What are the best to-do list apps?

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  1. 93

    #1Remember The Milk

    Remember The Milk

    Remember The Milk is a free service for creating personal and professional to-do lists. It syncs across different devices as well as browsers so you'll be able to see and manage your lists. Its features also include list sharing and tasking.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free- basic plan

    Ronald Tran
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I like the premise for this app. I believe it may be a good app for the more tech savvy and dependent person. I am "Olde School" and still find paper and pen a better fit for me. I also enjoy the satisfaction of crossing out a task or chore completed. This app would not work for me, but might be a great fit for my son."
  2. 70

    #2Any.do

    Any.do
    Any.do is an easy to use tool that helps you to keep track of all your appointments and tasks. It also allows you to make lists for various needs. It´s a very helpful solution that allows you to sync your data with your different devices.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Bruce Boyd
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "This has increased my productivity tremendously! Really kept me on top of my game! I really love the voice command feature! And you can try the free version to get an idea of how it works! "
  3. 68

    #3Wunderlist

    Wunderlist

    Wunderlist is a free to-do list and task tool available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. It helps you organize your life along with professional collaborative work as it can be shared with your family, friends, and colleagues. Through this, you can organize your projects anywhere. 

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Adrián Vega
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I have a hard time keeping things organized when it comes to my to do list for the week. Wunderlist takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding the time to do things, as well as keeping things easily organized and manageable. "
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    #4Google Keep

    Google Keep

    Google Keep is a note-taking app for iOS, Android, and Android Wear watches that enables users to take notes, create checklists, record voices, attach photos. All of which can be synced to the cloud and be accessed across devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Brandon Gardner
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "I use google keep because I love my smartphone. As such, I cant be bothered with taking paper notes, even though I need to make many reminders a day. With Google Keep, Im able to put a virtual post-it note on the desktop of my phone. Instead of looking for paper, Im getting a reminder everytime I look at my phone."
  2. 61

    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide
    Are you tired of using digital systems to keep your life under control? Try the bullet journal system. A pen and paper method that is the hippest new trend for getting things done.
    Articles

    Free

    Samantha Sanders
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "To me this is not a good way for me to learn how to do a to do list. While it works for the author, stars, triangles, circles and etc are not great ways to categorize what needs to get done. The how to should have included other methods as well."
  3. 61

    #6Todoist

    Todoist

    Todoist is a free multiplatform to-do list and a task manager application which is ideal for getting things done. It helps you to keep track of everything you must do, from errands to your own projects. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christopher Ortega
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "Todoist was a lifesaver for me. I have a hard time keeping track of all my activities- between school, work and appointments I am so overwhelmed. My friend told me about the new app Todoist and I thought it was going to be just another app that I would never be able to understand or use ( I am old-school so I rarely use apps or even download them). Well I must say that I was wrong about Todoist. This app is so easy to utilize. It helps me keep track of everything from school project deadlines to all my daily tasks. I highly recommend this to anyone."
  4. 55

    #7Habitica

    Habitica
    This is not your standard to-do list app. Habitica presents your daily tasks as a stylised RPG offering you level ups and XP, like you'd expect in an epic video game, for getting your chores done.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vincent Adams
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "To do list and organization apps seem to be in vogue these days and there are thousands to choose from. I've tried several and Habitica has been the best of the bunch so far. I use it daily and find it easy and efficient."
  5. 52

    #8Todo

    Todo
    A a powerful and intuitive task manager specialized in repeating tasks and multi-level sub-tasking.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joseph Washington
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Who carries around a pocket calendar anymore? I do not. My phone is what makes everything in my life easier. It only makes sense to have an app that I can set all my reminders and tasks that need to be done. I can easily repeat the same tasks like paying a bill every month, or a one time reminder so I make sure that I pick up my child from practice."
  6. 52

    #9Drag

    Drag

    Drag App is a freemium Chrome Extension that allows you to transform your Gmail into organized Task Lists, turning your inbox into a manageable workspace (something similar to Trello, but specifically designed for Gmail). 

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Juan Fowler
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "A clever Chrome app that helps the user to get more organized and efficient without having to use a whole new program. It lets you use your Gmail account and transforms it into a more logical and efficient workspace."
  7. 48

    #10Everyday

    Everyday
    EveryDay is a simple and functional to-do list and task management app. A beautiful minimalist design helps you focus on getting things done. You don't need to sign up either.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gao Wei
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Everyday app for Android seems to be the best in the market since it's so fun to use it and so easy to navigate and get your day planned as good as personal secretary with you at all times. "
  8. 48

    #11TickTick

    TickTick

    TickTick is a simple and flexible to-do list and task management service which helps you make schedules, manage time and generally just keep your life in sync at work, home and everywhere else.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- 27.99

    Ethan Schneider
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "As a mother of three, I have an insane to-do list. TickTock is the most comprehensive list making app that I have found. It is completely customizable for the biggest to most minute tasks. My life has become much more organized since using."
  9. 45

    #12GTasks

    GTasks

    A simple and efficient to-do / task management app with Google synchronization. You can customize your to do list, set reminders, send tasks to your friends, family members or colleagues and sync with your Google Tasks perfectly.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ronald Rice
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "GTasks is a great app for organizing your to-do lists. I love that it syncs up to Google so all of my tasks and lists can be in one place. GTasks is the app that helps me make sure I don't forget another appointment or task again! "
  10. 44

    #13The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

    The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive
    Some tips for better time management using to-do lists to keep track of your main tasks for the day.
    Articles

    Free

    George Morgan
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I read the article 'Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive' on fastcompany.com. I was looking for ways to organize my time a little better, and this article had some great ideas. I like the idea of making different lists and sticking to them. Making an outsource list and a talking points list seems extremely helpful."
  11. 43

    #14Trello

    Trello

    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Johnny Davis
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Trello is a great way to lay out your day and also helps me get things done a lot quicker! Reminders are very helpful, and its easy to use. I have Trello up all day to add and check off things on my daily lists. I have also been using it at work in order to keep track of things. I dont know what I did without it!"
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    #15To Do List

    To Do List
    A very straightforward app to help you take control of your time and tasks. The app has smart home screen widgets that show you what you need to remember at any particular time of the day.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ayaan Gupta
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I tend to have problems keeping track of my every day to do list. While looking for an option I found 'To Do List'. This app has been a life saver for me, it keeps track of every thing that I need to do and when I need to do it by. "
  13. 39

    #16Clear

    Clear

    Clear is a colorful app to help you to keep on top of your tasks. Simple gestures create, rearrange and tick off your to-dos, and you can create separate lists to ensure your shopping and working duties aren't jumbled together.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Juan Stanley
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I have always been one who makes to-do lists. I usually found myself writing things down on paper. I decided that I would try out moving over to the digital world and download this app (Clear-Task, Reminders & To-Do Lists). It has now replaced my paper to-do lists and I use this app all of the time to make my lists. It is much more convenient. I have it there on my phone for whenever I need it."
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    #178 Expert-Backed Secrets to Making the Perfect To-Do List

    8 Expert-Backed Secrets to Making the Perfect To-Do List
    Do you need help making the perfect to-do list? This article will show you how how to make it happen.
    Articles

    Free

    Jacob Sullivan
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "I have been making to do lists for a while, but it still didn't seem like needed things were getting done. After checking out the 8 Expert-Backed Secrets to Making the Perfect To-Do List, and checking out the links in the article, I found ideas to help me make my list more effective, and I've noticed I'm being more productive each day."
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    #18Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ethan Fisher
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Evernote makes creating--and maintaining--to do notes easy by making them available on all devices. If you are like me then your phone is probably with you always, but then when you need to make a note while you are working on a computer or in an meeting you may be using an Ipad or a desktop. The Evernote app allows you to quickly open it and add, edit, or delete at will. No more starting to-do lists and then abandoning them."
  16. 36

    #19Tasks

    Tasks
    Tasks is free and open source task management software based on the same code as Astrid. You can fully customize the app to fit your needs.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Andrews
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Some people like to take all of the work out of anything that they are trying to do. When it comes to the to do list some people might find this resource very acceptable and necessary. "
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    #20Day by Day

    Day by Day

    Day by Day is a planning application designed to fully implement Google Calendar and Google Tasks as all-in-one Android application. With its help you can plan your future schedule using any Android device and this schedule will be available for all your phones and tablets connected to Internet.

    Apps

    Android, Chrome

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Catherine Tucker
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "After having 2 kids my brain has turned to mush and I can't seem to remember anything. I tried writing lists down and used a paper planner but I always forgot the planner and lists at home. I knew I needed an electronic solution. The Day to Day is perfect because it syncs by Google Calendar with my Google tasks all in one place. Now when I am at the doctor's office and I need to make an appointment I can look at my calendar and know if I had plans. Before I was trying to do it by memory and would often make an appointment only to get home and realized I had plans and then I had to cancel them. Having an app on my phone to keep me organized and tell me not only what appointments I have that day but what I need to accomplish that day has made me more efficient. "
  18. 26

    #21Asana

    Asana

    Asana helps teams keep track of their work by organizing projects with different workflows and solutions. It's a collaboration tool available as a web and mobile app.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Crystal Moreno
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "I'm very organized and love writing to-do lists. I needed a new way of making lists. Asana, however, was not for me. It's too expensive to get all the features; the free version doesn't have what I need. Plus, it's difficult to use. The organization structure does not make sense. I would definitely look elsewhere for your to-do list needs."
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    #22Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist app

    Wunderlist is a simple task manager app that helps you get organized. This app is useful if you're sharing a grocery list, planning a party, working on a project, or simply reviewing your daily tasks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Scott Berry
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "Wunderlist is one of the more popular to do list programs. It is free with some premium features, but the free version is fine for me. I use it to keep track of my chores, groceries, and other random things that I forget all of the time. "
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    #23Taskade

    Taskade
    Taskade is a very simple and intuitive way to create lists and task lists that will help you with your tasks and jobs.It's very easy to use and is website based so you won't need to download anything to work with taskade.
    Websites

    Free

    Betty Lawson
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Installed extension, checked options, then clicked Taskade icon, but it never loaded. Kept trying, but each time I just got the spinner, then... nothing -- just an empty popup. Then went to Taskade site to report the bug, but https://www.taskade.com/ wouldn't load. Approved the site through my corporate proxy, but still no joy. Don't know why nothing from Taskade will load (been trying lots of task extensions with no problems this morning), but I would expect at least some error message to show on the popup. Too bad -- I was hopeful about this one."
  21. 19

    #24ColorNote

    ColorNote

    ColorNote is a simple Android application based on taking notes for creating lists of takes, notations, reminders, manage schedules and calendar, pinpoint special notes and many other possibilities everything in a nice and simple interface

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ridhi Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "Such a simple app that has made my life simpler! I just want to keep track of things easily and don't want to have to learn a bunch of new commands or have to look in a bunch of different places to find my notes. This app did the trick, and did it simply!"
  22. 17

    #25Flow-e

    Flow-e

    Flow-e is a simple but powerful software that lets you manage different tasks. With this program, you can group conversation by subjects, add notes, visualize your calendar, and much more!

    Software

    Web

    Free- Varies by plan

    Militsa Chervenkova
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Probably the only app to allow you to centralize your Gmail and Office365 account in one place. You don't have to switch between email clients; you don't have to switch between profiles. You have a beautiful Kanban workflow, where you can apply personal Kanban, GTD, Inbox Zero, and practically any method that works best with email visualization. Oh, and it's free."
  23. 13

    #26Go For It!

    Go For It!

    A modern, open source, to-do list application with built-in "Productivity timer" functionality. Simple to use and very useful. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Henry Reynolds
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "This would be really useful for those who use a computer for the majority of their workday. It would help keep people on task and aware of their progress during the day. However, I think a good percentage of people would just scratch the to-do list down on paper/post-it on their desk."
  24. 11

    #27Bounty Tasker

    Bounty Tasker

    Bounty Tasker is a gamified to-do list that will help you to be more productive and organized. Transform your life into an RPG adventure, create tasks and checklists to accomplish, level up and unlock new characters.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Julie Curtis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is a wonderful way for me to approach my tasks. It gives me goals and rewards for meeting them and a feeling of accomplishments with each completed task. There are some minor bugs that still need to be worked out, but overall a good rating."
  25. 9

    #28iSmartLife

    iSmartLife

    iSmartLife is an app that has as a goal to create an environment that allows users to increase their productivity and quality of life. Harmonize work, leisure, managing of time, and avoids procrastination and distractions. 


    Apps

    Other Platform

    Free

    Jordan Oliver
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "If you need motivation for reaching your goals like I do, the iSmartLife app will help. It increases my productivity and keeps procrastination at a low. The daily planning keeps me focused on what I need to do."
  26. 7

    #29Task List

    Task List

    Task List is a task manager and to-do list app where you can manage your tasks to help you become more productive, finish them in time and prioritize wants needs to be done first. This app can be synchronized between the iPhone and iPad. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alexander Adelmaer
    Written on August 23, 2018
    "Task List app for iPhone and iPad makes it easy to create, keep and manage your tasks, hobbies, routine, to-do lists, notes, events, reminders, business tasks, sport lists, shopping lists and other information that can be presented in a form of a list. Great for those who use iPhone and iPad."

Summary

Best What are the best to-do list apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Remember The MilkApps 93 Free
2Any.doApps 70 Free
3WunderlistApps 68 Free
4Google KeepApps 64 Free
5[TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate GuideArticles 61 Free
6Todoist Apps 61 Free
7HabiticaApps 55 Free
8TodoSoftware 52 Free
9DragSoftware 52 Free
10EverydayApps 48 Free
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