Giant release of new Good Todo features

I’m happy to announce a ton of new features that just launched on Good Todo, all in the web app. Almost all of these came from users’ suggestions - thanks to everyone who wrote in!

Multi-redate feature: On any day’s list, click “Multi-Redate” (it’s in the upper right) to select multiple todos to send to another day.

“Save & Stay”: In any todo’s detail view, you can click the “Save & Stay” link to save the current status of the todo and stay in that view. This is helpful if you’re making lots of edits to a todo and want to save your work, while continuing to make edits.

Color-coding on categories: on any day’s list, click the “manage” link (down the right-hand column, next to “Categories”). Click “Edit” to see the new “Color” field, where you can select a color for the category label.

Improvements to “next 7 days” and “next 30 days” views, in the “Show all todos in…” menu (right-hand column). You’ll notice that the day of the week is now visible (now says “Thu” as well as “Nov 18, 2021”). What’s more, you can drag and drop todos around different days on this page!

VCF files: You can now add lots of common Good Todo addresses to your address book with the VCF files. Find them at the bottom of the Help page. (They’re also listed in Email Settings.)

New pure-black theme, available on the Themes page.

Browser tabs, in a day-view, now show the date at the beginning of the page title, so when you have lots of tabs open you can find the day you want. (In the detail view of a particular todo, the tab starts with the todo title, truncated after 20 or so characters.)

Graceful address correction: If you happen to mistype a Good Todo address, we’ll email you back to let you know that your email didn’t arrive.

“Recurring Email Export” - the new name for what we used to call “Daily Email Export” - has a helpful improvement: You can now choose the frequency of recurring email exports. It doesn’t have to be daily, as it was before. Much like a recurring todo, you can choose your recurring email export to be daily, weekdaily, or on particular days of the week.

I may create videos showing off some of these new features, as the text description doesn’t quite capture how great the experience is. Multi-redate! Save & Stay! Color coding! I’m biased, but I think these make Good Todo even more essential.

Comments/questions? Email me.

Me and my todo list

Katherine Haenschen comments on a photo that may look familiar:

Me and my todo list

When getting started with Good Todo, sometimes the todo list ends up with lots of items! In that case, just click “redate” to move some todos to future days.

Once again, procrastination can be helpful. Moving todos to the future makes today’s list shorter, which gets you out of the hole.

The procrastinating zebra

A wise word from the procrastinating zebra:

Procrastinating zebra

In Good Todo, just click “redate” and move the todo to tomorrow - or if you’re emailing in a todo, send it to - and forget about it for the rest of today.

Procrastination is good: by sending todos to a future day, you can then focus on a shorter list of more important todos today.

On being overwhelmed

“Not getting anything done because I’m too overwhelmed” vs “Being too overwhelmed because I haven’t gotten anything done”:


It’s a familiar feeling. But with Good Todo you can quickly prune your todo list by redating todos to future days, so that you focus on a shorter list of items just for today.

Seeing everything as a to-do list

From Nancy: “I need to stop seeing everything I do as something to check off my to-do list.”

Nancy comic

Wise words. Use Good Todo to quickly get organized, and you can get back to real life.

Dark Mode for Good Todo

A user recently asked whether Good Todo has “dark mode,” the setting where the background is dark - black or something close to it - and the foreground text is light.

Good Todo offers a dark-background setting on the Themes page, also linked from Preferences. Just click any of the thumbnail images to set the background as dark as you want. (While there’s not a specific Dark Mode setting, the first theme listed is pretty close.)

And if you want to the opposite of Dark Mode, there’s also a light-background theme.

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