10 best to do list apps for Android

by: Joe HindySeptember 2, 2016

best to do list apps for android
Staying organized is one of the toughest things to do. Everything in your life requires at least some kind of organization and it’s also something you have to do and keep track of every day. It’s okay if you can’t keep track of it all because most of us can’t either. With a good to do list app, it can be extrapolated that you’ll probably get more stuff done and be more productive. Here are the best to do list apps for Android!

Any.Do best to do list apps for androidAny.do

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Any.do is a popular to do list application that gets the basics right. You have the usual array of tasks, sub tasks, and notes that you can add to help remind yourself of what you’re supposed to do. There is also cloud syncing so you can access your tasks on a variety of devices, including desktop, web, and tablet. It has a sleek interface and built-in support for Cal Calendar if you want to kill two birds with one stone. It’s powerful, it’s simple, and most of its features are free.

Get it now on Google Play!

Any.Do best to do list apps for android

CloudTasks best to do list apps for androidCloudTasks

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
CloudTasks is an up and coming to do list application that syncs with Google Tasks. That means it syncs to the cloud and you can extricate your tasks wherever Google Tasks is available (namely the web). It features the basics in to do list creation and also has priority modes for tasks that need to get done immediately, unlimited task creation, voice task creation, and a very nice interface that looks fantastic. It’s simple and has built-in support for its sister app, CloudCal.

Get it now on Google Play!

evernote best to do list apps for androidEvernote

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Evernote is mostly a note taking application but it has built-in reminders that can also make it usable as a to do list app. You can create a variety of notes and include a variety of files such as images, documents, and more. You can use the Evernote Reminders feature to bring that note up again when you need to see it. It’s a powerful note taking application with cross-platform support and the latest Material Design. It’s a good way to go if you need note taking and to do list features in one app.

Get it now on Google Play!

Google Keep best to do list apps for AndroidGoogle Keep

[Price: Free]
Google Keep is a lot like Evernote in that it’s primarily a note taking application. However, it also features a reminders feature that works based on your location or based on a time frame so you can create to do lists and they should pop when and where they’re needed. Keep is more simple than Evernote which makes it a great alternative if you’re looking for something less intense and complex. It’s also updated frequently with new features, has near flawless Android Wear support, and is included on many smartphones already which could save you the affliction of wasting space on a third party app.

Get it now on Google Play!

gtasks best to do list apps for androidGTasks

[Price: Free / $4.99]
GTasks is a popular and highly rated to do list app and one of the few that adhere to a simple free-paid system. The free version has a ton of features, including the basics along with widgets, quick adding for tasks using voice, and syncing with Google Tasks. If you go pro, you’ll also get batch task adds, a pattern lock for security, and theming. It looks good and it works well, especially if you’re in the market for something simple and effective.

Get it now on Google Play!

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tasks best to do list apps for androidTasks: Astrid To Do List Clone

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Tasks is an Astrid To Do List clone. In fact, the developer bluntly states it in the title of the app. For those who don’t know, Astrid was a task manager that was shut down by Yahoo back in 2013. Tasks made its name by being a good replacement option. It’s an open source application that covers all of the basics in a simple, easy to read format that utilizes Material Design. It also comes with Tasker support which is great for the tinkerers out there.

Get it now on Google Play!

tasks best to do list apps for android

ticktick best to do list apps for androidTickTick

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
TickTick is another simple, but powerful to do list application. This one has the basic features along with cloud syncing so you can keep track of your tasks between devices. It also includes a tag system so you can easily sort your tasks, widgets, priority levels to differentiate more important tasks, and location reminders. If you go pro, you’ll also get improved task management, improved collaboration support, and more. It’s another solid, simple option that can work very well.

Get it now on Google Play!

ticktick best to do list apps for android

todoist best to do list apps for androidTodoist

[Price: Free / $28.99 per year]
Todoist is a powerful to do list app that can do pretty much whatever you need it to do. On top of its mobile apps, you can get native apps on Google Chrome (as an extension), desktop, and other places for full cross-platform support. It covers the basics and also includes offline mode, tags and inboxes for easy task sorting, Android Wear support, integration with a ton of other apps, and a unique karma system that helps you visualize how productive you’ve been. You’ll need pro for all of the features, but this is one seriously good to do list app.

Get it now on Google Play!

trello best to do list apps for androidTrello

[Price: Free]
Trello is a big name in the to do list game and it’s one of the few options that’s entirely free. At least for right now. It comes with all of the basic features as well as a unique, card-based interface where you create your tasks on “boards”. It also comes with Google Drive and Dropbox support, Android Wear support, collaboration features, and scaling so you can do something as simple as a grocery list or as big as a multi-person group project. It’s powerful, it looks cool, and the price tag is great for a lot of folks.

Get it now on Google Play!

wunderlist best to do list apps for androidWunderlist

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Wunderlist is a very popular to do list app that made waves when it was purchased by Microsoft back in 2015. Thankfully, Microsoft kept the project alive and it’s doing well today. It comes with the basic features like all the others along with cross-platform support, plenty of attachment options, collaboration features, and the folders feature which lets you organize your to do lists. It also features Material Design which is always welcome.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • I use Keep and Wunderlist daily.

    • Anon

      i use both too.
      i would ditch wunderlist immediately if Keep just let me organize notes info folders though

  • Armaan Modi

    I always keep Keep in my phone!

    • seldomused

      Keep keeping Keep!

  • vmxr

    Wunderlist and keep sometimes

  • Pman

    Todoist is for my personal things at home, reminders to renew car things, odds and sods around house, diy, computer etc.

    Trello for work, 1-2-1s, personal development, projects going on etc

    Keep for shopping lists and a quick jot of temporary things – sometimes transfer to todoist

    Onenote for manuals, how tos, docs at home all attached to onenote

    Evernote is where I capture shopping ideas, food recipes, online things and all that

    So I use them all because they are all good at what i use them for

    • Pman

      Ticktick and wunderlist are basically the same as Todoist. Tried all three, wunderlist isn’t as good, ticktick is nearly the same but the left menu is not as well laid out as Todoist. I think some of the others are similar.

      There are two types of list apps though: 1. action based, 2. note based
      Todoist, trello, wunderlist, ticktick come under 1
      Keep, onenote, evernote come under 2

      • wicketr

        Todoist is pretty good, but is way too crippled unless you pay for it (like photo uploads, notes, and task reminders). If you’re a “free” user, then Wunderlist wins hands down.

        • JosephHindy

          That’s why I listed both.

      • JosephHindy

        I considered adding OneNote, but I would recommend Evernote and Keep as “note taking apps with reminders” before OneNote and I simply ran out of space (max 10 apps lol). OneNote is definitely very solid though and I wouldn’t tell people not to use it :)

        • Pman

          Yeh reminders wise it’s not great, you can link it with outlook but it’s a lot of faffing. I think all the apps for me cater for different aspects, I don’t think any 1 or 2 could ever cover all my needs though.

          • JosephHindy

            I get that. I use Keep and Todoist myself, but I also use Asana for work stuff because neither of the other two is enough. At least 3 is required lol.

  • Alistair Mackintosh

    I have tried many over the years. Wunderlist is the only one that has stuck. It is worth paying for the Pro options too.

  • seldomused

    Todoist doesn’t allow reminders or notifications without paying for the $30 annual fee. Every other app has these features for free.

    • JosephHindy

      Every app has its pros and cons lol.

      • seldomused

        Thanks Captain Obvious!

        The reason I brought it up is because it’s one of the only complaints about that app, and it’s pretty big omission.

        • JosephHindy

          Yeah but from another perspective, it’s the only complaint about the app. How many apps have only one problem?

          • seldomused

            I know you’re trying to play Devils advocate but take a look at the review on Google play. They stripped a lot of the basic features out of the free version. One of the biggest consistent complaint is the notifications. If it’s not an issue for someone then go for it.

          • JosephHindy

            “If it’s not an issue for someone then go for it”

            That’s exactly what I said lol. All these apps have issues and some of them are deal breakers. That’s why I list 10 =)

          • I totally agree with you. For one, I don’t miss reminders in Todoist at all and I use it every day to organize my life. If I want a reminder, I put it in a calendard. As easy as that, no problems.

      • Dick Turpin

        Pretty huge con for a to do list app not to have reminders when the majority of others have this essential feature for free.

        • JosephHindy

          To each their own. It’s a big con for you, I can’t argue that, but to say that EVERYONE uses reminders is bogus bud. Not everyone cares about every particular feature.

          • Soren Cicchini

            How is a to do list smartphone application without reminders better than a piece of paper in your pocket?

          • JosephHindy

            Because it’s in an app that you can check on that piece of electronics you carry on your person 24/7 lol. I can’t speak for everyone, but I have a widget on my main homescreen that shows me my tasks for the day. I don’t need reminders, I see them every time I unlock my phone.

            Again, it’s just one out of 10 apps on the list. If reminders are that big of a deal, it narrows your choices down by a 10%.

          • Soren Cicchini

            So, in other words, it’s not. LOL

            I’m not arguing that Todoist is not worthy of inclusion in the list, I’m just agreeing with the comment that this distinction is noteworthy.

          • JosephHindy

            Oh it definitely is, I didn’t say it wasn’t, I just said the value of that distinction varies greatly from person to person from “not at all” to “screw this stupid app, i’m out”.

  • Zach Champion

    What about Ultralist? Its got a cool voice input system.

  • nikbonne

    I have tried many different to-do list apps, but none of them are as good as GQueues, which is very smooth, has a nice interface and integrates with Google Calendar.

  • rheerani

    Swipes is also a really well designed one!

    • Too bad is abandoned, they are focusing on a more team based app. I still use swipes, I wish I could sync to my calendar :(

      • Drakenoid

        It isn’t abandoned afaik, didn’t it only come to Android like a few months back?

  • Mauro García

    i use omninotes. It’s fast and light weight. Maybe it’s not the most complete app, but fills all my needs as a to do list app.
    Also it’s free with no in app purchases!

  • Oleksii Kyslyi

    Guys, what do think about having Clear like app under android with extended features? I can implement this shit.

  • Drakenoid

    You’re right, I missed that.

  • I love the Keep app, my husband and I do our grocery lists this way. The only problem is lately it’s not updating properly with our shared lists and we’re missing stuff, frustrating.