Which is the best outliner? Or best app for making lists?

Looking for the easiest way to organize huge quantities of data in hierarchy levels, like lists inside lists inside lists…
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    Workflowy

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    The old and classic WF, maybe the father of them all. So minimal yet so powerful. Even though a bit outdated since it's not been improved or iterated since so many years. Anyway, don't think WF needs much of an introduction to Product Hunters.
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    This is like the best ever. It should not be so awesome - basically indent and outdent a list - but it just works.
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Todoist is a great app for structuring lists and categorizing
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    This is a good task list maker. But, not very useful for outlining articles or projects. I have used this in conjunction with Workflowy and it works great - using one for quick outlining, and the other for tracking completion.
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    Moo.do

    Ridiculously simple, incredibly powerful organization

    In the old days I found Moo.do to be a more modern and nicer version of WorkFlowy but now it turned out to be most focused on being more an email manager than an outliner.
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    Kyle ConarroCo-Founder @ Ad Reform / Userfeed · Written
    Moo.do ties into email, but it also has outlining (similar to WorkFlowy) to make it easy to get your lists down and organized. Very useful for day-to-day task management.
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    Dynalist

    A web app for structuring your thoughts into lists

    Dynalist has more options than WorkFlowy and it is constantly developing while WF seems to be abandoned and hasn't been updated in years. The drawback of Dynalist is it's ever sloppy and ugly UI.
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    Milkr

    A clear way to share your mind flow

    This mostly has the structure of a Mind Map, but you might find it useful.
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    OmniOutliner 5

    Create, collect, and organize information and ideas

    Mike WayIOS, OS X and Web developer, consultant · Written
    I have used this literally for years, especially for documents. Also for laying out software ideas.
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    Thought Plan

    Super convenient tool to write down your thoughts & ideas

    Not such great for hierarchies inside hierarchies but great for making simple lists and other management tasks.
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    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    Melissa Joy KongContent, Product Hunt · Written
    I just started using it to organize a large spreadsheet of Product Hunt data. It still has some limitations (for instance, you can't widen row heights on a spreadsheet), but it's a great tool for organizing data with multiple tags/hierarchy levels.
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    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Patrick CoombeCEO, Elite Strategies Llc · Written
    I'm a huge fan of Google Keep for lists. I use it for literally everything now, including content creation, to-do's, notes, ideas, reminders, TV show recommendations, birthdays, and everything in between. :-)
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    Any.do 3.0

    Organize all aspects of your life with Any.do

    Really beautiful UI, a useful task manager with minimal design.
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    Moo.do 4.0

    Markdown + Outliner + Email + Tasks + Calendar

    Great outliner with the nicest UX
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  12. The fastest and simpler of them all.
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  13. Kind of simpler less overengineered Todoist.
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  14. Free, Unlimited to do lists and tasks, due date reminder, categories, cloud synced. All your needs in one app :)
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