With the sheer number of to-do list applications available for Android, there should be a stroke available for all the different folks out there. Todoist is one of the premium choices on the market, a subscription-based web platform that supports syncing tasks and projects across any number of devices. A major update to the Android app is rolling out today, offering a revisited interface that still manages to marry Todoist's web interface with Holo quite well. This shiny new appearance also comes with a bevy of hands-on features that improve the experience.

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Aside from the new coat of paint, the Todoist team has devised a new navigation menu and improved the app's search capability. It's also easier to create new tasks from your smartphone or tablet than it used to be. These improvements are available for everyone, but there are others that are exclusive to paid subscribers, such as stronger filters and a new interface for setting reminders. Creating and managing notes has also been simplified.


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What's new:

  • Amazing new visuals
  • New and simplified way of adding tasks
  • New and more user-friendly left menu
  • Enhanced search & filters
  • New UI for reminders
  • Manage notes and reminders while adding/editing a task

The app is free, but while the core functionality is mostly available, some attractive options are excluded and require a premium account costing $29 a year. In addition to the new features above, a paid account comes with color-coded labels, file uploads, completion history, charts, and the ability to add tasks via email. If your needs extend further than managing a few lists and notes, Todoist might be worth a look.

Source: Todoist

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Casper

    I love this app!

  • Hothfox

    I want to love this app, but for $30 a year, there are other free apps that do the same thing they reserve for premium users - plus it doesn't even sync with Google Tasks.

    • Yuliang Huang

      Simple features like notes and reminders are part of the premium package. Any.do does it for free. Any.do could be the ideal task manager for Android only if they don't have such a unnatural UI.

      • Thatguyfromvienna

        I would love any.do if they added back a feature they removed a few versions ago.
        When you delay a task, you could click on "custom" and set the time there.
        Now you have stupid preselections where the latest is 3 hours.

        You might want to try COL Reminder. I'm really happy with it.

      • Andrew Wood

        Any.do is not a patch on Todoist. There's too much functionality missing, and its too complicated to do simple things. Decent recurrence, tags, proper lists, etc - all missing. Looks nice, but is not efficient for me. Todoist does everything I want it to, and nothing else does.

      • s427

        Unnatural (and slow!) UI, sync with Google Tasks must be done manually, event recurrence is highly limited. It's far from ideal in my opinion, but I really like their "Any.do moment" feature where you review all tasks scheduled for the day. I haven't found something like that in any other to-do app.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      That's my major issue with these apps. Same applies to Evernote.
      For the little bandwidth I'm using, their rates are ridiculously high.

      • Andrew Wood

        Perhaps you're not paying for bandwidth but for development? It's comparable to RTM and other premium to do apps.

        • Brian Koppe

          I think $10-15/year is more reasonable, but Todoist's price isn't totally outrageous. At least they're actively developing and improving their app, which is more than can be said for others.

          It's completely unreasonable, for example, that RTM charges $25/year for a service that has barely improved in the last few years and an Android app that has only been updated a couple times in that same time frame.

          If I saw any real evidence of active development from the folks behind RTM, it would be my preferred task app. Since I don't, Todoist is my app of choice.

          • Andrew Wood

            Agree completely. The interface on RTM is horribly stale and outdated - no desktop clients, no feature adds, nothing.

  • Yuliang Huang

    Does it still have that sync only once a day for free user BS?

    • Brian Koppe

      I think you're thinking of RTM. I don't think Todoist free ever limited syncing to once a day. If it did, it doesn't seem to anymore.

  • josh

    The logo is very similar to the one of TD Bank heh.

  • Matt Alexander

    This looks basically the same as the Agenda view in Google Calendar. Not sure who their target market is

    • Andrew Wood

      I don't think you understand what this app is for. It's a to do app, not a calendar. You schedule tasks, not appointments.