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To-Do List Management Application

Published 04/16/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Todoist is a personal task manager that allows users to integrate a number of other web services into a single organizational tool. Using Todoist, tasks can be scheduled and maintained as well as prioritized. Hourly backups are also made to ensure no important tasks are lost due to error. The application can be used when browsing any website. As long as users have access to the internet, they can update, add and manage tasks.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of Todoist saw a need for an easy to access web-based program that allows individuals to better control their schedules and daily tasks. While that in itself sounds appealing to some users, Todoist takes it a step further by adding a Zen quality to the experience. Their “blissful” approach to managing a schedule makes for a more desirable experience.

What are the differences to other apps?

Anyone who has ever tried to organize their life, both business and personal, can probably attest to the effectiveness of daily planners. While this valuable tool can help tremendously, it can also prove burdensome. A lost planner can mean valuable information is no longer accessible. Other tools, such as calendars and scheduling tools offered through email programs can be effective as well, but are once again limited to how often the user opens up his or her email. Todoist, on the other hand, allows users to manage their tasks from any website. By simply dragging and dropping the Todoist button to any browser, users can access their tasks with a single click without navigating away from their current website.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Todoist website offers a very cut and dry layout without a lot of flashy, colorful graphics. Users can easily navigate to tutorials and helpful information from the homepage. The program itself is well organized and allows users a number of sorting options. These help tremendously when returning to current tasks to edit and review.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Todoist, new users can click the green sign up button right on the homepage. A pop up window requests a full name, email address, password and time zone. As soon as this information is entered and submitted, the user can begin adding tasks. The registration window automatically directs users to the account page, which provides guides, plugins, how to tips and a list of recommended versions for various browsers.

What does it cost to use the application?

Todoist offers the benefit of being a free to use program. No payment is required to create an account or access all available Todoist features. At this point in time, no premium account option is offered, either. In reality, with the many other ways to organize online, requiring payment may be a poor business choice, anyway.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Two very different groups of people can get a lot of use out of Todoist. The first are those who love to stay organized, and prefer to sort all their tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. On the other end of the spectrum, those who are in dire need of an organizational tool can also really appreciate what Todoist offers. Not only is it a thorough way to sort tasks, it is also extremely easy to use. Plus, with the ability to add the application to a browser, users can access it anytime no matter where they are. This can limit the number of reasons to neglect checking up on tasks and encourage regular use of the tool.

  • A built in calendar that allows easy review of current and overdue tasks as well as upcoming commitments
  • Todoist export feature that allows users to quickly create a manual back up using an XML format
  • Mobile phone access that allows users to query their tasks by date, browse existing projects and use a quick add feature to create a new task
  • A Todoist tips feature that provides users with helpful information as soon as they login
  • Three priority levels to add another level of organization for users

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Todoist pricing

FREE - Permanently free version