The reasons why I switched to Todoist from Omnifocus Pro

Todoist[1] has recently been updated for all Apple devices. And I like it a lot. I’ve been using Omnifocus as my main task management system for my GTD. And I have bought the pro version for all my devices. I prefer buying my apps. I don’t like subscription based services.

That’s why I decided a while ago to not go for a Todoist premium subscription, and stick to Omnifocus pro.

But this latest update of Todoist for all Apple devices is so good that it even makes the free version worth switching for.

So I decided to choose Todoist (free) as my task management system of choice again.[2]

My 4 reasons why I switched

  • A more modern design with a clean look
  • Much easier and more intuitive to snooze tasks to later
  • Available everywhere. Computers, web, mobile, mail
  • Better Apple Watch app and complications

And one of the most important things for me with this latest update of Todoist, is the awesome Apple Watch app with the new complications and all. Having a complete task management system on your wrist is one of the best things that has happened for my productivity. Dictating tasks directly from your wrist anywhere you are is amazing. I do it while walking, driving and even on the toilet sometimes :)

And be able to snooze tasks directly from the watch with the new Todoist Apple Watch app is one of the biggest differences between Omnifocus[3] and Todoist.

Another very important thing is availability, and Todoist is available practically on every system available. At my day work I need to use Microsoft Outlook[4] and it’s really great that Todoist has an Outlook plugin that works really great! It’s indispensable for me. I really need it. And the same with having a great Chrome and Safari extension makes it so much better than Omnifocus to me.

Other things that makes Todoist so great:

  • Sync is instant. It’s one of the best synchronizations I’ve ever seen in any app. It’s so much better than Omnifocus sync.
  • The snooze feature is awesome. This is actually one of the most important things that made me switch from Omnifocus to Todoist. The snooze feature makes it so easy to defer a task to later. I wish the developers could add more default options though. Like for example “This evening”, “In 4 hours”, “Tomorrow evening”, “This weekend” or something like that.
  • Karma makes you want to do tasks. The karma feature in Todoist is maybe not the first thing you thinking of as a reason to switch from your task management system to Todoist, but maybe you should. Because it motivates you. It makes your task management to a game. It’s fun to mark a task done. And having karma points earned for it makes it even more fun. You really want to climb the ranking ladder to become a guru. And this actually works. Trust me. It makes you more productive, and it makes you keep going and using your task management system. So many people stop using task management systems and GTD after awhile, and I think Todoist karma system prevents that.

Todoist is simply put more intuitive and effective to help me be more productive. I love it.

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See one of my videos about Todoist and Omnifocus here:

  1. It’s a task management system/app for many different platforms. Great for GTD. Check it out here. Search for my posts about Todoist here. It’s one of the best in my opinion.  ↩

  2. Don’t get me wrong here, Omnifocus is still one of the best task management systems out there. In fact, to me it’s between Todoist or Omnifocus you should choose.  ↩

  3. Omnifocus has a really good Apple Watch app and complications though, but you can’t snooze or edit tasks on the Apple Watch. And I need to be able to do that.  ↩

  4. I have no choice really, I have to use Windows and Microsoft Outlook at work….  ↩