"Nothing groundbreaking but it’s a nice little app…." At Google’s Cloud Platform Live event, an engineer demonstrated how to integrate Google’s Cloud product into an app - and they used Todo.txt for Android to do it! Thanks, Google. Now about that pull request…

An online todo list manager based on the Todo.txt format — complete with with Dropbox integration. If you keep your todos in a text file, you’ve already finished the hardest part.
Todo.txt++
In a way, this whole search has ended — at least for the time being — where it began years ago: I keep a simple text file listing to-do items. But the twist is a fabulous iPhone and iPad app that makes that list available for reading and editing wherever I happen to be. It’s the best of both worlds.
The Great To-do App Hunt - Boston Business Journal

Todo.txt CLI version 2.10 now available

Just released a long-overdue update to the Todo.txt CLI, which hasn’t seen a user distribution release in more than a year and a half. Plenty of fixes and enhancements are available in the new release, including:

  • Term filtering for listcon
  • A new make install command
  • Add-on subfolders (for easier git cloning of add-ons)
  • Project and context coloring without an add-on
  • Improvements to help and task completion

See the CLI 2.10 release page for the full changelog and to download the update. Thanks especially to Ingo for contributing the lion’s share of updates to this release, and for code-reviewing all the contributions.

As always, get in touch on the mailing list with questions about the update.

FAQ: How do I get my Todo.txt add-on accepted into the project?

Todo.txt’s Command Line Interface offers hooks for developers to create add-ons that make custom commands available to users or change default behavior. For example, an add-on can offer a single command that adds a task and prioritizes it A in one shot. Here’s how to create and install CLI add-ons.

If you’ve created a Todo.txt add-on, that’s wonderful! To release it to the community, here’s what to do.

1. Publish it on GitHub either in a repository under your username or as a gist.

2. Then, list it on the Todo.sh Add-on Directory. That’s a community-written wiki page, so to add your information, just press the Edit button.

3. Finally, post a message to the Todo.txt mailing list letting the community know your add-on is available for download and installation.

While I (Gina) maintain a couple of sample add-ons in a branch of the todo.txt-cli repository, I only keep add-ons there which I developed. There’s no need to send me a pull request for your add-on. You can simply keep your add-on in your own repository and list it in the Add-on directory to make it available for use.

Thank you expanding the Todo.txt ecosystem!

Todo.txt for iOS update available (version 1.7)

Several users noticed that last month’s iOS 7 release shipped with a few minor but annoying bugs. Happily, Todo.txt 1.7 is now available in the App Store and resolves several issues.

Todo.txt on the App Store

This release fixes the following bugs:

  • In search results, tap on a task and see the right details
  • Stop scrolling up under the top navigation bar in all views
  • Don’t crash on Dropbox file conflict
  • Show changes to a task immediately on the details screen
  • Go back to Todo.txt list after deleting a task

It also has a few improvements:

  • Simplified settings area
  • Auto-detected todo.txt file line breaks (no more manual setting!)
  • Sort tasks by date, oldest first or newest first
  • Show task dates by default
  • Display version number in settings

Get in touch on the mailing list if you have any questions about the update.

Todo.txt for iOS 7

Great news: Todo.txt is now iOS 7-compatible. Download the latest version 1.5 on the App Store.

Todo.txt on the App Store

The are no functional changes in this release, but it does reflect iOS 7’s new design. The screenshots in the iTunes Store haven’t been updated yet, but when you run the new version on iOS 7, it looks like this:

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As always, get in touch on the mailing list if you have any questions about the update.

Todo.txt 1.4 for iOS now in App Store

A new release of Todo.txt for iOS, version 1.4, is is now available. Download it on the App Store.

Todo.txt on the App Store

The most-requested new feature in this release is filtering your task list by +project or @context, using the Filter button on the left side of the top bar, as shown here.

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On the iPad, the filter panel is automatically shown in landscape mode:

Todo.txt for the iPad

This new release also includes the ability to:

  • Add multiple tasks at once (separated by a newline), with randomized hint text.
  • Pull to refresh task list from Dropbox.

Bug fixes include:

  • Ignore blank lines in todo.txt file.
  • Shortened app name to simply Todo.txt.
  • Improved accessibility.

As always, get in touch on the mailing list if you have any questions about the update.

Todo.txt 2.2 for Android now in the Play Store

A new release of Todo.txt for Android, version 2.2, is is now available. Get it on Google Play.

Todo.txt on Google Play

This is a point release with several minor enhancements and bugfixes. The full changelog is as follows:

  • New feature: Sort tasks by creation date (ascending or descending).
  • New feature: Schedule task(s) on your calendar from the action bar menu. See screenshot:

Schedule tasks on your default calendar

  • Enhancement: Save list scroll position when showing another screen and restore it when redisplayed.
  • Enhancement: Show priorities A-Z (not just E).
  • Enhancement: Migrate data to internal storage, and no longer require external storage access.
  • Bugfix: Fix “failed to load folder list from Dropbox” bug.
  • Bugfix: Fix landscape view on a tablet when the list is empty.
  • Bugfix: When not logged in, redirect to login screen.
  • Bugfix: Fix NullPointerException when clearing filter.

The 2.1 upgrade is available on Google Play now. We’ve submitted it to the Amazon Appstore and will link it here when it is approved.

As always, get in touch on the mailing list if you have any questions about the update.

Todo.txt for Android 2.1 now in the Play Store

Development on Todo.txt for Android continues apace, and a new version is available today, with lots of solid improvements.  Get it on Google Play:

Android app on Google Play

Nexus 7 and other tablet users will love version 2.1, which is finally tablet-optimized, thanks to Mark Janssen. Here’s what the task list looks like in landscape on a Nexus 7.

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Other upgrades include:

  • A Dropbox folder-chooser in the Settings area. Never manually type folder names again! (thanks Chuck)
  • Lockscreen widget (thanks Michael)
  • Saved sort and filters. Now when you filter your tasks and exit the app, the homescreen widget will display the results of that filter as well. (thanks Chuck)
  • Restore Sync button to action bar’s overflow menu for manual sync mode
  • Auto-detected Windows line breaks (no more manual setting) (thanks Chuck)
  • Combined manual and automatic sync settings into one picker (thanks Chuck)
  • After you change the Dropbox path, the app deletes the todo.txt file and automatically syncs list (thanks Chuck)
  • Fix bug that got app stuck in syncing progress state when internet connection disconnects (thanks Michael)
  • Fix widget NullPointerException

The 2.1 upgrade is available on Google Play now. We’ve submitted it to the Amazon Appstore and will link it here when it is approved.

As always, get in touch on the mailing list if you have any questions about the update.

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