This comes up regularly, I know, but I'm always hopeful there's some killer little app that someone's built that I haven't heard of yet.
pencil and paper.
I've tried Teuxdeux, Clear, etc. and always just end up going back to pencil and paper. I just carry a 3x5 notebook in my pocket everywhere.
I'm the same - I tried so many To-Do apps, I needed a To-Do app to keep track of all of them. I follow the basic MITs (most important tasks) for the day (3 of them) and write it down next to my CPU. Simple, easy and checking them off always feels great.
Nothing is easier than a basic list with checkboxes.
- One page per day.
- Check the box when no further action is required from you.
- Cross off list when action is completed.
- Move uncrossed items to tomorrow's list at end of day.
I like this solution, it doesn't require any batteries... :)
I'm still using Things, the ridiculous to-do app that by the time iOS8 ships out may or may not get the iOS7 update.
Things is for babies. OmniFocus is the true way to go ;)
+1 for OmniFocus. Nothing against Things, though…
I know this answer comes up regularly as well, but Wunderlist is really awesome. It's easy to use, syncs across all my devices, and has social integration through Facebook and Google.
So much chrome in that UI though…
Lot of downtime and unreliable sync that fails often…
I love Wunderlist too :)
google maps yo
me too. plus pencil and paper.
I love the simplicity of Clear. Phone and desktop client together makes a powerful team.
Notational Velocity on OS X
Use it like a plain text document, but easy to search past entries
+1 Notational Velocity. Search is extremely fast and it's great for TODOs. I use it for a ton of stuff.
No one has said Todoist??!?!
They have a Gmail plugin which means you can turn Emails easily into to-do's and manage your list right from Gmail - which suits me perfectly.
Seconded. I've been using Todoist for over a year to manage my course work and side projects. I love it.
Also in the Todoist boat.
Such a great product!
Sometimes i feel like i need a todo app for my todo apps.
CheckMark is an undiscovered lil gem: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/checkmark-goals/id578147414
Normally Evernote, but currently trying out Todoist.
Not an app, but a killer little system nevertheless. Bullet Journal - "an analog system for the digital age". I use it daily.
I created a prototype to-do app last summer that was somewhat inspired by the Bullet Journal called Dokket. Dokket allows you to select tasks from each project you want to work on that day. It's definitely something I'd like to develop more. :)
Did you actually adhere to the system, or did it just slowly turn into a normal to-do list? it looks like it would take a while to turn into a habit.
I've tried a million, but I always go back to Workflowy, the endless bulleted list. I use it for notetaking too. It only has one rule, which is that you can nest bullets infinitely — no multiple lists, notebooks, documents, etc. to worry about. The lack of enforced structure makes it wonderfully flexible, adaptive, and lightweight.
Yay! Thanks :)
Whoa, this is unexpected! I make sure to rep WF on Designer News every time this topic resurfaces. Keep up the awesome work!
Yup. I use Evernote too. Granted the UI is a little kludgy for to-do lists, but it gets the job done and having everything consolidated in Evernote is always a plus for me.
The go-to? Something that supports Google Tasks.
Ever since Evernote has added "Reminders" feature, I've transitioned from using Clear into doing my todos in Evernote and have not looked back. Yes, the interface feels a little kludgy but if you use each note as a major-todo item, you can even add checkboxes within the content of the note, to serve as lists of tasks associated with that to-do item.
In the end, practicality won me out. (edge case: I still use iOS Reminders specifically for locations-based reminders; not sure if Evernote will ever have that feature..)
Todoist for its simplicity.
Sticky notes and a pen. I've tried numerous mobile and desktop apps and none ever seem to be as convenient or work as well for me as just writing stuff down and sticking it to my desk.
Todoist - tried a lot of them, but I kept coming back to it, so I upgraded to premium and I love it.
Wunderlist is a close second for me, just wish they'd develop it more; seems like the pace slowed down lately.
Wunderkit was so awesome :(
Plain .txt files, sycned via DropBox. I edit them on my desktop with (Notational Velocity][http://notational.net/]. I edit them on my phone and tablet with simple text editors.
I've tried everything else. It's almost an obsession where I keep trying new to-do apps. None of them work as well as just plain .txt files and Dropbox. Plain text is always cross-platform, works everywhere, needs no special reader, is archival as much as any digital file can be, and it totally flexible.
Clear. Or, a Moleskine and a pen.
I recently switched completely to Asana, cause of Things way to long release circles; which I used for almost 4 years!
You can take a look at startr
A simple personal homepage where you can manage your daily tasks & notes 100% privately... All the magic happens inside your browser, so all you will add here it's for your eyes only!
Working demo : http://cookies.0010media.com/startr/
To contribute : https://github.com/cristianciofu/startr/
startr it's a small project developed for fun in my spare time. I know it's not perfect and a lot of new features can be added. So if anyone has any suggestions, don't hesitate :)
Thank you !
This has some potential! Are you going to continue developing it?
When I was an iOS boy, I only used IA/Writer. Plain lists.
Now that I use Android, I use only their notes app until I find a decent write processor like IA/Writer.
Simplenote works great, but I also use the default iOS Reminders app too.
Wunderlist for personal tasks. Asana/Basecamp for work/freelance.
It depends, Remember the Milk, Thinkery and Evernote
Taasky. Its purty.
I've tried them all but every time I've start something more "capable" (read: complex), I get bogged down managing the app than getting things done. K.I.S.S!
Wunderlist, because it syncs with my other devices and you can add notes and subtasks.
I use TeuxDeux, in a Fluid app that's pinned to my menubar with a custom icon. Also, iPhone.
That's my daily agenda, in GTD speak, while Trello is where tasks are managed across projects.
Notes. It's dead simple and syncs across all my devices.
Same... its the best and super easy. If only it synced with my bathroom mirror.
Things in combination with Workflowy for less urgent and more documented matters...