“To do” by Nikki Buitendijk, found on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons
What’s the best to-do list app? Lots of people have opinions about that.
- In September 2014, Casey Newton of The Verge said, “Wunderlist is the best to-do list app for the average person.”
- Robert McGinley Myers of The Sweet Setup says that the best simple to-do list app for the Mac, iPad and iPhone is Clear; the site also recommends Wunderlist for shared lists and Omnifocus for those who want a GTD suite of apps.
- In March 2014, Lifehacker asked its readers for the best to-do list manager; the top five nominees were Google Keep, Any.do, Wunderlist, Todoist and HabitRPG.
But I was just listening to a podcast (Cortex, episode 7) where CGP Grey perfectly captured my feelings on the subject. He said:
If you look on the App Store, there are a bazillion different to-do apps. And you have to find a to-do app that just fits with your mind very well. ... People think about their to-dos in very different ways, where one app is good for someone and it’s just a terrible fit for somebody else.And this idea applies to more than just to-do apps. Grey also spoke about various email apps. Regarding Gmail, he said, “It does not work with the way I think about email, for whatever reason.” And what about the popular apps that work in combination with Gmail?