I’ve been looking for a good Todo app to keep all my many projects organized. I think I found one, Dynalist.
Maybe it’s too simple, or maybe it’s beauty is in its simplicity. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks and it’s been a help!
It’s free for the basic version but I’ll pay the $8/month for Google Calendar integration. The referral link above will get you a free month of Pro :-)
I considered several other systems:
- Google Keep is where I started this journey. Trouble is, it feels like writing notes on Post-its and flinging them down a flight of stairs.
- I’ve been using a Google Doc to track things for a long while but it’s rather unwieldy!
- Workflowy is very similar but I liked Dynalist better. The Android and IOS interface is a little better (I can drag things around more reliably) and the Google Calendar integration works well.
- I tried to get started with Monday.com but it looked like a bear. It’s a team app, not a solo app.
- Looked at OneNote but the lack of calendar integration and… I don’t know… “sitting flat” didn’t excite me
- Evernote might have worked. I tried it a few years ago and it seemed to want to push me into their system instead of adapting to me. Maybe I’ll try again someday.
- Checkvist might have worked but it seemed to be very (a little too) shiny-new.
- Obsidian is nice but doesn’t have calendar integration. It feels like it’s more for creating and managing information webs. That’s rather useful but not what I need.
Right now, I’m still getting used to using Markup language instead of… I don’t know what you call it… “enhanced” text? For example: a link looks like [this](https://lee.org) instead of this. And I’m still learning all the keyboard commands; the graphic interface is very good but I want to use keyboard commands for their speed! It seems like all the commands are there but.. fingers! It reminds me of EMACS a little. Go ahead and try hitting Ctrl-Shift-Backspace multiple times in a row!