Ask DN: Which is the best to do list app/software?

over 5 years ago from , Designer at day, Developer at night.

Hey everyone,

we are a team of one designer, two devs and one manager at Bynd, which is currently working with Asana and Trello.

While Trello is pretty good, it has only limited space. Asana is good too, but way to complex sometimes and the UI/UX is not that great.

We are searching for something very simple, where you can add stuff and chat with your team members about it.

So what is the best one you are using and why are you recommending it?


  • Max LindMax Lind, over 5 years ago

    Definitely take a look at Flow. We use it internally at DN to manage projects and stay in touch... it's a great combination of todos and chat.

    8 points
    • Belle Beth Cooper, over 5 years ago

      I tried this for personal task management, but it's really geared towards teams. Worth looking at if you need collaborative task management. I really like that it lets you have Kanban-style views and list-style views for the same task lists.

      2 points
    • Marco De la CruzMarco De la Cruz, over 5 years ago

      We use Flow here too and I think is great. They now released recently personal tasks even though is team focused. But it has integrated chat and other good features. Well crafted in general, imo.

      2 points
    • Alex HeetonAlex Heeton, 5 years ago

      Big recommendation for Flow here too. It's definitely geared towards groups, but I've found nothing comes close (Todoist, Asana, Trello, nothing).

      1 point
    • Ömer Akyürek, over 5 years ago

      Thanks Maxwell, Belle, Marco & Alex! Flow is the winner. What do you think about the pricing? It's $60 per month for us.

      0 points
  • Belle Beth Cooper, over 5 years ago

    You could also try Todoist, if none of the others suit your needs. Or even Remember The Milk version 4, which was just released—not sure how robust it is for team task management, but it does have some assigning/commenting features built-in.

    4 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, over 5 years ago

    I don't know if this is helpful, but we're 100% Trello + Slack. Basecamp integrates chat with the new BC3 I think, but I don't want something that managed.

    2 points
  • Greg Smith, over 5 years ago

    I have to give another vote for Flow. Just started using it, and I love it.

    1 point
  • Sam Mogil, over 5 years ago

    Asana is absolutely amazing. Completely free, integrates with Slack, beautiful UI, excellent iOS / Android apps. No brainer.

    1 point
  • Jordie SaenzJordie Saenz, over 5 years ago

    I really like Todoist. It's simple, looks nice, connects with all devices, and integrates with other softwares (Zapier, etc.)

    1 point
  • Askar HussainAskar Hussain, over 5 years ago

    If you don't care much about a web experience 2Do is quite a gem, http://www.2doapp.com/

    0 points
  • Tom Holt, over 5 years ago

    Clear (http://realmacsoftware.com/clear) ain't bad

    0 points
  • Tony DolanTony Dolan, over 5 years ago

    I've been on a 5 year quest for the best to do list app. Todoist won the battle until I discovered 2do. 2do plays nice on every device And has unlimited customisation. But is also easy enough to use as a quick to do app. Five stars.

    I do miss the smart date feature of todoist where is recognises 'today at 5pm....'

    0 points
    • Belle Beth Cooper, over 5 years ago

      I hear the 2Do team has plans for natural language parsing, but it's definitely something I missed when using 2Do for the past couple of years. 2Do also lacks some of the benefits of a web-based app like Todoist: connecting to other apps more easily and collaborative task management. Can be great for individual task management, though.

      0 points
  • Kyle RoseKyle Rose, over 5 years ago

    My most used app is Things by Cultured Code. It's based on GTD and I've found that I really do get more things done using it.

    0 points
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    GitHub Issues can work really well for to do lists. If you already have GitHub accounts and repositories, it’s definitely a good way to go.

    GitHub Issues allows for discussion, inline images, lists and collaboration, assigning tasks, milestones, and it’s incredibly well built. The devs probably already use and love it.

    0 points
  • Jason Lawton, over 5 years ago

    You could try Wunderlist. It is pretty good for commenting on tasks that are assigned to different people.

    0 points
  • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 5 years ago

    I can see Basecamp 3 replacing my email and chat services entirely in future. I also have mad respect for them as a team, so it's nice using a product by a company I can really get behind.

    0 points