Bento: The Do Less To-Do List 4+

Do More Meaningful Work

Keep Productive Ltd

    • $7.99



This is NOT your regular to-do list
Bento is a new mindful approach to task management. By limiting you to 3 tasks per day, we help you do less, but more meaningful tasks

Introducing Bento. The Do Less To-Do List

Bento helps you do less, but more meaningful tasks.
We all have plenty of to-dos on our list and our mission is to reduce task overwhelm to maximize achievement.

Bento doesn't replace your to-do list, it complements it!
One of the biggest productivity issues is prioritization - so we've limited you to 3 tasks per Bento box.


So, how does Bento work?


Bento limits you to 3 tasks per box - to help you do less, but more meaningful to-dos. We limit how many boxes you can open to 7 boxes in total, to help you plan only what is most important. Our mission is to reduce task overwhelm to maximize achievement.


Much like a box for sushi, Bento allows you to create small, medium, and large tasks helping you to organize your tasks in sizeable chunks for better completion. The best productivity experts recommend reducing your workload for better per-task performance.


Once you have your 3 priority tasks. We've created 3 workflows, Eat That Frog, Climb The Summit, and the Slow Burn to help you best order your day for success and energy.


To truly focus, we need fewer distractions. Blocking out attention to focus on just your key task can make a huge difference. Inside Bento, we have a single-task focus mode combined with a countdown timer for deep focus work states.


Each box can be customized with an emoji alongside stunningly animated themes. Each theme has a light mode and dark mode, for optimal productivity.


Relaxing Japanese-themed backgrounds for a soothing way to handle your most meaningful tasks.


Bento can be used in a variety of ways, here are a few recommendations:

- Create a daily Bento to plan your 3 priority tasks
- Plan the full week by adding up to 7 Bento boxes
- Build a week, month, and yearly goals list for planning ahead

The Bento app is the best and most effective place to implement the Bento Methodology, a new mindful way to approach task management. Bento is now optimised for iPad as part of a single universal app for all your iOS devices.



Reach out on Twitter @BentoMethod or email for any help.


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What’s New

Version 1.2

Introducing our new theme: Temple. Sometimes you need a new venue to help you zone into your primary focus—surrounded by beautiful waterfalls it’s sure to help you find your flow.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Eyeojo1991 ,

Frequent bricking (updated)

This App freezes and stops working after inputting a task, and I have to restart it each time. I like the concept, but really hoping for an urgent update to get better functionality. Am concerned that similar reviews with this same issue are now weeks old and no update has been released. For feature requests (less urgent) AirPlay please.

The Development team reached out to me directly and we figured out this was due to Accessibility/Reduce Motion. I toggled it off/on and now App seems to be working! Thank you Team.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we believe this is down to accessibility, do you happen to have any accessibility features on, such as Reduce Motion? We're applying lots of accessibility features in the next 2 builds.

GimpyDuck83 ,

Annoyed I Paid

I’m annoyed I paid money for this app. It’s beautiful and it does what it says it does, but just barely. There’s only one music option for the countdown timer which is literally what you spend the entire app using. So if I plan out a half hour session, an hour session, and a 90 minute session for my day, then I’m spending three hours listening to the same 20 or so measures looping over and over. Like would it be that hard to just offer four or six different music options?
It also doesn’t give any guidance on how to plan, I know it’s supposed to be simple but simple doesn’t have to mean lacking important guidelines.
And I don’t understand the names of the different time plans. “Eat that frog?” What does that mean. I don’t want to think about eating frogs for 90 minutes. Esotericism is annoying and unfriendly.

JeremyJB ,

Beautiful, Stunning & Mindful

Having started a new more mindful approach to life this app has proven to be really amazing. The three level to do list is perfect and really helps you get much more done and feel better while doing it. Not only that but you feel more relaxed because you feel better able to manage your day and time and get everything out of it. Thank you! Worth the price.
One suggestion - I LOVE the Bento 🍱 image you guys have - would there be a way to make the bento more visual with the checklist - to me it’s just part of the relaxing and soothing organization of it all and I’d love to put my goals visibly in a box / thanks! 😃

App Privacy

The developer, Keep Productive Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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