Now Todo

Now Todo is a todo list designed for focus and mindfulness.

Available for free on the app store.

Focus mode.

Focus mode has no distractions and a simple gesture driven IU. You can even hide your phone’s status bar for a completely distraction free experience. .

List mode.

In list mode, you can use Now Todo like a conventional todo list, with the same minimal design and swipe gestures. List mode is where you can add and arrange todos.

Four themes.

Now Todo comes with four themes – Morning, Day, Evening and Night.

Four Focus Tips

Don’t multitask.

Experts agree – multitasking is a myth. When you think you are multi-tasking, you are actually switching focus rapidly, which can lead to mental exhaustion and poor performance.

Make focusing a habit.

Focus is like a muscle. Using it allows you to focus longer and more consistently. Distracting information sources – like social networks – can erode our ability to focus for an extended period of time.

Remove distractions.

People spend an average of 11 minutes on a project before they’re interrupted. It takes them on average 25 minutes to get back to the point they were at before the distraction, according to a UC Irvine study.

Reward yourself.

Make sure to reward yourself for sticking to your goals. Concentrated intensely for 30 minutes? Take a break and stretch.

A note from the maker of Now Todo:

When I look at a list of todos, I find myself mentally reviewing every item on the list, even though I don’t mean to. This app helps me break my process down into sensible pieces – I choose what to do, I decide in advance the order I will do it in, and then I just go for it, one thing at a time.
This system helps me feel less anxious, and more present. Instead of stressing about what I have to do later, I just do what’s in front of me, right now. It genuinely helps me, and I hope it can help other people too.

Jordan Davis, @jordanhdvs