How much does it cost to build a task manager app?

Standard price for a task manager app: $31,102

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What is a task manager app?

A task manager application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to track tasks and create lists of things that they want to do. A task manager app typically includes a calendar view as well as an interface for creating and managing tasks.

Task management apps are similar to other productivity apps, such as project management apps, time management apps, and checklist apps. Popular task management applications include Habitica, Wunderlist,, and Todoist.

Here are some recent task manager app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An automated task management web app with SMS text and email capabilities built for a company in the real estate industry that reduces the amount of time that employees spend on data input and follow-ups on contracts.

  • A task management app built for the healthcare industry that requests basic information about a user (e.g. - outdoor activity levels, skin tone, etc.) and, in turn, provides recommendations for the type of sunscreen they should use, how often they should apply it, and push notifications to let them know when it is time to reapply.

  • An organic chemistry app with gamification elements that serves as a learning tool for undergrad students.

What is the typical cost to build a task manager app?

A task manager app usually costs $31,102 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $7,500 or as high as $87,458. A task manager app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent task manager app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $58,305

  • $15,000

  • $20,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a task manager app?

A task manager app usually takes 415 hours to build. However, a task manager app can be built in as few as 100 hours, or in as many as 1,166 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent task manager apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 777

  • 200

  • 267

How to successfully grow your task manager application

A task manager app can grow its user base by encouraging users to invite their friends to sign up. Task manager apps usually offer referral bonuses in exchange for new user referrals, as well as a wide variety of features for task management and collaboration with other team members. In order to compete with existing tasks managers like Trello, a new app must offer additional features that make it easier to accomplish certain types of tasks.

Risks and challenges of building a task manager application

A task manager app handles tasks and job management for small businesses and freelancers. It can be used to streamline workflows and increase productivity, but it also comes with a number of legal and logistical risks. For example, most task manager apps host sensitive personal data (such as social security numbers, payment information, and business data) that is vulnerable to security breaches. The majority of task manager apps focus on automating payroll processes, which can put the app in close contact with the US Department of Labor. If you are building a task manager app for use in your company or client's company, it is important to consult with your general counsel before launch to determine whether your application needs to be licensed as a payroll service provider.

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