When comparing 2Do vs Emacs Org-mode, the Slant community recommends Emacs Org-mode for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform to-do list app?” Emacs Org-mode is ranked 10th while 2Do is ranked 26th.
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Pro Support for Apple Watch
Pro Offers detailed options
Adding a task can be as simple or complicated as you like. A to-do list entry can simply consist of its title, or you can also add notes, recurrence, set a due date, tag a location, schedule an alarm, priority (low, medium, high, starred) and tack on a URL or photo. You can even make an audio recording with voice notes. And each list is sortable by a number of criteria, including priority and due date.
2Do conforms to your workflow instead of forcing you to conforming into some preset workflow. It helps to accommodate your workflow through a series of features including tags, batch editing, configurable presets, and the ability to quickly add tasks at any time.
Pro Updates have remained free since beginning of time
Unlike many other apps that will release a new paid version when major features get launched, 2Do doesn't resort to that.
Pro Advanced search
Find old tasks or organize smart lists based on complex search terms (for example, “tasks to do at home between 6 pm and 11 pm”).
Pro Get Things Done-style inbox
You can use 2Do according to the Get Things Done methodology – or not.
Pro Variety of organization methods
Use a combination of tasks, projects and checklists.
Pro Optionally sync with iCal or Outlook
The app can optionally sync with iCal or Outlook with free helper software available from the 2Do Website.
Pro There are a lot of extensions, for exporting to html, bootstrap, js-reveal and much more.
Pro Files are usable anywhere at anytime
Users are not tied to one service provider, program, platform, or database engine.
Pro Ultimate flexibility
This app's flexibility is based on its minimalist approach, giving the user near-infinite freedom.
Pro Agenda views
Pro Absolutely free
Emacs with Org-mode is free as in beer and free as in speech – that is, it costs nothing and it’s totally open source.
Pro Supports plaintext spreadsheets
Pro Incredibly extensible
There are many plug-ins for Org-mode, including Org-habits and Org-notify. If Org-mode lacks some piece of functionality, it is very easy to add it.
Con Decreased cross-platform support, new versions only for iOS
For those that use multiple mobile platforms, support for the Android version has been dropped meaning there is no longer parity between the apps on iOS and Android.
Con No attachment capability
2Do will create a link to a file, but will not store the actual file as an attachment.
Con Android app isn't very good
There are several user-created apps for Android, but none seem to offer the same level of functionality as other to-do apps.
Con By default, a hard-to-read display
The default way of writing an outline or checklist creates a very messy wall of text that's difficult to read with no vertical spacing. You can manually add vertical spacing, but the Org operations don't preserve it. There are pretty-display modes, but you need to remember how to enable them, etc. etc.
Con Unintuitive user interface
The key combinations are unintuitive and difficult to remember. This is probably because there are a lot of hidden "modes" depending on where the cursor is. Actions aren't paired with reversing actions like in other todo apps. For example, hitting shift-tab does NOT reverse the effect of hitting tab.