In 2004, an entrepreneur named Jake Olefsky launched an online task management platform called Toodledo (opens in new tab). Under his leadership, it turned into one of the most popular task manager apps and still maintains that status.
In 2018, Olefsky sold Toodledo to a group of investors. After that, there was a significant increase in customer complaints about slow updates and reluctance to add new features.
Another group of investors acquired Toodledo in 2021. Since then, remarkable improvements have been made to the to-do list app (opens in new tab), judging by user reviews. It remains popular today, with nearly 2 million users.
Toodledo: Subscriptions and Pricing
Toodledo is a freemium app. There is a free version that anyone can sign up for, but it has limited features. You have to pay for the premium version to get the best out of the app.
There are two premium plans; Standard and Plus. The former costs $3.99 per month and the latter $5.99 per month. Toodledo offers significant discounts to customers who pay for 12 months at a time. There is no free trial for the premium plan.
If you are a business with a large team, you can also contact Toodledo for a custom pricing package.
Oddly enough, Toodledo doesn’t offer refunds for monthly subscriptions, but it does offer annual subscriptions. The refund period is 14 days after your purchase.
Signing up on Toodledo is easy. Just go to the official website or download the app to create an account. After successfully creating an account, you will have instant access to your task management dashboard.
The first feature you should notice on the dashboard is: create tasks. Find the Add task button, click it and type in any task. You can add one task or several tasks at once. This feature is the most important part of the Toodledo platform.
After you successfully create a task, it is recommended that you add some attributes to help you solve them. There are 15 such attributes that you can assign to a Toodledo task, including priority, due date, folder, location, etc. Then you can sort, search, and filter the tasks by these attributes.
Another thing you can do to sort out tasks is to put them together in lists. For example, you can group different tasks under ‘personal’, ‘work’ and ‘leisure’.
You can set an alarm for each task, so the Toodledo app reminds you when it’s due. One great feature we noticed in this area is the location based alarm. You can set the app to sound an alarm when you are near a specific location with tasks. For example, you can set it to remind you of your shopping list when you are near a specific supermarket.
Like many task management apps, Toodledo . supports collaboration (opens in new tab). You can share your task lists with other users who can help you manage them. Let’s say that in an office where you take on the role of manager, you can create a work-related to-do list and assign different tasks to different people.
Toodledo: Interface and Usage
You can access Toodledo through the web-based interface or mobile app. The mobile apps are readily available for download on iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play Store). There is no native desktop app, but there are third-party desktop clients that you can use as a workaround.
For reasons that are unclear, Toodledo has a pretty outdated user interface. It retains a classic look that is not common with most modern apps. That doesn’t make the app bad, but it’s worth mentioning.
If you run into any issues using Toodledo, you can open a support ticket and expect an email response within 48 hours. But users with a free tier are limited to two support tickets. You have to pay for a premium subscription if you want to be able to open unlimited tickets.
There is also a detailed FAQ page on Toodledo with solutions to common problems. Likewise, there is a support forum where users interact and often offer solutions to each other’s challenges. You can refer to these locations for alternative customer support.
Toodledo: The Competition
Toodledo’s main competitors include: Habitica (opens in new tab), TickTick (opens in new tab), any.do (opens in new tab)and Think of the milk (opens in new tab). Toodledo’s main advantage over these competitors is its affordable pricing.
Toodledo: Final Verdict
After testing Toodledo, we can confidently say that it is a decent to-do list app. It is easy to use and affordable compared to the competition. The main drawbacks we noticed are the outdated user interface and limited collaboration features.