TeuxDeux : A Fresh Minimal Approach to ToDo Lists

by Karthik on December 11, 2009 · 10 comments

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I’m a big fan of GTD (Getting Things Done!) and keeping my life as organized and structured as possible. I Currently use a simple WhiteBoard at home with Sharpie Pens to jot down everything that I need to know. I use this method simply because the GTD apps like Remember the Milk, Things for Mac are an overkill for a guy like me, and to date didn’t really find a simple web based ToDo list.

Yesterday while browsing through my RSS Subscriptions I chanced upon TeuxDeux thanks to John Gruber(Daring Fireball) who described it as Clever, simple, date-based online to-do app. I immediately signed up and I’ve been hooked to it ever since.

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As you can see from the Screenshot the interface of TeuxDeux is very clean, minimal and simple. Its the kind of UI that most of us normal users need, rather than the complex UI’s of other GTD apps.

The best thing that I like about TeuxDeux is the fact that it kinda resembles your personal diary, in which you jot down stuff you need to do.

How Does it Work?

To add a task, you just need to type into the textbox. It’ll be automatically be added to the todo list. To remove a task hover over the task and click the cross button. And the best thing, if you don’t complete a task today it will automatically be added to tomorrow’s tasks. Tasks can be drag dropped from different days, which makes it flexible.

The Days that are already past are in light faded Gray, while Today is in Red, and the future dates in the deep black. A simple but clever presentation idea.

Here’s a demo video that shows how TeuxDeux works :

So if you are finding it difficult to keep your life in order, and need to remember things to do, you must try out TeuxDeux.

TeuxDeux (A Swissmiss and FictiveKin Product) | Photo Credit : tracitodd

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Dans Kursu December 20, 2009 at 2:14 am

According to everyone's mind right

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Coupon codes January 11, 2010 at 3:05 am

Great stuff, will try it out.

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Pete February 1, 2010 at 6:30 am

If you are looking for an iphone app that is similar to TeuxDeux, try Todew. You can watch the screencast here.

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Pratiba Bhat June 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm

It neat :) I've just signed up and started using it :) liking it somehow :) Thanks!! :)

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electronic display June 26, 2010 at 6:03 am

Right !! will try it out !!

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diu July 8, 2010 at 5:19 am

I have an account now. Downloaded goalpro yesterday. It has too many features, sadly. I want something simple and offline.

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silver November 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

As usual, your info and thoughts are organized, good article.

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Anonymous April 30, 2011 at 7:08 am

good job

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Pricesindia June 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The best thing that I like about TeuxDeux is the fact that it kinda
resembles your personal diary, in which you jot down stuff you need to
do.

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