Now that I’ve done a week of using GTDAgenda, I thought it would be good to try another web-based todo list and compare my experiences. This week I’m using the AJAX-based todoist.
Right off the bat I am definitely liking the ability to quickly add tasks using the simple “a” hotkey. You can also organically add contexts as you work by simply typing something like:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org about the backpacking adventure @email
and it will quickly add the context for you. Very handy!
You can also have nested projects, and you can color them to make it easier to tell them apart. Below, you can see my task list for the next 7 days. Notice how clean it looks? I love the nested projects, the clear color separation, the projects & contexts. It’s just clean and easy to read.
Now this doesn’t mean I don’t have any issues with how todoist works currently. Firstly, switching a task between projects isn’t as easy as it could be. Currently you have to click on a little down arrow, choose “move to another project” and then choose that project from a list. It would be better if you could just drag it to the project.. after all, it’s listed right there on the left!
Also, you can’t do group edits yet, you have to edit things one at a time which is frustrating.
When entering a task, you have to click on the date field. I wish I could just tab over to the date, or just enter “wednesday”.. but right now I have to click on the date field.
Of course the biggie.. there’s no mobile application for it yet. Arrgh!