Short Information about OpenTodoList
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Stay Organized

Organize todo lists, notes and images in libraries. Create e.g. a library for personal use and one for work. In addition, you can tag items inside a library, which allow you to easily break down larger collections into smaller parts.

Sync Your Data With NextCloud, ownCloud and More

OpenTodoList allows you to synchronize your libraries with NextCloud, ownCloud and other WebDAV enabled web storage servers. In addition, as libraries are basically just a set of folders and files, you can use any third party synchronization tool of your choice.

Your Data is Yours

We do not restrict the cloud platforms your can use to synchronize data. We have support for some platforms like NextCloud or ownCloud, which you can easily host yourself on your own or trusted hardware. In addition, you can opt to create libraries just locally e.g. on your laptop - there’s no better way to prevent confidential information to leak.

For Desktops and Mobiles

OpenTodoList is designed to run on both Desktop Operating Systems like Linux, macOS and Windows as well as mobile ones like Android.

It is October, autumn is in full swing - time for the next version of OpenTodoList! And hell, this really is an exiting release. Yeah, admittedly, just looking at the length of the list of changes that made it into this release, you might not feel that impressed. But as so often, quality beats quantity, and we really have interesting changes coming with v3.27! 🤓

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#91: This change is amazing. Not only is the issue a long standing one (as you can see from the two-digit issue ID). It also is the enabler for a lot of other interesting changes in the future. So, what’s behind? Up to now, OpenTodoList ran everything in one process, including the app’s user interface but also all “behind the scenes” stuff like synchronization of your libraries in the background. And this is a problem - on some platforms. For example, if we want to introduce reminders for items: Let’s say you create a todo on your laptop and set up a reminder for the next day at 9:00. Naturally, you’d expect that this is synced to e.g. your smartphone and you also get the reminder on that device - of course without having to open the app first, right? The issue is, with only one process this is difficult (in fact, not really possible) on e.g. Android, where the OS would eventually stop the app when it goes to idle to save resources. To avoid this, we have to split the part responsible for synchronizing and e.g. setting up such reminders from the user interface one and run it as a background service (which is the Android term for this). Now, that’s a lot of techy stuff, but: What does it mean for you as a user? Right now, not too much, to be honest. 😮 On Desktop systems, the app now has a tray icon: Closing the main window, the app will remain running in the background and keep synchronizing your libraries. On Android, it is quite similar: You get a permanent notification which you can click to instantly open the app. In addition, you libraries will synchronize regularly even if you don’t use the app. On iOS, running the sync in the background is not yet fully integrated (however, everything should be ready to go ahead and implement this missing piece of the puzzle). The more interesting stuff will in fact come in future releases - with the app (or a part of it) remaining active in the background, we can sync your data and show e.g. notifications about upcoming due dates, reminders and so on, so stay tuned 😉
  • rpdev/opentodolist#364: This is a rather small thing about the AUR release of the app. We just added the app to AUR with the previous release - in the same instant we implemented means to automatically update the meta information required by AUR to show to the user. There was a minor issue which would cause the version number shown to be incorrect - fixed that ✔️
  • rpdev/opentodolist#319: The clear star among the changes in this release is the first one (at least from a developer’s point of view). However, this does not mean we don’t have any interesting usability enhancements in this version. This is the first one - you can now reorder the libraries in the side bar. Until now, the order was more or less random. Especially if using a lot of different libraries, it can be hard to quickly jump to the right one (especially when you also use a lot of tags to structure your libraries on top). To fix this, you can now reorder your libraries: At the bottom of the side bar, you now will find an Edit option. After clicking it, you will find a little “settings” icon next to each libraries. Tapping it reveals a menu with some useful actions, among them: Moving the library up or down in the list!
  • rpdev/opentodolist#317: This is the second usability enhancement in this release and it vastly goes into the same direction: Making the library side bar more usable. In the same settings menu mentioned in the above change you will find an option to hide the Schedule view per library. This can be useful if you have libraries where you don’t use the scheduling features of the app. In this case, you can use this to shorten the list of entries a bit.
You can now start editing the library sidebar by using the Edit option at the bottom of the list - after doing so, you can reorder the libraries in the list and hide the schedule view for libraries where you don't need the scheduling features.

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
  • If you use snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
  • If you use flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.

September, autumn (at least here on the northern hemisphere) is slowly approaching. Time for a new version of OpenTodoList 😉

While this one does not come packed with too many new features, it still has a bunch of important fixes ready for your to increase the overall stability.

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#361: This is an especially important fix. On Android, the previous update introduced a regression which causes the app to fail loading back passwords when restarting. This version introduces a fix for this annoyance while keeping loading of existing passwords intact for those who added their accounts before v3.25.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#303: This is both a fix to another annoying thing but also a nice enhancement (depending on your personal preferences). When syncing your libraries with a NextCloud server, until now you had to manually specify your username and password to login. However, if your NextCloud account was protected with 2 factor authentication (2FA), you were unable to use your normal password. Instead, you had to manually generate an app specific password in your user profile for the app. While you ideally should do so also if not using 2FA, getting this password into OpenTodoList wasn’t a pleasant experience in any case. But don’t worry, this is over now. OpenTodoList now uses NextCloud’s login flow: When adding a new NextCloud account, the app opens the default web browser to let you log in and automatically generate an app specific password for your. Also when editing a NextCloud account, you can opt to use the new Login button instead of manually entering any credentials.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#353: We say, there are not too many new feature, but some made in still into this release. Among them the new capability to delete all todos or tasks inside a list that are marked as done. This saves a lot of time if you want to get rid of already done items.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#309: Are you an Arch Linux user? Or a user of the many distributions based on that Linux flavour? Then we have good news for your, too. You can now install OpenTodoList easily from the AUR!
  • rpdev/opentodolist#357: This was a nasty one… there was a bug (which appeared first with the Android release of the app, but probably could have manifested on every platform the app runs on). There was a potential crash when the app tried to load items from the internal cache - emphasize on was.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#356: Last but not least - when you used to keep your schedule view open for extended periods of times (well, at least longer than a day 😉), items created from the schedule view would have been created with a wrong due date. That’s fixed now, so no matter how long you keep that view open - items should get the correct due date!
When adding an account to sync with NextCloud, the app now uses the default NextCloud login flow - this is especially important if you protected your account with 2FA, as in this case you definitely have to use *app specific passwords*.

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
  • If you use snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
  • If you use flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.

It is August, we are in full summer swing (well, at least on the Northern Hemisphere). What else we need? Right, another release of OpenTodoList!

While this release certainly is not the most existing ever, it still brings some handy new functions. Enjoy 😉

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#348: With this version, we update most deployments to version 5.15 of the underlying Qt framework. For you as end user this might not be too interesting, but besides the usual bug fixes and new features this makes available to use in the app, it also means we are ready for the larger jump towards Qt 6 (yes, 5.15 will be the last version in the Qt 5 series).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#355: OpenTodoList highlights the syntax of your Markdown notes while editing. Well, at least it did on all platforms but macOS and iOS - until now 😮 In fact, while on both platforms we included the actual syntax highlighting functionality, there was a bug which prevented it from being visible to the user. Well, note the past tense here ✔️
  • rpdev/opentodolist#308: On macOS, apps nowadays have to be notarized in order to be opened properly after downloading them from the web. This was not the case for the OpenTodoList deployment for macOS - this as well is a thing of the past now.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#181: The app now uses some smaller text styling for formatted notes, making some stuff easier to read (and more pleasant to the eye in general). On top, if you use code fragments in your notes: These are now also highlighted in view more (and not only while editing).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#344: The day ranges in the schedule view are now updated more regularly. Chances are you did not notice that there was a bug - but if you keep the app open for longer times (on this view) you might have noticed that the date categories would not update for quite a while.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#347: A similar thing to the previous fix: The item separators in the schedule view sometimes where not drawn at all (or an extra one at the very end of a group was showing where it shouldn’t).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#333: Some smaller thingy… we fixed more random non-functional failures in our CI tests. Stability never hurts, does it? 😅
Styling of Markdown text has been improved in this version. And finally, code blocks are now properly highlighted as well 🎉

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
  • If you use snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
  • If you use flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.

It is July, meaning: Time for another release of OpenTodoList!

At a first glance, this release does not look to be too fancy. And well, it’s true: We are mostly cleaning up things. Especially important in this version are fixes in our WebDAV sync code, which ensures that synchronization via NextCloud, ownCloud but also other WebDAV servers is working seamlessly.

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#345: This one is a super important fix. Basically, OpenTodoList had a kind of “quick sync” feature, to speed up syncs with a server. However, the code was faulty - by design - causing the app from sometimes not pulling changes from the server. If you are unaware, this could have looked like data loss; but even if you knew about that, you had to create a local change on that device for a full sync to be triggered. This version of OpenTodoList removes the quick sync feature and hence makes sure the app always pulls the latest changes, which should improve the multi-device usage of the app quite a bit.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#350: This is the next mission critical bug that got fixed. In the previous release, we introduced some changes that were supposed to increase the interoperability with more WebDAV server implementations. However, a bug sneaked in which caused the sync with some implementation to completely break. Well… it’s fixed 😉
  • rpdev/opentodolist#289: This is rather a developer topic. We now use ccache (at least partially) in our CIs, which gives a slight speed up in build times.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#295: Usually, the app uses your system font settings by default. This works in most situations, but sometimes, the font is too large or too small (which can be caused by several things). In case you encounter this issue on one of your devices, you can now change the font size in the settings of the app.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#345: Recently, we introduced the possibility to collapse the list of tags shown below a library in the side bar. The button for this was - however - rather small and especially hard to hit on touch devices. That should be way better now.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#349: Like a lot of other apps, OpenTodoList has this 3-dots menu on the top right, where additional actions can be triggered from. In addition, in the past we had this small “triangle” menu right next to it, which was used to access extra actions associated with tool buttons, we could not show due to the window width (or device width) was not wide enough. That was super confusing, so in this version, both menus are unified into a single one!
  • rpdev/opentodolist#153: Do you also have todo lists with a lot of entries? Or did you library grow and you have now dozens of notes, todo lists and images on one page? That - on it’s own - isn’t too much of an issue. But if you want to move an item using drag and drop, previous versions of OpenTodoList where quite cumbersome to use, as the page would now scroll up/down once you were near the page borders during a move operation. Rejoice, starting with this version of the app, pages scroll automatically down or up, so you can move items from one end of the page to the other in one shot 🏹
  • rpdev/opentodolist#352: The previous version of OpenTodoList brought quite some enhancements regarding scheduling of items. However, in the UI, a little regression sneaked in. You were now actually offered to also set due dates on tasks (i.e. items inside a todo). However, these don’t have a due date property at all. Consequentially, we cleaned up the mess, so this option is no longer falsely shown in the user interface.
When moving items using drag and drop, pages now scroll up and down when you are near the border - this allows to move an item from one end of a page to the other in a single drag and drop operation.

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
  • If you use snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
  • If you use flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.

We have the 1st of June - time for another release of OpenTodoList! And hey, this is a really great release. If you would have to pick a common theme for v3.23 it would probably be scheduling. But even if you don’t regularly use the scheduling capabilities of the app, this one still has some goodies for all of you! 🎁

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#337: Previously, to add an item to the schedule page, you had to navigate to this item and assign a due date to it. Now, you can create new items directly from the schedule page! It is a simple as hitting the new ➕ button and either select todo list, todo or note! So if you use OpenTodoList to organize your day, this feature makes it more easy than ever before to keep order in your days!
  • rpdev/opentodolist#338: You can now easily re-schedule items in the schedule page. Just right click (on a desktop system) or press and hold an item (on a device with touch input) to bring up the context menu. From there, you can easily re-schedule an item to today, tomorrow, this or the next week or a custom date.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#332: Want to use OpenTodoList to get regular reminders to water your plants or clean up your desk? No problem - that’s easily possible now. After setting a due date for an item, you can now also add a recurrence pattern. After marking a recurring item as done, it won’t simply be closed but is immediately re-scheduled to the next occurrence you set. The app supports two ways of scheduling patterns. You can select items to recur on a fixed cadence (e.g. every week always on the same day as the original due date) or you can select the next date to be relative to the day you mark the item as done (this is in particular useful for items, where you want to ensure you have even breaks between occurrences - like the mentioned watering of plants 😉).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#292: On Android, you items are no longer included in Google’s auto backup. While this might first sound like a regression, it actually is in line withe the app’s promise - ensuring you maintain control over your data. For this reason, we don’t want data to accidentally leak over to Google servers. If you need to sync your data, it is recommended to create libraries on a WebDAV server or select a folder which can be backed up by other means (like another sync client app).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#340 and rpdev/opentodolist#343: In the calendar dialog used to select due dates, today is not highlighted so you don’t have to remember which day we actually have 📅
  • rpdev/opentodolist#342: Todo and task listings have also been refined a bit in this version, making such lists much easier to grasp and also to interact with (in the case of mobile touch centric devices).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#339: With this version, OpenTodoList properly handles redirects. In fact, before, the app would not handle them at all. During the fix, we ran into further issues with some particular servers. Bottom line: When your WebDAV server uses redirects, you should now be finally able to use the app with it.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#334: Another fix - using the search function no longer crashes the app.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#330: And another one: The automatic upload of releases to GitHub now works again.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#329: You can now once again add tags to todo lists - this functionality was broken with the previous release.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#331: And the last for for this release: We fixed the URL of some module we include in the source repository (this is important if you clone the app’s sources e.g. from a mirror and not the official repository on GitLab).
Version 2.23 of OpenTodoList heavily ups the scheduling capabilities of the app.

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • For iOS, the release is available via the App Store.
  • If you use snap, you can install the app from the snapcraft.io.
  • If you use flatpak, you can install the app from Flathub.

Known Issues

There are currently no known issues. If you encounter any issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.