What are the benefits of using Twist with Todoist?

If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably off to a strong start with Twist. Your team is creating threads, discussing ideas, and snoozing notifications to accomplish deep work and solve hard problems.

When it comes to tracking what everyone is doing, it’s likely that you’re already using a task management tool. If that tool is Todoist, we’ve created a handy workflow that combines Twist with Todoist for the most powerful mix of task management and team communication.

In short, while Todoist is the tool that will help your team organize their work into actionable tasks and projects, Twist allows you to collaborate on those tasks and projects in a structured, long-form way. It’s the best way to keep everyone on the same page and moving forward.

Let’s try a metaphor—the rescue mission.

Imagine your office is on a rescue mission

Twist is the radio—it ensures you can all communicate with one another clearly and transparently.

Todoist is the GPS—it helps you understand where you are, and where you’re going.

Metaphors aside, Todoist keeps track of everything on your team’s to-do list, and Twist gives your team the space and structure to discuss the best way to complete those tasks.

Keep reading to see how Twist and Todoist can work in tandem for your team.


What is Twist?

What is Todoist?

Twist is a transparent place where your team can discuss their projects and come up with the best solutions.

Todoist helps keep track of which work to do and when, so you can prioritize and work in a logical, organized way.

Use Twist when you want to:

Use Todoist when you want to:

  • Share full ideas and get thoughtful, organized feedback.
  • Collaborate by making decisions and solving problems together.
  • Update your team so you are all aware of what’s going on at work.
  • Capture and coordinate specific tasks.
  • Plan ahead with actionable steps that your team can see.
  • Keep track of your team’s goals and make sure nothing slips through the cracks.

Why should we use Twist?

Why should we use Todoist?

  • Bring full context to all your discussions, and easily refer back to them no matter how old they are.
  • Protect your team’s attention with an app that promotes deep, focused work and doesn’t require people to be connected 24/7.
  • Improve transparency in your team with a public, accessible knowledge base.
  • Clarify next steps between now and the time when you want to accomplish your goal.
  • Know exactly who’s responsible for what and by when.
  • Check your team’s progress by having an overview of pending, delegated and completed tasks.
  • Break large projects down to smaller, more manageable tasks.

An example: Making a website

Hugo and Chase are planning to update their website’s landing page. It’s not performing as well as they think it could. Their goal: get more customers to understand their product.

What’s next?

Radio GPS
1) Hugo creates a thread in Twist to thoroughly explain their idea and get feedback from designers and marketers.  
2) Ana, a designer, follows up on that thread and volunteers to work on that project.  
3) They discuss next steps in Twist and agree on a plan to move forward.  
  4) Based on the conversation in Twist, Chase creates a project in Todoist: New Landing Page, with actionable tasks like write copy, create a mockup, etc.
  5) Chase invites Hugo and Ana to the project and assigns them tasks so that everyone knows exactly what they need to do.
  6) They connect Todoist to Twist so that updates in their Todoist project will automatically stream into Twist, where they can discuss the issues.
7) They share updates and ideas in the thread and get feedback from other designers, all in one central place. Everyone reads the same version and is on the same page.  
8) Later, they need Pedro, a developer, to lend a hand. They notify him in the thread where he can review past conversations and decisions about the website since it’s all in one place.  
  9) Chase adjusts the Todoist project and adds more tasks based on Pedro’s suggestions.
10) Everyone involved agrees on the tasks and gets to work.  
  11) One by one, the team completes each of their tasks in Todoist. Everyone can see the updates as they progress. Eventually, they finish the website landing page update.
12) Hugo, Chase, Pedro and Ana send some thanks to one another for a job well done. 🎉

Now it’s your turn– we invite you to use Twist and Todoist to plan, organize and achieve your next project.

In summary

Todoist answers important questions like:

  • What are the specific, actionable steps between now and accomplishing our next goal?
  • Who is responsible for what?
  • What is expected to be done? And when?

Twist helps you:

  • Organize your discussions to come up with solutions and do work in a calm, on-topic way.
  • Keep all your team’s communication in a centralized, transparent, and accessible place.
  • Reduce the need for email, group chat, and meetings.