Todoist is an to-do app that I use on a daily basis to plan out and schedule posts for publication on the sites that I write for. Before I continue with this review, here’s some background on me when it comes to to-do apps. I’ve used everything from Any.do to Wunderlist to Trello but they all lack something that I just can’t put a finger on it. That’s when I found Todoist.
Todoist is a clean, minimal application that has apps for twelve different platforms. Whether it’s my web browser (Chrome, Firefox, todoist.com), mobile device (Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8) desktop (Windows, Mac) or email client (Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird); I have access to my to-dos.
Creating tasks is as easy as typing the name of the task and when it’s due in plain English. For example, if I wanted to create a task in Todoist, I could say “walk the dog today at 8am” and it’ll create the task.
Of course, you’re not productive without some motivation. Todoist makes completing tasks into a game with its ‘Karma’ feature. Basically, Todoist Karma tracks and visualizes your productivity by monitoring it and calculating your karma points. As you earn more points, you reach higher karma levels.
Your karma will increase by adding and completing tasks regularly, completing tasks before they become overdue, using advanced features (more on those in a second) and using Todoist’s Support and Vote sections. Your karma decreases by postponing tasks and having tasks that are more than four days overdue.
Now, on to those advanced features I mentioned earlier. Labels are used in Todoist to indicate contexts for your tasks, which enables sorting and list generation. Back to that dog-walking example I used before, I could add a label saying that it’s for my family. Recurring deadlines are for entries that you want to occur at a certain time over a certain length of time. An example would be to say to “walk the dog every day at 8am”. Then, once I complete the task for today, it’ll automatically roll over to tomorrow.
Overall, Todoist is an amazing app and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone that’s looking for a way to manage their to-dos.