There is no shortage of full-featured, polished todo list apps for iOS: Todoist, Any.do, Clear, Due, Things and even Evernote are all popular choices. And so it Wunderlist, the best todo list app for the iPhone (and even for Macs) in my humble opinion.
Let me get this out of the way right away: I’m not a todo list guy. I generally hate over organization and prefer to keep things lean and mean. But with my current workload there’s absolutely no way I can survive without some sort of game plan for getting things I want and need to get done, done.
At the moment I use a variety of awesome productivity apps to power through my workload. Evernote for retaining important information, Apple’s native iOS Reminders app for making quick reminders, Streaks for ensuring I hit important daily goals, Timepage for my Calendar and Drafts for frictionless (quick) writing. These represent 5 of my 6 main productivity apps — all of which I heavily rely on in different contexts and all of which sit at the top of my iPhone’s home screen since I deem them the most important to my workflow. But in the coveted upper left hand (anchor) position on my home screen sits Wunderlist.
There are many things to love about Wunderlist (I guess enough people thought the same thing consider Microsoft scooped it up not long ago).
- I love how quick and easy it is to enter new items (and to create new lists).
- I love that there is a fully-functional free version (and that that free version hasn’t had it’s wings clipped in any way that matters in an attempt to get users to upgrade to Pro).
- I love the drag and drop method of moving an item from one list to another.
- I love the fact that I can organize lists into folders.
- I love the reminders.
- I love that I can add notes and sub-tasks to items (and that they don’t clutter up the list they live in).
- I love that lists can be shared with team members (and that items can be assigned individually).
- I love that team members can comment/discuss items.
- I really love the ability to add hashtags.
- I love the ability to mail items to Wunderlist.
- I love that it’s easy to view completed items (in case you need to remember something you already