A Look Back at 2016 (and your annual Personal Productivity Report!)

It’s hard not to love the beginning of a new year. It’s an opportunity for reflection – to celebrate and get motivated by our successes, and to learn from and let go of the things that didn’t go so well.

Each year, we recognize everything you’ve accomplished by putting together your personal productivity report. See how many tasks you completed, when you were the most productive, and how you stacked up against the rest of the Todoist community:

See Your Productivity Report


It’s been an exciting year for Todoist too! Here are some highlights from 2016 and where we’re heading in 2017:

Faster, simpler, and cleaner on even more platforms

On the surface, the Todoist apps look ­largely the same as they did at the end of 2015. In 2016, we focused on the not-so-obvious, not-very-sexy improvements that make for a truly exceptional experience on every platform. We sweated the details.

We updated our iOS and Android apps to make sure that they take advantage of each new capability on both platforms. We also launched a new native Windows 10 app and Safari extension.

In 2017, we’re looking for passionate developers, designers, and others across our product teams to continue improving Todoist on every platform ­­– particularly bringing full feature parity to our native Windows app. Is that you? Check out the openings on our jobs page.

Making the way we work smarter ­­


We believe the future of productivity and teamwork lies in automating the little things, so you can focus on what’s important. 2016 was full of additions to Todoist to make the app smarter at helping you keep everything organized:

  • Smart language recognition on all platforms made adding and organizing tasks much faster and easier.
  • Integrations with voice-controlled assistants – Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant – let you have a conversation with your Todoist so you can manage your tasks hands-free.
  • Smart Schedule helped you manage your workload by suggesting the best due dates for new and overdue tasks.

This year, we’ll continue to improve Smart Schedule and explore new ways to make Todoist work harder, so you don’t have to.

Bringing simplicity, transparency, and accountability to teamwork


Todoist has always been loved by a certain kind of team, even before we had an official Todoist Business offering: teams who are too busy doing awesome things to get bogged down in project management. Those who value simplicity over complexity, transparency over bureaucracy, and teamwork over top-down control. Those are the teams we build Todoist for.

In 2016, we added a new Activity Log for projects and tasks so that everyone in a shared project can see what’s happening and when. We also released new Project Comments so teams can discuss high-level project details and keep project-wide files organized in one place. These were small changes that made a huge difference in the way teams using Todoist were able to communicate without adding extra complexity.

Throughout 2017 we plan to slowly add more collaborative features that bring more transparency and accountability to teamwork without losing the intuitive simplicity that Todoist teams have come to expect.


As a team, we’re not always perfect. We’ve made mistakes along the way and will probably make more in the future (though we’ll try our best not to). But you can be sure that our team will be working harder than ever this coming year (and the year after that, and the year after that) to help you simplify and organize your life, and help your team reach your goals together.

We don’t have an exit strategy. We’re in this for the long-haul. And we’re extremely grateful that you’ve decided to join us for the ride.

Our Best,
The Todoist Team

P.S. We’ve also been working on a brand-new communication app for teams who want to to make work calmer, more organized, and more productive. We couldn’t be more excited to finally share it with the Todoist community. Learn more about Twist and sign up to get early access to the beta.


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