I just wanted to add my support for this feature request. I can understand not wanting to turn into a RTM competitor, but for a lot of us Evernote has turned into our personal organizer and is as much of a todo app as we need or will ever want. Honestly the last thing I want is that shifted over to another app. Honestly I get all the evangelists patient explanations that this is not an evernote function or something, but this is how a lot of us are using the app, and would be very helpful to us in how we use the app. Respectfully, you can use it your way and I'll use it my way. That's part of the great thing about it, it's incredibly versatile. If you don't want evernote to remove your checked boxes someday I'm sure the developers aren't going to force you to.