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.

2020 has been - to put it mildly - a strange year for most of us. And also 2021 already showed us that this year might be challenging as well. So it is over time for some stability: A new release of OpenTodoList 😉

Okay, to be very open: This release - again - is not one bringing a lot of new features. Indeed, we still were busy factoring out the WebDAV sync functionality. The good news on this front: The new SynqClient library is nearly done. We hope to integrate it soon into OpenTodoList and have some testing until the end of the month - so we can confidently release a new version with the improved sync functionality soon.

However, until then, we at least want to provide you with a small update which fixes some annoying bugs:

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#389: The first one is about maximizing the app on a Desktop system. When you maximized the app, then focused another app and then activated the OpenTodoList window again, the app would leave the maximized state. Well, stupid bug, but fortunately fixed now 👍
  • rpdev/opentodolist#391: Another annoying thing - if you write longer texts 📜 in the description of a Todo List or Todo. In case the todo list has no todos (or the todo no sub-tasks), whenever the height of the text editor changed, the page would jump back to the beginning. This made editing longer texts everything but pleasant. But here as well, the issue has been tackled and editing should work just fine in the new version!

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.

After the previous regular version of OpenTodoList (v3.28) and the following bug fix version (v3.28.1), we spent - once again - quite some on on background work. The target: The sync code, that is currently part of OpenTodoList, shall be made a standalone library, so we can use it easily in OpenTodoList, but also in other apps in the future (and also make it easy for others to use that code). This work is not yet finished and hopefully will make it into the next release of the app.

For OpenTodoList, this means: Not too much news in this version. However, we still have some fixes we’d like to bring to you, as well as a minor UX improvement 😉

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#387: This is a fix which should make sure that the app syncs against more WebDAV servers. The issue here was, that some servers are quite picky when it comes about URLs that refer to folders and - if the URLs are different that what they expect - reject the call to e.g. create a remote folder. Anyway, fixed ✔️
  • rpdev/opentodolist#386:Another smaller bug… on some platforms, the icon which is used to set up recurring due dates for items was not properly shown. While the button was these, you didn’t have a visual clue about it. As well: Fixed ✔️
  • rpdev/opentodolist#381: Last but not least, also some minor UX improvement. When creating a new item from the schedule view, you can now use the enter key in the title edit to create the item. Previously, you always had to click the Ok button to do so.

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.

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.