Producteev vs Todoist
Last updated: May 17, 2017
Producteev is an online task management tool that serves as your full Productivity platform (Task and Project Management, Files Sharing). Producteev will help you manage your tasks from wherever you’re comfortable working : E-mail, IM, Web, iPhone, Gmail, Google Calendar…
Todoist lets you manage your tasks anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And on 13 platforms and devices. Collaborate on shared tasks. Access tasks everywhere.
Latest news about Producteev and Todoist:
17.05.17. Todoist launched integration with Google Calendar. Task manager Todoist is launching a deep two-way integration with Google Calendar. After hooking up your Todoist account with Google Calendar, your tasks are going to show up in your calendar if they have a due date. If you also entered a specific time of the day, you’ll see an event in your calendar. Recurring tasks will create multiple events. After that, you can click on your calendar events, edit them, move them around and everything will be synchronized back to Todoist. This way, you get a calendar view of your tasks… in your calendar. It’s also a good way to let other people add stuff to your calendar thanks to shared projects.
16.11.16. Todoist uses machine learning to predict your task due dates. Popular task management service Todoist wants to help you reschedule your task and even out the work load using machine learning. There’s a new “Reschedule” button next to the overdue section. The service intelligently suggests new due dates for all these overdue tasks based on many different data points. It also works with unscheduled tasks. Todoist learns from you. For regular tasks, such as errands, Todoist remembers when you usually complete these tasks and assign them to the same day. You might also have a ton of upcoming tasks, so Todoist will make sure that all tasks are distributed evenly so that you can actually get stuff done. Todoist also knows when you stop working when you stop completing tasks. So the service won’t suggest to reschedule due tasks to today if it’s already late.
29.06.16. Todoist adds new collaboration features. Task management service Todoist is going to completely overhaul its collaboration features so that Todoist Business version becomes a full-fledged task management service for enterprise users. From now all team members can see an activity log so that you can see your newly assigned tasks, new comments and more. It’s a bit more powerful than that as you can filter by dates, person, project and action. Think about it as a sort of feed for everything that’s happening across all your projects. Besides, you can now attach notes to a specific project. This could be useful if you want to write notes that are relevant across the entire projects as task comments will inevitably disappear once a task is marked as completed. And finally, the quick add feature is getting a revised user interface. This change will benefit all Todoist users and not just team members.
17.09.15. Todoist redesigned its web app. Popular task management service Todoist has revamped its web app to make it a bit more modern with more whitespace and a flat design. The tick boxes are now round, and there are some subtle animations when you hover over icons. It looks more like the company’s iOS and Android apps, which is not a bad thing. Todoist also added natural language processing. Previously only available on mobile, this feature lets you add tasks with due dates in a single sentence. For example, you could write “Take out the trash every Sunday,” and Todoist will create a recurring task called “Take out the trash.” While natural language processing is particularly useful on mobile, bringing feature parity avoids confusion when you try to do something on the web and it’s only available on mobile. It is worth noting that this feature works in 14 different languages.
23.06.15. Task manager Todoist launches new Android app. Popular task manager Todoist just received a major Android update with a completely overhauled user interface and very efficient new features. The app switched to Material design in order to make a more polished interface that fits in better in Google’s operating system. It also added natural language processing as well as intruitive gestures in order to manage your tasks. You can quickly add task with a due date in your current todo list as Todoist now parses natural date input. For instance, you could type “Buy milk tomorrow” or “Go for a run every Friday” and the app will automatically understand that it should create a task (“Buy milk” or “Go for a run”) with a single or recurring due date. Much like in Mailbox and its plethora of followers, you can swipe to the right to complete a task, and swipe to the left to reschedule it. Other things have been streamlined, such as adding collaborators, creating subtasks and more.
18.12.14. ToDoist arrives on Android Wear smartwatches. ToDoist is shrinking down its popular to-do app to fit on a smaller screen on Android Wear watches. ToDoist for Android Wear support is now included in the free app. Once installed on an Android Wear watch and wirelessly sync with a phone or tablet, ToDoist can be used to create tasks through voice commands by saying “OK Google, start Todoist. Add task.” These tasks will sync over to your connected Android phone and be added to your task list. Since ToDoist also synchs data through the cloud, any tasks added from the watch will be available through ToDoist on the web, other Android devices, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac, Chrome and other supported platforms. ToDoist also includes location-based notifications for tasks. Your watch might vibrate, for example, if you have a task to pick up milk and you’re nearing the supermarket.
20.10.14. ToDoist Karma will motivate you to achieve your goals. Todoist Karma is your personal KPI that tracks your task management progress and visually displays it in colorful, easy to read graphs based on daily and weekly trends. From now it's available for iOS and Android devices, as well as Todoist’s other platforms like Gmail, Windows, or Google Chrome. Now, you can set goals regarding the number of tasks you want to complete either daily or weekly– reaching your goals will significantly increase your Karma. Todoist will track how many days/weeks you’ve attained your goals, and achieving ongoing “streaks” will result in substantial positive Karma. Besides Todoist Karma added support for Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so that you can show off your Karma whenever, and wherever you feel most motivated.
05.06.14. ToDoist launched enterprise version. Popular task-management service ToDoist releases the Enterprise version of its product - ToDoist For Business. It features the same interface as the regular version but provides some enterprise-tailored features: administrator account who can add or remove employees as well as manage payments and invoices; access to a contact list and a team inbox for all users; task management tools with multiple reminders; support for file sharing integrated with Dropbox and Google Drive; and real-time synchronization across 13 platforms, including ToDoist’s Android and iOS apps, as well as its plug-ins for Outlook and Gmail. ToDoist for Business, which costs $3 per user per month, will compete with a host of other enterprise task management software, including Producteev, Asana, Flow, Trello, and Evernote.
11.03.14. Todoist - one of the best task managers #rightnow. Task management and collaboration services appeared long long time ago. And it would seem, that those services that appeared first could polish their design and functionality during many years and monopolize the market. After all task management is quite simple process? But in fact we see that almost every year, new task managers rise to the top of success. Probably, after attracting millions of users, such services begin to grow functionality (under users pressure) and loosing original beauty and simplicity. And here come the new simple and beautiful services that attract users. At this point, perhaps the most fashionable and popular task-manager is Todoist. For the last couple of years it had a great success as a personal organizer and recently added the ability to collaborate on tasks.
2013. Task management app Producteev is now completely free. You probably remember that at the end of last year Jive acquired the online collaboration service Producteev. And since then Producteev has been quiet and the users didn't have the certainty about its future. But today we have the good news. Producteev will continue working, and even better, it becomes absolutely free (until now it was free only for up to 2 users in the workspace). What is the reason of such altruism? Ilan Adebassera, the founder of Producteev, who continues to manage the service at Jive, says that "tasks are the most basic, fundamental part of getting work done and it should be free (at least for the vendors that want to find the way into the enterprise)". And it's true. Look, Jive now is competing with Salesforce. And Salesforce has a similar service Do.com, and in it task and project management - are free features.
2012. Jive acquires Producteev and Meetings.io. How you should welcome new co-workers. If you would like to become the giant of collaboration market right now, you'll need to provide customers the tools for: social intranet, file sharing (ala Dropbox), task/project management, Email and video/web conferencing. Until now, Jive was arguably the best social intranet provider and somehow solved file sharing tasks via the close partnership with Box. However, it's time to move ahead and play catch up with Microsoft and Salesforce, that don't mind buying startups to close the gaps in their collaboration suites. Today Jive has announced about the acquisition of two very good startups - task management app Producteev and online meetings tool Meetings.io. Producteev has become popular due to its convenience and multiple platforms support. And Meetings.io works as a notepad for online meetings (very simple). To welcome the new staff, the guys from Jive created this very cute movie. It's another example of useful video for business.
2012. Producteev adds document collaboration feature. Online task-manager Producteev is recently experiencing very strong competition from Do.com and Asana. They are free (or almost free), while Producteev's free version is limited to only 2 users. However Producteev is still quite popular due to its usabilty, multiple platform support and reach feature set. Yesterday Producteev added one more feature that allows to collaborate on documents online. Now, if you attach a text document to task or comment, you can open this document right there in the online viewer and collaboratively annotate it and add comments to its text. It's a very convenient tool helping to discuss documents. True, you can't edit document right there. This feature is not developed by Producteev, but added thanks to the integration with another interesting service - Crocodoc.
2012. Producteev updates interface. Launches Windows and Mac apps. One of the best online task-managers Producteev has launched the new version. From the start Producteev positioned itself as a super-cross-platform service and promised to support all possible platforms. And the reality of our time is such that the desktop applications for Windows and Mac are coming last (see the screenshot below). Before they appeared, Producteev has come in the Web-interface, on iPhone, Android, Facebook, Outlook, GMail, Google Calendar. For Windows Phone and Blackberry the mobile Web client was created. As for the new version, it's biggest change is updated web interface. It now looks like Outlook - with three columns. Besides now you can add (to-do like) subtasks and use @ and # tags in task titles (like in Twitter) to quickly assign task-owners and tags. Besides, it's now easier to view tasks by specific user. Recall, Producteev offers the free 2-user version.
2011. Work gamification - the Next Big Thing. Do you want your company to use the latest, most effective business technologies? Or you are creating a business application and want to make your product the next big hit? Then you are probably watching the new IT trends. In recent years we saw such emerging trends as SaaS (software as a service), business virtualization (where staff can work remotely), the socialization of business apps, mobile access. What's next? Perhaps it will be the Gamification.
2011. Producteev now can sync with Google Tasks and MS Outlook. Last week Google released Google Tasks API and it was immediately utilized by the most innovative task-manager - Producteev. Recall Producteev allows to create and access tasks almost from any application and almost on any platform (via messengers, Email-clients, social networks, smartphones). Besides, the service provides very user-friendly interface and allows you to collaborate with your team. Earlier Producteev already released the GMail gadget, which lets you create a task from email. But it requires the browser plugin to install. The new Google Tasks sync feature allows you easily add tasks from GMail or create tasks from emails without installing any plug-ins. In addition, Producteev has finally released the plugin for MS Outlook, which allows you to synchronize Outlook tasks with Producteev online account and access them via a browser, smartphone, Mac-application and other channels. Synchronization works in the opposite direction as well.
2010. Producteev - really cross-platform task-manager. Formerly we called software "cross-platform" if it worked on Windows, Mac and Linux. Then it was thought that all Web services are cross-platform as they work in browser. But today the word "cross-platform" has a new meaning. Virtually all popular applications and Web services have become platforms themselves: Facebook, GMail, iPhone, Sharepoint ... For the modern business application Facebook or Outlook app is as important as Windows client. The task collaboration service Producteev want to use this shift. In addition to "traditional" web interface, it allows you to work with tasks in email, instant messengers, mobile devices and social networks (i.e. in those places where you mostly spend time).