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TickTick

To-Do List Planner, Reminder & Calendar

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TickTick Features

  1.  Calendar ViewTickTick has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
  2.  Recurring TasksTickTick supports scheduling a task to recur at any frequency, such as daily or weekly.
  3.  Calendar IntegrationTickTick lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
  4.  RemindersTickTick allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
  5.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in TickTick to stay focused and productive.
  6.  SubtasksTickTick allows you to create and manage tasks inside of a parent-main task.
  7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  8.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within TickTick using IFTTT.

TickTick information

  • Developed byAppest Limited
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs about $3 per month.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (24 ratings)
  • Alternatives178 alternatives listed

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bendavidi
  
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Amongst all the solutions alike, I find TickTick as the best one of its kind.

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hced
  
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This is absolutely THE perfect task manager for me... I've been plowing through them all, one by one. The one I just came from – which is now my distant, second favorite – was Microsoft To Do. I liked MS To Do for its simplicity and quick operation, but it's slightly too thin and basic. TickTick is Microsoft To Do plus all kinds of really useful goodies. Like, for instance, its reminder functionality. It's close to, or even on par with, the allmighty iOS-only Due app, that has this nagging feature that actually doesn't allow you to forget tasks – you either Dismiss, Postpone or Complete your tasks or it'll nag you forever! – which seems to be the same deal with TickTick. Disclaimer, I haven't fully evaluated this feature but have high hopes it works the same as Due. If so, TickTick is a pioneering frontier app in the task manager field next to Due (which is purely a reminder app) to pay attention to this ... And to me that's the single most important thing of a task manager: reliable, robust reminders – ruthless even – that you have to ACT upon by means of aforementioned, three possible choices. Anyway. It doesn't stop there. TickTick has awesome Calendar integration … and Subtasks!!! More precisely, Subtasks that really work the way they're supposed to: they're treated as first-class tasks, themselves, with individual reminders, notes, attachments, etc. Man, I can't highlight all the golden nuggets of TickTick if I don't want this review to be insanely lenghty. You'll have to take my word for it. It's probably 99.9% perfect. Whoa, I forgot, I also has Kanban-style representation of projects, by the flick of a switch. Another great, great thing, you can set certain tasks or lists of tasks as doormant/hidden from showing up among main tasks. Let's say you have a Someday list, with stuff you don't know when or if you'll deal with, or even a Groceries list with stuff you'd never want to see along with your work stuff. Well, they can be set up so they don't show up in, for example your Today list, unlike so many others like MS To Do, which doesn't have this small but golden usability feat. Wow. Think I'm really staying with this one, even though it's going for a small subscription fee (I hate subscription models pretty much entirely; this may be the exception where I can actually overcome the annoyance of subs). Oh, it's also got Notes lists … oh man. I'll cut this review here, before I start to mention it's also got Pomodoro timing for interval workflows. It's also very stable, fast and extraordinarily well-designed … wow, where do I stop this review.

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JohnFastman
  
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In Short...

TickTick's website and app should raise many suspicions. So should the fact they're extremely unclear about how/where they store user data or what laws apply to them. Their domain name registration seems to have been done by a single individual from China with a gmail account and they don't answer support emails.

How is customer data handled? TickTick doesn't say.

Firstly, keep in mind that information you put in to-do lists will probably reveal a lot about your habits, the names of people you know and meet, your location, maybe sensitive health details or something about your family. With a hosted to-do list service all this information sits somewhere on a server you don't control.

For this reason, you'll want to be clear at least where your information is stored (which country / which legal jurisdiction). Or, if you're not even interested in that, you probably will concede that such information should be easy to find. You could (and, I would say, should) be interested in how your data is handled in the case that a law enforcement agency asks for it, or if you close your account. How long after cancellation does it hang around on their servers? How long are backups stored? Is your name, email address, credit card information retained even after you cancel and your data is wiped?

So TickTick should make all make that abundantly clear on their site. They don't. Neither their privacy policy nor their terms of service describe anything about them, not even where they are based.

That's a problem, because it means that TickTick aren't even telling you which legal jurisdiction they are based.

Domain registration details & data privacy

Another suspicious, or at least unprofessional-looking thing with TickTick is their website domain name registration. The more internet savvy amongst you will know that it's possible to look up, e.g. via WhoIs, who registered a particular domain. Now, in most cases, the details you will find will belong to a company, not an individual and you certainly don't expect to find a personal gmail address. You'd expect to find that stuff with an amateur blogger perhaps. One that hasn't bothered to protect the details of his private life from public view (which is a standard service offered by literally every domain name registrar I've ever dealt with). Try WhoIs with "Facebook.com"; you won't find Mark Zuckerberg's details and "zucky@gmail.com" as the registrant's details. (Note to idiots: I just made that up - it's not his address and I don't know his address.)

But with TickTick we get this:

Ticktick.com was registered by a Damon Woo of Xihu Street, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, 310007, China. His email address is damonwoo@gmail.com. (You can also find his phone number... and a whole bunch of other details.)

None of this is an inherent problem for customers data. But it does raise the question over, e.g. legal jurisdiction and where customers' data is stored. I would bet the majority of TickTick's (potential) customers - at least those reading this - wouldn't have a clue about Chinese data or privacy laws. TickTick certainly doesn't clarify them or if they even apply. The WhoIs details also include DNS server details, which actually belong to AWS (Amazon Web Services), suggesting that the data might be stored on Amazon's servers. But under US, UK or another jurisdiction? Again, not clear. Can Damon Woo be legally compelled in China to give authorities there customers' data? We don't know.

The app interface looks like a complete knock-off

What raises suspicions even more, is that TickTick's Android app interface is almost completely identical to that of ToDoIst. To be honest, it looks like a knock-off. I'd even believe that the same company are behind both products, if it wasn't for the fact that TickTick are so different in what they say about how their service is provided.

No answers to support emails/emails about privacy and data

With all this lack of claritiy, I emailed TickTick and received no answer in over 6 weeks (and counting). I should say in advance that I have received detailed replies to similar questions from Nozbe and ToDoIst, so this is not unreasonable at all. My questions to TickTick were:

  1. Privacy & Security
  • Is customer data stored encrypted or not on TickTick servers?

  • If encrypted, does the encryption happen client-side or server side?

  • Is data transfered between the user's computer and TickTick servers using TLS?

  • How are user passwords protected? Are they salted and hashed?

  • Do TickTick employees have access to my data? If so, who and under which circumstances?

  • Does TickTick support second-factor authentication, and if so how can I switch this on?

  • If I delete my account, how long before my the data completely removed from TickTick servers, including backup copies?

  • Under which county's legal jurisdiction is my data stored?

  • If Hong Kong, can the government force you to give up user data?

  • If I upgrade to the PRO account and make a payment, do you handle my credit card data?

  1. Features
  • What explains the extra-ordinary similarity in the look and feel of Tick Tick to that of ToDoIst?

  • Will TickTick develop a client/app for Linux? If not, why?

  • Do you have something like a Trello board where upcoming developments are listed?

  1. Other questions
  • Why does TickTick's website not make the privacy and security points above explicitly clear?
  • ToDoIst, Nozbe, Wunderlist and Remember The Milk list their employees on their website. Why doesn't Tick Tick?

edited: 2018-05-16

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Holmes1245

Their privacy policy: https://ticktick.com/about/privacy

Their security policy: https://ticktick.com/about/security

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JohnFastman

Other than that TickTick say they use Amazon AWS, very few of my other points are addressed under either of the links above. Company address? Who has access? Who has legal jurisdiction over my data? Who handles my credit card data? How long before my data is deleted if I close an account? It's unacceptable not to inform people about these absolutely fundamental aspects of how their private data is handled. And nothing at all under either of the links above dispels concerns over what appears as a plagiarised interface or the fact that the company is registered in China and doesn't reveal it.

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rikolay442

TickTick is a product of Appest inc. company, originally based in San Francisco, later relocated to Honk Kong, China. Their offices are in FLAT/RM 1002C GINZA SQUARE NO.567 NATHAN ROAD KL HK. It's quite easy to find, but you obviously weren't bothered enough.

TickTick user data are stored in USA on AWS servers, so US jurisdiction applies. Chinese users use different service called Dida 365. It's basically the same app, but for security and privacy measures, Appest inc. decided to have two separate apps for two markets. You pretend to be tech savvy, so it should be easy for you to log on to TickTick Web app or Android app and see for yourself if there are weird connections, IPs or mysterious trackers. Spoiler alert, there are none.

Domain is registered by Damon Woo because Damon Woo is a founder of Appest inc. Does it look professional? No. Does it matter? No.

TickTick isn't a knock-off. That can truly say just someone who never used both apps. They are both To-Do apps based on GTD methodology, so they will be similar. Just like is Remember the Milk, Wunderlist, Microsoft To-Do or Google Tasks. TickTick uses Folder-List-Task-Subtask (Checklist) hierarchy. Todoist uses Project-Subproject-Task- Subtask (nested task) hierarchy. TickTick has Calendar, Todoist doesn't. TickTick has POMO, Todoist doesn't, TickTick has daily planner, Todoist doesn't.

Inbox, Today, Tomorrow, In a week and Someday are basic and standard categories in GTD methodology. It must be really hard for you to comprehend that To-Do apps based on the same methodology look similar. To you it's SHOCKING!

It's also quite offensive to call TickTick a knock-off. TickTick is based on app called GTasks, which was developed by Damon Woo (founder of Appest inc.). GTasks was released in 2010 and trust me, Todoist looked really different back then, so some could argue who was really inspired by which product. You can search images on Google and see for yourself.

Maybe they didn't reply to you because in your questions you attacked their product and accused them of copying? Or maybe you were asking stupid questions like that one about storing credit card info? I mean, it takes 1 minute to find out that payment can be done only through 3rd party services like PayPal or Google Play. You aren't very talented detective :/.

Your assumptions, accusations and slander are rooted in your stereotypical opinion about Chinese products. Just because Appest inc. is Chinese, in your mind, they must have nefarious motives. Why aren't you questioning Doist - remote company, and what can they see? They know how many tasks are created and how many of them are completed. What else can they know? That doesn't bother you? Because their aren't from China?

Your review is biased and comes from small minded person.

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sitesme

I have to agree with you, John, on this one and thank you for bringing this to the attention of people like both of us who appreciate their privacy and data security.

The domain is indeed registered under one individual and with an address in China. It is kind of the same as giving a notebook with all your notes and to-do lists to a stranger on the street.

The app looks great! But there needs to be some more tight jurisdiction and clarity about what is really being done with our data on this platform. Without it... I am looking elsewhere.

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AB6hyF0

@sitesme: It is kind of the same as giving a notebook with all your notes and to-do lists to a stranger on the street.

Isn't the basics with using every cloud services?

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cnejfelt
  
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TickTick has been my favorite task app I've used so far. I keep a version update feature log here if you want to check it out: https://nejycr.notion.site/TickTick-Updates-b6acbc1ee1e64507ad939a7d040cbff7

The features are all there, with my favorite aspects being: turning tasks into desktop sticky notes (think widgets), Pomodoro timer, ability to estimate total time on a task (to see if you vastly over or underestimated the time required), mobile version has ability to stick notifications so they can't be dismissed, and more.

The premium price is great at $2.79/month. The only thing to be wary of is that this company, Appest, is based in China - it means privacy may not be gaureenteed. But unless you're tasks are illegal shit, you're some VIP, or a privacy purist, it shouldn't be enough to deter you.

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bendavidi
  
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Better than the rest by a large margin.

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luislobo9b
  
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Very heavy limitations in free mode!

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jamesschles11
  
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I quite like its free features but it can get a bit laggy. I switched to Quire for kanban board and the timeline feature.

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    TickTick has been my favorite task app I've used so far. I keep a version update feature log here if you want to check it out: https://nejycr.notion.site/TickTick-Updates-b6acbc1ee1e64507ad939a7d040cbff7 The features are all there, with my favorite aspects being: turning tasks into desktop sticky notes (think widgets), Pomodoro timer, ability to estimate total time on a task (to see if you vastly over or underestimated the time required), mobile version has ability to stick notifications so they can't be dismissed, and more. The premium price is great at $2.79/month. The only thing to be wary of is that this company, Appest, is based in China - it means privacy may not be gaureenteed. But unless you're tasks are illegal shit, you're some VIP, or a privacy purist, it shouldn't be enough to deter you.
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