Looking for FOSS To-Do application

I’m looking for a free and open source todo application that works/syncs with both iOS and Windows. I currently use Google Calendar + Tasks, and want to get as far away as possible from them. Any recommendations?

@lemmywinks
61Y

Joplinapp - has an iOS and windows app (Linux, android and freeBSD too) ,u can sync it using nextcloud.;-)

@bLeDy
11Y

I’ve been using it for a while and it’s great. It also has the option to encrypt all the notes.

Dessalines
admin
51Y

Syncthing + todo.txt, with simpletask cloudless for Android, and qtodotxt for desktop.

Boom, a synced to do list on all your devices, E2ee encrypted.

@blaha
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1Y

I use this exact same Syncthing+Todo.txt combo, not too many of us using Todo.txt these days it seems. This later add-on is cool for snoozing and scheduling stuff.

Dessalines
admin
31Y

Whoa I never know about that add on, cool.

Ya the main reason it’s not used is because development spec has basically stopped. I opened up a ticket on their github like 3 years ago to add multi - line notes, and it’s dead in the water.

@blaha
21Y

small world, I remember that ticket

Dessalines
admin
11Y

I wouldn’t even care that much, the main thing was I asked the maintainers of a few clients how great this feature would be, it would turn todo.txt into a notebook application, but the app developers all said to :(. Too much work to add to their parsers.

@kernel
creator
51Y

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, looks like I’m going to do some experimentation the coming days!

@wraptile
banned
51Y

Taskwarrior is the best todo application that ever existed. Unfortunately it’s only Linux.

Joplin is probably the next best thing in your case.

@ajz
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1Y

Taskwarrior rocks big time. And apparently available for BSD, MacOSX, and Windows users as well. https://taskwarrior.org/download/

@abbenm
51Y

Opentasks is just about the perfect FOSS android task app imo. It can sync with Nextcloud via DavX, and you can get your own free nextcloud instance on Disroot, so you can see the tasks from your phone on a web-based interface.

So you still have your tasks even if you accidentally drop your phone in a river and an intelligent octopus finds it and reformats it.

@kernel
creator
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1Y

Great suggestion thanks! Too bad there is no iOS app.

@cronjob
11Y

Does /c/oddlyspecific exist yet?

@lps
41Y

I also use Nextcloud NOTES and TASKS which have the ability to sync across devices with their mobile apps (adroid and iOS I believe). You’ll need either a Nextcloud installation (Yunohost) or a free Nextcloud account. I’d suggest either Disroot.org or do your own search for instances on the Nextcloud official site.

@lps
31Y

To add to this, what you really need to do is replace GOOGLE all together. This is where Nextcloud comes in. Docs, notes, tasks, file upload etc … they’ve got it all.

@blaha
41Y

alternativeto.net might have some good ideas. I always look there.

I use todo.txt and sync it with android via SyncThing. Dunno a good way to get it onto iOS because I’m on Android, but todo.txt is from one of those TwiT people who love iPhones so there’s something out there.

@emvee381
11Y

yes iphone is ik SwiftoDo works well and sync correctly

@cyb
4
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1Y

I use nextcloud (and DavX for syncing with Android, I dunno about iOS.) I use Thundebird as the front end on the PC

@kernel
creator
31Y

I have a RPi4 laying around so I might try to host my own nextcloud.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications#Task_management

https://taskwarrior.org/tools/ has both an IOS (and android) client, as well as things you can use on windows

@pestorius
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1Y

Since Wekan surfaced, awesome self-hosted list has ~ 20 more options of that sort.

@Corngood
31Y

I use syncthing to sync files between various PCs, my phone, and VPS. For calendar/to-do stuff I use Emacs org-mode on desktop and Orgzly on Android. There are still some things that I find lacking in comparison to Thunderbird with a calendar synced to Android, but it’s not bad.

@yogthos
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1Y

not strictly to-do, but I like Notable for jotting down tasks

@bLeDy
31Y

The comparison in the readme is pretty useful imo. (I’m using Joplin)

@Ady
21Y

Standard Notes I found it but I don’t try it yet. It’s look like great. Open-source, cross-platform, encrypted. If someone knows it, give us some feedback :)

@avalos
11Y

I tried it, but uninstalled almost immediately, because the free version has no Markdown support. :\

@munch
21Y

Self hosted Wekan as a kanban todo list, essentially. Supports due dates, tags, comments, checklists, etc. It works on mobile, but I personally don’t use it on mobile much. Starting off with eg. backlog, this week, now, and done is a good start. Add columns as you need. Eg. I also have a column for waiting/delegated, dropped, and reading list.

@Giffen
21Y

NextCloud Tasks if you want something very bare bones. Connect to the Open Tasks F-Droid app.

@Ady
21Y

I use https://getcarnet.app/ it’s very useful! Notes, to-do and sync

@PifyZ
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1Y

Planner, a beautiful to-do application.

Synchronisation: by an external software, or by Todoist.

Arden
11Y

I really like Joplin as it can do TODOs and general notes and syncs with all my devices (Android, Linux, Windows) via my Nextcloud instance.

@emvee381
11Y

joplin developers are very lazy :D so big potential… but they do things like babies… thnking about fork it and speedup development… i really dont understand what is problm to make saved serches, share extensions on mobiles and o… it is almost basic in all tutorials and super simple with react native… also there is no option to make bigger font on mobile… so its hard to read notes on mobile…

Arden
11Y

It might not be perfect (on Windows it’s constantly nagging me to upgrade to the next version) but it fulfills 90% of my needs for notes and TODO and it’s pretty lightweight on all platforms which I like.

I wish I had time to fork all the things I’d like to improve in these apps but then I’d get nothing else done!

@emvee381
11Y

yes you are right i use it also as main note taking… but not todo… and i really dont understand why they have tagging here and very poor searching… i really miss saved search like evernote, it would make this app unbeatable…

@developred
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