Coding Ye Olde Todo App

Microcosm asked to add a todo section to their admin, and this is what I came up with after a few half-days of coding (thanks in large part to my good friend MooTools). They have two shops and a growing staff, and everybody spends quite a bit of time in the admin I built for them.

I’m a huge fan of The Hit List, which I believe is just about as perfect a task manager as you could ask for, and I obviously borrowed some ideas. If I had more time to fuss with this, and if it was something I’d be using regularly, I’d implement full keyboard control and mimic The Hit List even more.

Todo apps feel like the advanced “Hello, World” of programming exercises, akin to Tetris for game developers. I can’t believe it took me this long to get to make one.