A ToDo list for Android?
February 21, 2011 2:02 PM   Subscribe

What is the best "ToDo" application available for Android phones?

I'm looking for a great "ToDo list" type app for Android to help me manage my time and get stuff done.

I don't mind paying for it as long as it is polished. Something that doesn't really drain my battery and can sync with an online account for use on my PC would be cool too.
posted by Funky Claude to Technology (17 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
I've been using GTasks. It syncs with your Google tasks. It's simple, but I kinda love it.
posted by ferociouskitty at 2:05 PM on February 21, 2011


I love Astrid.
posted by scarykarrey at 2:05 PM on February 21, 2011


Springpad is free and interesting.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:09 PM on February 21, 2011


Maybe Todo.txt? I use this *constantly* in its original form but haven't really played with it on Android. It does sync with Dropbox.
posted by the dief at 2:13 PM on February 21, 2011


Something that doesn't really drain my battery and can sync with an online account for use on my PC would be cool too.

Kind of a non-answer but have you considered just using email? At it's simplest form you can just keep your inbox clear of anything other than todo related stuff (i.e. if you manually pay something and get a bill email, keep the email in your inbox until you pay it), along with sending yourself emails for tasks that are not connected to emails. The big plus of using this method is that you are already using email so you see all of your todos whenever you check your inbox, you have access to them whenever you have access to email, you can use your normal email apps, etc. I've tried various todo schemes and that has been the one that has stuck with me.
posted by burnmp3s at 2:24 PM on February 21, 2011


Off the beaten path here, but I use a plain text file synced to a phone and 3 computers via Dropbox. I like the sheer simplicity of plain text - it means I never have an excuse to avoid updating the list, and there are no constraints or painful UI decisions to deal with. The best part is it can be read from anywhere on any machine if it's in a public Dropbox folder.
posted by Tehhund at 2:31 PM on February 21, 2011


Every couple of months I switch between GTasks and RTM. RTM is better, but it is not free. There is an annual fee.
posted by tom_g at 2:38 PM on February 21, 2011


I started with RTM and paid for a year. But at the end of the year I realized that I wasn't getting my money's worth and switched to GTasks. Luckily, RTM provides a free trial so you judge for yourself.
posted by tommasz at 2:55 PM on February 21, 2011


Astrid is awesome, and you can get a version that syncs with RTM.
posted by matildaben at 3:18 PM on February 21, 2011


Astrid drives me insane, so YMMV.

Right now I'm not using anything, so I'm watching this thread with interest.
posted by saveyoursanity at 3:29 PM on February 21, 2011


Seconding Astrid. It's constantly being updated with little improvements, and sometimes big improvements. It's basically a different app than it was a year ago (in a good way).
posted by shponglespore at 3:38 PM on February 21, 2011


On the web, I use ToodleDo, so on my Droid I just use their mobile website. I find it's easier than dealing with an app because I don't have to worry about setting up a syncing schedule. Any changes I make on the mobile site will immediately take effect.
posted by LaurenIpsum at 3:54 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah. I'm into Astrid right now too.
posted by danwalker at 4:07 PM on February 21, 2011


n-thing remember the milk, I love it on my nexus one.
posted by DJWeezy at 4:25 PM on February 21, 2011


I use a Notepad text file stored in my DropBox folder. Not elegant, but it works for me better than most of the Android ToDo apps that I've tried.
posted by imjustsaying at 4:33 PM on February 21, 2011


Another vote for GTasks. I owed to use Astrid, but it was too big-endian for me. GTasks is nice and simple.
posted by Plutor at 6:39 PM on February 21, 2011


Another vote for GTasks. Nice and simple.
I use Google Tasks Canvas to sort my tasks out online.
Then these auto-sync with the app.
My fave thing is setting up widgets based on different lists.
I have a general tasks lists. I have a weekend list and a today list. You can just punch a widget and add items directly to that particular list.
As easy or as simple as you want it to be and totally free.
posted by razzman at 1:19 PM on February 25, 2011


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