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Go For It – A Modern To-Do List with a Timer

Go For It – A Modern To-Do List for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

There are already a good number of to-do list applications for all OS platforms, but this one is different. It has a stylish inbuilt timer.

Among the many other projects created by Manuel Khel, Go For It! is a stylishly modern to-do list productivity app with an inbuilt timer that helps you keep track of your current tasks.

The app has three main panels, To-Do which contains your list; Timer, which is where the inbuilt timer lives in; and Done, which lists your completed tasks designed with a strikethrough.

Go For It!‘s to-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt format which makes synchronisation across mobile devices simple; and also allows the possibility of editing lists using other front-end apps like Todo.txt.

Mind you, Go For It! automatically archives completed tasks to the done list. Watch the video below to see a hands-on explanation of its workflow:

Features in Go For It

  • A stylish modern and responsive UI.
  • Cross-mobile device synchronisation.
  • Integration with other front-ends, like my Todo.txt Kupfer Plugin.
  • FOSS – Free and Open Source.

You can install Go For It! using its official Launchpad PPA to get its .deb packages for Ubuntu distros >= 14.04 but we recommend that you use the terminal to add the PPA so you can get automatic updates:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:go-for-it-team/go-for-it-daily 
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install go-for-it

Manuel is hoping for people to maintain and improve the Windows branch, as well as create packages for other GNU/Linux distributions and OSX so if you are interested in giving a helping hand you can contribute to the Open Source project hosted on GitHub.

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If this article was helpful, remember to spread the info as you return toshare your experience with Go For It! in the comments below.As always, you can make suggestions on any similar productivity apps you know of.

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Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.