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.

Version 2.28 of OpenTodoList already came with lots of bug fixes. However, we added some fixes for a particularly grave issue - and that’s definitely worth an intermediate bug fix release of the app. 🩹

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#374: This issue popped up after allowing the app to keep running in the background. In particular on Android, this meant that the app now would try to sync even if the user was e.g. out in the wild with hardly a network connection available. In such situations, the app would sometimes delete some files from your libraries! 😨 The underlying problem (missing error checking if a reply from the network was complete) was much older, but it popped up due to the likelihood of running into such a situation was way higher now. This release fixes this by making the error checking in network connections more stable and hence should prevent the app from accidentally deleting your precious items. If you still encounter similar issues, please make sure you reach out to us. However, for the moment we are confident that the issue should be gone!

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.
  • For Arch based Linux distributions, you can install the app from AUR.

Known Issues

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

We hope you all had a nice Halloween! 🧛

Did not have enough horror, yet? Well, we can scare you a bit more… with a lot of bugs! 🪲🦗🕷 Well… okay, it’s rather bug fixes of course. 😉 After we included some fundamental changes in the last release (that were, however, mostly invisible to the user), we actually planned to build on top of this and include some new extra functionality in this version. But, as so often, that plan did not work out. Instead most efforts went into fixing issues - but hey, having a stable app is also important, right?

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#266: Did you sometimes feel that it would be great to be able to reorganize your todos? You can do so now: Todos can be moved to other todo lists, making it easy to shuffle your work around!
  • rpdev/opentodolist#378: One of the many bug fixes in this release. This one fixes a potential endless sync loop.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#377: This is a minor (and rather development centric) fix. This change updates the GUI description a bit to prevent flooding the logs with useless messages.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#375: And another bug fix - this one fixes a potential crash when closing the app while a sync is running.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#373: Did we talk about bug fixes? This one ensures that you can always add a new library (even if - under bad conditions - the local folder that preferably would have been used for that library is already present in the file system).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#376: And yet another bug fix. It prevent the app from crashing when deleting a library which is currently being synced.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#371: Na… already tired of bug fixes? One more, though. This one prevents the background service on Android from crashing when problems are detected (e.g. missing/wrong password of an account).
  • rpdev/opentodolist#363: Okay, enough of bug fixes, promised 😉 This one improves the schedule view. It now shows the title of the todo list a todo belongs to - this makes it easier to remember where a particular task is belonging to.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#372: Last but not least - we added a Donate link to the side bar of the app. Like the app and want to support it a bit? You can now send us some money - currently either via PayPal or Buy Me A Coffee 💚

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.
  • For Arch based Linux distributions, you can install the app from AUR.

Known Issues

There is currently a known bug which could - probably under bad network conditions - lead the app to accidentally deleting some items from a library which is synced via NextCloud, ownCloud or a generic WebDAV server. See this bug report. The root cause it not yet understood, but we are working to completely re-do the WebDAV sync code and make it overall more robust (and faster). Until then:

  • If you are using NextCloud or ownCloud, monitor your deleted files from time to time - if you discover a lot of files ending with a *.otl file name extension and you don’t remember you deleted them, you can easily restore these via the web interface.
  • If you sync against a generic WebDAV server which does not implement a thrash, consider doing a back up of your OpenTodoList folder. If you run into this bug, this will allow you to easily restore the missing files.

The new sync implementation should hopefully be part of the next release which is due beginning of December. However, we might release a dedicated bug fix release for this earlier.

Sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause. Also, if you run into this issue and you think you see a pattern on when this occurs, please also let us know (ideally by commenting on the above linked bug report).

If you encounter any other issues, please file a bug report in the bug tracker.

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.