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What's the best task management app?

I make a lot of lists for my tasks (personal and work related) and need to move them over to another day, add status notes, and an easy way to say if it's pending, new, complete, etc. Currently I'm using... Google Sheets. Literally built my own spreadsheet for my tasks and I'm really attached to it - but I'd love if I could get an app that is Mac + iPhone that has as robust of functionality!
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  1. 182
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    I think this is the most easy one, visual overview and lots of extras, but only if needed.
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    Quoc Huy TranProduct Manager · Written
    Trello has been my daily tool since 2013. It's easy to use, easy to store informations. With some Chrome extensions (and Safari but there're only 2 extensions. They're still good for me) your day will be perfect.
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    Jon JonesArt PM \ Outsourcing Producer · Written
    Excellent recommendation. Works well for small teams, too. I'm a freelance PM and Trello's the first organizational tool I roll out when putting a team together, because it's simple enough that even stubborn people can quickly self-organize around it and immediately start using it correctly.
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  2. 96
    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    WojciechWeb developer / Product Manager · Written
    I can recommend Todoist - it's available via web browser, desktop apps and on mobile. You can create different projects and this way use it for personal and work related tasks. It's really easy to start using it, it has great UX/UI.
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    Todoist! I use it every day and it's absolutely superb. It's cross platform, allows you to manage different projects for your personal and professional to-do's, and with premium you can get really advanced with labels. It's so easy to use and is an absolute life saver. It also works offline incase you remember something you need to add when you are on the go without an active internet connection. The UI is stunning on desktop web, and on the Android app.
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    Shannon ClarkeElectrical Engineer & Software Developer · Written
    The ability to easy manage to-dos for multiple projects from one screen is what sets Todoist apart. Todoist also makes it extremely easy (and quick) to set priorities and (re)schedule the due date for each to-do
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  3. 86
    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Brian LeonardHead of Customer Experience, Bringhub · Written
    I've implemented Asana at 3 separate companies after using Trello and Basecamp. Project templates, list or board style, easy drag and drop, repeating tasks, so much more.
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    Rohit SrivastwaFounder, ClubHack · Written
    Makes it pretty easy with many people on one project
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    George MaicovschiDeveloper. Founder. Telecom. Fintech. · Written
    Extremely easy to manage projects, awesome keyboard shortcuts for advanced users but almost-instant onboarding for new ones
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  4. 29
    Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

    Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

    Ivan ZhaoCo-founder, Notion · Written
    Ivan Zhao made this product
    It puts your tasks and notes in the same space, organized into a wiki. Plus, you can drag and drop everything!
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    I use notion daily, and its simple interface and ability to share design guides and code with highlighting is super useful for tech companies!
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  5. Christos XCreative Director · Written
    Wunderlist is a fantastic task manager that has completely replaced reminders on MacOS and iOS on my devices. I can sync multiple tasks, lists and sub-tasks with collaborators, schedule them, allocate them and get dependable notifications. The tasks can also sync to the calendar. Truly a great app.
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    Aditya LesmanaDigital Strategist · Written
    for personal use this is probably the best - why? one word: SPEED
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  6. 25
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    JayWeb Developer & Designer · Written
    Cloud sync, tagging, due dates, projects, focus areas, notes, recurring tasks. I've been using Things for years and love it. Might have slightly fewer features than you need, but I think most of these other ones have too many features you don't need (like team collaboration). If you need something slightly more robust than Things, I'd try OmniFocus (which I will recommend separately). Pay once for the apps (Mac and iOS), and cloud syncing is free. No subscription fees.
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    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    Just watch their UX!
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  7. It's very handy
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    Adam PoseyCEO, TrulyAdamant · Written
    This is just one of those tools that doesn't tell you how to think, despite being restricting. It does the thing it's supposed to do very, very well and I adore it.
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    Mark ZajacPeek my curiosity and be rewarded! · Written
    Good if you don't put private info. into your notes. Remember, Google Keep is fair game for ads which means google algo scanning. Be careful what you put into your notes and you should be fine.
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  8. 24
    Azendoo Task Pilot

    Task collaboration for teams 🚀

    Gregory Lefort made this product
    Best way to share tasks and sync with your team. For teams who are looking to manage their projects faster and easier.
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    Chiadi OnyikeFaculty, Johns Hopkins SOM · Written
    Great for team sync/collaboration - managing projects, file sharing, messaging (by board, task or directly), assigning tasks, recurring tasks, time tracking, due dates... Syncs to all devices... This app has been brilliant for my work. We've integrated it well with Box, DropBox and Evernote!
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  9. 14
    Airtable

    The perfect tool to stay organized

    Simple, effective, and free. The export function is also very useful.
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    Yarmo MackenbachPhD Student, ErasmusMC (Rotterdam, NL) · Written
    Simply amazing at everything! People using Trello will feel right at home with the Kanban view, and this product just absolutely nails it with the linkable tables!
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    Mathias ElmoseThe Chewbacca of EdTech · Written
    Basically I can create the tool that I need with the functions and info I need. I think of Airtable more as project understanding rather than management. And that's equally important to me. Perhaps more.
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  10. 14
    Omnifocus 2 for Mac

    Put your life in perspective and get things done

    JayWeb Developer & Designer · Written
    Cloud sync, due dates, projects, contexts, notes, recurring tasks, multi-level tasks. I've been using OmniFocus at work for years and love it. Frankly I think most of these other recommendations have too many features you don't need (like team collaboration). If you need something slightly less robust than OmniFocus, I'd try Things (recommended separately). Pay once for the apps (Mac and iOS), and cloud syncing is free. No subscription fees.
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    Paul Williams5creative problem solver · Written
    Links to Apple Reminders app, can connect with your Mail and Calendar - plus the folks at OmniGroup are a nice group of people!
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    Bit of high overhead, but once you get used to the flexibility of "perspectives" (essentially saved searches for tasks you need to do) you'll love it. Also, pay once model and upgrade forever.
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  11. Proven project management for successful teams With a shared view of team priorities, a process that fosters collaboration, and dynamic tools to analyze progress, your team will deliver more frequently and consistently.
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    We use Pivotal Tracker. Great tool.
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    I love pivotal tracker, so simple & quick to use.
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  12. 8
    Google Calendar (Android)

    Spend less time managing your day & more time enjoying it

    Dave JamisonWriter & Editor at Intellectuapp · Written
    Easy, very simple, and neat when viewed on desktop. It works great across platforms and you can get reminded about events/tasks offline. It's the best option for users that use gmail and Google services frequently.
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  13. 7
    Teamwork

    Powerful & Yet Simple Way to Manage Your Projects & Team

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Moderator at Product Hunt · Written
    Accelerate your team's performance by assigning tasks, communicating and tracking progress in one place. Use the Teamwork Timer to stay on top of your work.
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    Alec KinnearCreative Director at Foliovision · Written
    It's like Basecamp Classic but with features. Teamwork Projects integrates well with its own help desk Teamwork Desk. Integrates well with Freshbooks and other billing systems. Let's you add your own custom CSS. Has lots of controls to stop email promiscuity (which we helped build as we hate unnecessary emails or CC all).
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    Darren DavisChief Coffee Drinker at LinkCaffeine · Written
    Gotta give props to Teamwork. This is the heart of our agency. It's like Basecamp on steroids and far better IMO – user-friendly too.
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  14. Abbas Jaffar AliDirector, Tbreak Media · Written
    A good Trello replacement with, IMHO, a much slicker UI
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  15. 6
    Flow

    Beautiful team chat with tightly integrated task management

    bayoyongOwner, Cinder Creative · Written
    Best UI of any project manager I've used. They continue to add features. Love it. Not sure why it hasn't gotten much pub.
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  16. Darren DavisChief Coffee Drinker at LinkCaffeine · Written
    Very simple. Clean design. Integrates with your calendar. Ability to have several lists and create priority items vs regular priority. I use the iOS app more than the web UI, but has a web UI option.
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    Have been using Any.do since years now. Simple + Awesome UI.
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    Gaurav Agrawal17Coder, Thinker, Curious observer · Written
    I recommend this for personal Use.
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    Wrike

    Outcollaborate. Where work gets done!

    DaveDirector of IT, 3HC · Written
    Why do I recommend Wrike to everyone I meet? Easy question... The people that built it and support it at second to none. The product is already easy to start using and the developers are always there to improve things as requested. I have improved our productivity by 80%! Which has led to bonuses! Thank you, Wrike! I dare you to try them out.
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    Christina AnstettMarketing Project Manager · Written
    Wrike has been a great Project Management Suite for our marketing team. We have 25 users internally that use the system daily. On average we receive 50-100 requests a day from the field with the use of Wufoo and Zapier integration. The automation has proven to be quick, convenient and a great tool as a project manager. Our team has thrived with a due date driven task list. Priorities are no longer questioned and completion rates are through the roof.
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    Wrike is my favourite Saas decision for my work and personal life. I have two accounts - one is for personal GTD and the second is for my teams, where I do my tasks, even if in reality there are no people in these projects - just for self-registration of completed tasks. - What are the features you like most in Wrike? 1. A flexibility of regimes for project management - you can do it under waterfall, or kanban (boards), or scrum . 2. A flexibility of tasks views. 3. You can have a deal with numbers and a resource management inside your project management in Wrike. 4. http://club.wrike.com - a place where you can earn additional bonuses and a real money on amazon! 5. vote.wrike.com - a place where you can source the devs about new features and they usually respond! 6. wrike labs - a place where you can switch on/off the prototypical features - What are some of your favorite Wrike updates? Custom Statutes, Custom Fields, Reports, Dashboards/Boards, Wrike Meetings! - What would you add to Wrike features? Oh, there are many of them. A good normal integrated calendar, not a current one, a normal internal instant messenger, which will be a really instant - a current system of commentaries doesn't work properly with a really needed for a typical burst conversation without pressing f5, some lacks in the dashboards and widgets interface are needed to neutralized, a desktop client version is strongly needed, because chrome browser could have too many opened pages, including custom statuses feature in a professional plan is strongly needed for those who don't need the other functionality of a business version! - Who would take advantage of using Wrike? Pms, marketers, freelancers, small agile taskforces - How did Wrike change the way you work? I'm trying to register all my life in it from a moment
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  18. 5
    Outplanr

    Turn your to-do list into a real work plan

    Filipa Nascimento made this product
    Outplanr turns your to-do list into a clear work plan without effort, making your life easier. Keep projects on track and easily check how much time was spent on each task against your estimates.
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  19. 5
    Freedcamp

    Get started with project management, for free

    I've been using Freedcamp for years now. The best thing is that it can be used as a solid project management tool, a thing all those other task managers don't do well.
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  20. 5
    Smartsheet

    Project Management and Collaboration Spreadsheet Tool

    Tom JodeitAssistant Project Manager · Written
    Great upgrade for those familiar with Excel.
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