The best todo apps for Mac from creating shopping lists to managing projects, to just plain getting stuff done
Looking for the best Mac apps to help you stay organized and on task? We spend a good majority of our lives checking off todo lists. Whether that's buying groceries or finishing assignments or scheduling projects, keeping everything straight and getting things done in the most time effective way possible can sometimes be a task in and of itself. If you're a Mac user, there are lots of apps available that can help you organize the chaos. Most even have iOS counterparts to keep you productive on the go too. Todo apps can come with a high price tag, however, so it can be hard to decide on which one to go with. Which todo apps for Mac really are the best?
Pocket Lists was recently updated to version 4.0 and brings with it a new interface for iOS 7, new list icons, and more. For those not familiar, Pocket Lists is a unique way to manage your iOS reminder and todo lists. With sync support for native solutions, Toodledo, and Google Tasks, you're covered no matter what you currently use.
Omnifocus 2 for iPhone by the Omni Group is a completely re-designed and re-imagined version of their popular task management suite. Not only has it been thought out and redone with iOS 7 in mind, but with how we handle tasks and interact with them also being at the center of their efforts. I've always loved Omnifocus products and the feature sets they bring to users when it comes to getting things done. The down side was that it could be overwhelming for new users, especially when it came to interface. Omnifocus 2 for iPhone is changing that and starting to break that barrier.
Lister 2 for iPhone lets you create shopping and grocery lists not only easily, but in a way that makes sorting them and finding what you're looking for simple. With support for Dropbox syncing, sharing, password protection, and more, it's a nice option if you want more control over your lists than what the native Reminders app gives you.
Todoist is a task management and todo app with not only a great and easy to use interface but already supports pretty much any platform you might find yourself on. With support for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and many browsers, it's one of the best options for platform hoppers.
Are you a procrastinator who tries time and time again to make use of an elaborate "get things done" system in order to bring some organization into your life to only put off using said system? Then Do it (Tomorrow) for iPhone is for you! Do it (Tomorrow) is simply two lists, Today and Tomorrow, with the ability to move tasks between lists with just one quick tap.
Things is a detailed task manager by Cultured Code that will help you organize your very busy life. Things isn't just a simple to-do list, it's a serious "get things done" (GTD) tool that allows you to create projects, each with their own set of tasks, assign tags and specific areas, and much, much more. With versions for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and a sophisticated syncing service called Things Cloud, you can keep and update all your projects and tasks wherever you go.
We've seen many todo apps for iPhone but Carrot is the first one that has a personality of its own. The idea behind Carrot is that it should motivate you to do things. As you complete things, Carrot becomes happy with you and may even give you a reward. But if you go too long without getting anything accomplished, Carrot becomes angry.
Clear, the incredibly beautiful task list manager for iPhone that stole our hearts with its gesture-based approach, has been updated to support iCloud sync -- to work seamlessly with the newly released Clear for Mac! The Mac version looks very similar to the iPhone version both in design and size, which is awesome because switching between the two is a seamless as ever. If you're already familiar with Clear for iPhone, Clear for Mac behaves exactly as you would expect.
Clear for Mac is currently 50% off to celebrate its launch, so grab it now!