App Review: Todoist

picture of a to do list that says wake up, coffee, the rest
These days it seems that everyone is pursuing the elusive work-life balance while juggling many responsibilities. And sometimes (who am I kidding, more like all times) it can be hard to keep track of all these varied responsibilities. Over the years I have tried many methods for to-do lists including paper, sticky notes, bullet journals, and phone apps. A few years ago I discovered a website and an app that provided everything I needed to track all the craziness of my life such as my job at Elon, personal projects, grocery shopping lists, and Junior League of Greensboro responsibilities.

Today I want to introduce you to the app Todoist.

In Todoist you can create a project for every aspect of your life and view the tasks by project, by what is coming up today, or by what is coming up in the next 7 days. Here are examples of the projects I use:

List of projects on Todoist

List of Elon projects on todoist

One of the reasons that Todoist works well for me is that I am able to schedule tasks. Using the app you can add a task with no due date, you can add a task with a due date of any day that you pick, or you can add a task with a reoccurring date weekly or monthly. I use the scheduling tools to keep track of things for my job at Elon or the Junior League that occur weekly/monthly and I use it to keep track of tasks that I want to remember in a couple days (such as sending conference call reminders, writing thank you notes, etc.).

List of JLG tasks on todoist

In the above example you can see that every Thursday I have a reminder to send my notes in for the Junior League Monday Minute (if I have anything). I also have tasks that are scheduled out for later in the week or month.

Todoist can be accessed via phone app, the website, through plugins on Google Chrome, etc. They also include features for gamification represented below. During my time using Todoist I have completed over 6,000 tasks. Wow!

Productivity points on todoist

What are some of your tricks for staying on top of multiple responsibilities? Have you tried using Todoist? Do you have other tips for making the most of this app? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments.

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