February is nearly over - so here comes this month’s OpenTodoList release. This version mainly brings some fixes in the user interface, together with some few improvements.

Changelog

  • A bug has been fixed which sometimes prevented users from reordering tasks (and possible todos).
  • Fixed some issues where labels of text would not wrap on smaller displays.
  • Inside the schedule view now also a sync indication is shown.
  • Removed misleading “nothing here yet” labels in the library view when you have a search which does not match any item.
  • A sync is now triggered when items are deleted.
  • A “type” icon is now shown in the library side bar, indicating if its a local or synced library.
  • Improved scrolling within the notes editor on Android.
  • Fixed a bug that when deleting a todo list the page would remain open.
There is now a symbol next to each library indicating if it is a local one or synced to some servers.

Downloads

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

Known Issues

  • For Windows, two flavors of the app are provided: One flavor is cross-compiled binaries (i.e. the Windows release files are actually built on Linux, which makes deployment much easier). However, these binaries require a working OpenGL driver, which sometimes is not the case (especially, when running Windows inside a Virtual Machine). In this case, please use the installers which are built natively on Windows (the ones which have the MSVC part in their name).

This is the first version of OpenTodoList released in 2018. And of course, we start with some cool new features!

Changelog

  • Localization support: The app can now be translated into other languages. Currently, translations to German are available.
  • Selecting images to add to a library is now much improved: On Android, you can now select an image e.g. from the Gallery. On other platforms, a native file selection dialog is used instead.
  • A sync is now triggered when you change items in a library. This ensures that changes end up on a server as quick as possibe and can be synchronized to your other devices.
  • You can now set due dates on your items.
  • This due date is used to populate the newly added schedule view each library has. This view quickly summarizes items that are due in the near future (and of course ones that are overdue).
  • When you add new items, a notification is shown which let’s you quickly open the newly created item (by clicking it or using the Ctrl+O keyboard shortcut).
  • The app is now build regularly in the continuous test environment. In addition, the release versions are build there as well, which guarantees that they are build in a consistent way.
  • OpenSSL libraries (required to allow the app to talk to NextCloud/ownCloud/WebDAV servers via the secure HTTPS protocol) are now build on the fly during the CIs. This is an important precondition for including the app in the free F-Droid app store.
  • Installers for the Visual Studio based build of the app are now also build during the CI on Windows.
  • The app can now be build with CMake for most supported platforms.
There have been some refinements in the various pages. For example, if a library is empty, you now get some nice hints on what to do next.
Items now can be assigned a due date.
The due date is usually shown in item listings e.g. inside a todo list.
In addition, there is a schedule view, which shows you items that are soon due (or already overdue).

Downloads

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

Known Issues

  • For Windows, two flavors of the app are provided: One flavor is cross-compiled binaries (i.e. the Windows release files are actually built on Linux, which makes deployment much easier). However, these binaries require a working OpenGL driver, which sometimes is not the case (especially, when running Windows inside a Virtual Machine). In this case, please use the installers which are built natively on Windows (the ones which have the MSVC part in their name).

Just in time before the end of 2017, here comes version 3.4 of OpenTodoList. Besides some usability and user interface improvements, there’s one big change: Notes in items are now styled using Markdown.

Changelog

  • Notes within items can not be formatted using Markdown syntax. This allows to keep the user interface less cluttered while at the same time you have the possibility to style text if needed. Often, it is even quicker to use Markdown than having to use some controls to style text. Just give it a try ;-)
  • The change towards Markdown also implicilty fixes other issues like font sizing problems when using synchronized libraries across several devices. For example, if you created a note with a heading on your HighDPI smartphone and viewed the same later on your medium resolution laptop, the heading would be displayed far too large. This is history now.
  • A todo can now be marked as done or undone from within its page. Previously, if you had a todo open you had to go back to the todo list page and tick/untick the todo there to change its state.
  • The app is now based on Qt 5.10. For you as an end user, this is probably less interesting, but enables some of the other features that are coming with this version.
  • On Windows, the app now uses the Universal style.
  • On all other desktop platforms, the app uses the new Fusion style. This style is a more desktop oriented style, which - in addition - adapts to your set color scheme. For example, if you selected a dark color scheme for your desktop, OpenTodoList now goes black as well!
  • Some fixes and improvements adding new todos and tasks: First, when using the “plus” button to add a new todo or task, the text in the input field was not deleted on Android. In addition, the input field keeps keyboard focus after adding a new todo or task, which makes adding a larger set of new entries much easier.
  • After adding a new library, an initial sync is now run immediately. This makes sure that a newly created synced library is also created on the server. Existing libraries are pulled down, so they appear immediately after the sync finished.
  • The menu bar is back! On desktop systems, there’s now a basic menu bar with the most important entries.
  • Dialogs to rename items can now be finished by pressing the Enter or Return key on the keyboard.
  • HTML sequences in item titles are now properly escaped.
  • The app should no longer show update notifications on Android: These were unintentional, because on Android we anyhow get updates via the Play store.

Downloads

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

While the previous releases introduced great new features like the built-in WebDAV sync as well as major changes e.g. in the user interface (at least under the hood), v3.3 focuses on stabilizing, further automating the build process of the app as well as some smaller user experience improvements. However, some goodies made it in as well of course.

Drag&drop of todos in action.

Changelog

  • Allow drag&drop reordering of todos and tasks: You can now re-order todos and tasks by long pressing and then moving them. That way, you can prioritize jobs for your daily work or put stuff in your grocery list into the right order.
  • Context menus and some dialogs are now correctly positioned - especially in larger todo or task lists.
  • The tags in the side bar should now always be visible after starting the app (sometimes they were not and you had to restart the app for all tags to appear).
  • Inside a todo list, when a todo contains one or more tasks, the progress (i.e. ratio of open vs. closed tasks) is visualised.
  • You can now attach files to items: That way, you can attach any pictures, documents or whatever else you have to items and open the attachments from within the item’s page.
  • When deleting a library which is located in the default location, the library files are removed from disk now.
  • The AppImage now integrates into your desktop environment: When starting the first time, you are asked if you want to create integrations, which allow you to start the app e.g. from the applications menu.
  • A running sync is now properly cancelled e.g. when you exit the application.
  • When a sync fails, you now get a notification about this.
  • Clickable links in item titles: You can now use links in item titles - they will automatically be clickable to open your browser from within the app.
  • The Windows version is now available in a version compiled via Microsoft Visual Studio: If the app crashes on your system during startup, this could be due to issues with the OpenGL implementation of your graphics device. The MSVC version should work around the issue by falling back to DirectX if required.
  • Tasks inside a todo can now be filtered.
  • When installing a new version of the app on Windows, the previous installation is now cleanly removed before the new install.
  • There is now a sync log integrated into the app - this is mainly for debugging purposes on case something goes wrong.
  • Finally, there are quite some changes to further automate the build process on Windows and macOS, ensuring that releases are created in a consistent way all the time.

Downloads

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

A new release - 3.2 - has just been made available.

Changelog

The app running on Android.

This version focuses once more on making the app usable on Android: First of all, on newer releases of Android, login credentials for synchronization are now properly restored when the app starts. Additionally, the search functionality has been refactored as the previous implementation used to crash on Android (with some probability of other platforms also having the same bug, just occurring less frequently). Besides, there are also minor changes which affect all platforms:

  • When creating a new library, it is now immediately opened.
  • Restarting the app re-opens the last active library (and tag).
  • The images in the backend selection when creating a new library now scale with the available width, making the screen look nice on a wider variety of screen sizes.
  • In case the app cannot load login credentials on start up, a notification is shown to the user to inform him about that fact.
  • And finally: Update notifications now point to the GitHub page, as this is where the downloads are actually hosted.

Downloads

You can download pre-compiled binaries of the app for Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux and macOS on GitHub. For Android, you can install the app via Google Play (note that the release might be in the beta stage for the first few days, so either join the beta testers via Google Play or wait for the update to be rolled out to everyone later).

Known Issues and Limitations

Currently, there is no way to cancel a sync once it has been started. Hence, especially on Android you might rather want to send the app to background instead of terminating it. Also keep in mind that there is no background sync yet: As soon as you terminate the app, synchronization will stop.