Bento: The Do Less To-Do List 4+

Do More Meaningful Work

Keep Productive Ltd

    • $3.99



Welcome to the Bento Methdology.

A new mindful approach to task management by limiting you to 3 tasks per day.

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
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

fried maple leaf🍁 ,

Simple, privacy respecting, but really unpolished

Review got refreshed while I was writing, so here’s a shorter one.

I like the app’s simple methodology. Privacy respecting always a plus. Main two reasons I bought it.

Major gripe is that it’s unintuitive and clunky. I never triggered the timer intentionally before, until I realized the >> button on the side starts the timer. I guess the >> was meant to be interpreted as a “let’s go (do this task)” but to me it’ll usually mean “edit more details in this submenu”. Swiping through the bentos, if my thumb lingers even a bit the app interprets it as a tap. A lot of my experience using this app has had unintentional clicks.

The timer notifications are buggy. After (accidentally) starting the timer, I come back to turn on my phone and I see 10, 15 notifications all from 29 minutes ago telling me time’s up. Okay.

My biggest problem is, I had wondered why my battery’s draining faster today. I check and Bento’s been in the background playing audio for 16 hours. Bento has no business doing anything for 16 hours. And, surprise, I didn’t start a timer… I just don’t know what to say.

Well, please just take this review into consideration. I’ve never made so many “mistakes” in one app or attempt to exit out of things I didn’t intend to use before. I really hope you guys take another look at the user friendliness etc of this app. As it is now, the app frequently stands between point A and point B of using it.

Nooo like ,

So far so good

I’ve tried a million time mgmt apps, note taking apps (u know the regular ones) GTD, Eisenhower matrix, etc etc and while they all have their place and value, I’m at a point now in life where I just need simplicity and flow state. Just downloaded this app after researching the medium articles written by developer company and so far it’s been working. To be objective, you could just use Evernote or drafts or notes and just limit yourself to 3 tasks but it’s those little intentional nuances that make this app great as it’s focused on ONLY three tasks vs having to use your mind power to limit yourself to three tasks. My current setup is using drafts for quick easy capture of ideas in head, Google keep purely for their text grab feature from pdfs/images as I also use good ol handwritten notebook a lot for idea capture (like Leonardo da Vinci) but for Macro top level planning and scheduling, am using Bento to stay focused on what’s most important vs getting lost in the weeds of my thoughts. Keep up good work devs!

Vulcancalm ,

Interesting concept with beautiful design!

I’m liking this app so far but agree with others that a few other choices in music would be nice so that each task in the bento box could have its own unique tune. Maybe one with a faster pace for doing active tasks. It would also be nice to have a couple of customizable templates that could be saved. For instance I’d like to create one for yard-work and household chores without having to type it each time. But this app is great for getting my day organized and accomplishing meaningful tasks that I can be proud of at the end of the day. And it’s simple to use!

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

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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