While having a conversation during a virtual tea party the other day, the subject of to-do lists came up. The quest to find the perfect to-do platform seems to be an ongoing thing for so many of my friends and colleagues. As many of you know I searched for the perfect to-do list app or program for quite a while. I’ve tried quite a few of them over the years, but nothing rocked my boat. I needed an up close, in my face solution that’s in front of me all the time. You know the old saying “out of sight, out of mind?” Well that’s how it’s been with all of the previous so called solutions I’ve found.
During our conversation, several of the apps and programs I had already tried were discussed. Google’s task list, Toodledo, handwritten lists, day planners, digital post-it-notes, Evernote, you name it. The one in Evernote was my favorite out of all of those, but I’d still forget about the list and end up forgetting to do something. And then I mentioned Todoist. Nobody had heard of it. But when I started telling them about everything it does and how much I love it, their ears perked up and they leaned in to the conversation.
I’ve been using Todoist for about 7 months now. And am still loving it! What’s really, really nice about Todoist, is I can access my to-do list through my browser or an app on my phone. And … this is my favorite part, it integrates with Gmail. My Gmail is always open, so my to-do list is always front and center.Be still my heart! I may finally have found my soulmate of to-do list apps.
I grabbed the free version to test it out for a week or so because I’d been juggling a bazillion different balls I couldn’t afford to drop. It didn’t take long at all so realize it’s brilliant! Definately NOT out of sight, out of mind.
With Todoist, I can quickly add a task, assign it to a project (similar to folders), give it a due date, save emails as to-do tasks for later, prioritize tasks, you name it. I can also quickly move the task to the next day, next week, next month or give it a completely new due date. I even use it to help me remember where I put something I didn’t want to forget.
The free version has just about every feature you could want, but I went ahead and bumped up to the paid version so I could have reminders and a few other things. At $28 a year, I couldn’t resist.
My only issue so far is, as soon as I knock off one to-do, that blasted to-do gremlin adds 3 more to the list! Imagine that.
If you’re still struggling to find that perfect to-do list, I encourage you to check out Todoist. You might just like it!
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