We often use Gingko internally as a shared todo list. It works well, since we can have projects, tasks, and sub-tasks arranged hierarchically.
We’ve been using [ ] to denote empty checkboxes, and [X] for completed tasks. This was not pretty, a bit of a pain, and did not give feeling of satisfaction from completion.
Well, we now have proper checkbox support. Just add square brackets [ ], and it will render as a checkbox which you can click to toggle. Making a checklist? Pressing enter will automatically create the next checkbox for you.