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Windows App / Mac App - what's the point?


Hi all,

this is by no means meant offensive - I am genuinely intersted in why people use the Mac or Windows App of Todoist instead of the browser.

The Outlook plugin seems to have some merrit thanks to the "link to email" feature (which in turn is pointless if you access your account through different devices), but why do people use the Mac or Windows app?
I've been working with the web site (without any browser plugin) ever since I started using Todoist without any issues. Am I missing something?

Thanks for some enlightenment :-)


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2013 - 10:39 UTC

Hello Andy,

There are 2 main advantages of using our desktop apps:

1. You can set it to be "always on top" so you see your to-do list all the time regardless of what you're working on whether it's on the web or not.

2. You get a global keyboard shortcut to add a task so whatever application you're working on, you can use the shortcut to bring up Todoist and have the "Quick Add" box opened right away.

Aside from that, the apps apparently handle offline accessibility better than the web itself because it's usually left running in the background while the browser window is usually being closed often so if you go offline, you'll still have Todoist active and can access and work with it offline.

Best regards,

Andy Puest
Replied on Jul 04, 2013 - 13:02 UTC

Hi David,

thanks for the feedback.
"The browser window is usually being closed often" - who does that anymore these days? :-) My browser window is the second window I open after logging in and the last one being closed before shutdown. While it's in the background a lot, it's definitely never closed ...