-do. So it's not a good system for tracking those, but if what you're wanting is to channel your energies towards your long-term goals, then it could be a really powerful resource. What many people find is that once they start seriously working consistently towards their long-term goals, they realize that a lot of the little todos they'd been emailing themselves aren't that important anyway, and those that are will find a way to get done. (Disclosure: I am the creator of Complice!)
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    Any.do 3.0

    Organize all aspects of your life with Any.do

    Big Any.do fan, works great across iOS, Chrome, Android, Mac etc.
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  7. Shun John Iwase
    Shun John IwaseCEO of Axon, Inc. · Written
    We released an app called Blinkr (https://blinkr.jp) that allows you to quickly and easily manage tasks using voice input. I hope you like it.
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    Task List

    Personal task manager and to-do list app for iPhone and iPad

    Adelmaer
    AdelmaerIndie iOS Developer, Entrepreneur · Written
    Adelmaer made this product
    If you are on iPhone or iPad, you can try Task List - Personal Task Manager for iPhone and iPad. Nested hierarchy, events for daily planning, Calendar, the ability to share Notes from a task as well as clear design and sync between iPhone and iPad.
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