Matt Navarra
Matt NavarraSocial Consultant. Ex-Head of SocMed TNW

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

Imost apps offer way too many options and features. I just want a simple but elegant tool that is effective.
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Matti Heubner
    Matti HeubnerMarketing at Iris Health · Written
    Switched recently from Wunderlist to Todoist and I couldn´t be happier! Well designed apps on every platform recently added gamification (which I think makes me more productive 👌) and many other things make it definitely worth a try!
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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. While it isn't the best out there, it has the fewest limitations on its free plans
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  3. 2
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    This one is good and syncs well between iOS and Mac. Follows the GTD (getting things done) principle. Has a very simple interface with areas, projects and inbox. Downsides are that it is quite pricey and subprojects are not a thing.
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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!

  4. 1
    Simplenote

    Simple, lighter alternative to Evernote

    Yann
    Yann3Product Enthusiast · Written
    Well: it's simple, it syncs flawlessly, ... it just works super well 😀
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    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      Simplenote is one of those finest note-taking apps you can ask for. Coming from Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, it enables seamless ability to publish the notes online. Great app, to sum it up!

    • Simplenote truly was the most beautiful app of its day. It completely transformed what productivity was for me. There aren't many apps you expect to still be using ten years later.

  5. Paolo Perazzo
    Paolo PerazzoBuilding products, enterprise & consumer · Written
    If you are on Slack, Kyber is your best choice. You can use it for personal productivity, combining todos, reminders and calendars in a single view. You can also use it to assign tasks directly to teammates or in a channel. Each new task is added to a shared list between you and the other user if in a DM or with the entire channel if in a channel. It's fully native on Slack, but there is also an iOS app.
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    Dropbox Paper

    Collaboration tool built for teams

    Lachlan Campbell
    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈 · Written
    Dropbox Paper is designed around documents, but you can insert to-do lists anywhere super easily. They're fast, simple, and no-frills.
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    • Instant Expert
      Instant ExpertInstant Experto, Vlogger

      Its a great tool for starters, For teams I do not recommend. there are lots of apps that do the same, even google docs is more intelligible when collaborating and working with. But we already have OneNote, Evernote, Word Online, with lots of features way ahead Paper.

    • zedgoat
      zedgoatChemist, Developer, Stoic.

      Use Paper to manage technical stuff and my team, and love it. Just the right number of features, document crosslinking and image embedding fits my needs exactly, and works for quick notes or longer documents.