18 October 2010

Let's Review: Making Lists

Putting things on lists so that one may cross them off is one of life's great pleasures.

But keeping track of the things I have to do is a chore. My bag is full of little scraps of paper and the occasional notebook. My desk is covered with more scraps of paper. Periodically I try some form of computerized list making - but the programs tend to be too complicated or too messy or too stupid or too ugly, and I give up and go back to the little scraps.

Enter Teux Deux.

It is elegant, simple and clean. It is a free web application, with an optional $2.99 iPhone app. The iPhone app syncs to the web. It is delightful. If you don't do something on the day that you said it was to be done, it moves to the next day. When a task is complete, you cross it off with a tap. It's completely minimal and entirely intuitive.

And best of all? Now that I've told you about it, I can go cross paean to TeuxDeux off my list.





(No one paid me to write this. I bought the app with my own money. I've never even met Tina Roth Eisenberg.)

7 comments:

Bibliomama said...

Neat. I don't like the cutesy name though. Not that I'm not a fan of cutesy names in general -- I was in love with a local art store called A Fine Mess. This particular cutesy name just doesn't work for me.

Anna said...

I like simple as much as the next girl (maybe more) but my To Do list app has to be a bit more robust. So I use Omni Focus.

mayberry said...

But "mail knobs" sounds like it could be post-worthy too.

Rima said...

I have been looking for a good list app. I'm not crazy about the free one I have on my phone right now, so I might just give this a try.

Cathy said...

I use it and love. The look is so Swiss, so minimal, without stinting on decent functionality.

MDTaz said...

I've just signed up and already I love it. It thinks like I do. And it's easy to move tasks to the next day! Brilliant for a procrastinator like me. (I'm writing a post for another blog I write on procrastination, and it's taking me forever...)

Gotta Knit! said...

Thanks for the link. I think I am going to like it.