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Todoist updates its web app with new features and a new design – TechCrunch

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Popular task management service Todoist has been hard at work on a new brand identity and revamped web app. These two updates bring feature and design parity between the iOS, Android, and web versions of the service.

When it comes to the web app, the company revamped the interface to make it a bit more modern with more space and a flat design. Checkboxes are now round and there are some subtle animations when hovering over the icons. It’s more like the company’s iOS and Android apps, which isn’t a bad thing.

Todoist has 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 can write “Take out the trash every Sunday” and Todoist will create a recurring task called “Take out the trash.”

While natural language processing is especially useful on mobile, bringing feature parity avoids confusion when trying to do something on the web and it’s only available on mobile. It should be noted that this feature works in 14 different languages.

Todoist has also updated the search function on the website with real-time results preview. After typing a few letters, the search bar suggests tasks, projects, and tags in a drop-down menu so you can jump straight to what you’re looking for without having to load a search results page first.

Another small feature, it’s now easier to add comments to a task because you don’t have to create a task first and then add comments. And the website is responsive allowing you to load the web app even on a mobile phone.

And then there is the rebranding. Todoist has been around since 2007. It first started as a side project and has evolved into a service used by millions of people. The previous logo was very reminiscent of old Microsoft Office icons. In other words, it wasn’t very trendy.

Now, Todoist has a flat logo with vibrant color themes on mobile and desktop. The new logo has three checkmarks, and it will also be the app icon going forward.

Overall, Todoist has added some useful features, such as natural language processing, and improved the web interface.

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