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After doing some fiddling with some Excel sheets, I saw that it worked out nicely for me to have a monthly or trimestrial todo list with checkboxes and a progress bar on top.

The general look and feel is described on To-do List with Priorities using Excel

Question: As I am not much of an Excel fan, are there any web apps that implements something very similar in look and feel?

If not, I might start developing a web based solution.

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Have you tried outlook? –  articlestack Mar 17 '13 at 13:47
Yes, it's not motivating enough for me. –  Valentin Despa Mar 17 '13 at 14:06
Is percent done the volume of work completed? their formula doesn't make sense: "Formulas – to calculate % done based on how many activities are done & their priorities." –  JeffO Mar 17 '13 at 14:46
To make it simple, if each task has the same priority, if you have 10 tasks to to and you've done 5, that you are at 50%. Makes sense? –  Valentin Despa Mar 17 '13 at 14:59
@Theta30 This is a case for english.stackexchange.com. "Wiktionary defines both to-do and todo" english.stackexchange.com/questions/46217/… –  Valentin Despa Mar 17 '13 at 17:39

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You may look at:

Checkvist: https://checkvist.com/

Minimalist keyboard driven online outliner and task manager for teams and individuals. Capture your ideas, create checklists and plans, get everything done — together.

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Thanks for the links, I've tried checkvist, it's quite good. I don't particularly like the the progress bar is not in the list itself. –  Valentin Despa Mar 18 '13 at 21:47

I have started app called todoist. It has progress bar, karma, priority, and works with chrome, outlook, gmail, and apps for kindle (using that now), ios, and Windows. I fell in love with its simplicity. I added recurring task like this "every Friday @ 9am" and worked perfect. I paid for premium version because I like it and want to see developers eat :) I would try out free version and see what you think: http://www.todoist.com

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You have only two posts on this site, both touting todoist. Are you affiliated with that application at all? Your posts come off as if you are, which requires disclosure. –  Raystafarian 18 hours ago
That's funny. They are fresh on my brain. I had just used app before reading and posting. I suspect that I should mention Evernote, chrome and lastpass to get them out in the open as I love them too. If only a royalty check... –  wally thurston 1 hour ago

I have been using a brand new, alpha, system called simplist.me - it's very early stages, but they are super responsive to feedback and are about to have the progress bar show up. If you are into this they'd probably love to hear from you with ideas. I spoke with one of the founders a while back and they seem to be moving in a good direction.

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