Todoist: The Best To-Do List App that Syncs Both on Android and Mac

I’ve been an iPhone user for almost two years and a Mac user for seven years. Two weeks ago, however, I switched from iPhone 5C to Note 4. This would mean that I can no longer use Reminders when I’m mobile. So, I was on a quest to find the best free to-do app that syncs both on Mac and Android.

Luckily, I found Todoist! I’ve been using it for almost a week now, and I can’t imagine living without it already. It has a clean and intuitive interface. Best of all, it syncs seamlessly on both the Note 4 and my iMac.


Features of Todoist


screenshot of todoist's features
Screengrab from Todoist’s home page

Ideally, this is how your day would look like with Todoist:

 Features I Love


Creating Projects  

As a freelancer, I’m working on a few projects each month. Each project requires different to-dos. Todoist makes that easy. Start a project and add related tasks under it. You can even further break down each task into subtasks. Let’s say you’re a newbie blogger and want to finally start your own blog. Simply writing down “start a blog” is not only overwhelming but also vague. What does starting a blog entail? So, on Todoist, you can create a project titled “Blog” and then list all the tasks. Your list might look something like this:

  • Research the best platform (WordPress, Blogger, Tumbler)
  • Sign up for an account
  • Decide which topics to write about
  • Write draft for first post

These four tasks look a lot more manageable and tangible, right? Checking each task also feels a lot more satisfying.

Sharing Projects with Colleagues 

Amor Urate joined GirlyGeek this year as the Community Manager. (We had our first meeting last Wednesday!) So, we’re always on the same page, I created a project for GirlyGeek and shared it with her. We usually use Facebook Messenger to exchange ideas and share tasks. But sometimes it’s hard to wade through the long chat threads. Having a to-do list on Todoist for GirlyGeek allows us to have a more organized look of what our week or whole month is going to look like.

Chrome Plugin Allows to Easily Save Tasks on Todoist 

Recently, I discovered that you can install a plugin for Chrome. This plugin allows you to create tasks within your Gmail inbox.

screenshot of todoist on gmail
Here’s a screenshot of how saving a task within your Gmail inbox. Once you click “Add to Todoist”, you’ll be directed to a popup. This allows you to edit where you want to save the task and when it’s due.


Quick Tip on How to Be a Master Planner

Now, that you have a kickass to-do app, it’s time to ensure that you’re doing your tasks right. Here’s a video from my favorite entrepreneur Marie Forleo. I’ve been implementing this to-do list trick and it works!

Possibly the best to-do app ever

If you’re like me who wants to sync to-do lists between your Android and Apple devices, Todoist definitely gets the job done. You can create tasks on your Android device, accomplish the task, and then check it on your Mac. You can always pick up where you left off from either device. So far, I’ve never had problems syncing.

Regardless of the platform or device you use, I think Todoist is one of the best to-do apps in the market right now. I think its creators exactly know what users like me need: a no-nonsense app that allows me to focus on taking action and gettings things done.

Irene Chan

Irene Chan

Irene Chan loves two things: communication and technology. With this tech blog and her role as Head of Communications at Veems, she believes she has the best job in the world. 🙂 Besides those two things, she's also crazy for coffee, dogs, and zombies.Follow her on Veems to get tips and fun updates from her geeky life.
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