Todoist is one of the world's most popular task management applications.
For the last 5 years, it's appeared in hundreds of listicles and thousands of times on social media as one of the better ways to manage your tasks.
This feature will be a full Todoist review.
Todoist is a strong, powerful task management software that can be used for small teams, individuals and professionals to manage anything from a shopping list to major new launches at work.
The flexibility of Todoist allows for many users to bring simple set-ups or advanced and more complex task management with ease. Enjoyable for the light user or the more serious of productivity fans.
Todoist scored: 87
This is a breakdown of key areas that Todoist brings to the table:
The total score Todoist could achieve was 100.
87/100 is a strong score to achieve making it part of the top 10% of the reviews here on Keep Productive.
There's plenty of Todoist features available, for freemium users:
All of these features could be used to help get you started with your productivity and task management. Major features aren't missing with Todoist basic (free), the general framework and use of tasks is still present, giving you the ability to get things done.
Notable things Todoist Basic is missing:
These core four elements of Todoist are locked under Todoist premium.
For Todoist Premium, these are those included:
In regards to pricing, let's speak about that specifically in the 5th segment of this Todoist review, but understanding the core feature set of each will give you a better outline of what plan best suits your productivity needs.
18/20 was a strong result for Todoist.
With 18 being only 2 away from the full scoring.
So what did Todoist lack?!
Todoist is one of the most widely available tools, available on all of the major devices.
The most important element when looking at any productivity application is checking whether it is available on Web. Todoist has a Web experience, allowing you to access it on whatever PC or mobile device you are on, in the worst case scenario.
Todoist for Web kicks things off for most users, allowing them to use it in the browser.
Todoist is available on most other devices like Mac App Store, Windows 10, Windows 7 or XP, iOS, Android and on major Apple and Android smart watches via Android Wear and the App Store for Apple Watch.
This is something Todoist does very very well!
Todoist is also available on Chrome, Safari and Firefox, Outlook Email & Gmail too. Allowing you micro-experiences using it to capture tasks and even to organise items. For some, this might be Todoist overkill, for others this might be full immersion, which can be very useful.
One of the other benefits to using Todoist is that it's very similar UI wise on all devices, something we'll come into within the next section on DESIGN.
What platforms does Todoist lack?!
One of the key features Todoist brings is a consist design across all devices.
Many people praise this as one of the things they'd like Todoist to keep consistent, with only Android looking slighting different due to the Material Design language that Todoist have customised this to. Todoist is praised for it's general design, with a simple looking and easy to follow experience which many people enjoy.
Design specifics include:
Recently added features has made design look much better. For example, the Todoist font was drafted across all of the devices, allowing a Todoist user to view with ease, especially important for a text intensive application like Todoist.
What does Todoist design lack!?
Todoist is one of the most practical of resources.
Everyday use is very strong. With tasks that put you in scenarios like being offline, or even pressured to sync on multiple devices or even integrations with other tools, Todoist performs well.
What things does Todoist lack?!
There is a lot of love for Todoist, this is clear.
Todoist offers a recurring payment yearly for Premium of $28.99 in the US and £29.99 in the UK.
This is a yearly payment which accounts to roughly £2.5/$2.5 per month, a reasonable payment for Premium on such an advanced resource. Todoist falls into a similar pricing for the most part and is priced similar to other competitive tools like Any.DO and TickTick.
Todoist doesn't offer a one-off fee. Things 3 is one of the services competitive to Todoist that offers this one-off payment for all of their new products, per version. This is a higher, $49.99 on Mac, $9.99 on iPhone and $19.99 on iPad - all separate payments.
Many people wish Todoist would use a payment system like this, but in order to get recurring payments and support to manage the resource this isn't suitable.
Todoist do now offer non-profit charity pricing and education pricing too, which is 50% off, but requires an application to apply for this.
What does Todoist pricing lack?!
Todoist's introduction video is a great outline and introduction to how you can use Todoist for your everyday tasks.