I have been looking forward to this moment: the launch of my simple, designy, free, browser-based to-do application called TeuxDeux.
It all started a few months back, when I got into a conversation with my studiomate Cameron about to-do apps. I have tried pretty much every to do-app
there is but always wanted a different layout or feature set, mostly,
LESS *fewer* features. I figured out what works for me (a weekview, with the ability to check things off) but I couldn’t find it anywhere. After I gave Cameron my vision of what ‘my’ perfect to-do app would look like, he simply said: “Well, design it and Evan and I will build it!” And that’s exactly what we did. TeuxDeux is the first collaboration between FictiveKin and swissmiss.
TeuxDeux is designed around my personal work-flow and preference of how I like my to-do’s organized. As I pretty much ‘live’ in the browser, I have it set to be my homepage, so, every time I open a browser window (which is every few minutes) I am being hit over the head with what I need to get done, which has proven to be very effective.
In TeuxDeux, you always see and entire week in front of you and you see what day of the week you’re on. Days in the past are light gray, the actual day is red and days in the future are black. You have the ability of checking items off, which is incredibly satisfying. But, you can also ‘x’ an item off, delete it, if you want to get rid of the clutter. Up to you.
Items that you didn’t take care of ‘today’ will automatically be moved to the next day. Also, you can manually drag items from one day to another time in the future.
Then there’s the “Someday Section”: Sometimes you just need to jolt down an upcoming to-do that doesn’t need to be taken care of in the immediate future. Just get it out of your head by adding it to the someday section. My studiomate and avid TeuxDeux tester Chesley actually figured out a nice little hack in making the Someday section more useful: She labeled the columns within that section for different projects and areas on her life. (personal, work, family, email…)
TeuxDeux is as minimal as it gets, and we like it like that. Give it a spin and let us know what you think. (Use the feedback tab at the bottom for your comments)
And yes, we are working on an iPhone app! Promised! Follow us on twitter.com/teuxdeux to stay in the loop!
Watch our little demo video by Cameron: