Ian Yang
Ian YangCEO at Gantri

What's the best (non-Evernote, non-Wunderlist) to-do app?

I'm an ex-Evernote + ex-Wunderlist user now relying quite heavily on Apple Notes (since it's no-frills and free) on both Mac and iPhone. There's been some iCloud syncing issues lately and I want to switch to a better todo / note taking app. Both Bear and Things 3 are getting quite a lot of praises. Since I want to move all my note taking to a single app I want to be sure to invest in the right one. If you've used either one or both please share some thoughts on your experiences so far. Thank you so much!
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    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    I moved from Evernote to Google Drive to OneNote back to Evernote to Apple Notes to Bear all within the last 9-ish months. I still use Apple Notes for quick hits, but Bear is my note app of choice for my digital notebook. It's just so simple and elegant. Bear doesn't do everything that Evernote can do, but there's no reason why you can't find a way around any shortcomings in your workflow with another app or method. Markdown in Bear makes it so easy to write and doesn't get in the way of having to stop to format my notes like I would in Evernote. I also love the nested tagging system, which is intuitive and dead simple to use and effectively replaces the need to create different notebooks and tags like in Evernote. It's hard to tell if Bear is the app for you based on your specific needs, but it's worth a shot because their subscription is inexpensive and the first month is free. You can try it for 30 days and cancel before the subscription kicks in.
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    Focuster

    Ditch your todo list for an intelligent schedule

    joshua bradley
    joshua bradleyPassionate about making life better · Written
    It's in the lede, but if actually doing the things you are listing as "to-dos", Focuster is the most effective
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