Getting things done with Todoist

Todo list apps – much like every productivity nerd, I’ve tried them all. During my process, I settled on Todoist a year or so ago and was thrilled when Federico did the same (selfishly knowing I’d benefit from some amazing tips).

Todoist simply works exactly as I prefer, carrying a number of benefits. A few of my favorites:

  • Ubiquitous – Todoist is everywhere I need it. On my Mac, the web, Watch, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Android. I don’t use all of these devices all of the time, but when I do I know that my task lists will be synced there.
  • URL scheme support for quicker entry and improved workflow.
  • Integrations with other services I use, like Google Calendar and IFTTT.

And in recent news, the development team made major improvements to 1) bring a handy app to the Apple Watch and 2) launch its own developer platform integrations.

It just keeps getting better and better. And it’s only $29/year for the premium version.

Fantastical and Sunrise land on Apple Watch

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the day after Fantastical launches its Apple Watch app, Sunrise follows with its own announcement.

Yesterday, I moved all of my calendaring on mobile back to Fantastical after switching to Sunrise a few months back. Now, I’m back to comparing the two. Regardless of whichever I choose, you can’t go wrong with either one.

QUICK UPDATE: It seems as though Fantastical is just a bit more powerful at this point, so I’ll continue to lean on that. I’ve already grown accustomed to using Siri much more on the watch than I ever have before, so the ability to use it to add events with Fantastical’s natural language input is a feature that’s tough to top.

Latr.fm – Pocket/Instapaper for podcasts

Better late than never on this one. I’ve fiddled with Huffduffer quite a few times ever since I heard Merlin Mann sing its praises. For some reason, I could just never get into it.

However, Latr.fm‘s implementation of the save podcast episode for later service has done a better job at catching my attention. It’s very simple – sign up as a user, drag the bookmarklet to your toolbar, then get going on grabbing some podcasts. The service creates a custom RSS feed that you can subscribe to, or share with others. It’s helpful when you only want to listen to one episode and not subscribe to an entire podcast. Or you could create a best of feed for your favorites.

Either way, there are many possibilities and I’m enjoying thus far. Subscribe to my feed if you’d like.