Matterlist is built to handle large to-do lists. Its main goal is to help you manage them without being overwhelmed by them. All features of Matterlist are focused around a single principle: keeping your to-do list clean and relevant to the present moment.
Infinite Timeline
Matterlist offers an easy way to access dates directly: a calendar-like timeline. See tasks for any day and add tasks directly on the days where they belong. You always have full forward visibility into the future, so you can plan as far ahead as you need. There are no exceptions for recurring tasks — just treat them as normal tasks.
First-Class Subtasks
Subtasks have all the attributes of normal tasks — due dates, priorities, notes and more. Subtask nesting depth is unlimited. Create, edit, or dismantle subtask hierarchies via drag-and-drop. Break complex tasks into smaller ones, postpone irrelevant subtasks, or collapse the parent task to hide distracting details.
Robust Recurring Tasks
Matterlist separates definitions and instances of recurring tasks. This concentrates all recurring tasks into one place and allows recurrences to be accessible via the timeline, along with regular tasks. Recurrences are treated just like regular tasks — you can edit, delete or postpone any particular recurrence without messing up others.
Automatically-Activated Contexts
Сontexts are like tags with activation conditions. Attaching contexts to tasks lets you automatically show or hide them from your list based on external conditions (e.g. time or location), or manually (e.g. @LowEnergy). This lets you automatically hide irrelevant tasks to better concentrate on what you can do right now.
Separate Hide-Until and Due Dates
In Matterlist, due dates are reserved for hard deadlines. Due dates are not used for postponing tasks — a separate Hide Until date is used for that. This solves the problem of due date pollution: your list won’t be cluttered with unnecessary due dates, and dateless tasks remain dateless even after you postpone them.
Multiline To-Do Items
In Matterlist, to-do items are multiline, which lets you write properly-worded tasks. It also allows for better UI design: no more pressure to make room for text by shrinking the font size and UI elements. This makes Matterlist easier to use for people with less-than-perfect eyesight or “fat fingers.”
Export and Import Your Data
Since the transition to a free app, Matterlist stores your data on your device only. The cloud sync is gone, but the new export and import commands allow you to manually backup and restore your Matterlist database whenever you want.
Start Using Matterlist
Matterlist is completely free — no subscriptions, no ads, no in-app purchases. Get the app here: