Apps of My Eye: Todoist

Apps of My Eye: ToDoist // Feast + West

Lately I’ve been looking for ways to streamline my workflow. As a freelancer, I find that I can be working on anywhere from five to 15 projects at a time for my clients. (And sometimes, I do work for my clients’ clients!) Each project has several deadlines, and there’s a set of tasks I must complete before I share my work with my clients. I also run two blogs (this one and RDU Baton) that need weekly love. On top of that, I always have a few running projects for myself and friends for which I try to make time on the side. Not to mention the normal stuff everyone has to do, like bills and errands! It’s enough to make my head swim.


Over the years, I’ve tried tons of productivity apps to help me stay organized. I recently discovered Todoist, which I think might be my favorite of them all. I like using apps that have a web version for when I’m at my desk and a mobile version for when I’m on the go. The Todoist app has both, and it even integrates into Gmail. It lets you create separate to-do lists for each project on your plate, and then you can create sub-lists and color-code them. Each day, Todoist sends a digest of all tasks due soon, and it awards karma points for completing them. Pretty awesome, no?

If you’re a freelancer or a blogger, or just someone who needs a better to-do list app, I’d highly recommend this one. What’s your favorite to do app? // susannah

UPDATE 7/23/14: I wrote a more in-depth guest post for Todoist. Read my post about using this app for freelancing — ‘A Designer’s Story.’

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  1. dx486 says

    I’ve just tried this app on my Mac and liked it. USD 29 as yearly subscription price for some important features is a little high in my opinion, but I will give it a try for some time. It seems minimalistic yet complete. Karma feature is a brilliant idea.

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