I’ve been trying different digital “task managers” to keep to-do lists over the years, and this semester I’m really liking Wunderlist. It has a viable free plan (I haven’t paid for a commercial plan yet) and if you want you can collaborate with others on your lists. You can also share your lists in a read-only format with others. Previously, my favorite task manager had been Nozbe. Nozbe is also free and GTD-friendly, which means it works with the “Getting Things Done” organizational method espoused by David Allen.

There is also a task manager in Gmail that is OK and handy since it’s built in, if you’re already using Gmail. This 4 minute video is a good intro to Google Tasks.

Wunderlist, Nozbe and Gmail Tasks have free mobile apps you can download and use too. Here are the iOS app links:

Do you have a favorite to-do list or tasks website / mobile app? What features do you particularly like about the solution you use?

Update 8/19/2014:

Trello is another option @mikekaechele recommends.


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  • jdeaton

    I’ve grown to really appreciate Trello. It has worked especially well for collaboration and it is easy to add to from a variety of sources. It is also gratifying to move cards around as you get things done. I find myself also using Evernote for tasks since they’ve improved tasks and reminders.

  • Caroline

    These days I depend heavily upon Workflowy.com to organize my To-Dos. I like that Workflowy is free, looks “clean” and is easy to use. It is a great tool for breaking big tasks into bite-size pieces but also allows me to add as much detail as I need for each task. It is one of the few online tools that I recommend to everyone.

  • http://daroso.com David Richards

    I think I have tried them all. Lately, I have been enjoying Asana from my primary projects. Trello for a couple of web development projects.

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