Quire Reviews

Quire is exactly what we're looking for. Amazing hierarchical list with super friendly UI

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Crazy but there are more than a hundred of task management tools on the market. Even more crazy we didn't find a right one for our team after trying/using a dozen of them.

With list-based tools, our tasks grew into a unmanageable long list. We kept losing important-but-less-emergent tasks until we searched hard for them. The board-based tools can't manage a lot of tasks well either. It is good for daily or weekly tasks, but many tasks in our project can take long to get done. Smartsheet is good at managing hierarchical list but too complicated to me -- probably because we don't need the resource planning and I'm not a spreadsheet guy.

Quire did a great job for managing the complicated hierarchical task tree with a super friendly UI. I really appreciate the way we can break down a big task into several manageable tasks. It works like a charm when we started rolling out our project, inviting colleagues and breaking down tasks.


Solid Simple Efffecrive

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Quire is an innovative and simplistic (without lacking features) approach for personal and / or team task management. I've been using it for a long time now and has already been a part of my daily routine, even if still in beta. Having used so many similar programs in the past, I fell in love with quire "at first sight".

Hence, there is one "killing" feature that is missing and makes its daily use frustrating, especially when someone has to deal with a big number of tasks. It has to do with filtering. Knowing that quire has to remain simple in its use with its interface intact, I propose to add a check box next to each subcategory . These check boxes would be better if they were available not only for priorities but for all filtering options, so that someone can select multiple filtering options from different filters in a visual way (e.g red or yellow priority and assigned by person X)

Last but not least, not to forget to mention that behind Quire are some great people that are not only helpful but also willing and able..


My extensive review of Quire.io

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About 3 days ago I ran across a post on r/productivity about a new option in productivity apps: Quire.io. I was immediately interested when I noticed that they offer infinite levels of parent/child task hierarchy, with optional recurring dates and tags and notes on tasks at any level. So this is effectively a new option in the outliner apps field, also occupied by other similar ones like Workflowy, Checkvist, Omniflow and Moo.do. I discarded Workflowy because of the relatively low amount of free items per month (100) and its lack of dedicated due-date handling. Omniflow doesn't have a premium version, but it also lacks due-date features and an offline mobile app. Checkvist has an impressive web interface with no size limitations for free users, as well as extensive support for dates, but recurring dates are only available in the premium version. Additionally, I couldn't get past its very limited mobile web interface. Moo.do has no limitations, but its interface is currently not very optimized for use on a smaller mobile screen, and I've had problems with syncing. So Quire.io seems to be a competitive alternative to all of these. I would use it in a loose GTD context, labeling tasks with context, priority, and role. I need something with a web interface for when I'm at my desktop, and a decent mobile interface with offline access when I'm out of the office with just my tablet. Here's what I've discovered:

What I like:

  1. Flexible outliner interface: There's a plethora of task apps for Android, but most of them are more interface-driven, with a fairly rigid structure of Folders -> Tasks -> Subtasks (or Notes). Sometimes I like to simply offload ideas from my mind in rapid succession without clicking through a lot of UI, similar to quickly typing up a todo.txt in Notepad or something similar. Additionally, most of my tasks are not technically "project" related per se, but I often think of a related subtask later on. I don't want to go through the hassle of creating a new project for these one-off child tasks. This is where the outliner workflow of Quire.io gets really handy. I simply find the related task and add a child to it. This allows easy ad-hoc development of ideas and projects. If a single task ends up becoming more complicated, I just add more child tasks, or even children of children, ad infinitum. Or if it's just a lone item out of the blue, I can clearly see that in the task hierarchy.
  2. Due dates with optional recurrence and calendar date picker: This is extremely important for me. Some (but not all) tasks need to have a due date, and some due dates are repeated. Quire.io has a very mature implementation of due dates, with a nice popup calendar to visually pick dates. (Hint: You can even make it start the week on Monday! This is extremely important for my way of looking at time and dates. Just set the locale preferences to "English U.K.") The due date recurrence options can range from simple things like "every week on day X" or "every month on the Nth day", to more complex situations like "Every X months on the Nth tuesday". It's all selectable from a simple calendar UI with dropdown menus. Dates can even be added to multiple items at once. Very well done. Suggestion: The "every X months" option ranges from 1 - 6. This covers most scenarios, but it might be nice to include even more esoteric situations where X = 7 to 11.
  3. Overview of important due dates: When you have a lot of tasks accumulating, sometimes anxiety about what to do and what due dates are coming up can be a problem. Quire.io has a nice overview of all your due dates. Just click the "Grouped By -> Date" option, and it will show a nice breakdown in terms of "Overdue", "Today", "Due in 5 days", and "Later". Suggestion: Things due tomorrow are placed under "Due in 5 days". I would prefer to have a separate group for "Tomorrow". Bug Report: The dates that are "Due in 5 days" are not sorted in ascending order as I would expect. Rather they seem to be presented in the order that I added the due date.
  4. Real-time syncing and offline capable: Quire.io has a nice sync system that updates changes made to a list across all devices that are viewing it. If one of them goes offline, it will re-sync as soon as it comes back online. The process is quite smooth and seamless. Tip: Quire.io even can even be launched from a device that is offline. Here's the trick: In Google Chrome (1)Visit about:flags (2)Find “Enable Show Saved Copy Button” and set it to "Primary". (3)Restart Chrome (4)Visit http://quire.io/w while offline and it will load and let you make changes. After re-establishing an Internet connection it automatically connects and syncs up to Quire.io. Nice! This works on desktop and mobile Chrome.
  5. Undo pane: Quire elegantly handles accidental deletion of items. After deleting, a discrete undo pane is highlighted at the bottom. This can be expanded, and individual items can be restored. Suggestion: I would like to see batch restore here.
  6. Drill down views: This is a very innovative an unique feature of Quire.io. Sometimes it is useful to only focus on a subset of tasks and their children. In addition to allowing focusing on a specific subset, Quire shows a useful overview of that subset, with stats on how many subtasks exist, how many are completed, and a pie chart for how many are are due tomorrow, in 5 days, or later. This overview can be seen in the right side panel just by clicking on any task, even without accessing it in drill-down mode.
  7. Description field with Markdown support: I find the description field with Markdown formatting support to be very useful, since some of my items are technically tasks, but rather random bits of information that I need to store. Some of these notes get long, and it's nice to have Markdown support with simple formatting and list options. Instead of making a long and unwieldy list item, I can keep it short and sweet and add the details in the description. Even files can be attached to this section of any task.
  8. Keyboard Shortcuts: The majority of the core outlining functions can be controlled with intuitive keyboard shortcuts. Hints are provided in banners during initial use of the application.

What could be improved

  1. No offline search: The biggest feature I need is offline search. Currently searches are sent to the Quire.io servers in realtime, requiring a network connection. I need to be able to search while offline, where I spend a lot of time.
  2. Search of the description field: At the time of writing this, the description field is not exposed to the search function. This is supposed to work, but Quire.io staff say it's currently broken. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  3. Filtering: There is an icon to toggle the filter control on/off. However, it doesn't work as I would expect. It appears to just show or hide the filter controls. I would prefer for the filter icon to enable or disable the filter functions, preferably remembering the filters I set up, allowing me to temporarily disable them, and then return to the same filters with the click of a single button.
  4. Multiple tags and negative tags: Right now only one tag can be selected at a time. For GTD purposes, it's extremely important to be able to filter multiple tags, for example, "All tasks that are #Work related while I'm at my @Office." Additionally, I tag some tasks with "Someday", which I would normally like to filter out to not show, thus reducing clutter and anxiety.
  5. Ligatures and bullet points: Since this is effectively an outlining app, I think it's important to have the option of showing bullet points for each item and ligatures to clearly show the hierarchy of items.
  6. Multiple selection: It would be very useful to be able to move multiple items at once to a different level. Additionally, I would like to be able to remove tags and due dates from multiple selected items.

So in summary, Quire.io has a lot of good things going for it, and it also has a lot of growing to do still. The developers are very responsive to customer feedback, and they personally responded to each and every one of my concerns by email. I was glad to see that they are backed by several large corporations, and they plan to continue offering most of their features for free. Congratulations to the Quire team for their hard work and innovation in this important app space!

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I have tried out almost every project management tool there is. It took a year to find out what made me quit on all. They all have sequential task lists, whereas a natural ordening is a hierarchial, or recursive, or holographic, like Quire.

Quire is an excellent tool for task management. Only a little more color and contrast needed!

[Edited by luukdewaalmalefijt, October 31]

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I was looking for long time some simple fast available tool for managing my tasks, I tried some apps, or online tools but anytime I came back to my desktop email client with plugins. I've joined to project few weeks ago, with very weak project management. I decided to find some solution for us. I tried at least 5 alternatives, but with no satisfied efect. Then I tried Quire... and I've loved it. Quire offers me anything I need for tracking my tasks, progress, notes and team collaboration on projects with very intuitive and as simple as possible user interface. Thanks for this great tool guys.

Try it, you'll love it too :)

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I've been looking for a task management platform and came across Quire. It's clean and contains a decent structure that organizes tasks rather well, which is what I had been looking for. We wanted something where we could assign tasks but wanted a hierarchical setup - something Quire does pretty well.


Quire Task Management - Well worth investigating

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A great task management tool with a new approach.

Good for heirarchical tasks, sub tasks, etc - useful for any sort of sprawling project or ideas.


Excellent experience from usage of Quire

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While choosing a tool for the project, I was looking for (1) freeware; (2) a tool that allows to manage user levels; (3) a web-based tool; and (4) a tool that has user friendly and clean interface. And then I came across Quire that addresses these criteria and more, such as a project overview and simple summary statistics, tasks synchronization with a calendar of your choice, just to name a few.


The best task management tool I've ever used

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This is THE BEST, yes, THE BEST task management tool I have ever used!!!

Quire supports task with multi level subtasks and each subtask also has due date and description. And Quire also has Copy/Paste from spreadsheet. Those enable us to create a new project within 5 minutes with full structure of tasks, subtasks, start date, due date and assignee. With description in each subtask we can turn that into a step by step guideline for newcomer, now the training will be super easy.

This is exactly what I am looking for, for my personal use and also for my team to collaborate.

I am so surprise you guys provide this super useful tool for free, and no annoying ads either. It is just too good to be true! I want you to know that we are willing to pay when you decide to commercialize Quire.


Extremely powerful yet simple to use

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Quire has a very powerful tree like interface to tasks management, and it also is very intuitive, simple and elegant.
The tree can be collapsed / expanded at will for each user, that can filter the tasks in many ways.
Integration with Google G Suite is excellent: Same login procedure, Google Drive, and email of deadlines and all kind of notifications.
Every information is synced online with all users.
Simple to use 'red dots' signal the tasks that had meaningful changes.
Quire adoption is very easy and straightforward. As new users are invited to projects and start to use the simple yet powerfull interface, at no time they realize they could use it to other needs/projects, and start their own projects/assignments to other users. Any new project we can think of is rapidly scathed in Quire. It's viral.
Right after starting to use Quire, we've been dealing with much less emails and calendar reminders, our users focus on tasks directly on Quire.
With Quire, stake holders only set notifications on tasks that they are really interested in.
Before opting for Quire, we've tried some other solutions such as Trello and GQueues, but Quire's tree interface makes handling hundreds of task easy to see and/or collapse as needed, very intuitive for everyday use.


Nice UI and rich functionality

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I was very happy to see a great friendly and intuitive UI just after sign up. From one view you see everything you need: upcoming tasks or projects, hierarchical structure of tasks and their details. Working with tasks, navigating is very easy and fast, especially with keyboard shortcuts. Everything is very simple but carefully designed and it just works, no need to think a lot on how to do smth, or "where's that feature?"
Guess Quire is very nice for working in a team, because here you have Organization and Project instances, assignees, different types of task progress and so on. But I didn't have a chance to try that, maybe later.
Now I have a great tool for my todos, I add them quickly, sort and filter them with tags, priorities, due dates. Search has highlighting and works with Cyrillics (this is what many apps don't have). I have my tasks on the go in iOS app as well, which also works offline.

Thank you.


The great intuitive Project Tool

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Quire is a more comprehensive and more intuitive tool than the other Projects Apps. Quire offers you the most important options you really need to follow the like the opportunity of have unlimited sub-tasks and configuration for your the notifications.
I recommend you to use Quire, and let’s forget about those other applications that have some problems like:
Limited quantity of Private projects for free users= Taiga
Not real Subtasks-Process= Producteev


The Quire concept ist brilliant

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I have to say I got used to Asana and the overall good workflow. But for a smaller project I was looking for something more intuitive. I scrolled through the result page here and thought give Quire a shot, because ... nice logo :-D
I was blewn away by the simplicity of the platform yet providing all of my needed features. I realized that I didn't use 80% of Asanas functionality and would never got back to it as Quire is very fast as well (searches, adding tasks etc.) and very well engineered (no glitches/bugs, just a smooth experience).
I think Quire can get big once people try it out. The market is quite saturated so the folks have to go a long way but one day it might happen :)


I love it

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I've been using Quire for more than an year for all sort of projects and if there's one thing I really liked about Quire so far is the combination of speed and simplicity that makes complex projects easier to handle. The whole is greater than it's parts and this clearly applies to Quire. Standard features like drag&drop, tagging and task editing are surprisingly fast for a web app and there's virtually no lag for common operations. The UI is also fast and responsive and has limited but useful customization features.

Some of my favorite features or group of features:

  • unlimited levels for tasks - this feature allows me to organize my work on any level of complexity required for a particular task; Usually I don't use more than two levels of subtasks, but when I do I'm very happy this feature is there and its easy to use. The keyboard shortcuts are logical and well documented, so its possible to use the keyboard to create tasks and subtasks extremely fast.

  • it's very easy to handle a large number of projects. Creating new projects in Quire is almost as easy as creating new tasks and there isn't any noticeable performance penalty for doing that. Not only that, but it's also possible to create multiple organizations(with different members), a feature I'm using to separate personal and company projects. Usually I prefer to split a large project in multiple projects(one for each module) the same way I would split a large task in multiple subtasks. Switching between different projects feels instant and most of the time this is done using a very convenient panel in the left side. A great feature (and huge time saver) is the "Favorite projects" list where I usually add a couple of projects I'm working on so I can jump from one project to another with one click and without browsing a large list.

  • colored tags are very well implemented in Quire and probably one of the best features avaible in this app from my point of view. I'm using them all the time to add useful information to various tasks using a color code (like red color for Urgent/Critical tags, blue for Bug tasks or gray color for low priority tasks). There's also a priority feature avaible in Quire, but usually I prefer to use the colored tags to set the importance or type of a task. This way it's possible for me to get an overall idea about the status of the project just by looking at the tags from the task lists.

Additionally, from a developer's point of view this app is robust and exceptionally well engineered. The team behind it clearly knows how to make a web app fast and responsive, with short loading times. The app is featured in Google Dart homepage(at the time of this review) as one of the pioneer apps who are using this new technology from Google.

Overall my experience with Quire.io has been positive, but considering how much work I've been able to complete with the app this sounds like an understatement for me. There's a fine balance between simplicity and avaible features I haven't seen in any other project management tool I've tried and best of all, the app is constantly improved. Almost every feature I've seen added in this product turned out to be something I can use in my workflow to increase the productivity. I strongly recommend it.

[Edited by tristancalin, April 24]