Good Todo redesign

January 12, 2014 By Mark Hurst 3 Comments

(January 14, 2014, 3:50pm Eastern): All bugs described below should be fixed. Please email us (help at with other bug reports, but things should be working more smoothly now. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!

(Monday, January 13, 2:15pm Eastern): Launch has gone relatively smoothly, though there are a few bugs, mainly around categories, that users have pointed out. (Sorry for the hassle!) We’re working on fixing the following:

• Category persistence – if you close a category, it currently pops back open when you change days or views. We’re working on getting it to stay closed.

• Creating new todos with a category – if you try to create a new todo with a category – either by using the Web interface or by emailing it in (with the Subject line starting with the category name), currently it gives an error about “1 to 5 digits in length” and the todo is not created. We’re working on fixing this; meantime, create the todo without a category and then assign the category after that. (Tip – from the main list-view page on the website, you can drag-and-drop todos into the category labels shown on the bottom-right of the page!)

• Mobile-app syncing issues – all mobile apps seem to be working fine, except when todos are created or edited with categories. This seems to be related to the bullet above and we hope one fix will resolve all these issues.

• The same category heading shows up multiple times – some users are seeing a todo under category X, and another todo displayed under a separate header for category X. We’re working on a fix (meantime, drag all those todos to the X category label in the lower-right of the screen and they should all show up under a single category-X header).

……..previous updates below: ………

(Sunday, January 12, 7:07pm Eastern): The new Good Todo website is up! Enjoy (and let me know if you see any post-launch strange behavior, though it seems to be working great).

(Sunday, January 12, 4:35pm Eastern): Good Todo is now down, temporarily, for our scheduled upgrade to our new website. Hope to be back up with the new design in a few hours. Stay tuned!

We are installing the new Good Todo website today. Here is a brief video showing off the new design:


  1. Peter Marquis-Kyle January 13, 2014 2:01 am

    goodtodo is refusing to accept new tasks for today, instead returning this error: “The todo date can not be a past date”.

    I hope you fix this soon!

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    • Mark Hurst January 13, 2014 11:57 am

      Hi Peter, that error should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out, and drop a note if you see any other weird behavior!

  2. Stone July 09, 2014 6:02 am

    It’s posts like this that make surfing so much plesaure

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