GNOME To Do 3.24 release, and it’s shining

startup notification

GNOME To Do is a personal task manager for GNOME. It uses GNOME technologies and integrates very well with the desktop. And now, it’s finally being released!

The 3.24 version comes with a few nice features and, most importantly, whole load of bugfixes. Let’s get started!

Autostart & notifications

GNOME To Do now (optionally) autostarts once you log in and keeps track of your tasks! This is what I see now when I log into my laptop:

startup notification
Thanks for letting me know, To Do!

To Do also detects when you put your machine to suspend, and if you resume in the next day, another notification is triggered. Isn’t it nice when your task management tool allows you to focus more on actually working on your tasks than in managing them? I certainly love not having to worry about the tasks for the next day 🙂

This behavior, of course, is optional and configurable. There is a new “Run in background” plugin that allows you to fine-tune this behavior:

Editing plugin options
Editing “Run in background” plugin options

Improved panels

A lot of bugfixes landed for Today, Scheduled and Unscheduled panels. The most important one in my opinion is the ability to select which tasklist the new task will be added. Check this out:

selecting the tasklist
Selecting the tasklist in Today panel

These panels also don’t show the date anymore. It’s not very useful to show “Today” in every task, when you’re already in Today panel, right? The same logic applies to the Scheduled panel, where you can see the date already:

scheduled panel
It looks very nice!

Todo.txt integration

Thanks to our awsome new contributor, Rohit Kaushik, we now have Todo.txt integration! This is disabled by default (it still need some polishing) but you can easily test it by running the autogen script like:

$ ./autogen.sh --enable-todo-txt-plugin

Now you can just enable it in the Extensions dialog:

Captura de tela de 2017-04-24 09-33-32
Enabling the Todo.txt plugin

Select a Todo.txt file (you have to create on manually if you don’t have one):

Selecting a Todo.txt file
Select a Todo.txt file

And you can use it just like a regular tasklist!

Todo.txt + GNOME To Do
It works 🙂

Thanks Rohit!

A few considerings

A few new features were showcased in this blog post, but to me, the topmost important change is the stability of GNOME To Do. I’ve been using it regularly for the past couple of weeks and it’s pretty stable, but I know that bugs are there, just waiting for someone to trigger them.

If you see To Do crashing or behaving oddly, please file a bug at the gnome-todo product in GNOME Bugzilla. And make sure to join #gnome-todo room at GNOME IRC and say hi. With your help, we can make GNOME To Do the best personal task manager out there!

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16 thoughts on “GNOME To Do 3.24 release, and it’s shining

    1. Usually, I don’t. Since I don’t use smartphones, I only need my local lists. However, GNOME To Do supports using Google Tasks and {own,next}Cloud, as well as a Todo.txt format (that you can drop on your e.g. Dropbox folder).

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      1. I don’t know if works on the same way, but if Google Keep and Google Tasks are different.. would be possible to support Keep in the next version too?

        Also, what should I do to help a gnome project? Still learning about programming and I think join a project could help me improve a little (while helping the gnome community, which would be awesome)
        🙂

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  1. Where i can report issues for gnome-todo? Or is there a general place for gnome applications. I assume some background colors are hardcoded for gnome-todo and it becames unusable in Arc Dark GTK+ theme.

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  2. I have some problem with registering with Google through
    gnome-online-accounts 3.24.0+6+g8108ad4c-1

    In the application window after entering the name, then the password is just a white screen.

    Registration does not work.

    This does not allow now to use mail (evolution) and other services integrated into the system.

    Other online services, like facebook, pocket, work well.

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