App doesnt work 1/5
Currently on Mojave. App just perpetually loads when opened. Never gets past the loading screen. Will wait a few days to see if it's fixed, but otherwise will just refund.
What is the point of having a GTD app if there is no calendar??????
What happened to this app? 3/5
Eversince my macOS cantalina update, this app isn't working. It hangs on load... I tried multiple ways, reinstalling and all but it still does not work.
Desktop app not working 3/5
Getting the red circle of death when I try to open the desktop app after the newest update :(
Good, but not great -- has gotten a LOT more complicated 3/5
Like many others, I was looking for a replacement for Wunderlist once it went down the Microsoft enterprise rabbithole. Todoist was it for a while, but I may be consdiering other options soon.
It's a powerful system, but their handling of completed tasks, as others have mentioned, is very cumbersome. Even something as simple as a persisent grocery list is now complicated, while it used to be simple.
With this most recent update, things got worse. Speaking only for myself, workflow that used to take 3-5 clicks now takes **checks notes** 5-10. For some reason they just keep burying my high use clicks under additional steps, rather than surfacing them.
Todoist is still prob one of the best out there if you like the GTD system, but the signs on the horizon aren't good. If was looking again for a to do app (which I may be depending upon what their support group tells me), I'd look long and hard at others before commiting the work to converting to Todoist.
UPDATE: While I hadn't noticed the bugginess of the desktop/web app as others had, with this most recent update, I now need to restart my Todoist desktop app daily otherwise it... Thinks today is yesterday.
Idk what happened 3/5
I used to love todoist - but as I used it more and more I found that it is doing a bit too much. I think its weird that now tasks can have subtasks, and people assigned to those tasks, and share ...tasks. Idk. Its too much for what I need it to do. I recommend if you want a very versatile todo app, but i do NOT recommend if you want a simple todo list experience
Updates make it cumbersome 2/5
My Today view gets pretty lengthy sometimes. The latest update made it longer. After the update, the list width no longer resizes with the window. It makes the text on each item wrap, and makes the list REALLY long.
Good productivity app 4/5
Hierarchical Labels Still Missing 3/5
I've waited years and years and years, and still no luck. It's so odd that Todoist does such a great job at being a hierarchical task managers (Project->Task->Sub-task->sub-sub-task, etc). But for some reason, no ability to build a hierarchy with labels (eg. Manager->Team->Sub-Team for people). I've been waiting for years and I cross my fingers at every update. Alas, still no hierarchy for labels. At some point I need to just give up waiting and write my own app.... Grrr....
Love the Free Version 5/5
I honestly love the free version and it has all of the features I would expect in a todo app. The beauty of the UI and attention to detail makes me want to upgrade to premium, not due to a lack of feature in the free version. Thank you for providing so many years of value.
Issues but best ToDo in the store. 4/5
Yes, there are some issues I have with the app. they have a good helpsite and customer service is good if a little slow responding. Still I like that they haven’t dumbed-down or smart-upped the app. It sits squarely in the center of todo apps—and will satisfy most of us.
Better than Nozbe and Omnifocus in my opinion 5/5
I was using Omnifocus for a while. I never seemed to get into the groove with it though. For me, because of my ADD, although I am organized, I realize that the best option for me is to always keep things simple. Omnifocus was just too cluttered and it made me uncomfortable inside. Not sure what it was but I never seemed to be able to truly stay on top of my game with it. At some point, after a couple of years trying to use it, on and off, I decided to give Todoist a shot. It took me a minute becuase of its simplicity compared to Omni, but I soon began to notice how better organized I was becoming. And here I am today, a superman of getting things done and keeping myself on track. I’ve never been able to do that before. Whether its solely Todoist or the stripping away of all the unecessary bells and keeping things simple for myself, its working. Oh, and Omnifocus charges way too much for each kind of device you have.
Excellent free app--powerful paid features! 5/5
By Ryan Sigesmund
I now use this every day for managing marketing for three businesses and it's been excellent so far! My clients love being able to glance at a project outline or see their tasks organized into one day. I was using Things but the lack of social features made it too restrictive for most of my work now.
Unable to see notifications in side bar 2/5
I created tasks but am unable to see them in the macbook side bar. It says no tasks for today, even if i add a task via the side bar
Unacceptable number of bugs 1/5
I've been using this application for months, and I'm a big fan of the platform in general. The iOS app is great. This MacOS app has been consistently buggy since I first started using it - I can't make it through a day without having to restart it. It randomly stops responding to simple commands (reordering items, for example) and you have to right click and reload. This is clearly a web app in a shell, and it's extremely unstable.
5 Stars for Todoist 1 Star for Apple 1/5
By Not sacrificing my ptivacy
Don’t upgrade to Premium from the Apple Store, do it directly with Todoist. I paid for the upgrade and thus far, I don’t have it. Apple will neither help me nor refund the money. Todoist says that this is a problem with the 3rd party vendor, i.e., the App Store.
I really like the App and have used it across all of my devices. It’s terrific. Just do your upgrading/subscribing via Todoist and not the Apple.
Great GTD Tool 4/5
I use Todoist every single day. I decided a long time ago that I needed to get a better understanding of what tasks I need to get done and a way to set priorities. After looking at the different productivity models, I landed on GTD (Getting Things Done) by David Allen. I started by using some convoluted setup in Evernote, but I felt that it was too finicky and too many steps to process my inbox. After searching and trying different free tools, I finally found Todoist. I tried the free version and realized right away that this was the tool for me. I couldn’t quite fine tune the system the way I wanted so I decided to jump in, head first, to the premium version and I haven’t looked back. The ease in which you can create projects and subprojects, color code everything, customize labels, and the interesting way that it automatically sets due dates based on the text of the task is great. For example, just typing “set up dentist appointment tomorrow” will set tomorrow as the due date. The cross-platform nature of the tool makes capturing tasks super easy on the go. If you need to increase your productivity, look at GTD then download Todoist… you will be happy that you did. One last point, the premium service is an annual fee, and my first year just came to an end. I created a task last year to remind myself to cancel if I wasn’t happy. I just marked it done and moved on. Needless to say, I decided to keep the premium service and recommend it whenever I get a chance.
Free version is VERY basic - not what the screenshots show in the app store 2/5
Tried out this to do app after seeing the demo photos in the app store. The demo images are for the PAID version. The free version is very basic and no better than Wunderlist or other similar apps. With the free version I was not able to create new folders or tags. You are stuck with the most basic and generic defaults. Even something as simple as creating ‘Home’ and ‘Work’ folders could not be done. I tried to cancel my account through the app, only to be sent to an endless loop of filling out an online form, clicking submit, and then going back to square one as if nothing happened. Also note that I started the account by signing in through google/facebook option, which then requires you to change your password (not a bad idea, but why even offer those options if the password has to be changed?). After this attempt, same issue of endless loop of changing password, app not accepting change, and repeat over and over again. I finally have contacted customer support to cancel the account. Hopefully this will work.
UPDATE: One day after requesting cancellation by email, my account was cancelled.
Great idea, too many bugs 2/5
I’m using the Premium subscription btw. The idea is great, the functionality is there, the set of features is just right! I use this software every day. The only BIG problem is TRILLION of bugs that pop up from everywhere with every update. The most recent version (9083) doesn’t allow me to reschedule things and move stuff to different dates.
I mean it’s not the only bug. You never know what comes after the next update. Also the bugs are different on different platforms. Web version seems to work fine in most cases, while the most buggy is Windows version and macOS version is quite buggy.
- Notifications don't work.
- If task is added on Mac, doesn't sync to iPhone even if app is in background. You have to open the app on your phone before tasks sync.
- Mac app has text field issues. It will place your cursor in a text field but if you try to click in the field, you can't type a single thing.
I want my money back.
More should be included in free 2/5
This is just a reminders app with some additional eatures. I was looking for a replacement for jira and i thought this was close but it not really.
Not quite good enough 3/5
Many features make you wonder what the developers are thinking:
Tasks completed need to still appear (greyed out or collapsed). Obvious.
More updates to this review later
Remember when Microsoft had the little paperclip friend tha was supposed to be helpful, but was just childish and annoying? This app does that too except when you finish a task THAT'S when the clipart pops up. I literally don't want to finish the task for fear of what stupid clipart I'll have to see next. Isn't it about reducing visual clutter? Sheesh.
2 way sync with google calendar works in Apple calendar 5/5
You still have to have a gmail account and have that calendar in that separate account, but you can us the Apple calendar app to move the tasks around and reschedule to do list items, which is a big help.
Best Todo App 5/5
Quick entry and light simple design has always ended up to be my favorite because it works always!! Yet it has a boatload of capabilities... took a little time to learn but worth the time. Count the steps and seconds it takes to use your current app and learn Todoist quick entry (one sentance) and see the auto date and auto project and auto delegation take place in one sentence. Wow
Overall Task List 2/5
My work is project orientaed, so grouping tasks by project makes great sense; however, the inability to see ALL tasks / Print ALL tasks across all projects is a major flaw in this app.
Change the layout back!! 1/5
I love Todoist, but hate that you've hidden 99% of the useful features behind a hamburger menu, requiring an extra click anytime I want to do anything. Bring back the sidebar, please! I also wish there was some way to submit feedback from within the app itself, so I don't have to submit cranky one-star reviews to the App Store.
Makes sense on the surface 2/5
By A Google Nav user
This organizer seems to make sense until kyou start to use it. Here are the issues as I see it:
1. Not designed to be "user" friendly
2. It needs a good, intuitively designed user guide that is question-action based not engineer or designer based.
Gave it one star... I signed up for the premium account because I had already input all my projects / tasks without realizing you CANNOT view completed tasks without premium... Since then it CONTINUES to prompt me to pay another $35 every time I log in...
Excellent, but the problem areas are really painful 4/5
Love this tool so much, it's easy and quick, and I'm on it all day long to organize myself. But there are areas that fall flat, including in the premium version, and they matter so much that I had to doc a star. 1) Dates - adding a date to a task is laborious - gotta click through a bunch of stuff. I bought the premium version for this feature, but it's so hard to use, that I just don't, and I use another (free!) tool intead for managing by date-based activities. 2) Deleting from recovery - if I delete a project, even by mistake, I can't just hit Undo and get it back. On the free version, you're toast and have to try to re-create it. On the paid version, it can take you back to the last back up, which only happens daily. For an active user like me, that's not much better than having to re-create it. Also, if the subproject are deleted, they are scattered through the backup (i.e. not all stored together), so it is barely useable. 3) Last, the export feature, even on the premium version, doesn't give me something usable. I want to export to put items into my project files and get them off the todo list to de-clutter it. But each list and sublist is stored in it's own little Excel file, and they're not ordered according to my order in Todoist. So again, not really useable. If you just want the free version, I highly recommend this tool. If you want something with good date functions and backup functions, I'd look elsewhere
Excellent app (and please stop complaining about the free version) 5/5
I've tried them all, folks, over many years. I love Todoist because it is amazingly powerful yet very lightweight. When you get a handle on the natural language data entry, it's lightening-fast, especially when you use the quick-entry window on the desktop app. This gets things out of your brain and somewhere else quickly, freeing up your brain to do other things, like peering out a window. Which is good.
My favorite Todoist character is the exclamation point. "every! 3 days" means the task will repeat three days after you complete the task, whenever that is. So if your normal routine is to scoop the litter box every 14 days (“every! 14 days”), but are, say, two days late, the next due date will be still be 14 days later, not 12. (Just kidding—I scoop every 13 days.)
Todoist’s filters are limited only by your imagination.
Is there some weirdness? Yes, I think that some less-techy users will have difficulty with the concept of changing the next due date vs. changing the whole repeating scheme. Todoist does have a bit more of a learning curve compared to other very basic task management system (but nothing compared to its more complicated competitors). Really, these are just minor quibbles. It’s amazing. Love is what I feel.
And please...I am so tired of people complaining about limited functionality of free versions. COMPANIES create these products. Companies need revenue to pay expenses, including the salaries of people who create products. If you're happy with it, pay for it!
App update quality is going downhill 3/5
The latest updates over the past ~2-3 months have been unreliable. Most of the issues have to do with the filters, but the app has been crashing as well. The latest update broke the "Next 7 days" filter and it no longer breaks the tasks down by day.
Please fix this and start providing more reliable updates.
lots of bugs 1/5
I cannot believe this is a releasing version of the program. Indenting simply cannot working properly, changing of lines sometimes even crashes it. unbelievable
Better than WorkFlowy 5/5
Todoist is the jam. It has all the features that WorkFlowy does (well, almost), and all the ones that WorkFlowy needs. Also, it's cheaper than WorkFlowy, which is a plus. My favorite thing about Todoist: Filters. Filters are INCREDIBLE. Also, it just simply works.
By Yuri Zh
For some reason the Todoist app hangs a lot. This is especially the case when I go to the settings page. I have the latest gen Macbook Pro, so not sure what's happening here.
Low quality product and poor customer support 1/5
Highly recomend looking at other products
Wasted screen real estate 3/5
Title says it all. Mac client only takes up 1/2 the screen. The rest is unused. The ToDoist Windows client from the Microsoft store is perfect. Copy that look and feel onto the MAC and your’re close to perfection.
Hate the blue flags 2/5
Noooooo please let us change P3 tasks back to yellow! The red-orange-yellow color scheme was so helpful, and the blue makes less important tasks stand out MORE visually for me.
I understand that this is an accessibility issue for some users, so I request for the OPTION to put yellow back if desired.
Overall useful app. I'm a Premium user and enjoy the expanded functionality. But this little update is not welcome.
Good, but should be better 3/5
By Make It Right987
I tried Trello, but I like hierarchical, which Trello isnt and Todoist is that, in spades (mostly).
It seems like that have really great ideas, but development is lagging. I'm on the paid "Premium" version, 7.1.1, and I'd say they need a better UX person.
There are just those little next steps that should be included: A search that takes to what is found, ability to hide stuff for screen sharing, forward/backward buttons, better archiving (no sub projects? XML?), better search (not comments too?).
You can format the text nicely, albeit with cryptic symbols that must be memorized, (bold, italic, is one/two **, code is ```, etc), but once they are, it is faster than using buttons (why not standard formatting key combinations?)
I really hope they step it up soon, or I'm going to move on to something else. The list application I really loved exists only on Windows, and no apps: TaskMerlin. It totally fit my way of working (and then some)--and it was a one person show.
Needs work 2/5
The mobile version is fantastic, but the Mac version struggles. The "quick add task" is frustrating. It recognizes your due date, but it will not automatically set an alarm. This requires an additional step even if your settings are set to automatically add an alarm. They say this is a bug, but it's a pretty big one (!) and I've been waiting weeks for a fix. I expect a lot more from an app where I pay an annual fee
So Close with HUGE Exception 3/5
By I'm In T-Pain
This app is great (and would otherwise be a 5 star app) with one HUGE exception. If you have a recurring task (e.g. take out trash on Monday 5pm) it won't remind you again until you check it off.
So if you miss one week and forget to check it off, it won't remind you again until you remember to check it off for the previous week. I've missed several things this way and it's incredibly frustrating.
每次都卡住，严重影响正常使用，看起来也一直在更新，但这个 bug 就是不修，再忍一个月，不修复的话就换掉换别的应用了！
Excellent GTD app 5/5
I’ve read David Allen’s “Getting Things Done,” and tried almost every app designed to implement GTD. After years of searching and trying many apps, Todoist is the best solution I’ve found.
There are many apps designed for GTD, but personally I’ve found that pure GTD is not quite enough for me. The Urgency Zones approach in Michael Linenberger’s “Master Your Now” (MYN) system provides the missing piece to help me achieve true productivity, but requires Microsoft Outlook for Windows — and I don’t use Windows. It can also be implemented on the Toodledo web site, but I wanted an app — and there is no Toodledo app for Mac (or Windows).
The Priorities in Todoist allow me to implement the Urgency Zones of MYN. It doesn’t have the features to support full MYN, but it’s enough for me to do what I need.
Beyond this, Todoist is a very capable task and project manager. You can create projects and subprojects, and within each project you can add tasks and subtasks. It has a GTD-style Inbox, where new tasks sit until you decide which project they belong in.
Todoist makes it very easy to enter new tasks. You can type them in to the Inbox or a project, and you can define a keystroke that will pop up a window allowing you to enter a task from any application.
While most task managers will allow you to email a task to the Inbox, Todoist carries this even farther — you can email a task to any project, and you can also email comments to any task in Todoist.
Tasks can be set up to repeat by the due date or by the date they are completed. A task’s due date can be set years in the future. (I had a very frustrating experience with another task manager app which arbitrarily limited due dates to the next 24 months — I could not schedule a task 3 years in the future.)
You can add comments and attach files to tasks.
If there are projects that you need to do repeatedly, you can save the project as a template, and can share templates with your team if needed.
I see people complaining about the “good” features being limited to Todoist Premium, requiring you to pay. Over the years I’ve used several apps from companies that went out of business because they did not have a sustainable business model. It’s always painful and time-consuming to have to find a new platform for my data, and get the information moved over. For a critical productivity app like Todoist, I actually prefer a subscription model — I want to continue paying every year, to help keep them in business.
And the price of Todoist is rather low for what it provides — at this writing, it’s $36 per year. My previous task manager, which did not have all the capabilities of Todoist, was $96 per year — if you bought it during one of their frequent reduced-price promotions. The regular price was even higher. I’m quite happy to continue paying for the Todoist Premium subscription.
When you first sign up for Todoist, you get the Premium version free for 30 days. You have plenty of time to try it out, and see if it will work for you.Thanks
The low price for Todoist Premium is well worth it for the added features: task labels, receiving reminders by push notification, email, SMS, or even by location, adding tasks via email, and more.
In addition to projects, you can organize tasks by labels. Labels can be used as contexts in the GTD system, or however you want to use them. For example, you could add labels such as ThisYear, ThisQuarter, ThisMonth, to group tasks by timeframe. A task can have multiple labels.
You can use filters to create custom task views. For example, if your projects or labels define your work and personal tasks, you can create a filter that makes it easy to see only your work tasks while in the office. You can also set a filter for your default view in Todoist — my default view shows my Inbox, then tasks due today, then overdue tasks, then any tasks with a label of WaitingFor.
Todoist also supports collaboration — you can share projects with others and delegate tasks. Discussions about tasks can be held in the task comments, so all relevant discussion is right there with the task — no need to search your email or instant messages for task discussions.
There are Todoist apps for my Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. You can also get apps for Windows, Android, and Android Wear. Todoist also runs in a browser window, and there are extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Email plugins for Gmail and Outlook let you easily add emails as tasks, and access your task list from within email.
Todoist is not the fanciest or most powerful app available, but it is quite powerful and flexible, and supports sharing projects and tasks with a team. If you take the time to dig in a bit and learn the many features, you’ll see that it is quite a beautiful app for storing your task lists and retrieving the information when and where it is needed.
Good task organization tool 4/5
After being frustrated by the native iOS Reminders app, I started trying other “TODO” style apps.
My main requirements were:
* Be able to share task lists with my wife
* Support for assistant, e.g. “Hey Siri remind me to pick up milk at 6pm”
There are many free to-do list apps, so Todoist is expensive at $36/year, but I certainly don’t mind paying as this ensures active development and support. Todoist is a powerful tool for turning tasks into projects, and applying structure to your workflow. Premium users get many polished features: sharing, syncing, labels, filters, comments, reminders, due dates, priorities… I did find the help documents useful, but sometimes feel like this app is slowing me down.
I use both the iOS and macOS apps. Everything works as expected, I’ve never had a crash or problem syncing. I love the dark theme, and all the fonts, colours and visual queues are well thought out. The product team has clearly thought through the design of this app.
My wife did not like using Todoist, so we have switched to Microsoft To-Do for now.
I’m still using Todoist to organize larger projects, but I may re-evaluate once my subscription renewal is due.
Overall its good value for the money. One last note, I had also previously used Things by Cultured Code. Todoist is better than Things imho.
Fast, easy to manage 5/5
By Seth Werkheiser
I love the quick inputs for todos, and being able to add project info, priority, date via the keyboard - no mouse, no clicking, just tap tap GO. I spend less time managing my to-do items and more time getting my work done.
Awesome productivity app 5/5
I’ve tried numerous to-do applications, including Wunderlist which I had really started to like. That app was bought by Microsoft but Microsoft has diverted everything towards their to-do app which is very basic and does not have a lot of more robust features and capabilities. I love Todoist’s features of projects, labels, and priorities so that I can easily organize and sort things in different ways, of course in addition to basic date scheduling. I like how it easiliy syncs across my Mac, iPhone, and iPad, all of which have very similar interfaces.
I dislike the fact that I have to pay for the premium offering so that I can utilize all of the features but I’ve gotten over that given how much I like the app. Bottom line is this is a great app and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a good tool to organize your life.
Nice but sync is broken 2/5
I use Todoist on three devices and the Mac app doesn’t sync right and sometimes even deletes new items. Better to just use the website version, the Mac app is too unreliable. Nice and simple other than the sync problem.
Simply Amazing 5/5
The true power of this application is the natural language input and the ability to use it in a web browser on a Windows machine.
I can't work from my mac, and must use windows at work...and it's insanely helpful to be able to email tasks to my Todoist and have them pop up right there.
I will say that I think that Omnifocus has a little more modern design and handles things like Attachments better...but Todoist is SO FAST and will meet the need of pretty much anyone.
Try premium for a bit (pretty inexpensive) and see if you ever go back.
It's a to-do app. The highly monthly price is not worth it.