The Completely Redesigned Android Widget — Now with Compact Mode
Plus: Custom widget themes, preset styles, and adjustable opacity
Introducing a completely redesigned widget for Android that gives you full control of your tasks while also including a flexible look and an efficient new compact mode.
👆 Manage your tasks with a tap: Add and complete tasks right from the widget. Edit a task by simply tapping it — you’ll open open task view and can update the details there.
✅ See any task list: Tap the drop-down in the top left to select any view like Today or a specific project, filter, or label.
📱 See more with compact mode: Have a lot on your plate? With the new compact mode, you’ll be able to see even more tasks at once.
✨ Themes and transparency: Give your widget a custom look by choosing a theme from Todoist red to Sunflower yellow and more. Coordinate with your wallpaper by changing the opacity from fully opaque to fully transparent.
To set up your widget in seconds, long press an empty space on your home screen, select Widget, then drag and drop the Todoist task view widget wherever you want it.
👉 Set up your widget in seconds with this step-by-step guide on our help center.
Bonus: For a super coordinated style, our designer Alex Muench has created some beautiful Android wallpapers that go perfectly with the widget.
Time-saving iOS workflows, a new Gmail add-on and more ✨
See what we’ve been working on since Foundations
After the pedal-to-the-floor launch of Todoist Foundations, our product teams have been hard at work on a handful of smaller Todoist updates. Here’s what’s new:
🚀 Build time-saving workflows with updated iOS 13 Shortcuts
With updated iOS Shortcuts for Todoist, you can save time on repetitive actions. For example, you could create a shortcut called “Add a work task” that automatically moves a new task to your Work project and sets the due date to Monday. (Perfect for keeping your mind in weekend mode 🌞)
⚫ Let Todoist go dark along with your iOS and Android Dark Mode
We’re happy to report that you no longer have to be unexpectedly blinded by your task lists. Whenever Dark Mode is activated on your iOS or Android device, Todoist will automatically switch to Dark theme, too.
📅 Manage your time better by syncing multiple Google Calendars to Todoist
Syncing Todoist with Google Calendar is one of our most popular integrations, and you can now sync multiple Todoist projects to multiple Calendars. You’ll have fine tuned control over which tasks you want to see in Google Calendar, and any updates on either side will be reflected in both apps.
📧 Add emails as tasks from Gmail – on the web and from the mobile app
With the new Todoist for Gmail add-on, you can now add tasks from Gmail on any web browser (not just Chrome!) and from the Gmail app on any mobile device. When looking at an email, simply press the Todoist icon to the right on the web or at the bottom of the Gmail app on mobile.
🗣️ Stay more organized with the revamped Todoist Alexa integration
It’s easier than ever to use Todoist hands-free with our redesigned Todoist for Alexa integration. Simply say “Alexa, add a task” and Alexa will prompt you to add all the details. Check out a few more examples above.
✅ See your progress more easily by viewing completed tasks in Task View
To make it easier to keep track of your sub-tasks, you’ll now see completed sub-tasks in Task View by default. So whenever you complete a task from Task View, the completed task will remain visible instead of disappearing.
📆 See your Todoist tasks in your Fantastical calendar
When you’ve got a lot of scheduling to manage, Fantastical brings all your calendars together in one place (on Mac or iOS). And now you can see your Todoist tasks in Fantastical too.
These updates are just the start: We’re currently working on more features and new workflows to help you save time, stay organized, and accomplish more. To keep up-to-date with everything Todoist, subscribe to our blog, Ambition & Balance.
Say hello to Todoist Foundations 🎉
A faster, more intuitive, more reliable way to get things done.
Over the last two years, the Todoist team has been meticulously rebuilding Todoist’s foundation to help you get things done in a faster, more intuitive, and more reliable way. And it’s finally time to share this new chapter with you:
Say hello to Todoist Foundations. 🎉
Todoist Foundations is an inside and out update that introduces useful new features and adds polish to the ones you already use every day. Dive into the details below. 👇
💪 Divide and conquer your projects with Sections
When you’re planning out a project, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks. To make life easier, split your project into Sections and take your tasks on in parts.
Split a project into sections so you can take it on in parts.
Add a Section from the three dots menu in the top right of any project, then add tasks by dragging them in or adding them manually.
Add a Section in seconds and drag in a task.
Try using Sections to arrange your project by type of task (Copy, Research, Design), stage of the project (Research, Planning, Launch), or by timeline (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3).
💡 Manage every detail in one place with Task View
The secret to getting things done is to pay attention to the details. The good news is you can now manage everything from one place with the new Task view.
Task View lets you manage due dates, projects, sub-tasks and more in one spot.
Simply tap the task on mobile or click the information icon when you hover over a task on desktop.
See the task info you’re looking for in seconds.
🔨 Break down your tasks with the Sub-tasks View
Sometimes a task is so intimidating you don’t even know where to start. Make those first steps easier by breaking it down with the new Sub-tasks View within Task View.
Use the Sub-tasks View to break tasks down quickly.
You’ll now have a dedicated space where you can add, complete, or rearrange your sub-tasks, so you can keep track of and check off each step along the way.
➕ Add tasks more intuitively with the redesigned Quick Add (on iOS & Android)
Adding a new task from your phone is more intuitive (not to mention better looking) with the redesigned Quick Add. Keep track of your new task’s details with helpful buttons that display the due date, project and assignee.
Quick add a task with easy access to all the info you need.
Plus, for those tasks that you’ll probably forget like picking up the groceries after a busy day of work, you can now add reminders right from Quick Add.
👇 Add a task wherever you need it with the Dynamic Add button (on iOS and Android)
It’s always been a breeze to add a task from mobile - but it wasn’t as easy to add the task or sub-task right where you wanted it in the middle of a project list. Now it’s as simple as drag-and-drop, thanks to the new Dynamic Add button on iOS and Android.
Add a task wherever you need it by dragging the add button.
Simply press and hold the Add button (the big plus sign button), and drag it to the spot where you want to add your new task or sub-task. You can even add a new Section by dragging to the far left of any project.
Add a Section by dragging the add button to the left of the screen.
✅ See your completed tasks in context
You can now see completed tasks right inside your project. Simply open up a project, select “Show completed tasks” from the three dots menu in the top right, and you’ll see checked-off tasks below where they were completed.
You can now see your completed tasks below where they were checked off.
You’ll now be able to reference and uncomplete tasks in seconds rather than minutes.
🎨 New icons everywhere you look
You’ll notice new icons with a more colorful palette throughout the app, designed to aid navigation and create a more friendly experience.
Todoist’s new icons offer a cleaner, color-coordinated look and help with navigation.
🚀 Faster and more reliable on every device
You won’t be able to see some of the biggest changes in Todoist Foundations, but you’ll be able to feel them. People that have been using the beta for weeks noted that Todoist is noticeably snappier and more stable. Thanks to a major clean up of technical debt (accumulated from ten years of development), Foundations is the best performing Todoist ever, no matter what device you’re using.
And we’re just getting started: These under-the-hood changes lay the groundwork for powerful new features coming next -- including Boards and Upcoming View. 🚀 We appreciate your patience as we finalize our roadmap and make sure to get these just right.
☝ And in case you missed it...
We’ve been building Todoist Foundations brick by brick for the past few years; Here are some handy features you may have missed along the way:
- 🌙 Dark theme: Ease your eyes with this new theme, perfect for the night.
- 🧡 Favorites: Keep your most important projects, labels or filters close at hand.
- 🎯 Templates: Kickstart your next project using templates for all sorts of projects.
- 🔎 Improved search: It’s now easier to find tasks, comments and more.
- ⌚ Due date time zones: You can keep your task scheduled correctly across the globe.
- ✏ Guide illustrations: You’ll spot beautiful illustrations with helpful tips in all the blank screens in Todoist.
There’s a lot more to Todoist Foundations, and the best way to see it is to dive in yourself. And if you want to read some more details about the release, jump over to our announcement on the blog: