What’s one of the biggest problems people have nowadays? It doesn’t matter if you have too little time to do what you want or too much time to do what you want. The answer is procrastination. No, we are not saying there is anything bad in that, but the problem people seem to have is they simply can’t get stuff done because of how unorganized their days seem to be, which leads to feeling like the best solution is procrastinating. It also leads to all other sorts of problems including forgetting important dates and tasks.
In this review, we will be looking into Todoist and how it can help you achieve peace of mind, at least on some level, by helping you organize your daily tasks and projects.
What is Todoist?
What is Todoist? Todoist is a SaaS that helps you organize your life into projects and smaller tasks. You can schedule tasks and even make them recurring to help you remember things better. The main goal of Todoist is to help you, organize your life.
We asked Todoist to tell us about themselves:
Todoist is simple to use yet powerful and flexible enough to fit whichever method you use to organize your work and life. So far, it has helped millions of people complete over 1.5 billion tasks in 150+ million projects. But we’re nowhere near finished yet!– Todoist
Who is Todoist for?
Todoist is a great piece of SaaS that can be used for personal or business. Personally, we use it to create tasks for all the different writing we might need to do and for projects to make them more approachable.
Are you a business owner or just feeling like you need help to organize your life or projects into smaller tasks? Or maybe you just want something to remind you what you needed to do or at some specific date. If any of this sounds familiar to you then Todoist is the right tool for you to help you get your life on rails.
Stop worrying and free up your mental space.
How to get started with Todoist
Getting started with Todoist might be a bit overwhelming for some, but thankfully Todoist has a great walkthrough when you log in the first time.
Here’s a quick guide on how to get started with Todoist.
- Create a new account here.
- Start with a project. This can be anything, for example, “House”, if you need to remind yourself to water the plants or do some household cleaning.
- Create a task. Tasks are your objectives or something you want to get done. As mentioned earlier in this case it could be something like “Water the plants.”
- Schedule your task. Maybe you need to remember to do this each week, then you should definitely schedule this task.
- If your task is something larger like “Clean the house” you can turn it into subtasks like “Empty the trash bin”, “Clean the toilet” and “Wash the dishes.”
As you might have guessed, getting started with Todoist has been made super simple and was one of the least painful onboardings we’ve faced.
Another thing we simply must point out is that unlike many other SaaS Todoist also translated into several other languages on top of English, making it a breeze to use for those who are not as fluent in it.
When talking about reminders, Todoist has a few options to remind you (if you have set them up). It can send you a message to your phone (as long as you have their app installed), on your browser, or even on your desktop if you have it installed on your PC, Mac or Linux.
One thing to point out is that clearing your reminders on macOS does not clear them on iOS. This is unfortunate, but it’s not because of Todoist and more of the way Apple has set things up. Thankfully though Todoist is looking for a way to solve this problem.
When you think of a SaaS like Todoist, how many integrations do you think they have? You probably guessed, not that many but let me give you a number. They got 60 integrations… yes you read that right.
The most popular integrations are Outlook, Chrome, and IFTTT, but still. If you can think of it, they probably have it.
We are not going to list all the integrations, since there are so many of them but here are just a few of the integrations Todoist has:
- Google Calendar
- Fantastical Calendars
- Google Assistant
… and the list just keeps going.
You can check all their integrations on their page here.
Todoist platforms and extensions
Todoist has a wide variety of platforms it supports on top of the basic browser interface.
Todoist has a ready-made app for:
- macOS, Linux Snap Store, Windows 10, and Linux AppImage.
- On top of these, it has Chrome- and firefox- and Microsoft Edge extensions and is available for Safari as well.
- Todoist hasn’t forgotten anyone using wearables and is also available on Apple Watch.
- Regarding email clients, Todoist supports Gmail and Outlook.
Don’t like the red color Todoist uses? Well, they got an answer for that and it’s called Themes. You can quickly change your color palette from the premade themes Todoist offers. As a free user, you can pick one of the five premade color templates, and if you upgrade to one of the Todoists paid plans you can choose any of the free ones or from 8 others.
We know it’s not that big of a deal to be able to change your theme’s color, but who can argue with the fact that a small change in color, can sometimes make a big difference in how you feel about something… And yes, we chose the black theme if you were wondering which one we went to in the end.
Todoist got us a bit by surprise with their pricing. They offer the usual three pricing tiers including Free, Pro, and Business, but the prices themselves are just a steal. Seriously, you are crazy not to grab the Pro or Business plan with these prices.
If you want more active projects, more collaborators, and pretty much more of everything the Pro starts at a measly 4 $/month and Business at 6 $/month. You can shave another dollar off of that price if you are ready to get Todoist for a full year (which we do highly recommend).
Todoist review conclusion
If you are looking for a tool to help you organize that mess of your head or just want someone to remind and motivate you to do the tasks you need to do or at least should be doing instead of procrastinating and reading this article then Todoist the SaaS for you.
Grab it for your phone, Apple Watch, and browser, and just get going with it. With the price, it’s going at the moment and the help it provides you by turning your big projects into tasks and subtasks is a gift on its own, but with collaborators, team inboxes, and the fact its FREE to start, there is really no downside or reason to not try Todoist.