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9 Online To-Do Lists For A More Productive Day

June 3rd, 2009 No comments

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To-do lists are great for prioritizing tasks, and writing down everything you need done, before you can forget them. You simply write down whatever you have to get done, and tick things off as you get them done.

There is always the traditional pen-and-paper to do list, but there are many free online to do lists that let you create to-do lists. Here is a list of 9 free online to-do lists. Many of these services also have mobile or iPhone versions; so you’re in touch with your to-do list all the time

Note: There are more good to-do lists out there that I may have missed. If you’ve got one in mind that’s not included here, please do tell us, in the comments. Enjoy your more productive self! 

1. Remember The Milk

One of the most widely known online to-do list services on the internet, RememberTheMilk is one of the leaders. The service is free, but you need to sign up. Signing up takes only a few seconds, and you can quickly get to creating your to do list. RememberTheMilk has many features, such as a “task cloud” (kind of a tag cloud), and a map to locate your tasks. There is even an iPhone application available, so your to-do lists are always with you. A highly recommended tool.

2.Ta-da List

Ta-da List is a project from the creators of Basecamp. Sign up takes about 10 seconds, taking you quickly to the thing that matters: creating a to-do list! Although there are not as many features in Ta-da List as RememberTheMilk has, the simplicity of Ta-da List aids in productivity.

3. Voo2do

Voo2do has a simple interface that might take some getting used to, but it does the job. Sign up takes a just few seconds. You’re able to share projects [collaboration], organize tasks by project, add tasks by email, and more… All in all, it’s a real nice to-do list application

4. Todoist

Todoist has a very minimalistic interface. Sign up takes just a few seconds, as expected, and you can start creating a list immediately. The simple interface of Todoist gains it plus points for productivity-boosting. There are the normal features such as a calendar and mobile access. Other features include keyboard shortcuts [a nice feature]. Plus, there’s also Gmail integration, a QuickSilver plugin and other useful features.

5. Toodledo

Toodledo has a clean, simple interface. Sign up takes 31 seconds [according to the people at Toodledo]. Toodledo has all the features a to-do list normally has, but it also has a scheduler, which can schedule your time for you. Neat, isn’t it? There’s also an online task importer, which can import your tasks from many to-do list software and online lists. Then there are the collaboration tools. It’s also available on the iPhone. All these features make Toodledo a robust online to-do list.

6. ToSimplyDo


ToSimplyDo is the most basic and direct to-do list I’ve ever seen. There’s no signing up to do whatsoever. You arrive at the homepage, and add items. That’s it. There’s nothing else to do; no knobs to play with, and this is what shoots your productivity high up… highly recommended. Since there’s no logging in required, I don’t think you’ll be able to save your lists, so remember that!

7. OrchestrateHQ

OrchestrateHQ is simple and straightforward too, like ToSimplyDo. You do not have to register: you can start creating a to-do list right away! It has a elegant Ajax based interface that allows you to move items around.

8. Springpad

Springpads “are free online notebooks that help you manage your life. Use your springpad to keep track of notes, photos, maps, to-dos, contacts, appointments & more”. There’s a pretty straightforward sign up process, and you can get to creating your “springpads” quickly. The interface might be a little confusing at first, but the learning curve is not steep. There are “springpads” for many different jobs: nursing, job tracking, party planning, and so on.

9. Stikis


Stikis takes on a unique approach to to-do lists. Instead of the traditional list structure, this one adopts that of a brainstorm-ed diagram. You register, and then start making stickers and arranging them around the board. Fun, as well as ensuring that work gets done