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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?

All responses

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 20, 2013 - 17:57 UTC

Hello Andy,

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.

Best regards,

Andy Puest
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 09:03 UTC

Hi David,

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 ;-)


Anton Reshetnikov
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 10:03 UTC

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).

Andy Puest
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 10:07 UTC

couldn't have said it any better - and would definitely be willing to pay more for collab features in Todoist

Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 10:49 UTC

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

Stephen Bruington
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 12:41 UTC

I have to agree with the idea of tossing Wedoist. David Trey, can you provide any insight into why there are separate applications?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 12:52 UTC

Hello Stephen,

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.

Best regards,

Stephen Bruington
Replied on Jul 22, 2013 - 20:51 UTC


Your prompt and comprehensive replies are appreciated. Thank you for your insight.


Kevin  premium
Replied on May 27, 2014 - 19:47 UTC

Wow, your husband sounds like a dick.

Devin Columbus
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 02:48 UTC

So ... It's been over a year since David Trey said "However, we are
actually working on implementing most of the features you've mentioned."
... and now we all see that Todoist seems to be taking leaps and bounds
ahead of Wedoist.

I guess my question at this point is: is Wedoist going to become obsolete?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 27, 2014 - 03:12 UTC


We are still keeping it running, but as of now, we are not sure what will actually happen with it.


Anna  premium
Replied on Oct 11, 2014 - 10:08 UTC

I'm very happy with Todoist present collaborative sharing/delegating functionality, that is precisely what I was after. Have used it a lot this year for a specific problem, and it was (and is) incredible helpful - Thank you!

Vance  premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 04:14 UTC

It's good to see I'm not alone here - Todoist is great for my world but the need to assign a task from a project to a coworker is huge. The public / private option would allow me to collaborate with others but not "over share" my tasks. Any update on when this feature might actually be available?