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Lunatask is an all-in-one encrypted to-do list, habit tracker, journaling, life-tracking and notes app.
It remembers stuff for you and keeps track of your mental well-being 🌟

Built with ADHD brains in mind and available for macOS, Windows, and Linux 🖥

iOS and Android companion apps in beta — get them here 📱

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What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting a person's executive functions like attention, working memory, and the ability to self-regulate. It is estimated that 5% of the world population lives with ADHD.

You could see us as clumsy, forgetful, restless, socially awkward, and sometimes all over the place. And yes, we sometimes are all of that, no denying. But, we tend to be also passionate, intuitive, creative, and generally warmhearted and friendly people. We get excited easily, that's part of the trait. Our brains are just wired differently.

Usually, people are born with this disorder and, unlike believed in the past, if you have it you will have it for the rest of your life. Similar to autism, another neurodevelopmental disorder, there is no cure for ADHD. However, there are plenty of coping mechanisms and ways to improve the quality of life for those with ADHD.

If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, you understand how it affects every area of your life and how you have been experiencing these issues for as long as you remember. Yet, you see the world the very same way as those without ADHD, as ADHD is not a sensory disorder.

How ADHD impacts productivity?

People with ADHD have problems in many crucial areas of their lives. We tend to have poor organization skills, issues with motivation, memory, time management, and completing everyday tasks. It just feels harder for us to fulfill all life's demands.

We enjoy doing a lot of things, but usually not those we really ought to. We tend to pick easy tasks instead of those that are important. And when there is a lot on our plate, we are easily overwhelmed.

Many people with ADHD are very smart, yet even when we try hard, and hard we try indeed, we still feel like we're working far below what we could or would like to be doing. We often have great difficulty with getting started on a task despite repeated prodding and reminding.

People with ADHD often live with the embarrassment and shame of their disorganization or compulsive attempts to appear organized. ADHD person may be disorganized, chronically rushed, and overly dependent on external deadlines and time crunches to stay on track.

The disorganization contributes to our level of stress. And we know stress is not great for our well-being. Yet, we rely on stress to push us to complete tasks at the very last moment, and neurotypical productivity advice just does not work for us.

How Lunatask can help?

Productivity apps often feel like they are designed for robots, so we wanted to make one for humans, especially those with ADHD.

Externalize memory

Write down everything that needs to be done. People with ADHD have a below-average mental capacity to keep stuff in their heads. Lunatask, or any other to-do list, remembers everything for you.

Task list

Leave prioritization to us

Lunatask remembers everything and knows what is important to you, how long each task will take, what state it is in, or how old it is. So it'll take the mental overhead of prioritizing tasks all the time off your shoulders.

Our app prioritizes tasks for you to ensure no task is left behind. For example, Lunatask nudges you to finish already started tasks before taking on new work, older tasks before newer ones, etc. Together with tools like the work-in-progress limit and notifications for scheduled tasks and habits, we try to keep you on the right track, so everything gets done in a timely fashion.

Grouping tasks into different groups based on whether they're Must, Should, or Want can also help. It fits some ADHD brains better than other methods, and Lunatask comes with native support.

Build healthy habits

Use our visual habit tracker to adopt new habits to improve your quality of life. Having accountability and not wanting to break your streak will keep you going and motivated.

Do you forget to take your medication three times a day? Create a habit for it, set up a daily goal, and create a schedule. Lunatask will then let you know to take the medication at set times.

Habit tracker

Observe and reflect

Lunatask comes with native support for journaling, mood and energy level tracking, and tracking of how busy or overwhelmed you were each day. We chose these trackers because those things are especially relevant to people with ADHD.

Mood tracker

Journaling is the practice of keeping a diary or journal which explores the thoughts and emotions you experience in your life. Keeping a journal is a way to express yourself without judgment or rules.

Journaling has many benefits on the journey towards your goals. It helps process emotions in a positive way and can improve awareness of anxiety and depression by clearing your mental clutter, focusing your mind, and building awareness of your thoughts and feelings. It also reduces intrusion and avoidance symptoms post-trauma.

Journaling

Of course, your journal tracks your most sensitive thoughts. To protect them from anyone else who might have access to your computer or mobile phone, you can protect access to your journal with a four-digit PIN. The PIN-protected journal can be enabled in the settings.

Stay in touch with people you care about

Let's face it, many of us are terrible at maintaining relationships with friends and people around us because of our object permanence deficits and things being “out of sight, out of mind”. Sometimes we even lose these people because of it. Our Relationship Tracking feature is here to help with that. Learn more about it here.

Relationship Tracking

All-in-one

Lunatask is not just a to-do list. It's also a habit tracker, calendar, mood tracker, daily journal, pomodoro timer, and a powerful note-taking app. With its holistic approach, you can consolidate everything in one app to ease the load on your ADHD brain. Plus, there're many productivity techniques included for you to find out which one works for you the best.

Notes

Integrated

How many times have you got excited about using a habit tracker, installed an app, and forgot it's there the next day? Exactly, we have been there before as well, so we made sure the same does not happen here.

Are you looking at your tasks all day and forgetting about your habits? We brought your habits right next to your tasks — no need to keep reminding yourself to switch somewhere else to check them off. You can even drag them onto the same calendar you have your tasks and events in to plan them into your day.

It's the little things that make all the difference at the end of the day.

Calendar

Hide distractions

Distractions must be easy to hide out of sight. Choose what you want to work on next, hide everything else, and never be distracted by your personal tasks while at work again.

Don't forget to take an umbrella

Going out only to realize you forgot to check the weather? Lunatask shows the current weather condition and temperature, so you are more mindful of the situation behind the window and are always appropriately dressed.

Wait, there's more!

We did not even touch on other ADHD-friendly features like timers or quick note.

Got an idea how to make Lunatask even more ADHD-friendly? Let us know on our Idea Portal or send us a message.

Other tips for ADHD

  • Many adults with ADHD equate their personal value, their intelligence, and their general skill levels with their ability to organize. Don't do that, you're much more than your ADHD.
  • Prefer not to be the one who organizes more complicated projects. Don't try to push it through just to prove to others you can do it, especially in the workplace. It's okay to ask for help, and you don't have to prove anything to anyone.
  • Under-promise and over-deliver
  • Break down your tasks into tiny subtasks. Getting started on smaller tasks is easier because they seem less intimidating.
  • Make your work environment more ADHD supportive and educate the people around you about ADHD
  • Education is a super-power. Read a book or two about ADHD. We've read a dozen books on the topic and hundreds of stories of people like us. Depending on how far you're on your ADHD journey, this alone can profoundly change how you see yourself and the world around you. If books and scientific papers are not for you, try How to ADHD channel on YouTube.
  • Remember that the goal is not to get over it, it's about learning a way how to live with it
  • If you have ADHD, your ADHD is a vital part of who you are. We would not trade it in order to be "normal", it makes us who we are. Without it, we would be very different people.
  • ADHD can be a super-power too! Jessica has a great video about it over there on her YouTube channel.
  • Don't hesitate to get help if you need it. Also, look up your local support groups, join as online one on Facebook or visit r/ADHD on Reddit. You're not alone, there are millions of people all over the world just like you.

Where can I learn more about ADHD?

There're many great resources on ADHD on the internet. Just be aware popular websites might oversimplify and take a less scientific approach. We recommend checking out this video, this fact sheet, this article, this website, or How to ADHD on YouTube.

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User rating on the Mac App Store

“Finally found an app for my brain!”

@briefDots

via App Store Reviews

“I've been using Lunatask for a while and what always strikes me is how quickly it evolves. Every month, there are new features to play with.”

Dominik Plsek

via ProductHunt

“Like WOW. I needed this!!!!!”

@Janoucious

via App Store Reviews

“Legit already the best time-blocking app. If you struggle to follow your blockings and get frustrated, this app is for you.”

Jan

via Microsoft Store Reviews

“Just came across @lunatask and I’m really impressed”

Keyan Fayaz

via Twitter

“The app is a real gamechanger and has a lot of promise!”

Huw

via support

“Definitely a tool worth trying. With its multiple opinionated prioritization systems, it does the heavy lifting for you.”

Josef Sekava

via App Store Reviews

“I'm loving Lunatask”

Chad Thornton

via support

“Lunatask has really been life-changing. I know it sounds dramatic, but it really has helped my routine so much!”

Sophie-Louise Shearwood

via support

“It is an amazing app. A real gem.”

@Jaydpoet

via App Store Reviews

“Ddaanngg Lunatask is super snazzy”

Jason B

via Twitter

“I've tried ALL the organizational/habit tracker/to-do list apps out there... and I have fallen in love with Lunatask. Every detail seems to have been carefully thought through. I wholeheartedly recommend it!”

@Ekggggg

via App Store Reviews

“One of the very few E2EE task managers with a great design and dedicated developers!”

@prodxpriv

via Twitter

“I tried every single to-do app out there and Lunatask is the first I truly stick to and really like to use on a daily basis.”

Steffen Pidun

via App Store Reviews

“I love the different workflows, they make so much sense to me.”

Katie Hill

via Slack Community

“Lunatask is a revolutionary application that is missing in the market!”

Paul

via Slack Community

“Very promising privacy-focused app with end-to-end encryption.”

@raingros

via AlternativeTo

“I showed Lunatask my close friend and her reaction was to literally shed happy tears and say this is gonna fix my life!”

Luisa Rodrigues

via Slack Community

“I love your app! I've tried every single productivity app and yours is undoubtedly the best. Thank you so much for creating it.”

Sophie Herman

via support

“This app is literally incredible.”

KC

via App Store Reviews

“Intrigued by this to-do app”

Vince Schwidder

via Twitter

“Wow, this app has a lot of clever concepts. I tried many different todo apps (MANY!), and this one definitely gets a lot of things right.”

@teespe

via App Store Reviews

“Dang, this app is awesome”

Joseph Wood

via Twitter

“I don’t think I’ve ever paid for a premium plan so quickly. Just a few clicks using the app and I could tell, everything I wish my to-do list would do, this does it.”

Will Klein

via Slack Community

“Lunatask manages to put together the most important planner apps into one nice package without being too overwhelming. I've tried a lot of different kinds of software and the dev of this one really got it right!”

Philipp

via Microsoft Store

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