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.

We reached the end of the month, which also means: A new release of OpenTodoList is ready! 👏

This release includes lots of smaller bug fixes, but also some gimmicks here and there.

Changelog

  • rpdev/opentodolist#223: The has been packages as a snap. This makes it super easy to install on Linux distributions including snap.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#224: When running the app packages via Flatpak, passwords are now written to the secrets store (like Gnome keyring or the KDE Wallet). Before, they have been written to a less secure fallback location.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#230: A bug has been fixed, which caused the app to crash when using the search. This bug did not occur all the time. In particular, it seemed to occur most often when the app was run as an AppImage.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#237: The Schedule view has been extended and now includes a Tomorrow section, showing all the items which are due on the next day.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#238: Background images have been removed from most views. They did not contribute to the usability of the app and even worse made the app unnecessarily hard to use for users who are sight impaired. #232: A bug has been fixed which caused the app to not allow the user to add images to a library when being run as an AppImage.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#233: When being packages as Flatpak, the app now is able to display color emoji out of the box.
  • rpdev/opentodolist#236: A bug has been fixed which caused items in the schedule view to appear in the wrong section under some circumstances.
Besides some fixes, the schedule view now also has a new category for items due tomorrow.

Downloads

  • Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub.
  • For Android, the release is available via Google Play.
  • 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.

After a pretty long pause, we finally release a new version of OpenTodoList. It is a mixed release, bringing both new features as well as some tweaks in the background.

Changelog

  • There is now syntax highlighting in note editors! Any text in OpenTodoList can be styled using Markdown. With syntax highlighting, it now gets much easier to edit your notes. rpdev/opentodolist#228
  • The used Qt version has been updated to Qt 5.12.3. For most users, this should not matter, however, it allows us to use new features in future versions of the app. In addition, it allows us to release a 64bit ARM version of the app. rpdev/opentodolist#213
  • We improved the handling of the cache. The cache has been introduced some versions ago and used to speed up the app, as well as reducing the memory required at runtime. Before, there was a known issue which - in the past - hit us on Windows: When you first started the Windows 32bit version of the app, created some content and then (e.g. due to an update) later run the Windows 64bit version on the same device, the app would not be able to re-open the cache. This is by design, however, it was a real use case (and especially is with this release, which for the first time ever includes a 64bit ARM version on Android, which suffers from the same issue). rpdev/opentodolist#214
Syntax highlighting makes editing Markdown formatted notes much easier

Downloads

Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub. For Android, the release is available via Google Play.

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 releases of the app rather have been bug fix and maintenance ones, this ones finally brings some cool new features.

Changelog

  • You can now re-order items inside a library via drag&drop. This allows you to put the items you are working most frequently with to the top of the page easily! rpdev/opentodolist#218
  • A progress value can now be set on todos. Until now, there was a progress indication derived from the number of open and closed tasks within a todo. Now, you can set a progress value manually, which overrides this computed one. rpdev/opentodolist#204
Reordering of top level items and progress values on todos

Downloads

Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub. For Android, the release is available via Google Play.

Known Issues

  • There is a known issue with the cache DB used by the app (rpdev/opentodolist#214). When you installed e.g. a 32bit version and then change to a 64bit version, the cache cannot be opened and the app won’t work properly. To fix this, remove the previous cache directory manually before starting the app.

This version of OpenTodoList is rather a maintenance release. It bumps up the used version of Qt on most platforms to v5.11, for some even to 5.12. The most interesting change however is that the app is now available via Flatpak.

Changelog

  • The app is now using at least Qt 5.11.2 on all platforms we build relases for. On some platforms, we even use Qt 5.12 now. rpdev/opentodolist#209
  • APKs are now signed within the CIs. This means that the APK files can be downloaded and installed as-is without further manual intervention. This eases both testing of developer builds as well as releasing to the Google App Store. rpdev/opentodolist#211
  • There recently was a change in the tool linuxdeployqt which we use to create AppImages for Linux. This is worked around temporarily by using an older release of the tool in the CIs. rpdev/opentodolist#216
  • Last but not least, the app is now available on Flathub. This means you can easily install it on most Linux distributions via the flatpak command line tool or your favorite software store. rpdev/opentodolist#2159, rpdev/opentodolist#219, rpdev/opentodolist#220
OpenTodoList is now available on Flathub

Downloads

Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub. For Android, the release is available via Google Play.

Known Issues

  • There is a known issue with the cache DB used by the app (rpdev/opentodolist#214). When you installed e.g. a 32bit version and then change to a 64bit version, the cache cannot be opened and the app won’t work properly. To fix this, remove the previous cache directory manually before starting the app.

This is again a release which took a lot of time - however, it is an important one. While there shouldn’t be a lot of user visible changes in, this release comes with quite some changes under-the-hood, improving the performance of the app dramatically. And also, the obligatory bug fixes are in.

Changelog

  • We integrated QLMDB as a cache for item data. On top, a kind of object store has been implemented, where most interactions are done via transactions executed in background threads. Long story short: For you as a user this means a much more fluent user interface. In particular when your libraries grow, you will notice performance improvements when switching between views. This change implicitly also fixes some minor issues like e.g. the app had to be restarted to apply the deletion of an item via a sync from the server.
  • This release comes with an important fix for Android users of the app. Creating libraries in the default location did not work on all devices. With this release the default location has been changed, which should fix this issue on all devices.
  • Another important step is that the app now moved away from qmake as its build system to cmake. The latter is much more flexible (at the cost of not being as deeply integrated with the Qt Creator IDE used for developing the app) and also makes it easier to integrate libraries which also use cmake for building.

Downloads

Please find the download links for major platforms on GitHub. For Android, the release is available via Google Play.

Known Issues

  • On Windows, make sure you have proper OpenGL support. The app strictly requires OpenGL to work. Most notably, when running within a Virtual Machine, chances are that starting the app will result in an error.