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May 8, 2013 / Sarah Ludwig

Astrid is the boss of me


Just a quick post today to tell you how much I love Astrid. This productivity app and website is extremely effective and useful. With Astrid, you can create multiple lists, which can be anything you want. I use Astrid when I go to the grocery store, but I also live and die by it at work. I can sort items by priority or due date, and I can add collaborators for every task in any list–or add a collaborator to an entire list (my husband, ahem, is on my “home” list, which is a list of chores). When I complete a task, I check it off, which feels great…and if you check off a lot in a day, Astrid tells you how productive you are!

Astrid is a bit bossy at times. It sends reminders to your phone. Excuse me! You said you would vacuum! Sometimes I feel like Astrid is my mother, and I get a little annoyed. But ultimately, I appreciate the nag. After all, I clearly need the help.

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I also like that you can create repeating tasks. There are certain things I do every week, every day, or every month that I like to remember. I can add notes for each task, too, so if I’m half-done with something, I can note that.

And finally, like all awesome things, Astrid has a Chrome add-on! Turn any website into a to-do item. And with the add-on, when you open up Gmail, an Astrid box appears that allows you to seamlessly add to a list. (You can also forward your emails to

Hooray for efficiency!

(PS: Astrid was acquired by Yahoo! last week. Some Astrid users are concerned that our beloved app will go away or change. Stay tuned, and I’m hoping for the best.)


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  1. Dan / May 8 2013 2:08 pm

    I would recommend checking out Gtdagenda for an online GTD manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

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