Alternatives to Todoist-Linux for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Show 24 less popular platforms

Todoist-Linux Comments

What is the point of this?

Comment by Visuex
about Todoist-Linux · Jun 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

This looks like nothing more than a webapp wrapper window for the web version of Todoist and if that is the case what is the point of it? If I can just do the same thing with Firefox, Midori and Chrome/ium then why is this better?

I guess the advantage might be that you don't have to have your Firefox, etc. open.

What would it matter? This webapp wrapper uses Chromium to function so either way you still have a browser open and it is the heaviest of all the browsers that it uses. I realize that some people may not want to use their main browser for it but overall I'm not sure why. Regardless though, I stopped using Todoist because I got tired of their feature limitations and having so much detailed data from me based on how I do task management.

I was just about to pull the trigger on a Todoist subscription. I find Any.do is ugly and clumsy. Wunderlist is Microsoft and requires 3 clicks to do what Todoist does in 1. What do you use instead? My ideal would be Mac/Win/Linux/Android compatible and open source. But I'm a dreamer.

Yea I used Any.do for as long as I could stand it and I used Wunderlist years ago before it went the Soft Way of Micro. Honesty, what I ended up using is super custom and not easily replicated. I use a combination of tools but all around the simple concept of the "todo.txt" syntax. I think Todo.txt itself as an app and structure is terrible because it is absurdly limited in scope but the syntax is fantastic so I have a custom setup made that goes with my workflow. How I do it technically is compatible with all of those but it's quite a bit of setup. Here are the applications that I use to do it. I would be happy to describe it in more depth if interested but I was mostly interested in ease of use, complete privacy and powerful structure. I have all of that now but it was a bit of a task to figure out how I wanted it all to work. Anyway, I use todo.txt syntax from www.todotxt.com , Sublime Text (for desktop), Simpletask Cloudless (Android), and Syncthing to sync the files on devices.

Hi Visuex,

Firstly: Thank you! I've been struggling to cobble together a useful, open source, privacy-oriented setup for the to-do list I've come to realise I desperately need. You caught me probably minutes away from selling another fragment of my soul and privacy, however reluctantly.

I've been hugely impressed with Simpletask Cloudless and I'm suprised it's wasn't on AlternativeTo already. So I've put it in. The feature set approaches Todoist and the fact I can sync the thing myself in the manner of my choosing makes me very happy, as does the settings versatility and the re-sizable, theme-able widget. It even allows me to create repeating events. Incredible.

My only challenge now is to find the equivalent functionality on the desktop (Lin, Win and Mac, sadly) - do you have any suggestions other than Sublime Text? That isn't open source, is it? And the solution you mention seems to rely on plugins which on YouTube look a bit fiddly to learn. Maybe that's just a bad first impression.

todotxt.com is down at the moment btw.

> Thank you! I've been struggling to cobble together a useful, open source, privacy-oriented setup for the to-do list I've come to realise I desperately need. You caught me probably minutes away from selling another fragment of my soul and privacy, however reluctantly.

You're welcome. :) I'm glad I could give you incentive to hold off on that.

> I've been hugely impressed with Simpletask Cloudless and I'm suprised it's wasn't on AlternativeTo already.

I feel so bad about not even checking to see if it was on this site. lol Thank you for picking up my slack.

I agree that Simpletask Cloudless is fantastic and solves a lot of what I was using Todoist for.

> My only challenge now is to find the equivalent functionality on the desktop (Lin, Win and Mac, sadly) - do you have any suggestions other than Sublime Text? That isn't open source, is it?

So here is where my help kind of becomes less useful. :)

Sublime Text is not open source but it is technically free as in gratis. You can use Sublime Text forever for free if you want but every 100 saves or so it will ask you to purchase it. You dismiss the message and continue using as normal. Sublime Text does not limit what you can do with it in any way as a free user or premium. Sublime Text fee is $70, one time for the life of the major version. Sublime Text does not actually change major versions very often but it is currently ST3 and if you bought now they would charge you a smaller upgrade fee for ST4. The time period of ST major versions is usually 2-3 years.

Sublime Text meets 3 of the 4 Freedoms outlined by the Free Software Foundation but the one it doesn't meet is a big one. The code is not open and accessible. Sublime Text is my editor of choice for my programming so that is why I chose to use it for my todo.txt implementation since I already was using it.

> And the solution you mention seems to rely on plugins which on YouTube look a bit fiddly to learn. Maybe that's just a bad first impression.

The plugins aren't hard at all if you are already a user of a text editor like this. If you are not a programmer then it would be a lot to learn and thus I would not recommend it.

There are alternatives but none of them accomplish what I want with a todo app. The issue is that what I want is MUCH more extensive and custom than most people so Todoist really had no possible hope to meet my needs anyway.

So here are some alternatives that I think you should check out which do utilize the todo.txt syntax so would be compatible with Simpletask Cloudless:

Linux / Windows / Mac

There is also one that you may want to just check out for completeness sake called Go For It. This one is for Linux but also working on a Windows version, and yes they are insistent on keeping that terrible app name, I tried to convince them otherwise.

The cool thing about Go For It is the Pomodoro technique integration. Here is a video explaining what it is all about.

John, have you considered using a Kanban type system? These are system structures like Trello and I'm considering switching to something like this myself.

Restyaboard = http://restya.com/board
Wekan = https://wekan.io/
Kanboard = https://kanboard.net
TaskBoard = https://taskboard.matthewross.me/
Crepido = https://github.com/arshad/crepido

For an even bigger solution that compares to stuff like JIRA, Taiga = https://taiga.io/

Reply