Effortless to-do lists with Todoist


Today I discovered an amazing tool for creating to-do lists – Todoist.  It’s similar to the other 5000 to-do-list apps out there with an important difference – it’s usable.

Unlike most widget apps, it’s fast and accessible from anywhere. Unlike most other Web 2.0 organization apps, it is completely free of bloat and a pleasure to use. It is ridiculously light and doesn’t require a mouse for operation.

Go on, sign up for an account. Try out some of the great hotkeys – like ‘a’ for a new item, ‘ctrl – left/right’ for indents, and the tab key actually works in a useful order – from the name field to the date field, to add and then to cancel. The date field is smart, too – it recognises dates such as ‘tomorrow’, ‘in a week’ and so on.

Just the thing for those end-of-project checklists, work deadlines and lists of blogs you simply must write.

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  1. Hey Orange,

    You might like this alternative, TASCK.com. It’s a minimalist ajax powered todo list that’s ready to use as soon as the page loads up. No need to signup.

    Try it out. You can’t help but fall in love with it.

    – Kristian

  2. “doesn’t require a mouse for operation.”

    I’ve been using Todoist for a very long time now, a few years and running almost daily and I have to say this is absolutely incorrect. The keyboard controls are of the best I’ve ever seen in an web application but you still need the mouse for most things.

    Ex. How do you change your folder without the mouse? How do you delete/sent to history without the mouse? How do you move a task without the mouse?

  3. Monica, Jefferson was from Wonderland, which was a whole different world from FTL, and the curse afcefted him differently than it did anyone else. He always remembered who he was. So maybe his daughter might not have been afcefted in the same way everyone else was maybe she didn’t wake up when the curse was broken??The scene with Jefferson left a lot of unanswered questions. Why did his car turn over? Where was he going when he crashed? Why did he have the tea set and the stuffed bunny? Why did he run away from David? I’m leaning towards thinking that someone kidnapped Pinocchio while he was still immobilized though he may have turned all the way back into a man and walked out himself.Robin, I agree the episode was creepy, but I thought it was good kind of creepy. Tara and Princess Donna I’m going to agree more with Tara here. I think that David/Prince Charming is a relatively bland character. I think the evil characters Rumpel and Regina are the most vivid in the show, followed by the kick-ass Snow. I do find the new, feistier David more interesting than the pre-curse-breaking David the new David is not as swashbuckling as the FTL Prince and not as cowardly as the old David, but something of a combination of the two. I also like the way he’s become a reluctant leader which reminds me of some aspects of LOST (I may write more about that later). But even the new David is not as fascinating to me as Rumpel, Regina, and Snow and that may have something to do with the acting, I think Josh Dallas is doing a good job, but Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, and Ginnifer Goodwin take it to a whole other level.

  4. Reblogged this on and commented:I am so proud and excited to be one of the finalists for The Jacket writing competition. Be sure to go and read all six of the final stories–they’re all excellent! Voting is once per day until next Friday… and I’d love your vote if you think it’s appropriate.

  5. I feel as though Red is an excellent band for their genre, just like the movie “Taken” is an excellent movie for it’s genre. No, it may not be a “Benjamin Button’, but that’s the not the genre of the movie…it’s straight, to the point action. I feel the same about Red and Innocence and Instinct. they get to the point, and they sound good doing it.

  6. Again off-topic, but let me tell that only after reading Peter’s current post I came to know that Lubos had left academia. I searched on the net including wikipedia but the reason why he did it remains unclear. Now I see he had mentioned about this decision at other blogs but so far the only hint he had given is: he wants to leave institutionalized science. He is extraordinary no doubt otherwise he would have not become a faculty member at Harvard. I am waiting to know what he is going to do next.

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