Create a To Do App with React, Recoil and TypeScript

Create a To Do App with React, Recoil and TypeScript

Create a To Do App with React, Recoil and TypeScript. We will be using create-react-app. First, a little about Recoil is a state management library developed by Facebook. Here is where all the Todo App will be created.

First, a little about Recoil

Recoil is a state management library developed by Facebook, initially used by Facebook itself, but now made open source. According to its official website,, these are its 3 distinct features:

  1. Minimal and Reactish: Use a flexible, shared React-like state.
  2. Data-flow graph: “Derived data and asynchronous queries are tamed with pure functions and efficient subscriptions.”
  3. Cross-App observation: “Implement persistence, routing, time-travel debugging, or undo by observing all state changes across your app, without impairing code-splitting.”

You can take a look at its documentation  here.

Show me some code!

Let’s start building the application. We will be using create-react-app. If you already have the node module installed, run this in your terminal:

create-react-app todo-with-recoil --template typescript

Or, in case you want it in your own project directory, run:

create-react-app . --template typescript

If you don’t, use npx:

npx create-react-app todo-with-recoil --template typescript

If we have no errors, we are good to go. First, we must remove all unnecessary files and folders. The selected files should be deleted (don’t forget to remove their imports too!):

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