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Top 5 To Do List apps

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Ever get the don't forgetfeeling that you have a million and one things to do yet you just know you’re bound to forget one of them? Well, if so, you’re not alone. Whilst we may set out with the best intentions every morning, chances are that at times things can go amiss. With increasingly busy working and social lives, as well as countless daily distractions, it’s pretty easy to let something slip.
Of course to combat this, there’s always the tried and tested method of grabbing a pen and paper, writing out a to do list and methodically going through it and crossing things off once done. If that works for you, great! If not, then maybe a ‘To Do List’ App would be more up your street. With so many of these on the market at the moment and knowing how your time is precious and stuff, we thought we’d help you out a little by selecting our Top 5 To Do List apps... Start using one of these and your life could change forever! Well maybe not forever...but a little anyway...

Remember the Milk
This app has been around for quite a while now and has in that time managed to amass over 3.5 million users, so it’s doing something right! Remember the Milk allows you to create and manage your to-dos anywhere, get email and SMS reminders, manage tasks offline and also sync your list with your Google calendar. Available for iOS, Android and Blackberry, this free app has a really intuitive and user friendly interface. A premium version is also available for $25 per year which includes the ability to sync with Outlook.

Any.DO has been getting lots of good press recently and rightly so. Originally available only on Android, it is now available on iOS and there is also a Chrome extension. This app makes it really easy to create task lists, prioritize them, organise them by date and set reminders amongst other things. Task lists can also be shared with others so it helps from a collaboration point of view if you are working in a team.

Another app which started out as Android only, Astrid is now available for iOS and also has a Chrome extension. Creating task lists, editing them, syncing and sharing them across devices with other people is all really straightforward and intuitive. Astrid also send out weekly updates, notifying you of completed tasks etc and even compliments you if you’ve managed to do all on your list. Procrastinators beware!

Available for all smartphones as well as for Mac, Windows and Linux, Wunderlist makes sharing tasks across devices extremely easy. Task lists can be printed, notes added and updates made easily. All lists can be synced and shared seamlessly. It’s been said that it has a more simplistic layout than some of the others and is not perhaps as feature rich; however for the functionality that most of us really would require with such an app it is more than suffice.

Billing itself as the simplest, fastest task manager in the world, Todoist allows you to create, access, update and sync your tasks from your smartphone , Chrome or Firefox browser, Outlook or desktop. It is the first task manager which has been built on HTML5 meaning that users have faster response times and full access to tasks when either online or offline.

So there you have it - our Top 5 To Do List Apps. Agree with our choices? Any glaring omissions? Why not let us know over at the forum...

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Published on: 6th November 2012

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