7 Of The Best To Do List Apps That Keep You On Track

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Looking for the Best To Do List Apps? Here are 7!

Feel like you need a little more organization in your life? How about with work – or the tasks you have, in general? You are NOT alone! This is where simple techniques and tools – like online to do list apps – can be super useful.

We’re big fans of list apps, but the tech space has changed A LOT over the years. In fact, we’re big fans of online productivity tools in general. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them! So, when it comes to list apps, we wanted to give you the rundown.

With so many great paid and free to do list apps – you are sure to fine one that works best for you. Check out the best to do list apps for iPhone and Android below!


Starting off with a beautifully designed list app just isn’t fair, is it? Well, Any.do will do! Bruce liked the look of this one so he downloaded it and now he’s hooked. Honestly. It looks great, works great, and is easy to use. You can set smart reminders and the app comes with it’s own calendar for easy integration into calendars you already use.

Another feature we like is syncing between multiple devices (like iPhone and desktop app). While this is usually standard with list apps, Any.do does it great. We like being able to drag and drop tasks between lists or days – this allows for easy carry over for unfinished work.

Download Any.do in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Similar to the other simplified “just list” apps on here, Wunderlist is a simple and clean app for creating tasks, lists, and checking them off as you go. Wunderlist is also cool because you can share tasks to collaborate with others.

Wunderlist is free and offers paid subscription – but the paid version is among the highest price range on this list. That said, where this app differs is the fact that they offer LOTS of tools and options with just the free version.

Often, users find that they have plenty of room to write and use the tools available for free. Like with most apps, give it a download and play around with a list or two!

Download Wunderlist in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Do you want a seamless writing experience and cute little bear logo to go with it? Then Bear is for you. Available for iOS only (sorry, Android), Bear allows for note-taking and list making across your devices. Create a grocery list on the computer and open the list on your phone in the store.  You can easily tap things as “completed”!

You get to utilize different #channels (like with Slack) to organize all your thoughts by theme. Bear is also great for making your own work space since there are numerous color schemes you can create and choose from.

Download Bear in the Apple App Store.


You know, Microsoft Office has come a long way. OneNote is still a great app for keeping organized – and much, much more. Bruce has been a PC user all his life (sorry, Mac), and still uses OneNote on almost a daily basis. The ability to sync between devices is too good – and the app goes far beyond just list making.

OneNote is also free to download so that’s a nice detail about it. We’ve actually mentioned the app before in our list of productivity tools that we can’t work without!

Download OneNote in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

Google Tasks

Google’s own list app is a very, very simple app that does the job. You can create tasks, add sub-tasks, and check them off – that’s about it. If you just need a good way to keep tabs on quick daily tasks, then this may be the app for you.

If you need more advanced features like tagging items and whatnot, then another list app might work better. The good news is that Google Tasks is free as free can be! Give this simple app a try – it may surprise you.

Download Google Tasks in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Todoist is definitely one of the bigger ones out there when it comes to “to do apps”. This app is just for creating lists of tasks – but if that is all you want then that’s all you get. Within those tasks, however, you can set priorities, set deadlines for completion, and even group tasks together, among other things.

Admittedly, there is a ton of chatter around Todoist. The app is free but you might have to upgrade to the paid version to access features that you find extra useful. Try it out and see if Todoist is for you!

Download Todoist in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Finally, just for argument’s sake, here is one more very simple list app. You might call the design minimalist – and you would therefore also know the name of the app!

This simple list maker is also a few other things like a task reminder that can link to your location, with color choices and features as unique as you are. The app is free but the paid version is cheap and unlocks a few more features. Create multiple lists and sync across many devices to give it a go!

Download MinimaList in the Apple App Store.

And there you have it – some of the best to do list apps out there! Honestly, there are SO many that these are just a few of the top ones. You might search in the app store you use and find one that works better for you! If you do, tell us about it by tagging us @boardandlife on Twitter so we can discuss!

As always, Stay Curious,

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