Joshua Dance
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What is your favorite todo list?

Simplicity is better, some sort of mobile interface is good.
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  1. 114
    Todoist 10 for iOS

    A completely new Todoist for iOS

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Todoist is super simple and powerful. It's available on almost any platform you can think of, so I highly recommend it!
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    Stefan Theofilos
    Stefan Theofilos8Product Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    I recently adopted Todoist and it's great! Very minimal and I like it's widget
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    Alexander Spoor
    Alexander SpoorFounder of Uitgeverij Spoor · Written
    Nothing else comes close in my opinion. Custom labels. Projects in projects. Task hierarchy. Location based reminders. Powerful desktop, iOS and Android app. Google Calendar integration. Comments and attachments per list item. The shared list* goes on. *see what i did there
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  2. 108
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Jan Danckers 😺
    Jan Danckers 😺Growth Engineer, LIFEPOWR · Written
    Easy to use and great if you're working with a team.
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    I recommend To-Do for Tasks involving multiple stakeholders and lots of intricacies for everything else - Wunderlist.
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    I use trello everyday in my life! For my daily tasks and my teams.
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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.

  3. 48
    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Has a huge potential. Easy to handle, various reenditions / views. Great tool!
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    Do Nam Ha
    Do Nam HaMình yêu thích thư pháp và tượng gỗ · Written
    I recently adopted Zenkit and it's great!
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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  4. Todd Soulas
    Todd SoulasInnovation @ING_Aust. Part-time maker. · Written
    I am surprised this isn't in here yet! But I like workflowy for the combination of simplicity and flexibility. I can use it to manage small projects and write lists for my grocery shopping.
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    Mattthew
    MattthewProduct Designer, Artist, & Storyteller · Written
    It turns your whole life into a nested list that you can treat as as things to be complete or just as an organization of your thoughts.
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  5. Darin Ji
    Darin JiProduct Manager,Tencent · Written
    Love this one
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    Alagu
    AlaguCo-founder at Askmile, YC Alum · Written
    I'm a big wunderlist fan. This is one Todo list software I stuck to for quite some time. I'm now waiting for the MIcrosoft Todo app by Wunderlist team :-)
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    Clean, Simple and gets the basics right. I, too, am waiting for Todo App.
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  6. 14
    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Nikhil Jois
    Nikhil JoisCo-founder, Eventosaur · Written
    As a productivity enthusiast who likes to experiment, I've tried almost every major and niche to-do app there is. I 'keep' coming back to this classic by google.
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    I also like Google Keep. For me it feels like "Evernote meets Wunderlist". Keep also reminds me of using PostIt notes on my desk.
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    Ben Gubler
    Ben GublerI like to code · Written
    It's really simple and non-distracting. It is kind of hard to create to-do's, though...
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  7. 8
    Any.do 3.0

    Organize all aspects of your life with Any.do

    Nik Sudan
    Nik SudanGames & Systems Developer · Written
    Even though this comes with a detailed calendar view and such, I like seeing my tasks grouped as a simple scrollable list consisting of "Today", "Tomorrow", "Upcoming" and "Someday". Swiping them off to emulate a crossing out action is satisfying too!
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  8. 10
    Sendtask

    The world's most open collaborative task manager

    Cédric Waldburger
    Cédric Waldburger👩‍🚀 Founder Sendtask.io; ❤️ Startups · Written
    Cédric Waldburger made this product
    Unlike most collaborative task managers, Sendtask allows you to work with literally anyone. Recipients of tasks don't need to create an account ever. This allows you to manage all your coworkers, freelancers and 3rd party providers in one place. Also offers a very simple and efficient email and Slack integration.
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    I use Sendtask to manage all of my actionable info. If something needs to get done, it goes to Sendtask. It has a clean design that allows you to focus. In addition, Sendtask provides some unique functionality - forwarding tasks directly from Email, Slack and Evernote while bringing advanced collaboration features to third-party working relationships. (not just with your team).
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    Clean and easy to use. All things to-do in one place. No onboarding for collaborators 😍
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  9. Sheik Gama Aman
    Sheik Gama AmanProduct Designer at Freshdesk · Written
    Its not just a task management app. It has docs - wiki too. very minimal and clear interface with power packed features! If you haven't tried yet, give a try and see the difference.
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    Though it is more than a to-do app, I use it for notekeeping on a daily basis and it works amazing for me. Also, do check out https://remote.tools to have a look at similar products.
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  10. 9
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Michal Subel
    Michal SubelBuilding digital products · Written
    Very clean UI, rock-steady sync, not bloated with too many features
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    Michal Subel
    Michal SubelBuilding digital products · Written
    Very clean UI, rock-steady sync, not bloated with too many features
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    Tried many different tools, but Things is the one that really works for me - it's not so complex, have simple and friendly interface, allows you to organise your task in many ways (choose which suits you best). The latest version has amazing interface - it's already a pleasure just to open the app on a Mac / iPhone. And the latest features include multiple integrations which are really useful.
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    • Chad Whitaker
      Chad WhitakerProduct Designer at AngelList ✌️

      I've been a Things user since 2007. Within the last couple of years Things 2.0 started to feel stale, and I found myself exploring other alternatives. Yet I could never end up replacing it.

      Thankfully, Things 3.0 comes out of nowhere with a completely redesigned experience that is fast, beautiful and it allows you to do everything with speed — the perfect recipe for a todo app.

      This app feels like it belongs on iOS 11 even though it was launched weeks before the iOS 11 beta was announced. It's that good!

      You still can't share tasks with others, but the great experience easily out weights that need.

    • lucas morales
      lucas moralesInteraction designer, Mobiento

      It took me a while to finally bite the bullet and buy Things3, but one week in I already knew this app would be the best to-do list I've ever used. I really like to-do apps and I've tried most of them, but Things is by far the best, I highly recommend it. The "Today" feature makes the whole difference!

  11. 8
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Allan Caeg
    Allan CaegFounder, NorthStories.io · Written
    I use a combination of Reminders and Google Inbox. This is such a crowded space and it's extremely difficult to differentiate... At the end of the day, sticking to giants like Apple and Google is safe, especially if you care about the company not shutting down soon
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    • I pretty much like all things Google, but Inbox just isn't for me. I much prefer good old fashioned Gmail on my iPhone. The way Inbox sorts my emails doesn't always make sense to me, and I suppose I'd rather sort it myself. There are definitely better email apps out there. I know because I've tried a bunch of them.

    • I like & hate inbox for the same features.

      It´s the first time my Mailbox feels sorted and clean. That said Inbox dicards eamils as unimportant, doesn't show notifications for all emails and shows how much it knows about my friends, travel agrangements and so on.

      I do think a manual hosted version would be really great but I doubt we will see something soon.

      In the end its a Google Product which means no updates and in 2 years we get the next version of it. It lacks a lot of things you can't do with it. For instance multiple Accounts, S/MIME encryption and ways to highlight a lot more.

  12. 8
    Microsoft To-Do

    An intelligent task management app

    It has a nice widget to see your Day.
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    Jan Harold Diaz
    Jan Harold DiazInteraction Designer and Front-end Dev · Written
    I've tried out a lot of different to-do list and I was surprised how I was completing tasks using Microsoft To-Do. It's basic and definitely have more room for improvement, but I love it as it is right now!
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    • Kevin Reevers
      Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer

      This will eventually replace Wunderlist, however a year in, the improvements are just not there for me to have hope. It's AI baked daily recommendations could be nice, but again it needs to allow for more types of task listing.

    • Deepshika Jehangir
      Deepshika JehangirPrivate consultant

      I have been using this app for about a year now and it has been quite effective in helping me manage my time. Although some other apps have a better user interface but this product is more comfortable to use, once you get use to it

  13. 7
    Clear

    The smart to-do list

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror14VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    I just spent the $9.99 for the Clear Mac app yesterday. So far, love the gestures and the sound effects (which I am usually not the biggest fan of in apps) are actually pretty cool! Makes me want to add more things to the list and check them off 😊. Impressed so far, really good app rating. There are also free alternatives... but if its something I (plan on) using multiple times a day, I almost prefer to pay for it so it's quality / makes me wanna use it.
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  14. 5
    Remember the Milk 2.0

    Complete redesign and new features for the popular to-do app

    Smokie
    SmokieSmokie Does Stuff · Written
    RTM's smart add syntax seems better/more reliable than other systems I've tried (and I've tried *a lot* of them). Their new update adds subtasks and start dates, things I am using far more than I thought I would. Can be used with complex GTD systems, or just remembering to buy the milk. =D
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  15. Extremely simple to use but is also feature-rich. Available on every major platform out there. I use it everyday.
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    Simple, fast and versatile to-do list with calendar integration.
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  16. 4
    Sortd for Gmail

    Trello for Gmail - Transform your email into organized lists

    Rodney Kuhn
    Rodney KuhnCo-founder Sortd · Written
    Rodney Kuhn made this product
    It's a great choice because the vast number of To Do items come in via email and it makes sense to deal with them at the source.
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    ronsheridan
    ronsheridan5Startup Wannabe · Written
    I love how SORTD works right in GMAIL and makes it easy to instantly convert emails into actionable Tasks. Very Smart!
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    • Semira Amiralai
      Semira AmiralaiTechnical Recruiter

      I'm trying to discover the main difference(s) between Sortd and Drag. While Sortd is more mature, both are attractive products with great functionality. Keeping it simple is key for me (a minimalist). It's not clear what the differences are; anyone have inputs on this?

    • Sean Power
      Sean PowerHead of Sales, Refractiv

      Nice app to keep track of tasks within Gmail, email messages are turned into tasks giving you the option to select which category they fall into.

  17. 4
    WeDo

    Planner, tasks & habits.

    I'm in love with WeDo! I use it with my girlfriend all the time for our grocery list and such. I also use it for work since you can have multiple lists and share the list with whoever you want. Plus it's free so that's a plus haha
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  18. 3
    Notebook for Mac

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

    satheesh
    satheeshUI UX Designer · Written
    Beautifully designed easy to use interface. Its really fun to use the app.
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  19. A fantastically powerful CLI tool, with simple cross platform sync, deep customisability, and an intelligent task ranking system.
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    Shosemaru Yamaguchi
    Shosemaru YamaguchiCEO, picon inc / TOKYO · Written
    I can use it from the command line. It is flexible, fast, and unobtrusive.
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  20. 3
    Drag Free

    Transform your Gmail into organized task lists

    Nick Timms
    Nick TimmsDrag is live today (12th July)! · Written
    Nick Timms made this product
    Drag is about organizing your tasks and To-do's from inside your inbox. An average of 6.3 hours per day are spent in your email so bringing your attention outside, to anything else, is generally a longer process.
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    • I have used the Pro app for at least 2-3 months since it came out. Everyday I can empty my gmail inbox based on my projects and priorities, using different kanban boards. When I am using my 3rd party email clients DragApp leaves everything still sorted into different files so it is very helpful. Streamlined project management straight into email. Let me know when I can invest... keep up the good work.

    • Fast and useful. Perfect.