Android To-Do List : Learn Through This Easy Tutorial

Android To-Do List : Learn Through This Easy Tutorial – In our busy world today we sometimes find ourselves frazzled with all the things we need to do. It’s hard to juggle work, family, friends and leisure all at the same time. Technology can help us “manage” our schedule and the best way to do this is by installing and using a To-Do app on our devices.

There are hundreds of Android To-Do List apps in the Google PlayStore. For this tutorial, I chose Todoist app because it is easy to use and has a great rating from both reviewers and users alike. It is also a free app (with in-app purchase) so that’s make it even better. You can upgrade to the “Pro” version within the app itself.

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See also: OmniFocus vs Todoist – Productivity app comparison

Android To-Do List : Learn Through This Easy Tutorial

Before we start our android To-Do List tutorial, let me mention some of the outstanding features of Todoist which makes it the best choice for a To-Do app:

  • Easy navigation.
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface.
  • Online Access to sync all your devices.
  • Quick input.
  • Color-coded projects.
  • Seamless collaboration
  • “Karma” feature of the app.

These are only some components that make Todoist a great To-Do List app. It has more features to offer the user but I will let you find out for yourselves the rest as we now proceed with the Android To-Do List guide.

  1. Using your smartphone, download the Todoist app from the PlayStore. Here is the link.
  2. Let the download finish and the app will automatically be installed on your device.
  3. Touch the Todoist icon from your app drawer and you are ready to go.

Creating A New To-Do List The Quick Way

Android To-Do List

To create a new To-Do list, you can choose any “option” from the “Slide” Menu (see image above). I chose “Today” because I wanted to make a list of the things I have to finish today.

After selecting “Today“, I created my first “Personal” entry (see image below). I did this by touching the yellow dot with the “Plus” sign on the lower right hand corner to the app’s interface.

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As you can see, the app has a very clean interface especially when you only have a single task listed. Let’s add some more tasks using the “Inbox“.

Android To-Do List

Now, my list is looking a little bit more interesting with the added tasks. I can continue adding more to-do entries using the “Inbox” or the other functions of the app (see the first picture). We will discuss how to create your own to-do list in detail below.

Note: The procedure outlined below is also applicable to the Desktop’s Todoist app.

Android To-Do List : Creating Projects

With Todoist, creating projects is easy. You can set particular colors to different projects to distinguish one from the other (see image below). This greatly increases task organization.

Android To-Do List

Adding tasks to your project is your next step. You can do this by opening the project you created and touch the same yellow button with the plus sign in the lower right of the app’s screen. You can add as many tasks as you want for every project you create. The app allows you to add “due dates” for each task you have in your “projects“.

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If you want, you can add sub-tasks to your task and assign “priority” to each and every task and sub-tasks. This way, you will have a clearer picture of what you must finish first in your Android To-Do list and accomplish even more.

Viewing Your Tasks

There are two ways to view your tasks using Todoist. The first one is “Today” and the second one is “Next 7 Days“. In the “Today” view, tasks are arranged according to their priority. Using the “Next 7 Days” view, tasks are arranged by date.

When You Finish A Task

After completing a task, you can mark it as “complete” from your To-Do list by putting a tick mark on the box to the left of the task (Desktop version) or you can simply tap the task on your list and click “Complete” (Mobile version).

In case you marked a task “complete” by mistake, you can “un-complete” it by going to the your project then touch the small grey clock located in the lower right hand corner of list. You will be presented will all of your finished tasks. Choose the one you want to “un-complete” and it will go back to your project.

I am using the free version of the app, so I can use two methods to view my completed tasks. I can use “Show Completed Tasks” for each project or use the app’s “keyword search” . The second option will show all task containing the keyword.

For Premium users, there is a third option – use the Karma Pop-Up window then tap “View All Completed” in the Completed History portion.

Advantages of the Premium Version

Android To-Do List

If you want more functionality for your Android To-Do list, you can upgrade Todoist to its premium version via the program’s in-app purchase. The Premium version will give you full access to the following:

  • Calendar Sync
  • Filters
  • Labels
  • Notes
  • Project Comments
  • Reminders

One of the more interesting feature of the app is “Todoist Karma“. This premium feature allows you to view how you’ve become more productive by using the app. This feature shows you a graph of your progress using your completed tasks, projects and week day.

Android To-Do List

Todoist “Karma” Desktop Version


The Premium version of the app costs $28.99 per year for the desktop version while the mobile version’s in-app products cost between $1 to $30 depending on the feature you want to add.

You can watch the video below to get a feel of how great this android to-do list app works.

That’s it, folks! I know this short but comprehensive guide on android to-do list app will help you get your schedule (and your life) organized.

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