Teux Deux is an application that helps users design smooth, fluid to do lists. The system appears simple but includes a number of unique functions that make it worthwhile. To do lists are often one of the best ways to manage time. With Teux Deux, users can enter lists that show up under each date. The application allows users to view five days at a time. New updates make it possible for users to resize the Teux Deux box as much as they like. Other features allow users to page one day at a time or skim through five at a time. Calendars are also available to go back many days to a specific date. The lists are very user friendly, using a simple, plain interface. The user can literally drag and drop an item into a data entry field above it to correct spelling or edit it. Teux Deux offers a simple service that works very well when combined with the fluid functionality and navigation of the application.
Teux Deux was created by Swiss Miss, a Swiss design studio managed by Tina Roth Eisenberg, and Fictive Kin, a group of developers and designers from all over including San Francisco and Brooklyn. Fictive Kin is currently working on other application projects, including Gimme Bar, Brooklyn Beta 2011 and Analog. Teux Deux is a newcomer to the to do list application scene introduced in 2010.
The task of maintaining a basic to do list is far from unique. With applications like Teux Deux, the key is in how the developers approach the task. This is what makes Teux Deux really stand out. The application is full of personality and works with fluid motion. Users can scroll all through their past and future to do lists. The action is very smooth and not choppy in any way. Even editing an item on a to do list feels fluid using Teux Deux’s new drag and drop format.
The Teux Deux website features a white, black and red color scheme that really works. The white background prevents the site from feeling busy while the black and red create a bold contrast that is used throughout the application. Each to do list is sorted by the specific day. The stylish text is easy to read and each list is very basic, featuring only the items the user enters and no extra fluff to get in the way.
Visitors can become Teux Deux members by clicking the white “Sign Up for Free” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage (beside the red Login button). The user is asked for a valid email address, username, password and time zone. After clicking the red “Deux It” button at the bottom of the form, the user is taken to their new to do list. The first visit includes pop up tip boxes in red that can be closed after the user is done with them.
Teux Deux offers a simple service in a fun way. Although the service is helpful, it is still very basic and offered in many other places all over the web. Charging a fee without adding a few more extras would not be a good idea for Teux Deux. Luckily the creators recognize this and offer a free account to anyone who is willing to sign up. Users can register and begin using Teux Deux at no cost.
Users who are looking for a simple service to manage their to do lists can really appreciate what Teux Deux has to offer. The tools are attractive and simple with the fluid motion function that makes it easier to navigate from one day to the next.