I am really, really struggling to settle for Things or Todoist. Todoist was the only task manager app I’d ever used and have a around 2 years of data in it. Inevitably I have lots of projects set up that continue with no end dates. As a diabetic, I have a project on health-related tasks etc.
When Things 3 was released there was so much hype I installed the trial on my MBP. I instantly fell in love with the app, The icons, animation and layout of the app are stunning. I love the headings feature in projects. I pretty much within a few days spent £80 quid on the Mac, iPhone and iPad apps. I also used the opportunity to do a full review of my projects I had set up in Todoist.
However, the more I used the app I began to miss a couple of features of Todoist;
Natural Language Processing
The NLP is Todoist is absolutely outstanding and really allows for easy setting of dates in tasks.
The ability to add documents to tasks.
I like the idea of keeping associated docs with the tasks in the app.
Adding data to a task via email
You cannot set dates, projects, tags etc. when adding to Things via email or something like Zapier
At the moment I’m running both apps concurrently, which really is ridiculous!
So, I thought I’d post my thoughts for two reasons, to try and clear things in my own head and also get feedback from you fab people!
So, thinking about the two points above:
NLP is Things is okay. It works for most of the dates I enter.
Document storage, I don’t think in all my time using Todoist I’ve ever actually accessed a doc that was uploaded to a task.
Adding metadata to a task via email, I tend to add all my new tasks to my inbox therefore when I’m reviewing my inbox I can add the relevant data.
This has been a useful exercise for me writing this down and I think it’s helped me make a decision once and for all.
Thanks for bearing with me
I’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts on the subject. Have you migrated from Todoist to Things? Did you move back? What do you miss?