Todoist, the cross-platform task management software reaching 1.3 million users, is getting an upgrade today. The company has been a staple in the world of personal productivity since its debut in 2007, and is now finally adding support for collaboration and real-time sync, among other things. These features will also serve as the precursor for another important release, as it turns out – Todoist will be launching a product designed for businesses in a month or two, we’re told.
According to Todoist founder Amir Salihefendic, collaboration in particular was something the company has been working on for some time. Though they had previously wanted to add support for it, they knew that by doing so, there was a chance at making an otherwise simple product more complex.
“We spent a lot of time on getting this right,” says Salihefendic. “We have rewritten our APIs five times to get this right – it’s been a lot of work.”
The company’s fifteen-person team has spent the past eight months solely focused on today’s upgrade, which was also built with the mobile user in mind, he says.
Salihefendic explains that mobile users can take advantage of...