October 16, 2015
Todoist is an application for cloud-based task- and project management for personal and professional productivity. It allows users to manage their tasks from a smartphone, tablet and computer. It offers both a free (which offers basic task management functionality) and a premium (with expanded functionality like filters, labels, task notes, search, and reminders) service tier. Click here to see a comparison of these versions. Todoist also lets you share projects with other Todoist users, allowing you to collaborate across a team.
Why I use it:
Full disclosure, I pay for Todoist’s premium service, so some of the feature I find useful are only available to subscribers. I’ve user many different task management applications in the past and I find that Todoist has the best balance of features without being too overwhelming. In my view, there are two killer features:
- Cross platform: The fact that the service is available across all the operating systems that I use has helped me manage my tasks more efficiently and keep them front and center no matter if I’m working on my laptop, iMac, or phone.
- Collaboration: I’m still experimenting with how to leverage this feature with my teams, but Todoist is the first task management tool that I’ve adopted that allows me to easily share projects with a group of people. This feature allows me to assign tasks and receive notifications when an assigned task has been completed.
Todoist also has many other useful features like natural language input, the ability to add labels to a task (a must for GTD enthusiasts), and creating template projects that can be imported for recurring tasks. If you’re looking for a good task manager, check out Todoist.
[notification type=”info”] PRO TIP: Only one user in a shared project needs to have a premium subscription to leverage labels on that project.[/notification]