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.

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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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