As the name suggests Todoist is an app for tracking todos. I’ve been using it for the past couple of months during which it has become a daily companion in my quest for getting things done without forgetting half of my stuff (which – if you know me – is a common occurrence).

The basic feature set is quite straight-forward: The app lets you create tasks which by default end up in the “Inbox”. Todoist has native apps for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android. There’s also a web client in case you need to update your tasks on-the-go. For me personally the integration with Amazon Echo is particularly useful. Adding a new task is as simple as saying “Alexa, add a task…”.

Once you’ve created a task you can decide to assign your tasks to a project (e.g. “Work”, “Personal”, etc.) either right away or later on when you have a few minutes to spare. Each task can also be tagged to make it easier to find groups of specific tasks. For example I have two tags “LowEnergy” and “HighEnergy” so I can later on find all tasks which are either easy or hard to do. Tasks can be set to re-occur at specific intervals which range in complexity from “daily” to “every last friday”.

The mobile app supports location-based reminders. I have a recurring task “Get cash from the ATM” which the app dutifully reminds me about when I pass the ATM on my way to work.

I wouldn’t go so far as to put Todoist in the “life saver” category, however it has definitely become an integral part of my daily workflow. Consider giving it a try… even though unfortunately it isn’t entirely free.



Gunnar Beutner

Autor: Gunnar Beutner

Vor seinem Eintritt bei NETWAYS arbeitete Gunnar bei einem großen deutschen Hostingprovider, wo er bereits viel Erfahrung in der Softwareentwicklung für das Servermanagement sammeln konnte. Bei uns kümmert er sich vor allem um verschiedene Kundenprojekte, aber auch eigene Tools wie inGraph oder Icinga2.