SwiftoDo is a modern, powerful todo.txt app for iOS. It is a task list built specifically for the todo.txt file format, and allows you work with your existing todo.txt files via Dropbox or any data provider that integrates with the iOS 11+ Files app.


- Full support for the todo.txt file format
- Dropbox sync
- Archiving completed tasks to done.txt
- Import tasks from Reminders

## Supported Todo.txt Format Extensions

- Due date tags (due:)
- Threshold date tags (t:)
- Recurring tasks (rec:+1w)
- Hidden tasks (h:1)
- Retain priority after completion (optional; two ways)

## User Interface

- Four task list styles to customize how you view your tasks
- Full file text editing mode, for when you need it
- Numerous dark and light themes
- Single or multiple task entry for new tasks
- One-touch edits to change priority, due date, etc.
- Select and edit multiple tasks from the task list with one-touch edits
- Pickers for inserting priority, projects, contexts, etc.
- Numerous sort presets, with grouping
- Powerful filtering capabilities
- Full-text search
- Undo/redo
- Hardware keyboard shortcuts
- Slide-over menu to open URLs contained in the task text
- Option to set a default priority on new tasks

## iOS 10+ Integration

- Universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Live filter split view in landscape on iPad, iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus
- Slide-over and split-screen multitasking on iPad (great for having tasks side by side with your favorite note-taking app)
- 3D Touch peek & pop and home screen quick actions
- Core Spotlight integration
- URL scheme with x-callback-url support


## A task list that *you* control

Your task list is a plain text file, not some proprietary format owned by a company or locked to a specific application.

## A simple and timeless format

Plain text is the simplest file format there is. It will always be accessible, by some kind of application, forever.

## Few rules to learn

Learn only a few simple formatting rules (which SwiftoDo will take care of for you) to indicate task priority, task completion, and so on.

## A GTD-ready system

The todo.txt format was built with Getting Things Done in mind. It supports projects (which being with “+”) and contexts (which begin with a “@“).

## Use alongside any app on any platform

With Dropbox or Files app (iOS 11+ only) sync enabled, you can sync your task list with any app on any platform.

What’s New

Version 3.1.6

Bug fixes

- Fixed a couple of color-related bugs involving task text.
- Made the chevrons on the task cells visible in all color schemes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

warmfuzzygrrl ,

Love it!

I've tried so many apps for structuring my todos, and this is far and away the best for how I work. Easy to use, low-friction, and powerful. There are a couple of UI enhancements that would make it even better (a calendar picker for due dates, and titles like "today" and "tomorrow" on the section headings when sorting by due date), but overall this is fantastic.

Squash Those Bugs ,

Unreliable buggy

For an app whose sole job is to track your todos, SwiftoDo actually loses information.

The app repeatedly forgets my settings. For the past month I’ve had it, it always resets the New Task Entry Mode setting to “Single,” despite my setting it to “Multiple.” Until now, this had just been an annoyance that, although frustrating, didn’t affect my todo list.

Today, however, I noticed it stopped syncing with my Dropbox. New tasks I entered since the last time it synced weren’t being saved to the cloud. After trying to refresh a few times, I checked the settings and discovered that the app had forgotten my sync settings completely!

I proceeded to re-enter my syncing information. I then checked my todo list, and to my horror I found that my iPhone’s copy of the list had been completely replaced with the out-of-date version from Dropbox. All the tasks I entered since the last sync (however long ago that was, I don’t know, since I don’t know when the app decided to forget my settings) were gone. Simply gone.

For a paid app, this is unacceptable. Please get your act together.

Developer Response ,

I have rewritten numerous parts of the app since you posted this review. The bugs you cite are all fixed now. If the app is still failing you, I would like the opportunity to fix it. Please email with more specifics on what is happening to you.

akrodha ,

Best feature: “t:”

I’ve tried many to do apps. I stuck with this one for many reasons. The #1 reason for me is the ability of defining the start date of a to-do with “t:” (as well as the due date). Filtering out start dates in the future means you can put in a todo and then hide it until some future date when it becomes relevant.


Michael Descy
19.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Michael Descy


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