I’m a diehard pen and paper gal but completely understand how wasteful it can be. Over the years, I’ve accumulated my fair share of checklists and barely finished half of them. The to-do list isn’t some novel concept but the same can’t be said for the best to-do list apps. These 21st-century inventions are changing how we keep track of our schedules and continue to evolve with the times. Almost all of them are built to align with the other apps on your phone and some are especially helpful for creators working as part of a team.
If paper checklists have never worked for you, keep scrolling for a quick intro to some of the most popular to-do list apps. Most of them are free and available to download on iPhones, Androids, and desktops. Your daily planner officially has fierce competition.
Millions of people swear by this app because its features are so wide-ranging. Sign up for free and enjoy a collaborative online whiteboard for brainstorming and planning fresh ideas; video calling features for remote meetings; radial maps for giving structures to big ideas; mind mapping tools for visual thinking; and so much more.
Choose from five different calendar views, share lists and tasks with others, and sync all of your lists across over 10 platforms when you download this free to-do app.
For those who use Microsoft software, this feature can be used on your phone or desktop for daily planning that includes cross-platform task managing.
And if you swear by Google products, this app allows you to capture, manage, and edit your tasks anywhere and anytime on a variety of devices.
The standout benefit of this free app is its ability to seamlessly align with other apps you’re probably using. For instance, the GMail add-on allows you to add tasks to Remember the Milk without ever leaving your inbox.
This award-winning app includes a calendar with beautiful theme options and designs that amplify the smallest business and personal tasks, which you can also share across devices.
One of the standout features in this to-do app is “Todoist Karma,” which awards you points for completing tasks and maintaining your completion streaks.
The newest version of this top-rated fave includes improved user experience for its main features: “To-Dos”, “Projects” for longer-term goals, “Areas” for managing the major spheres of your life (work, family, finance, etc.), and “Plan,” which lays out everything on your daily schedule.
This productivity app uses gaming techniques to help you form healthy habits and complete tasks, either alone or with others.
For those who prefer the simplicity of pen and paper, the layout of this app looks like a paper calendar but packs the punch of a detail-oriented, tech-savvy platform.
This app is made specifically for teams who want to coordinate their to-do lists and daily schedules. It includes the automation system Butler, whose AI technology handles tedious tasks like calendar/due date commands.
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