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prem vs business difference


Is the only difference, as far as UI and functionality, betw prem and business just the 1 line on left that says 'team' ...

i know there are a couple other things obviously that you can do with business, my question is, do they all basically stem out of that one tab.

Reason being, that id like to set personal acct up now, but might as well do business one so when i am ready later in the year or whenever, to add in other users, i dont have to switch or anything..

So, if it was just one little tab that i wouldnt be using, it would be good for me to just do the business version..

Is there anything else that is design wise, or operationally different? Put another way, is there any reason someone would choose specifically NOT to get TD business, since cost is identical

Many thanks..the software is awesome btw.. loving it.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 18:23 UTC


The "Team Inbox" is a separate project that is shared by default with your entire team without having to invite everyone into it. That's the first change on the "user end", the second is that instead of being able to invite up to 25 people into each project on Premium, you can invite up to 50 people per project on Business.

Now, the main difference is on the "Business Admin" end. Once you have a Business account, you get a separate Admin panel which you can use to add users to your team, remove them, decide whether your team is allowed to share or join projects outside of the team, add your company data, receive a full invoice and can pay for all users at once - yearly or monthly.

That said, the reason NOT to get Business is to avoid paying for other people's accounts. This can be a benefit if you just have your private account and simply want to share project switch people without being "in charge" of the team. If you do have a business with employees that you want to manage and pay for all their accounts - then that's where TD for Business comes in and makes it easier to upgrade for the whole team.

Best regards,

todoist t
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 18:34 UTC

Thanks David.. So:

1) If i get prem and switch to bus, is it seamless? Any issues besides refund problems ive read about?
2) there should be a way to have business vers and still share without paying for others accts like there is for prem, right?
3)to clarify, visually, its only the little team inbox that will be hanging around unused if i get business but only land up using it for personal
4) Is this the only way to contact you guys w questions? I mean, you were super fast, so i cant complain at all..but just feels odd, and i try to sort questions by 'newest' for ex and it doesnt do anything unless i type in a search box entry.. seems like no one is asking questions which is odd for a product w a couple million users no?

5) :-) I def would want to share some projects even as individual acct, so i guess the key question is #2 above, being able to share w business like i can w premium without having to pay for everyone. And i assume they just need a free account, and can just share the project w them right?

Many thanks again...

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 19:40 UTC

  1. It is seamless. You just go to https://todoist.com/business and start the trial. At this point, the value of the remaining Premium time gets credited towards the Business plan. Which means that your first invoice will be discounted by whatever your Premium time was worth.

    2. Correct. Simply right-click on a project and choose "Share project". In fact, this is a free feature so you can invite up to 5 people per project on the free version.

    3. Yes. Well, technically there will be one more change, that is - if you click on the gear icon at the top, then aside from "Todoist Settings", you'll also have an option "Todoist Business Admin" which will show you a separate page with all the business options for account management - billing, CC info etc. but yes, other than that the actual "main" Todoist app itself doesn't really change.

    4. This is the best way to contact us as you get a fast response from either of our support team members regardless of when you contact us, if you'd email me personally, then I can only answer during European daytime ;-)

    As for the amount of questions - some are set to private so you won't see them, but also our main goal is always to make Todoist very intuitive and easy to use so that there's less need to learn to use it and ask :-)

    5. Yes. But to clarify - if you have a free account, you can only invite 5 people into each of your project (these could be different people in each project of course), but even if they are Premium, it's still 5 because it's your free account that invites them. But on Premium, you can invite 25 people per project and they could be both free or Premium and it will still work because it's your Premium account that invites them.

    Best regards,

Dana Vigoren  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 19:49 UTC

I currently have a Premium Account that I just signed up for last week- loving it!!

I'm an Independent contractor, but I have one large account that takes up the majority of my time. In my last meeting with the owner of the company I showed it to him and he was impressed and considering implementing it himself and considering a business account.

1. Can you have more than one admin on a business account? If I were to upgrade my account to business, could I also add him as an admin? He would have no problems with me being an admin- in fact he'd likely want me to be.

2. If you can't have more than one admin, how hard would it be for me to join my account to his business account? I've already put a decent amount of work into it and don't want to have to start over. And how would I be reimbursed in that scenario?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 19:57 UTC


1. There is only one Admin right now. Though in terms of being able to add, remove, comment etc, on projects and tasks, all users added and upgraded will have access.

2.Any account can be upgraded to Business, no data is lost. And you can then invite who ever to which ever Admin account. Any Premium time is used upon upgrade, towards it.


Dana Vigoren  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 20:04 UTC

So can one person belong to several different business accounts? If, for example, I wanted to upgrade myself to a business account and he went ahead and started his own as a business account could we both be added to each others? Or just one? I imagine that freelancers such as myself may want that type of flexibility.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 20:06 UTC


As of now, only one can be Admin. We will look into allowing people to be part of more than one in future updates.


Dana Vigoren  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 20:07 UTC

Thank you.

Anthony Critchley  premium
Replied on Oct 19, 2014 - 10:42 UTC

If I get a business account and invite people to join a project, are they considered "users" that I would need to pay for under my account?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Oct 19, 2014 - 11:46 UTC

Hi Anthony,

No, you wouldn't need to pay for them. Sharing projects to other users does not make them a member of your team.