Toodledo, Toodledo!

TodoistOver the years I’ve recommended the Toodledo to-do app to many people. I liked that it synced between my iPhone and my browser, and I liked how it let me organise my tasks into separate lists. I even subscribed as a premium user for a few years. But lately there hasn’t been a lot of development on it, and the design was starting to look really, really dated. (Not to mention the fact that I hated the tablet layout.) I was also annoyed that sharing To Do lists with the Snook wasn’t free and required third-party apps for Android. So with all that in mind, I started looking around and quickly realised that Todoist looks like the new best-of-breed. It’s attractive, fully responsive, and has versions for more than a dozen different platforms. Sub-tasks and collaboration is free too! Within an hour I had recreated all our existing lists, added the Snook as a collaborator, and installed apps on just about every device we have. (Sure, they pitch their premium upgrade pretty hard, but I simply used Stylebot to hide the upgrade links until I decide to do it.) The last step was to kill my Toodledo account and remove the bookmark. End of an era, really. I feel more productive already.

Note: this was a completely unsolicited endorsement. I’m just a productivity geek who likes sharing tools that are pretty and useful.

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  1. Just a quick note to point out that the link to the Todoist site is broken.

    (Sadly it turns out that I can’t give Todoist a try because it demands iOS7 and my trusty iPod Touch can’t upgrade that far. Oh well…)

  2. Whoops! Fixed! (You can probably still use the web version on your iPod Touch though. It scales down nicely on a handset.)

  3. As my iPod Touch is a WiFi only model, for most of my typical weekday the Todoist web site would be inaccessible to me.

    (I see that the web version claims to use “exclusive HTML5 technology” to provide “total offline access”. I’m not sure what’s “exclusive” about making use of HTML5’s local storage features, but I might just have to give that a try.)

    I could launch into a rant at this point about how Apple have built their iOS empire on the assumption that their customers will be updating their iPhones every couple of years anyway, thereby making it OK for iOS developers to drop support for older iOS versions ridiculously soon by desktop/laptop OS standards. But that’s not what your comment box is for, so I’ll restrain myself…

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