Is your New Year’s resolution this 2024 to prioritize your partner? A great couples to-do list app can help you take your relationship to the next level. Hear me out.
Be it moving in together, getting married, or taking a trip, the big events in your relationship all require a healthy dose of task management and sharing duties and responsibilities. And the day-to-day could also do with an equal division of the mundane tasks, too! They say the best conflict solutions are compromises.
With that in mind, here are our picks for the best to-do list apps for couples to manage their shared chores and prepare for those special days together in 2024.
The only task manager and to-do list built for couples. From a To-Dos list to a shared calendar and date planner and more – Cupla has a suite of tools designed to bring you closer together.
Cupla is the only app in the world designed for couples, by couples. Its To-Dos list is designed specifically for couples with features that allow you to organize your life together easily. It also offers an incredible suite of other tools to pair with its To-Dos feature, all designed to bring you closer to your partner.
What Does a Cupla To-Do List for Couples Look Like in Practice?
Cupla’s To-Dos list is intuitive, easy to use, and customizable to suit your needs as a couple. You can customize your to-do list with labels, priorities, due dates, and more.
Huge benefits include assigning tasks to your partner, setting dates, and keeping track of them. From creating chores lists and grocery lists to packing lists for travel and plans for renovations, your to-do list options are endless. If you need more convincing, why not check out 23 fantastic ideas to add to your couple’s to-do list?
The best part is connecting tasks on your To-Dos lists with your shared and individual calendar events using Cupla’s shared calendar feature. Your partner will never miss an important task or date again!
Not only can prioritize tasks, set reminders, and set who is responsible for each task… but you can also set private to-do lists. You can secretly keep track of things your partner may have mentioned that you don’t want to forget, like date night ideas or gift ideas for a future birthday or anniversary!
You can also chat about your upcoming To-Dos in a private chat channel, keeping all your relationship admin in one spot built just for you.
On Cupla, your To-Dos list sits amongst a group of amazing features all designed to help you organize your life as a couple and spend better time together.
5/5 – Cupla is built by couples, for couples. It is intuitive, simple to use, and constantly has new features being added, backed, and designed by Relationship & Sex experts. Its To-Dos list pairs with a shared calendar, chat, and other tools – meaning all your relationship management needs are in one easy place. Our top pick!
Infinitely flexible. Incredibly productive for teams of all sizes. Trello manages everything, from big project details to microtasks. Collaborate anywhere, even on mobile.
Trello quickly became an office go-to for cloud-based project management. It offers a simple, adjustable to-do list that office and knowledge workers can use to manage projects and workflows in “boards”. Their handy calendar view allows you to see just what’s coming up this week, too.
Using internal and external Trello boards for work, creating a separate board for sharing with your partner could be an easy extension. There’s even a handy selection of home templates you can copy and use for things like meal planning, renovations, vacation planning, and household chores.
What Does a Trello To-Do List for Couples Look Like in Practice?
My home board has a collection of household chores, landscaping projects, holiday planning, and kids’ activities. Some of these activities need scoping out if they’re a big task, so we have a stage for that.
By placing the activities in a Trello board, we can prioritize tasks, set reminders, set who is responsible, and, most of all, not let important things like date night slide. As a family, it also allows us to manage our time between tasks and having fun with the kids.
You can add images to a task to liven it up or to explain what you’d like. This is handy in renovation tasks or for remembering what kind of light bulb or screw type you needed to get.
4/5 – Trello is intuitive, simple to adopt, and has flexibility as a couple’s shared to-do list. Adding images to a task can brighten up an otherwise mundane list. It also comes with several plugins to connect with your work lists, other apps, and productivity tools that can come in handy. In saying that, it’s more of an office/work tool, so it lacks the personalization that an app built for couples, like Cupla, has. Our second pick.
Become focused, organized, and calm with Todoist: the world’s #1 task manager and to-do list app.
Todoist, born as a more traditional minimalistic checklist, allows you and your partner to share tasks and have multiple lists. Like Trello, you can access Todoist on all devices and platforms.
Once you have invited your partner to a to-do list on Todoist, it is simple to assign and share tasks with them. You can both see common unassigned tasks and add due dates and reminders.
What Does Todoist for Couples Look Like in Practice?
Todoist is minimalistic, easy to pick up, and has all the features and functionality you need to create, assign, and add due dates to tasks. You can even have multiple lists for special events or larger groups of tasks, like moving house.
Like Trello, Todoist also has some handy list templates that you can adapt and make your own.
One use case that jumped to mind when exploring their templates was creating a Couple’s Bucket List. At work, we often create KPIs, ORKs, and goals for the year. Just imagine the places you could go and the things you could do as a couple if you were as diligent with the most important relationship in your life and set goals.
3/5 – loads of list templates, easy to use and intuitive
Microsoft To Do
Focus from work to play with the best to-do list app.
For those with a Microsoft account, their web app to-do list is another alternative to consider.
With many of the features of the other two apps. The only major drawback of Microsoft To-Do is that it is a web app. This means you’ll need an internet connection to see it and notifications for due dates and reminders will come to your email address, rather than as alerts in an app (as they do with Trello and Todoist).
What Does Microsoft To-Do Look Like in Practice?
The app is great. Coming from the original Wunderlist, often praised as one of the best web app to-do lists, it has lots of handy features. You can allocate tasks, set reminders, and even set recurring tasks, like putting the trash out every Monday or recycling every two weeks. This helps create the necessary structure in your relationship and life.
2/5 – the lack of a dedicated mobile app takes Microsoft To Do further down our, um… to-do list.
Tick Choosing a To-Do List App Off Your List
Whatever your final choice in a to-do list app, I guarantee that taking the time to divide and conquer the to-do list as a couple will be a major step forward to ditching all the awkward reminding, forgetting, and re-reminding moments in your relationship. Add a great couple’s shared calendar in 2024 and you’re well on your way to focusing on connecting instead.