(Last Updated On: January 22, 2017)
It has been ages since the entrepreneurs have been trying to do todo list apps right, however given the difference in the way people handle their tasks, its an extremely difficult task to build a todo list app which satisfies the need of wide demography of users. In this blog we will have a look at the best iphone and android todo list apps of 2017 in terms of number of users, usability and progress that they have made in the past one year. We will focus specifically on the apps that work on both iPhone and Android and possibly have a usable free version. Availability of web interface would be an additional bonus .. 🙂

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is perhaps one of the most beautiful todo list apps. It got into fame when Microsoft acquired it in 2015. The tasks have a beautiful background and it gives a really vibrant look while working on tasks with the app. Even a free version offers a plenty of features including but not limited to task collaboration, task attachments, discussions/comments etc.

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes
  • Subtasks: Yes, but upto certain limit.
  • Task Attachments: yes
  • Reminders: Yes
  • Recurring Tasks: Yes

Any.do

Any.do is one of the simplest todo list app in the modern times. The task organization is really simple and the list are organized simply into Today, tomorrow and some other day. Free version also includes a host of features and can be really useful for day to day activities

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows, Web
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Task Attachments: yes
  • Reminders: Yes. Advanced reminder in premium version.
  • Cloud Sync: Yes

Todoist

Todo is another beautiful todo list app. The app falls more into Get the work done category list rather than simple grocery list kind of apps. The tasks can be organized into various projects and subprojects which can be assigned to various teams. This app can get a bit overwhelming for those who are looking for simple grocery listing app and is much more suited when you really care about the tracking larger tasks on day to day basis. The app works well in offline mode as well.

todoist

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Web
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Get the work done app.
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes
  • Subtasks: Yes.
  • Task Attachments: yes
  • Reminders: Yes
  • CloudSync: Yes

Remember the Milk

Remember the milk is one the oldest grocery list style todo list apps. The app keeps its simplicity intact and you can get started quickly with your todo list. The app is for those who like to keep it extremely simple while maintaining their todolist. The functionality in the free version of the app is a bit restricted though

Remember the Milk

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes but limited in free version
  • Subtasks: Paid
  • Reminders: Paid
  • Cloud Sync: Yes

Google Keep

When you talk about Mobile Apps, you can’t keep Google away .. :). Google Keep is one of the google task managements apps. Tasks are organized as stickies which can contain further sub tasks. The tasks/subtasks can be further shared with your team. Google Keep works the best in the collaborative environment. Color coding of tasks keep the display vibrant and keeps the user interested in working with the application. This is the app of your choice if your task management is more like organizing notes.

Google Keep

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes
  • Subtasks: Yes
  • CloudSync: Yes

Everyday

When it comes to simplicity, everyday is probably the simplest grocery list style Todo list app. The App is a simple pen and paper style grocery list app where you can simply list the task and simply mark them done.

everyday app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Web
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: some limits in free version
  • Subtasks: Some limits in free version
  • Reminders: Yes
  • CloundSync: Yes

Evernote

Evernote is a big daddy of grocery list style todo list apps. The app helps you make tasks as notes and work on them. Every note can be further attached with reminders, file attachments, marked as todo, set reminders for and everything else that you can expect from a todo list app. Ofcourse, notes can be used for many other purposes as well.

evernote app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows, Web
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes
  • Subtasks: Yes
  • Task Attachments: yes
  • Reminders: Yes
  • CloudSync: Yes

Ticktick

TickTick is another minimalist task list app. The app combines the power of tasks coupled with todo-list. You can add many tasks to a certain list and work on them. The interface is minimal and you can get going really quickly with Ticktick.

tickpick app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Web
  • Pricing : Free plus in-app purchases
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes but functionality is more enhanced in paid version.
  • Subtasks: Yes, but upto certain limit in free version.
  • Task Attachments: yes but function is a bit limited in free version.
  • Reminders: Yes
  • Recurring Tasks: Yes

To do List

As the name suggests, To do list is a simple to do list app. The UI is extremely simple and resembles and pen and pencil todo. The app has been kept simple intentionally and you may not find a load of feature loading into the app. The app is for you if you like the simplicity more than truck loads of features !!

to do list app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Recurring Tasks: Yes
  • CloudSync: Supports bi-directional sync with Google Tasks

GTasks

GTasks is an app particularly popular amongst users who love Google Tasks. The app has seemless bi-directional synchronization with Google Tasks. The free version of the app is quite dynamic and is useful enough for your day to day workflow. You can get paid version for more powerful todo list management.

gtask app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free
  • Style: Grocery List App
  • Collaborative Tasks: yes
  • Subtasks: Yes
  • Reminders: Yes

Swipes

Swipes is an app particularly useful if you have been managing all your tasks and notes in Evernote. The app pulls the notes from evernote and lets you assign tasks/sub-tasks, add reminder and everything else that a good todo list app should do. The app is however a bit more involved and falls more in the Getting Things Done category. The major differentiating functionality in the app is to snooze the task until it gets done.

swipes app

Salient Features:

  • OS Support : Android, iOS, Windows
  • Pricing : Free
  • Style: Getting Things Done.
  • Subtasks: Yes
  • Reminders: Yes
  • CloudSync: Bidirectional Sync with Evernote.

We hope that you found the list useful and helped you in deciding which todo list app suits the best in your style of task management. We keep revising the list as and when there are some major changes in the todo list app scenario. If you have been using some app and found it useful, please feel free to drop a comment and we will happy to review and recommend the app to our users.