any.do (opens in new tab) is a freemium task management platform founded in 2011 by a trio of entrepreneurs, Omer Perchik, Yoni Lindenfeld, and Itay Kahana. The company has offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and San Francisco, USA. Before launching Any.do, the three entrepreneurs launched a simpler version of the app for Android called Taskos.
When it launched in November 2011, Any.do was an instant hit. The app reached 500,000 downloads within 30 days and reached more than 7 million users within two years. In 2020, it had over 30 million users, a remarkable number for a task management app.
We wanted to see for ourselves why tens of millions of users find Any.do the best to-do list app.
Any.do: subscriptions and prices
There is a free version of Any.do that anyone can use. But it has limited features that prevent users from getting the best out of the app. You can easily use the free version if you just want a simple to-do list app. But if you need advanced features, you have to pay for the premium version.
There is only one premium plan on Any.do and you can pay monthly, annually or semi-annually. The monthly price is $6, the semi-annual price is $27, and the annual price is $36. Keep in mind that Any.do offers significant discounts if you pay semi-annually or annually at once.
You can request a refund up to 48 hours after paying for a premium subscription. This money-back guarantee period is much shorter than what many competing products offer (e.g. 15 days or 30 days).
Signing up on Any.do is easy. Just go to the official website and find the application form. You can sign up directly with your email address (opens in new tab) or your Facebook, Google or Apple ID accounts. Choosing the latter options makes the signup process faster.
After you sign up, the first feature you should familiarize yourself with is task creation. There is a create a task button that is clearly visible on the dashboard. Click on it and type in any desired task. After you create a task, you can do a lot more with it. You can set a reminder so that the app notifies you to complete the task when it is due. You can also add a group of subtasks to a specific task.
Likewise, you can add comments to clarify each task. You can also group each task under specific categories, and this feature is useful if you have multiple tasks and want to sort them.
An excellent feature we observed in Any.do is collaboration (opens in new tab)† You can invite other Any.do users to work on tasks as one team. For example, other users can add comments to tasks you create to help you understand them better. You can also act as an administrator and create and assign tasks to specific users. This aspect of the app is valuable for workplace teams looking to foster collaboration.
Another notable aspect of Any.do is that it is integrated with over 3,000 apps. It even integrates with rival task management apps like Todoist (opens in new tab) and Microsoft To Do (opens in new tab)† For example, you can exchange tasks between Todoist and Any.do.
Any.do: Interface and Usage
Using Any.do is quite simple. The platform has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to go back and forth between different functions. But there is a steep learning curve if you want to use the advanced features of the app. For example, managing multiple integrations with third-party apps on Any.do can be challenging.
Any.do: Customer Support
If you are having trouble using Any.do, you can seek help from the official Knowledge Base, which contains comprehensive user guides, video tutorials, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the app.
Otherwise, you can contact the company using a form on the official website and expect an email response within 24 to 48 hours. There is no live chat or phone support, which we consider a drawback.
Any.do: The Competition
Any.do’s main competitors are Todoist, TickTick (opens in new tab)and Habitica (opens in new tab)† Any.do offers a lot more features than these competitors, mainly with its third-party integrations.
Any.do: Final Verdict
If you want an effective task management app for personal or workplace, Any.do is a great choice. It is user-friendly, multilingual and promotes collaboration. However, there are some drawbacks to the app, such as the weak customer support.
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