Keeping track of your progress is one of the best ways to improve your productivity. To-do list apps make it easy to organize your tasks and stay up to date. Applications provide much more functionality than a written list, since they support features like setting reminders, syncing with digital calendars, and attaching files and notes. All of the best to-do list apps for Windows 11 and Windows 10 share quite a bit of functionality, but are separated by their premium features and availability across platforms.
Best to-do list apps for Windows
Microsoft To-Do | Free (opens in new tab)
With this app, you can create lists that are available across multiple platforms, share your lists with friends and colleagues, and set reminders. It is regularly updated with new features such as attaching files, integrating with Microsoft Mail and Calendar, and syncing with Outlook. It integrates with several Microsoft 365 service as well.
Todoist | $4/month for Premium (opens in new tab)
Todoist is a powerful to-do list with the ability to add tasks with natural text. For example, if you say "write an article at 2 pm," it will set the reminder accordingly. It also has the option to integrate with services, including Outlook, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Slack. Todoist has a free version, but to use all of its features, you'll have to upgrade to its premium version that costs $4 per month.
Trello | $5/month for Premium (opens in new tab)
Trello isn't a traditional to-do list. Instead, it's an online productivity board. In it, you can create different boards with multiple columns to keep your items organized. You can add files, notes, due dates, and labels to each card to keep things organized.
Ticktick | $2.40/month for Premium (paid annually) (opens in new tab)
TickTick is packed with features including smart lists, recurring reminders, sharing lists, and marking items with differing priorities. You can also track your productivity using statistics and achievement scores.TickTick has a free version, but to unlock all of its features, you'll need to upgrade to premium. The paid upgrade gets you full calendar access, advanced filters, and even a white noise generator.
Any.do | $3/month for Premium (opens in new tab)
While many to-do list apps are cross-platform, Any.do takes that to the extreme. It's available on Windows, iOS, Android, the web, and on smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can even use it to tick off to-dos on your smartwatch! It has an extensive list of features as well, though, for many of them, you'll need a premium subscription that costs $3 per month.
Best Window to-do list apps
To-do lists are incredibly useful tools when used correctly. One of the features that will make any to-do list more useful is the ability to add and manage items from any device you use. Each of the apps in this list supports cross-platform syncing so you can easily add and check off items. Microsoft To-Do (opens in new tab) has a good feature set for a to-do list application including shared lists, file attachment support, and integrating with Microsoft 365 and other popular services. It's free, making it a good value, and is regularly updated with new features from Microsoft so you can have confidence that it's going to get even better in the future. These factors put together earn Microsoft To-Do the top spot of the best windows 10 to-do list apps.
If you'd like to use something outside of Microsoft's ecosystem, Todoist (opens in new tab) is an excellent option. It integrates with services like Alexa and Dropbox and makes it easy to add new items to your list thanks to its natural voice entry.
All of the apps on this list are going to be the best option for certain users. Luckily, each of them has a free version so you can try them all out without opening your wallet.
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