YES! New & Improved TeuxDeux iPhone App


In 2010 I co-created a to-do app, called TeuxDeux, which instantly garnered a loyal following. Fun Fact: Fast Company called us the most beautiful to-do app within hours of launching!

TeuxDeux is based on the idea of creating a simple, almost paper-like, list-based to-do app. While it almost feels like a paper list, the to-dos you didn’t check off magically roll over to the next day.

I keep TeuxDeux as my landing page on my browser, which means every time I open a browser window at work I am being reminded what I should be doing. The web app is solid and is making us proud! And, now, we can say the same about the iPhone app!

Team TeuxDeux has been working on the new version of our iPhone app for the better part of this year. We designed, built, and tested it. Then we redesigned and updated it what seems like an infinity number of times.

If you’ve requested improvements to the existing app, odds are you’re going to be quite pleased with this update. We listened carefully and brought in most of your favorites, including:

– Markdown
– Recurring to-dos
– Voice-to-text
– Seamless autosync
– Calendar date picker
– Drag to-dos to tomorrow
– Custom colors
– Powerful to-do editing

And a few goodies you might not have thought of:

– Custom color picker
– Start your week on any day
– Flying cat
– Summary View
– Hide completed to-dos
– Thumb Nav

It’s important to us that TeuxDeux always stays simple and lovely. Not an easy balance to strike when adding new features, but we think you’ll instantly recognize the old TeuxDeux in the new, and you’ll love how much there is to discover.

Of course, the app is still free for our subscribers (sign up for a free 30-day trial). Upgrade on your phone or, if you’re new, find it in the App Store.

This app took a lot of time which we could not have afforded if not for you believers who have supported TeuxDeux over the years. Thanks for helping us get here. It wouldn’t mean anything without you.

Yay for staying organized and crossing things off!

(Big thank you to the team behind the rebuild and redesign: Josh, John, Cameron, Evan, Larry and Andreas!)


If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.

Dark Sky Weather App

Dark Sky Weather App

Always loved Dark Sky on my phone and now it is avaible in the browser. Here’s the official announcement.

(via doobybrain)

Sticker Packs

Since the new Apple iOS update texting has become way more fun! These iOS ‘stickers’ by Adam JK are the best!

Adam J K

And these iOS stickers by Jon Burgerman are my kid’s favorites!

jon burgerman stickers

What are your favorite iOS stickers? Any recommendations on what I should download?

A new way to catch up in Slack


Slack added a new feature to their app: All Unreads (as the name may suggest…) gathers all your unread messages in one easily digestible, scrollable view. So good!

Dropbox Paper

Given that my companies Tattly and CreativeMornings run on Dropbox, I was excited to see that they launched a new collaborative tool called Paper. It enables teams to collaborate on different projects. It’s a virtual piece of paper where teams can write things down and that can also handle things like YouTube videos, Google docs, and images, all of which automatically appear embedded on the page when added. Interesting.

Support Wikipedia


I just donated to Wikipedia to help keep it ad free and independent. Join me!

Know Your Company

Know Your Company

Do you have employees? Then you know the feeling when one of them resigns and you didn’t see it coming. It happened to me recently and I wish I would have known about it earlier. Maybe I could have done something about it.

Know Your Company helps you find out how your employees feel about your business, the work, the culture, etc. You’ll be able to address issues before they turn into bigger problems. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for pointing me to it, Jason!



The other day I sent a few friends a Doodle and it turns out they had never heard of this brilliant service. You haven’t either? But you sure know how hard it can be to find a convenient time for several people to meet? Not with Doodle. It allows you to quickly mutually agree on a time. Try it!

(There’s a whole category on my blog filled with Resources and Tools. Have a look!)

Tendr – Giving Money in Style


When G and I got married a long time ago, we didn’t want ‘stuff’. We wanted art. We bluntly asked our family and friends to contribute to an ‘art fund’ that would allow us to buy art for our new home. We got checks and cash. It was awkward. But hey, we did end up purchasing beautiful art!

I wish Tendr already existed. Tendr takes the awkwardness out of giving money. Imagine if Paperless Post and Venmo had a baby. Yep, that’s Tendr. Have an occasion you’re raising money for and asking family and friends to contribute? Use Tendr. Really good people behind this service!

My favorite part is that every time you use their service, send a beautifully designed card to send someone money, the artist that designed the card gets a generous cut of the service fee. Just like Tattly, Tendr believes in supporting artists. YES!

Small Victories

small victories

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. Here are some super fab examples:

small victories example

small victories example

Try it yourself: Small Victories

Google released Gboard


You can now Google search right from your Apple iPhone’s keyboard, thanks to Gboard.

Are You A Master Freelancer?

Master Freelancer Award

Back in the day, when I was a freelancer, I remember how lonely I got at times. I missed getting feedback from team members. It was hard to get recognition and at the time I couldn’t afford (or justify) entering the prestigious awards that cost hundreds of dollars. That’s why CreativeMornings and FreshBooks launched the Master Freelancer Award: It is completely free. All you have to do is show the best piece of freelance work — the website you designed that bends the rules, the photo you took that made it on that billboard, the copy you wrote for the poster that went viral.

If you’re one of the three winners CreativeMornings will share your story and your work with their global audience in every corner of the Internet. Plus, you’ll receive a trophy AND a free FreshBooks subscription for one year.

Enter to win or suggest a freelancer over at

And, the Freelancer Award page, is curating a list of helpful articles, resources and talks for Freelancers.

Lets Camera


On vacation with friends? Lets Camera lets you automatically sync vacation photos within a group. (Switch your “wi-fi” mode on in the settings if you do not want to waste on your data plan. Once your phone is connected to the Internet, all photos will be synced.)

This is definitely a fun idea for a close circle of friends or at a party. But then also, oh, the awkward moment when you forget to turn sharing off…

(via Producthunt)



I just spent an eternity clicking though Design Facts. What a beautiful treasure trove with facts on all aspects of design. So much respect for Shane Bzdok for putting this resource together. May it keep growing!


Lingo App

The fine folks behind the NounProject just launched Lingo, an app that allows you to easily organize, share and use all of your visual assets in one place, all on your desktop. Definitely giving this a try!

To Round

To Round

Interesting visual approach to a to-do list: To Round is a task manager showing your tasks as bubbles in a funnel. Looks beautiful and seems playful. I am intrigued. Discovered via ProductHunt. (But man, my version of To Round would look like a giant ball pit!)

(I am using TeuxDeux daily and it keeps me sane. Make it your browser landing page and you will stay organized throughout the day!)

App Marketing Stack

App Marketing Stack

Woah, this is useful: A curated directory of tools and resources on App Marketing and Mobile Growth.

(via Product Hunt)



Truebill helps you find and track your paid subscriptions, fees, and other charges and cancel unwanted payments. Definitely giving this a try.

(via Amrit)



I just discovered Float. And wish I would have heard of it when I still ran my own design studio. It looks like a fantastic way to keep track on who is working now what within a company, especially a project/service oriented studio? Do you use it? Or something similar?

Sortd for Gmail


Sortd looks like Trello for Gmail. It transform your email into organized lists. This is how my email-brain works! I will definitely will give Sortd a try!

(via Product Hunt)

Export your Rdio Playlists


Are you as bummed as I am over the recently announced shut-down of Rdio? So was Aaron Bockover, who channeled his frustration into building a tool called Conservatorio that lets you safely export your playlists from Rdio.

(via Amrit)

Happy 5th Birthday TeuxDeux


Five years ago today, Cameron, Evan and I announced TeuxDeux, a simple, design-y to-do app. (Cameron’s very first product video still puts a huge smile on my face. Keep in mind, the app UI has changed since then…)

TeuxDeux was born over a lunch conversation where I shared my vision of a calendar based to-app and 3 days later we had a working prototype. 5 years and several updates and revisions later, TeuxDeux is helping keep thousands of happy user stay organized.

The secret is to keep TeuxDeux as your browser landing page, so every time you open a browser window you are being reminded what you should be working on. Organize your to-do’s on our simple, list based calendar view. Cross off what you’ve completed and whatever you don’t cross off, will automatically move to the next day. You can also create your custom ‘someday’ columns on the bottom area for the things that you just need to get out of your head. And, take your to-do’s with you on the go, with our iPhone app.

Happy 5th birthday TeuxDeux. I don’t know what I would do without you.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook

Team Y Combinator generously shares insightful startup advice in their Startup Playbook. I want to hug them all for this. I feel like I just hit gold!

(via Jocelyn Glei’s fab Newsletter)