The Todoist todo app has been updated and renamed. It’s now called “Todoist Next,” and it has been turned into a lean, mean visual-scheduling-and-collaboration machine.
I was never a Todoist user, although apparently I already had an account. But I know how to use Google image search, so I can tell you that the new version is an improvement on the old version in terms of visual simplicity. And it is also a pleasure to use.
The service comes as a web app, and as a native app for everything from iPad to Blackberry (Kidding. There’s no Blackberry app). I checked out the new web app and it’s great. You can add tasks quickly and easily, assign a date either by using the pop-up calendar or just typing in day (tomorrow, or something similar).
You can also drag and drop your tasks into projects, assign tasks to other people and generally dicker with your task instead of doing your tasks.
All this is free, but if you sign up for the $29-per-year (or $3/month) premium option you get reminders, calendar sync, tags (called labels), attachments (pictures, PDFs and so on), full collaboration on projects (with sync between users), search and the ability to add your emails as tasks.
I like the look of this app quite a lot, especially the email part, as I currently use my email as my everything inbox and task manager. And $3 isn;t too bad to try it out for a month to see if it catches me.
The new Todoist Next is available now.