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This bullet-based To Do List app is the simplest, fastest and easiest way to take notes

If you love using checklists for productivity, then you should read The Checklist Manifesto . The author, Dr. Atul Gawande, has this to say about the power of a good checklist:

When was the last time you checked the full potential of an app off your to-do list? They come in all sizes, and until now there has been no one-size-fits-all tool. On the one hand, it has the outstanding prowess of Workflowy Zen Style Style and Project Management with WorkFlowy Zen Style Style and Project Management with WorkFlowy Read More, and the utilitarian minimalism of Google Keep on the other.

Want something just as simple but more powerful? Then take a look at Dynalist. It is a combination of a to-do, an outline and a project management tool within a single application. It's also cross-platform, available on all major systems:Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

It is not completely free, but it has a solid and sufficient level that is sufficient for daily use.

Dynalist works like an outsider, capable of handling anything from simple mini-tasks to complicated task folders, due dates, and milestones. To really unlock your project planning potential, you'll want a Pro account for Google Calendar integration, attachments, and cloud backup.

But you can do a lot with the free version! Instantly turn any list into a checklist and organize your most important items with tags. Add helpful notes next to your list. Move multiple items at once when a list gets too long, and use the "attention" mode to see what's relevant at the moment.

Key features at a glance:

  • Convert any list to a checklist or a numbered list.
  • Select and move multiple items at once in your lists.
  • Add dates, tags and internal links with your own triggers.
  • List of favorites of items, documents and even folders.
  • Use Markdown support and tons of shortcuts.

Here is the full list of features available in Dynalist. The long-awaited introduction of a mind map, which is experimental at the moment, could be useful for visual observers.

Try Dynalist! Is it better than Workflowy or does it still have a long way to go? Also, give us your pick for the best cross-platform note-taking app.