The Future of Todoist: What's Next for the Task Manager

The Future of Todoist: What's Next for the Task Manager

Things couldn’t be more exiting for Todoist users at the moment.

We recently had an in person talk with Amir Salihefendic, the founder of Todoist and below you will find all the key points of our discussion:

  • All the new features coming to Todoist

  • Future plans of Doist and modernisation

  • What’s next for Twist, the companion Slack competitor

Watch the full interview here


For more info follow Amir and Doist on Twitter @Amix3k and @Doist , and you can also check out the podcast and YouTube video at the bottom of this page.

Summary of what to expect:

  • Boards, the feature we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming!

  • Section headers are becoming real objects

  • Task details are changing into a card-like format with mini projects containing subtasks

  • Invisible changes to code: front-end, back-end modernisation

  • Reducing complexity while making the app more powerful

 

Upcoming Changes

Sticking to the philosophy of intentional task management, the new Todoist will bring a clean, minimalist interface that reduces distractions and ups your productivity. Complexity will be reduced but the app will pack more punch.

  • Section headers are set to become real objects, this will make it easier to structure projects

  • Archiving of sections will become available

  • Tasks will now belong to sections, similar to Things 3

Upcoming Releases

The big release we are all looking forward to is the boards feature. And to prepare for the boards launch the structure of Todoist will have to undergo a few changes. This involves simplifying the product by removing features that will no longer be necessary. In addition to boards being added, changes will be made to task details.  

  • Boards: This will require the removal of task indents, sub-sub tasks are being removed

  • Task Details: Tasks are set to become mini projects with sub-tasks, with a card-like format or board view

   

Changes and modernization of Todoist

To facilitate the implementation of all the exciting upcoming features a lot of code modernization will have to be made. These changes are not visible but they are very important.

  • Improving and modernizing code basis, back-end, front-end, and infrastructure model which will open up room for the exciting upcoming features

  • Improving stability through better engineering

Twist: the team communication tool

Twist is Doist’s team communication tool, a favourite of the Keep Productive team. What really makes it stand out is its simplicity and its focus on intentional task management. It’s not live chat, but rather allows for posting threads between team members, avoiding unnecessary chat distraction. There are now over 1000 teams using Twist around the world.

Follow Twist on Twitter for all the latest news and updates.

  • Thread posting between team member, as opposed to live chat

  • Very simple and effective, in terms of interface and design

  • Intentional task management 

  • Growing in popularity

Thing are looking great at Doist. Todoist will become a much more powerful and modern tool. Launching the boards feature will really open up a world of possibilities and it has us excited.

The product is being re-imagined for the first time, and it will help even more people achieve their goals with the new updates. Everyone is looking forward to all these awesome changes!

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