Any to-do app which helps to track both recurring tasks and new tasks?

I have used so many to-do apps over the years but still not able to stick to one. To-do apps are either task tracking or habit tracker but I did not find any app which solves tracking both kinds of tasks together. Consider I want to exercise 4 times in a week(No fixed day but have to do 4 sessions) and also track daily todos.
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  1. 105

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    IIIax Dellai
    IIIax DellaiDigital Designer + Teacher · Written
    SPOILER: a to-do app is only a tool, what really matters is the method. If you are looking for a flexible tool that can shape around your own method, Todoist is your best bet. It's accessible on any device/OS/browser and it's arguably the most integrated to-do app across a number of other services and apps. You can set recurring tasks (Free) and add different reminders on each (Premium), including location based ones. Obviously you can setup daily non-recurring tasks as well. You could create a project called "Habits Builder" and add various recurring and one-off tasks. The Todoist API is very easy to use so you'd probably have no problem to expand the capabilities of the app. Said that, no to-do app will actually complete the tasks you input in it, nor will remember you to rigorously check the app on a hourly basis. My advice is to find your own system/method that works for you and then adapt the tool that better suit it. In my opinion, Todoist is flexible enough.
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    Lorenzo Fiori
    Lorenzo FioriMarketing&SM Manager at Nanosystems · Written
    Very useful for all your task management needs!
    • 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.

    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

  2. 83
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Bryan Maniotakis
    Bryan ManiotakisDesign Director — Toy Rockets · Written
    I've also gone through a ton of To Do list apps, but I've been loving Things 3 over the last 6 months or so. It has support for both one-off, and recurring todos, with a bunch of other organization features.
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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.

    • Dan Duett
      Dan DuettProduct Manager, Stitch Labs

      I've used Things since 2010. It's the app I couldn't live without. To use it well, familiarize yourself with David Allen's "Getting Things Done" methodology.

  3. 46

    Planner, tasks & habits.

    Spencer P Shulem made this product
    Little bias here, but that's literally the description of WeDo haha. We're adding some more habit features in our next update, but you can create as many task and habit lists as you want, and habit lists are a custom experience, so they reset every day/week/month regardless if you mark them off unlike recurring tasks in a task app. :)
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  4. 48

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Siobhan O'Rorke
    Siobhan O'Rorke8Marketing @ Zenkit · Written
    Siobhan O'Rorke made this product
    Zenkit has recurring tasks as part of the Plus plan and it's super flexible so it's suitable for pretty much anything you need to track.
    Eunju Jang
    Eunju JangA Korean living all around the world · Written
    Zenkit's recurring task function could be a problem solver for you! It tracks tasks AND habits
    Very useful to keep the tasks on track. Also, there is a great team working behind the app in order to improve it everyday.
    • 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.

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    • 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!

  5. 6

    A simple and effective to-do list and task manager

    I’ve also tried so many to-do list apps. I like tick tick because it’s both a calendar and a to-do manager, with the ability to keep all of your goals and projects neatly organized. And it’s one of the only ones out there that allows you to schedule your tasks on your calendar with a start and end time - game changer if you need an accurate view of what you can fit in to your day. And yes, it has the recurring task function.
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    YourRainLost Memories · Written
    I think this app needs more attention that it has. The only downside for me so far is that mobile, web and desktop app has some differences. Mobile app has 3 days view, pomodoro timer and preview for calendar events, while web and desktop does not.
  6. 3
    Amazing Marvin

    Customizable task manager and day planner

    Christina Willner
    Christina WillnerFounder of Amazing Marvin · Written
    Christina Willner made this product
    I know exactly what you mean with task tracking AND habit tracking. Recurring tasks (which most to-do apps have) are not the same as habit tracking. Amazing Marvin currently has task tracking and we will be adding a proper habit tracking system soon. You work from a daily todo list in Marvin and for the habits you will be check off what you did/didn't do each day and see in different ways if you are on track, sticking to your intentions, improving etc.
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    Asad Dhamani
    Asad DhamaniFounder, Crestify · Written
    I've been using Amazing Marvin for a month, and I was in the same boat of having tried many, many apps, none of which stuck. Marvin just feels right. The day planning approach has made me feel much more in control, and it helps me get more done. You can pick and choose features (strategies) and build your own perfect app, basically. In the world of todo apps, AM is a far superior approach than anything else I've tried. I'll happily vouch for it.
    Highly recommend giving Amazing Marvin a try! It is not going to be for everyone, but it will definitely be the best todo app for a good number of people. I used Todoist nearly every single day for years and it was good. However, Amazing Marvin takes things a step further by providing you additional tools and strategies to actually get the todo's done!
    • Chris Scott
      Chris ScottI make stuff for pro photographers.

      Just signed up today after seeing here on Product Hunt and I'm already really happy with it. Went ahead and got a year subscription.

      I've tried hard to find just the right task manager but none of them seem to fit what I need. With as much customization is available in Marvin, I think this might finally be the one.

      Gotta get some work done today, but I'm looking forward to really digging in when I have the time.

    • Ian C
      Ian COn the web, breadcrumb trail to find me

      Only just started a trial but so far, so very good. Smooth signup process, the training process (by using tasks already created) was smart. Genuinly excited to try the strategies and the timers are so handy. Good work people :)

  7. 3

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    Filipe Cantagalli
    Filipe CantagalliDigital Manager - 4Tags · Written
    Great Design, one of best mobile experience.
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    Sutrishna Saha
    Sutrishna SahaDigital Marketing Manager · Written
    Wunderlist was my best to-do list app of 2017. Well, it's remained my favorite this year -- especially now that both its Basic and Pro versions are now free to access (Wunderlist Pro used to cost $4.99/month). In a nutshell, Wunderlist lets you create to-do lists you can then share with friends, family, or coworkers -- who will have editing capabilities of their own. And the user experience (UX) doesn't get messy, even when both people are working on a list at the same time. When I use Wunderlist to share a grocery list with my roommate, for example, we'll sometimes go to the grocery store together and tackle the list simultaneously. And it's actually fun to check things off and watch her check things off at the same time. Finally, it's sleekly designed and very user-friendly. Adding and checking off list items is simple and intuitive, as is adding and checking off sub-tasks, adding a due date, adding any reminders you may want, and so on.
    • Alex Pasternak
      Alex PasternakLead Software Developer, Kronos

      I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.

      But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.

    • Grigory Ptashko
      Grigory PtashkoHashnews, Developer

      If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.

  8. 3

    A minimal and sharable task list.

    JaviDigital Comm Major. Aspiring PM. · Written
    I use this to keep track of the homework and basic to-dos. It's available on web and mobile. I starting using this after I grew frustrated with WeDo.
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    • Just started using, really like the simplicity and the look

      Hope it won't be overloaded with features (except for critical ones, like moving tasks between lists)

    • Ethan
      Ethan👨‍💻👨‍🎤 Making KanbanMail & Code The Web

      The best todo list app out there, really nice UI! It is very flexible - it can be used as a vertical Kanban, weekly planner, simple todo list, bullet journal or even for note taking! It can even be used for collaboration with a built in chat. TRY IT 😻

  9. 2

    Creating habits and achieving goals, gamified.

    Makes taking care of your todos and habits a little less painful. Level up, new abilities, raising pets. Doesn't let the gamification get in the way of managing your todos. Great third party API. Wonderful community. Collaborate with others on tasks to defeat bosses.
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    • Joules Kowalski
      Joules KowalskiI'm making science fiction into reality.

      I've been using Habitica (previously Habit RPG) for years now. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's a fun and easy way to turn your life into a game and feel like you're winning at it. :D

      Pro tip (from personal experience): If you find yourself with a lengthy task list that you never finish and just feel guilty about, scrap it and start over with smaller, actionable items. Life should be fun!

  10. 2 3.0

    Organize all aspects of your life with

    Sutrishna Saha
    Sutrishna SahaDigital Marketing Manager · Written
    A visually pleasing blue-and-white color scheme. The feature 'Moment'offers you daily encouragement to plan your schedule
  11. 2

    Organize anything, together

    Jean Lucas
    Jean LucasBrazilian, Product Designer, Developer. · Written
    A shiny new feature arrived in Trello some weeks ago :-)
    • 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.

    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.

  12. 2

    Tasks management for productivity junkies

    AskarChief Everything Officer, ARSHtec · Written
    Even though it used to be just an Apple ecosystem-only app it now has an Android app as well, and the only missing piece is a nicer web interface, hopefully, that happens soon. It has got plenty of features and I've been using it for years and never looked back.
  13. This is great!
  14. 1

    Visual task management with chat and performance analytics.

    John Woo
    John WooCEO & Co-founder of tubloo ( · Written
    You should try this. It has recurring features.
    • Tobias Meixner
      Tobias MeixnerCTO & Co-Founder @ Brikl

      We have been using Taskworld to organise our Sales activities and marketing efforts. The beautiful UI and pleasant user experience convinced everyone in the team to use Taskworld and we have never looked back.

  15. Mike
    MikeCreator, Lanes · Written
    Mike made this product
    Lanes has you covered. Flexible repeat tasks that only appear after the current task is complete (so you don't have a zillion repeat tasks if you skip a week or so).
  16. 1
    My Progress

    Track your tasks while watching the day go by

    Jason Safaiyeh
    Jason SafaiyehTODO Menubar, MyProgress, Vestige · Written
    Jason Safaiyeh made this product
    Very simple TODO app. You can move past tasks to today.
  17. 1

    ✅ From todo list to daily kanban 📅

    Biraj Ghosh
    Biraj GhoshMaking beautiful products · Written
    Biraj Ghosh made this product
    For day to day task will be helpful with it's daily kanban, and it is totally free. You can also add todo lists separately with color coding and tags based organization. Recurring tasks are also coming soon.
    • Been playing around with it and it is very flexible and adaptable. The UI is lovely to look at as well. There are not many simple task managers that offer a horizontal scrolling calendar so I am thrilled to find this one!

  18. 1
    Microsoft To-Do

    An intelligent task management app

    Ahmed Taweel
    Ahmed TaweelSoftware Engineer · Written
    I am using this app for a while and I like it a lot for its simplicity and design, also it has a minimal design and very specific features that help me stay focus.
    • 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

  19. 1
    Morning Routine 3.0

    Win the morning, win the day!

    RomainCEO, Ubicolor · Written
    Romain made this product
    For the recurring part of your question. adds a timer per task too.
  20. 1

    Teamwork made easy, Get Sh!t Done without email

    Teekay Merah
    Teekay MerahBrand Manager & Content Creator · Written
    A lot comes down to personal taste in productivity programs, but I find Azendoo is setup perfectly for the way I organize my life from both a project management and collaboration standpoint.
    • Teekay Merah
      Teekay MerahBrand Manager & Content Creator

      Signing up to Azendoo comes with a lot of perks. It has a beautiful UI, integration with all major apps, over 80 external services via Zapier, and offers numerous features. It is very intuitive and reliable, which resulted in deals with the likes of Netflix, Evernote, Box and MasterCard.

      The chat application was made to avoid the clutter that users often complain about when it comes to productivity apps. With Azendoo, discussions center around a particular topic where users can post documents, images and text.

      Furthermore, a new feature will roll out in the next few days allowing its users to create subtasks and assign them to the different collabortors of your team.

      The subjects can host multiple discussions with comments, so the software is arguably much more organized and clean. They also put a lot of attention in their task manager, explaining that talking about the details of a project rather than who has accomplished what is much more time-efficient.

      This also functions on their iOS and Android mobile apps, where you can organize tasks, send direct messages, view the activity feed, and more. It’s simple to use and synchronizes any updates among all platforms.

      Azendoo also comes with dashboards that help you keep track of everything that’s been completed, shared calendars, document sharing, 400+ app integrations, and 5GB storage per member.