Todoist / Wedoist rant
Hello Doist team,
I really like Todoist; as a simple task management app there it doesn't leave much to be desired and as a one-person project management system it is far from perfect but suitable for my needs. The easy-to-use user interface is one of Todoist "selling points", which sets it apart from other offerings.
Just as much as I like Todoist, as disappointed am I with Wedoist, which lacks even the most basic functionality - some of which has been implemented in Todoist a long time ago.
Only a few features are missing to turn Todoist into a multi-user system:
- give multiple users access to the same projects
- an "owner" or "responsible" property for projects and tasks
- a "private"/"public" property for projects and tasks
- a locking mechanism to prevent simultaneous changes to the same object by different users
I am not a SW developer, but - seriously - how hard can that be? Within a short period of time you could give Wedoist all the bells and whistles of Todoist and at the same time implement the often requested integration between Todoist and Wedoist. You would also "auto-convert" Wedoist to HTML5 and by unifying the code base make future development easier.
What do you think?
Thank you for your feedback. It's actually very difficult to implement most of Todoist's features to Wedoist. It would completely change the entire structure, how we store data, what properties each data has etc.
However, we are actually working on implementing most of the features you've mentioned. Todoist will allow you to share projects, Wedoist will allows you to manage your tasks through Todoist and eventually - both services will seamlessly interact with each other creating an awesome productivity suite both for individuals, small teams and large teams. We hope to get it all done this year, we'll begin rolling out some of these features soon.
thanks for the feedback. I know you guys don't publish release dates, but some sort of a rough roadmap would be much appreciated. For a company that does task and project management software this should be possible ;-)
I totally agree with Andy. Nice to hear you are working on that. I'm looking forward to it.
If I were you, I would completely throw away Wedoist and just add collaborative features into Todoist (possibly for additional price). There is no a single reason to split this funcionality into different apps (neither for you developers or for users).
couldn't have said it any better - and would definitely be willing to pay more for collab features in Todoist
I'd be happy to have possibility of sharing projects with others within todoist as well. one app is enough for the same things. and let you avoid arguments :) that someone doesn't check the other app
I have to agree with the idea of tossing Wedoist. David Trey, can you provide any insight into why there are separate applications?
Todoist was created in 2007 as a small personal task manager while Wedoist was made years later as a tool for our team to organize our team-work on Todoist, but we've also decided to publish Wedoist as a service and it's been received very well by many teams incl. Fortune 100 companies around the world.
That said, as Wedoist was created, it was not primarily meant as a product complimenting Todoist, however we're working on such integration right now to offer a great productivity suite both for teams and personal task management. As mentioned earlier, sharing in Todoist will also be available aside from this integration.
Your prompt and comprehensive replies are appreciated. Thank you for your insight.
I would love to see a collaborative features on Todosist too, or Wedoist integration (I agree with the users above).
In my case, it isn't even for project management (although that would be awesome)...just shared family household chore management.
It would require a "private" and a "shared" mode as suggested above (the shared mode could be Wedoist if possible), and the ability to easily reassign ownership of tasks, while still be able to have an overview over all the tasks on the agenda for both persons in the shared mode.
I already use Todoist every day to manage my personal life/daily living activities and chores, and it works brilliantly.
However, since I am married it would be great with a collaborative feature rather than pretend that doing housework is an isolated solo project in a family. It would be great to have all household chores set up in one system with shared access, besides the personal task interface so that all my tasks show up in my interface, and my husband's tasks show up in his interface, and only the household chores/selected chores show up in the shared interface.
That way, even if my husband didn't really use the system, I could tick them off for him in the shared interface and thereby keep track of what's been done, but without having all the chores I am not responsible for to mess up my interface and appear in "Karma" as if I've done them.
In addition to the general usefulness of such a feature for shared housework management & distribution, I am playing with an idea about a household chore point system where we'll assign points according to the "workload" of each chore, and then use the total points we've each "earned" in a month against the percentage of the total bills each of us pay for that month.
We could do that by counting & then dividing the total number of household chore points we have each "earned" in a month by the total $ amount that needs to be paid in bills (including mortgage).
That way we could trade points between us so that more housework = less bill payment, and vice versa. (My husband requires me to pay my half of all bills, and says he does/will do 50% of the housework. However, "housework" is currently a vague and unmeasured amount of work... that is what I would like to change. Since he both works & earns significantly more than me in paid work, for me paying half of the bills is about 90% of my income and for him maybe about 40% of his income...and I think I do most of the housework anyway).