by: Claire Andreas for InteriorCrowd
February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016
It can be tough to keep track of every task that you need to get done around the house. Whether it’s grocery lists, calling the repair company, the window washers, or logging onto InteriorCrowd to finally start the redesign project that you’ve been meaning to complete, we often find ourselves writing chicken scratch on the back of recycled scrap paper. We’ve compiled a list of the best apps to help you keep track of your to-do lists, so your lists no longer have to live on the only used tissues and gum wrappers that you can find in your car (kidding, but only kind of.)
Free, $2/mo for pro.
One of the first checklist apps, Remember The Milk is a super basic, text-centric checklist app.
Momentum is a plug-in for Google Chrome that shows up as your Chrome dashboard. It has a simple to-do interface on one side, and has beautiful images that swap out daily, as well as a greeting message.
Free, $2.99/mo for pro.
A minimalist grocery list app that you can swipe through quickly and add sub-tasks, Everyday allows you to make changes to your list with your gestures. A swipe right marks your task complete, and a swipe left brings up your menu where you can set an alarm, delete the task, or move it to a different list.
Free for lite version, $2.99.
No due dates, no reminders – just a checklist. Each list you create gets an icon so you can quickly identify the lists that you’re looking at and searching for.
Begin has three lists: today, tomorrow, and yesterday, so that you can manage your tasks in the short-term. You have to place your tasks in one of those sections, so you can’t schedule long term tasks in the app.
Swipes watches your Evernote account, and turns your notes into tasks. Because you’ll likely wind up with more tasks than you can take on, the app will take on a page from Mailbox with a snooze button that will push tasks until tomorrow, or another day for you to complete them.
Simple, quick, and intuitive, clear is a to-do list app that allows you to create lists and tasks within those lists. The gesture-based design allows you to clear your tasks visually and interactively, swiping around your screen to create new tasks, complete old ones, and open to edit.
Carrot gameifies your task lists. Get rewarded when you complete your tasks, and upset the task master when you don’t meet your goals.
Jot down tasks and set up reminders super quickly and easily. Reusable timers can be set up to ping you about repetitive tasks.
Since humans can only focus on thing at a time, the main priority feature of Taasky makes one task stand out above the rest, so that you can focus on that one item.
Free, $4.99/mo for Pro and Business.
Wunderlist allows for in-list reminders, shared lists, comments, and tags, so that you can collaborate on lists and tasks with whatever size team you work best with to finish your tasks.
Finish keeps you from procrastinating, by creating Short-Term tasks and Mid-Term tasks, and your items slide up through a timeframe as time elapses. No more “crap, I forgot it was due” – because your tasks will wiggle from mid-term into the short-term time frame once 5 days hits.
Keep work and play separated with contexts, perspectives, and focus. Each perspective that you can choose is designed for something different – planning, doing, checking your upcoming day, or more. Ignore the irrelevant, focus on what you can do now, and accomplish more by reviewing your day and choosing different view options.
Free, $2.50/mo for Premium.
Todoist allows you to access your tasks anywhere and collaborate on lists. Create sub projects and sub tasks, use recurring dates, label your tasks, and comment/get notified about comments on tasks that you’re sharing with others.
Free for basic, $14.99/yr and up for Pro.
Toodledo provides you with a reliable place to store everything that’s going on in your head. You can take a breath and focus on the task at hand knowing that everything else is waiting for you in the Toodledo Productivity System.
With Things, all to-dos that are scheduled for today automatically appear at the top of your Today list, together with all to-dos that have become due. Called Daily Review, it’s a way for you to easily review which tasks you want to start today, and which ones you want to postpone until later.
Free trial, $39.99.
Entering a number of tasks in Firetask is as simple and fast as writing a few lines of text. There is no need to take your hands from the keyboard. Assign projects, categories, priorities, due dates and even delegate tasks via “tagging” using the # and @ characters.
Free trial, $14.99.
2Do was designed to meet your need for speed. Quickly enter your thoughts and ideas before you forget. Quick Add on iOS allows you to enter multiple tasks in a matter of seconds. Quick Entry on Mac, on the other hand, is a full-fledged task editor accessible from anywhere and at any time, including when 2Do isn’t running.
Claire is the Content Manager at InteriorCrowd. While she was studying Film and Media at Queen's University, she worked as the Photo and Media intern at Dwell Magazine and fell in love with San Francisco's design community. After graduating, she returned home to the Bay Area and joined the team at InteriorCrowd.