Amazing Marvin

Customizable task manager and day planner

4.6/5
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Amazing Marvin is a customizable task manager that is designed using behavioral psychology to help you get more done while feeling less stressed. Marvin separates where you store (Master List) and work off (daily todo list) your tasks and has tons of built-in tools to help you work better.

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I 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.

Pros:

Hugely customizable, lots of options in their "Strategies" section, integrated pomodoro timer, great Best Practices documentation, nice UI.

Cons:

None that I have noticed yet.

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Marvin and for signing up before your trial even ended! Truly grateful for the support. We won't let you down! ;)
On 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 :)

Pros:

Great sign up process, nice features lice timers and strategies, good value pricing and deals

Cons:

None so far for me

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks for taking the time to review AM, Ian! Have fun exploring the strategies! ;)

After trying a lot of apps, I finally found the perfect one for my use. The ability to customize the app with lots of strategies is fantastic: it's allowing me to delete procrastination. The app has nice UI, updates happen most likely every week and, last but not least, developers are so kind. Among all the apps available, Amazing Marvin is the best because it can give you tips and strategies to defeat everything that is harmful to everyone's productivity. Moreover, in Marvin there are many functions such as pomodoro technique, weekly review, time blocking and so on. All in one app! I can recommend this app to everyone and I can assure you that using it daily, you will find great benefits.

Pros:

Customization, modularity, lots of useful strategies and functions, frequent updates.

Cons:

None

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thank you so much for your review, Valerio! Really appreciate it. :)

I tried a lot of to do and productivity apps. Then I stepped in Amazing Marvin.

It's very different and better. Why?

Because it gets updated very often with key features. Because every other apps are limited by their design, where AM offer you many ways to modulate your workflow. Because it is a product thought around those limits and productivity problems.

Since I adopted AM, I'm no longer in search of the best task helper.

It fits all my needs.

At it's current state, there still need a better mobile app, some ifttt/zapier integration and I can't wait for the calendar feature!

I totally recommend Amazing Marvin for all the people frustrated by the other productivity apps.

Pros:

Modularity, freedom, efficiency, communication with devs, speed of updates, all the strategies, statistics...

Cons:

None

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks for your review, Tom! And and even bigger thanks to helping us make Marvin truly awesome with all your ideas and feedback!
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Very happy with this

Pros:

So many options you can customize it how ever you want

Cons:

They don't have EVERY SINGLE option, even though they have so many more than every other productivity app.

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks so much for the review, Valerie! :) Any particular option you are missing? Write us anytime. We got tons of new options coming out within the next few months. 😊

I've came across marvin on reddit more than a year ago, and as usual for me decided to give it a go after being seduced by the product page arguments, but what tends to happen is very quickly i either get bored or the product doesn't deliver on what it promised, but Marvin was different, the "strategies" are really a game changer, and allow for trying many different workflows until you find the way that works for you, it makes it fun to use, and I also learned how the day planning approach would be efficient for me. To put it simply, Marvin has been amazing, and checks almost all the boxes for me, 1 year i've been using it and counting, and i'm sure it will only keep getting better!

Pros:

the customization and strategies to beat procrastination is just unmatched by any other pm/todo tool I tried before.

Cons:

lack of integrations up until the zapier integration a week ago, still a lot to do to improve how Marvin integrates with other tools

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks so much for that detailed review, Mehdi! 😊It makes me incredibly happy to hear that Marvin has been delivering on his promises for you. So glad to have you be part of the Marvin club and share your many great ideas with us on how to make Marvin better.
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sometimes i like products. mostly not

I want to marry it. I have gotten enthusiastic about plenty of todo apps before, spent a long time setting them up, and then don't end up using them. Amazing Marvin actually made me stick with it and I actually have been more productive. Shocking.

Pros:

Helps me hack my terrible brain

Cons:

Literally none

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks so much for your review, Mya! I am soooo happy to hear you are more productive with Marvin. :) 💙

I was told about Amazing Marvin by a colleague, who had stumbled across it, after I had said I was looking for something with more customization and control than the likes of Trello, Asana, Google Tasks etc and so signed up for a trial.

I haven't managed to go through all the options as there are so many however each one has a great description and some also have video guides showing how they work.

The platform is constantly updated with a comprehensive list of the changes along with a video guide showing them. The developers are ultra responsive to feedback and suggestions and even have a great road map showing what they are moving towards.

Some may balk at the price however you get so much for that price I 100% feel it is worth it and they even provide discounts for students which is an awesome gesture.

I don't write too many reviews on things however this has blown me away and I couldn't recommend it enough to people.

Pros:

Way too many to name! Tonnes of customization so you can set it up the way you want it. Constant improvement and great team behind it

Cons:

None that I have found!

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Founder of Amazing Marvin
Thanks so much for your review, Paul! Makes me so happy to hear you are enjoying the options and your whole experience as a Marvinaut. :)
I aspire to help people

This product eliminated the frustrating limitations of all the popular task management apps. This is the revolution I have been looking for.

Pros:

This is a thoughtful Productivity tool for 2019. This product will beat Todoist in almost every category.

Cons:

I'm only waiting for Google Calendar integration to use this as a paid subscription.

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student, artist, writer & host

Great app, the fact that its made by just two people is amazing

Pros:

Highly customizable, surprisingly stable, with tons of useful, well-implemented features, this is the task manager to get.

Cons:

Understating all the Strategies may be hard

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I've tried dozens of todo list apps and day/calendar planning services. Amazing Marvin is the only app that has really worked for me. As of June 2019, the Android / iOS apps are very limited. For example, you can't even reorder tasks. According to dev new apps are coming soon with more functionality.

Pros:

- Very customizable through an ingenious extension mechanism - Can be anything from a todo list to a full-blown day planner. - Great support

Cons:

- Onboarding experience is not the smoothest. - The modular architecture can be imposing. There over 50 extensions that can be enabled.

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Freelance Writer, Digital Marketer, Vet

Might be right for others, but I went back to Todoist after a 30 day test.

Pros:

- versatile - adapts to multiple productivity paradigms - multi-platform

Cons:

- a bit confusing to use productivity systems that I already know how to use in other contexts

This is everything I've been looking for. Love it. Game-changer.
Product Manager, CV/MR
seriously, the only product that have ever worked for me. I am amazed how it can do everything I need it to and things i didnt even think that I needed, but it makes me so much better
Industrial eng firm owner tech nut
After working extensively with To Do list applications like Todoist and Microsoft To Do, I started looking for solutions that are more customizable and with a higher level of integration, so I ended up using Zenkit and Airtable. Zenkit was neat but limited, and its UI (user interface) was too cluttery IMHO. Airtable is a bomb of an application, but a bit cumbersome for day-to-day planning and to do lists. Airtable ended up as the backbone of the engineering department of my company. Then I came across several applications that take in data from other apps, and internally combine calendars with task management, such as Amazing Marvin, Sunsama, Friday, Akiflow, and others which also integrate notes. I used all of them for periods of 4 to 14 days. Most fell short: - The UI was too busy to fit well inside the 13” Macbook Pro that I use when on the move. - I could not see my calendar and tasks simultaneously with more than one day visible. - The colors, fonts and layouts were dull and unmovable. Amazing Marvin came out as the clear winner because I was able to customize it for all of the above, and then have many other traits like: - Being able to use a folder-like structure of Projects, tasks and subtasks, simultaneously with a structure of categories and subcategories. - Separately being able to establish a hierarchy of labels (tags) to order up and view my tasks according to different criteria. - Automatic roll of unfinished tasks to the next day (Sunsama also does this) and visible procrastination count for each task. - And a ton of other features (called Strategies) which can be activated and deactivated at will, like pomodoro, time blocking, weekly review, goals, etc. From a functional point of view, the app is extremely nimble, and allows you to move your tasks around on a calendar, on a priority hierarchy, using notes, attachments and all the typical bells and whistles of other apps with reckless abandon. It never crashes or loses data. Amazing Marvin comes with a simple default layout and a comprehensive onboarding guide comprised of tasks within the app. This layout can be converted to a big variety of other presets that follow a variety of famed task management criteria, like GTD, Eisenhower and many others. You can further adapt the layout by moving features all over, almost like a Lego set. Then you have a ton of aesthertic variations, like different color sets, fonts, font thicknesses and separators. The ability to “redesign” the UI allows me to keep improving it at will, and changing it from time to time, to maximize quantity and quality of content, minimize clutter, enhance contrast, soften up the UI, etc. For such a good app, the pricing is very low IMHO, and the cost of the lifetime subscription is the deal of the century. The personnel is friendly and supportive, the tutorials are super easy and the Youtube articles are of very high value, although a bit outdated. My only CON is that I would not recommend it to somebody who has never used a basic task management app before. I suggest such users to get the hang of a basic to do list app first, establish priorities, grouping, tagging, folders and due dates, and then move to Amazing Marvin when they already know what you want. That is the thing with Marvin: You have to know what you want, so you can customize Marvin to have it, and then be surprised day after day with the amazing array of extra features.