Over 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.