Superlist is a lovely, business-focused tasks app from the makers of Wunderlist

If you’re a lover of to-do listing apps, there’s a good probability you miss Wunderlist. A decade in the past — when apps that had been each helpful and pleasant had been even more durable to return by — Wunderlist was each full of helpful options and kooky in a means few apps handle. The app had good animations, lovely backgrounds, labored throughout platforms, and supplied all types of organizational options. It was The Verge’s favorite to-do list app.

Then, lengthy story brief, Microsoft purchased it in 2015, morphed it into Microsoft To Do (a superb and far much less pleasant tasks app), and killed Wunderlist without end. But a group of the of us who made Wunderlist in the first place, led by co-founder Christian Reber, got down to carry its spirit again to life.

Three years later, that workforce is releasing Superlist, a new app mixing job administration with notes and lists of all kinds. It’s obtainable now for Mac, iOS, Android, and the internet. I’ve been utilizing it for a whereas in beta, and whereas it’s not precisely the beautiful easy to-do app that Wunderlist was, it’s made with a lot of the identical sensibility — and is even nicer to have a look at.

More than a tasks product, Superlist is a lists product: you make a listing for a undertaking, share it together with your workforce, after which fill it with all the notes, recordsdata, tasks, pictures, and no matter else is related to that undertaking. The app then routinely acknowledges and organizes your tasks, so that you get a “Today” listing with all the pieces from each undertaking that it’s essential take care of right now. There’s additionally a toggle for switching from private to skilled tasks, so you possibly can handle all the pieces in a single place with out managing all the pieces at the identical time.

Part of Superlist’s job is to combine with all the different apps your organization makes use of.
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You can do all the pieces inside of Superlist, or join the app to Gmail, Slack, GitHub, and a few others, and routinely pull in or push out tasks to their proper place. (One factor I’ve loved is starring an e mail to show it into a Superlist job; it’s a useful means to ensure I truly reply to the stuff that issues.) There are some built-in AI options to assist flip messages into tasks, too, as Superlist tries to determine what issues most in all the pieces you pipe into the app.

The app’s idea is actually intelligent, truly: a strict to-do listing app usually doesn’t really feel like the proper technique to handle tasks and all the stuff concerned with them, however instruments like Notion will be too full of options and concepts. Superlist is proper down the center, with heaps of issues you are able to do however just one system. You could make any form of listing you need, however it’s simply lists all the means down. Plus the app is full of design touches that will make any Wunderlist lover proud: the horizontal rule is a hand-drawn squiggle, every listing will get a customized picture, even the animation while you verify off a job is oddly satisfying.

It’s nonetheless a very new app, although, and is lacking some pretty fundamental options. There are means too many clicks to set repeating tasks, the app is missing in export choices, and there are lots of apparent integrations not at the moment supported. (Including, sarcastically and considerably hilariously, Microsoft 365.)

Team sharing and enterprise customers are key to Superlist’s plans.
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Superlist is a enterprise product at first, meant for use by groups at work. (Given how clearly dissatisfied Reber and co. had been with the Microsoft acquisition, you possibly can think about why it might need a stable enterprise mannequin from the starting this time.) Its Pro account is $8 per thirty days per consumer, and allows you to have extra collaborators, extra uploads, extra AI, and extra integrations. The free account will truly be sufficient for most individuals, although, particularly these utilizing it solo.

Building a nice to-do listing app is laborious. Building two in a row is even more durable, and the Superlist workforce appears to be like prefer it’s on the means. Building a sustainable one that may keep away from being buried inside some overly managed company app? That’ll be the hardest job.

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