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Nov
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There are many to-do list apps available for Android, and the majority of them are either available for free or just a couple of bucks. Todoist is different. This to-do list service costs $29 a year to take full advantage of (though a free version is available). In return, uses get a feature-rich setup that syncs across all of their devices. Today, the Android side of things just got better, as the Todoist app has gained support for Google Now and DashClock.

What's new:

  • Android KitKat support
  • Google Now support
  • DashClock widget support
  • Multiple bug fixes and small improvements

Now a user can say a simple command such as "note to buy bread" to have the task created inside of Todoist without having to manually launch the app.

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Version 2.1 brings in a Todoist extension that DashClock users can enable to gain access to their tasks without having to unlock their devices. Naturally what you can do with the tasks is limited, but that's still a plus for a device that hasn't been unlocked yet. Users can see how many tasks are open for the day, which ones are overdue, and what's left for the week ahead. After making the effort to create those tasks in the first place, it's nice not to have to jump over hurdles to keep tabs on them.

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The update is available now. Grab it from the Play Store below.

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.

  • Thatguyfromvienna

    I still think that 30 bucks a year is way too much for a simple thing such as a to-do-list.

    • Sniper435

      you can actually use most of the features with a free account - the premium membership is in no way required (or in my opinion needed by most people)

      • Dheeraj Chowdary Nekkanti

        I understand you need a premium account for reminder? Correct me if I'm wrong. But that sounds like a basic feature that any to-do list must have. :)

        • Sniper435

          I believe you can still set tasks at specific times and get a reminder - you just can't set arbitrary reminders..
          I've been using the free version for some time now without any problems or feelings that I'm missing anything - but maybe that's because I check my to do list daily so I know what I have to do..

          • Scott

            No, reminders a premium feature. It says so when you go to set it from the website...

          • Sniper435

            I realise that however I'm unsure whether they refer to setting custom reminders, from memory I've set a task which has a specific time associated with it and got a reminder from that task at the appropriate time. I've just set a task on my phone to test the theory..

          • Scott

            There are no reminders without paying for the premium service!

    • Rupak Ganguly

      The 30 bucks covers all platforms: Android, iOS, web, etc.

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  • Phil Oakley

    Love DashClock. And Google Now integration sounds really good. Sadly I don't have the money for this, but I'm reasonably happy using a combination of Trello and Keep/Now.

    • Sniper435

      see my other comments on the cost of todoist ;)

  • Sniper435

    you should probably make it clear that todoist has the option of a free account as well as the premium membership - I've been using the free version for a few months now and am very happy with it.
    I've yet to run into any limitations.

  • Roger Siegenthaler

    Just wondering, does google now have an API or something, or how did they achieve this?

    • http://be.net/JosephM Joseph Maalouf

      When you use the 'note' command the first time, it asks you to choose a compatible default app.

      • Roger Siegenthaler

        Hmmm, anything special I'm missing, I have keep installed and the exact voice input "note to buy bread" just executes a web-search :S

        • http://be.net/JosephM Joseph Maalouf

          hmm I'm not quite sure if Keep is supported, though it makes sense that it does.. A quick google search wasn't useful. Needs more looking into.

          • Roger Siegenthaler

            Hmmm... installed todoist and still only a google web search, though it does seem to take longer and does a quick flicker when it understands the words "note to" :/

          • http://be.net/JosephM Joseph Maalouf

            Haven't tried with todoist, but with any.do it works perfectly.
            No idea what APIs are available..

      • Yuri Peixoto

        The "Note to" command don´t work here. I tried in my native language (brazilian portuguese) and in english, with no sucess...

  • http://be.net/JosephM Joseph Maalouf

    Any.do offers the same functionality free of charge. There is also a Dashclock extension for it.

    • Scott

      Except any.do won't allow you to do recurring tasks anywhere else but on the phone and they refuse to add the feature to the chrome extension.

  • wickets

    Im curious: when did keep start syncing with now????? As far as I know it doesnt, which makes your statement: "If Google Keep isn't your cup of tea, this is another integrated offering that lets you have some of the same features Keep users have come to appreciate" seem totally ridiculous in its misinformation

    • wickets

      p.s. off top of my head, this todoist upgrade would make it the very first app to have total integration with Now as far as setting reminders/tasks go

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      You appear to be right, so I've removed the line. Keep has been integrated with Now for a while, just in a different way. The task above is something offered more recently. I can do it with Keep on a Nexus 5, but not my HTC One.

      • wickets

        thanks a ton....much appreciated. I have the 5 too, but didnt even bother checking keep out on it....:) will go and take a look later ....thanks again for brilliant site etc etc

  • http://about.me/uzidon Uzair Ahmed

    Can someone please tell me why does this app need permissions to find, add and remove accounts?

  • Frank Lopez

    why this over the awesome wunderlist again?

  • Raymond Berger

    I tried Todoist but ended up going with TickTick it's a much smaller company with an amazing app!