We just released version 2.7.0 of OpenTodoList. Please find the various download links at the app page. This release mostly fixes some bugs, but also introduces some changes in the user interface:


The list of tags in a library did not get properly updated. This bug is effective only when using e.g. a sync client to access a library across various devices. In addition, there were some minor fixes in the user interface affecting the library side bar as well as the todo and task listings. The notes editor also received some updates, making formatting of text more robust and fixing some bugs there as well. Most notably, if you tried to format some text which is HTML/XML formatted, the tags have been removed - this behavior is gone now. The library side bar now also has a shortcut to the help page. This allowed us to remove the menu completely for touch devices (currently only Android), as it anyway was not very useful on these platforms.

The note editor component in action.

Finally, re-scanning of libraries has been improved a bit: If a change in one file is detected, a short delay has been added, so that if e.g. a sync is running in the background, the operation can complete before the app tries to re-load the items from disk.

We are proud to announce the release of OpenTodoList 2.6.0. Once more, this is a release with fixes some issues present in past versions, but also brings significant new features. Head over to the app page to find the download links for your platform.


The previous version of the app introduced tags as a means for organizing your libraries. Version 2.6 builds on top of this feature. When you currently view the items in a tag and create a new item, than the current tag is automatically attached to this new item. Also, the tag completion has been fixed for todo list and image items, where previously the completion was not implemented. Finally, the app now also caches the used tags in a library. You will notice this when restarting the app: If you have more than one library, then previously you first had to activate a library before the used tags in it where available as options in the sidebar.

Searching inside a todo list.

Besides tags, there is another big set of changes that comes with this new release: Searching functionality is finally back. Tags already were intended to make working with lots of items in a library easier. However, sometimes this is not enough. In this new release you can search items in both a library as well as inside a todo list page. Searching also works recursively, that means if your criteria matches a task, than the todo and todo list will be shown as matching items when you trigger a search in the appropriate pages. There also were some minor and not so minor UI fixes and changes. Most notably is probably the way todos and tasks now are created. Instead of using a shortcut or pressing a tool button, the list of todos/tasks now have an inline editor that lets you create new items. This significantly reduces the number of clicks or keyboard shortcuts required to create new todos or tasks - especially when creating several items in a go. Additionally, the list of todos in a todo list is now sorted by the todos’ done status. Finished todos are hidden by default with an option to show them when required, so you can concentrate on your open work items.

We are proud to present another release of OpenTodoList. Please head over to the application page to find the download links.


This release again brings some fixes in the installer of the application. Hence, especially on Windows you should completely re-install the app in order to ensure that future updates work out of the box. Besides this, there are some minor fixes in the UI here and there: The hover effect was not working properly when the app ran in non-compact mode on Desktops. On Android, when creating todos and tasks potentially the incomplete input text was used as title. Finally, todo titles were not wrapped in the library page. Besides these fixes, this release also brings a great new feature: Tags. You can now add arbitrary many tags to each of your top level items. These tags can be used to filter todos: In the library selector, you can not only select one of your libraries but also one of the used tags. If you do, only the items having this tag attached will be shown. This is a great help to keep your library ordered even when the number of items starts to grow.

Tags can be used to structure your libraries.

We are proud to present version 2.4.0 of OpenTodoList. This version fixes some bugs as well as introduces new features and improvements to the app. Please head over to the OpenTodoList page to find the download links.


  • Fixed selection of folders (for the Open Local Library functionality) - this was not working after some refactoring in the last version.
  • The About Application page now also shown the version number of the app.
  • Added a check which prevents item from being shown multiple times - this could happen when you are using some sync clients (such as the ownCloud desktop client) to sync your OpenTodoList library with the cloud in the background.
  • Fixed a bug when creating new items on Android (potentially an incomplete title was used).
  • Auto-saving of notes: When editing an item’s notes, your work is now saved on the fly, preventing potential data loss.
  • Improvements in the sidebar: The sidebar has seen some general overhaul. Additionally, it compact mode you can slide it it from the screen edge.
  • Added a check to prevent wrong library syncs (could cause issues when you have multiple synced libraries).
  • On the library page, todo lists now only show undone todos.

We are proud to announce another release of OpenTodoList. Head over to the app page where you can find the individual download links. If you already installed the app, you should be able to trigger an update via the build in updater in Help > Check for updates.

What’s new?

Version 2.3.0 is a bug fix version which removes some issues introduced with the previous version 2.2.0. There was one main issue, which is that under certain circumstances deleting items from a library in the app could cause further data to be deleted. That’s why we highly recommend updating to 2.3.0 as soon as possible. Additionally, some minor issues in the user interface are fixed.