To-Do Apps: Which Ones Reign Supreme?

Jan 4, 2014 | Android, Apple, Apps, Organization, Productivity, Technology, User Review

To-do list with pencil

If you’re like me, you have a hard time keeping track of your days. That is why I use a productivity app. These apps can be lifesavers, and but figuring out which one to use can be a headache. That’s why I have taken the time to review my four favorite to-do apps.

The four I chose are great and free. They do similar things, but some are more equipped to handle specific needs. Let’s go through each:

1. Listastic

This app looks really good on the new iPhone iOS but does display ads at the bottom. This bare-bones app allows you to create many lists and color-coordinate them. Unfortunately, Listastic doesn’t provide alert notifications for each to-do item. But if you are simply looking for an app to get rid of all of the pesky sticky note lists, then this is the one for you.

2. Todoist

This feels like a native iOS app and is very clean looking. With Todoist, you can easily connect to your Google account, which is integrated with most of my online activities. This means you can send and receive to-dos to help you delegate and complete tasks. 

3. Wunderlist

I’d heard great things about Wunderlist, and it did not let me down. This app has everything Listastic and Todoist provide, and it’s very intuitive. In my opinion, what sets this apart from the previous two is its swipe gestures, which allow full use of your screen. Another feature Wunderlist packs is the ability to customize the theme to fit your taste. The final component that keeps me coming back to this app is the ability to set notifications for specific tasks.


This app can do everything the above can do, but offers a more eye-catching design. What makes the best option is how fast and easy it is to create an account, make lists, and set alerts for each to-do. Some might even say, “It’s so easy a caveman could do it.”

The takeaway from this article is simple: staying organized is a crucial part of success. I know some people say they’re just too busy, but I urge you to take some time out of your day and get organized. To learn how to make the most of these apps, take a look at Melissa’s article about to-do lists.

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