I have five kids—4 at an age that can use this app and it is amazing. As someone with ADD, I needed something that would help me get things on track. Tody does this and more so.
AREAS: First, as other reviewers stated, you can have different “areas” either inside (like Living Room) or Outside (like Garage). You can even have customized areas (I have Homeschooling as a customized area because I homeschool.
TASKS: Under each of these, you can have different tasks. There are preset tasks for the areas already programmed in (like dusting) or you can create your own tasks (like Math) and you can choose how frequent these tasks should be. You can even have Anytime Tasks (like doing a load of laundry) which can be done at any point and as often as you need to. You can assign who each task is for—and whether or not you want them taking turns (Rotating) each task. I love the Seasonal option which allows you to have certain tasks only for certain times of year—great for spring cleaning. You can also decide how much effort (from 1-3) that each task requires. So, tasks like reorganizing a closet can be a 3-effort point task while light dusting might only be a 1-effort point task. Underneath each task is how many’s until that task is due or how many days it’s overdue. You can even write notes under each task so that the person doing the task can know what is expected or whatever other things you want to jot down.
CLEANLINESS BARS: I love how you can see which rooms need cleaning by the cleanliness bar—which can be room-by-room and task by task.
DUSTY: Dusty is an option that you can have as a little adversary to motivate you to clean. My kids love watching Dusty cry as we beat him. They love seeing his little comments. You can choose not to have him if you’d rather not.
CUSTOMIZATIONS: Almost everything, like Dusty, is customizable. You use the features you like and can choose not to use the features you don’t like. The dirt splotches people don’t like can be toggled off.
SYNC: This is one of my favourite features. My family each has Tody (thanks to family sharing) and I was able to create a family list that has all of our chores in one place. Everyone is able to add chores (like my hubby adding things he’d like to take care of in the garage or fix up in the home) and these automatically update on all our devices.
COMPETITION: Not only do you have the option of seeing Dusty cry when you defeat him, but you also see who’s doing the most chores. This is based on the effort points talked about earlier. There’s a chart showing who’s done the most for the month. My kids love trying to beat each other and this just means they want to do more chores!
JUST ONE THING: The only thing I wish they had was an option of toggling off who in the family is able to edit chores. With just a swipe, a child can delete a chore they don’t want to do anymore and there is no way to prevent this presently.
Honestly, this is well worth the money. I love how responsive the developers are to questions or feedback. Great app!