Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh.
Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.
Todo.txt was created for users who appreciate their workflow the most when all they need to keep themselves reminded of pending tasks is a text file that they can mark as checked and move on with their day – some of us don’t need glorified GUI apps for certain tasks like reminders.
Features in Todo.txt
As a minimalist indicator applet, Todo.txt has a small feature set which is its ideal purpose.
- Free, lightweight, and Open Source.
- Easy accessibility from the system’s tray panel.
How to Install Todo-Indicator in Linux
Installing Todo.txt is not particularly a breeze but it’s not as difficult either. All you need is to clone the github repository to your preferred installation folder.
$ git clone git://github.com/keithfancher/Todo-Indicator.git
After that, navigate to the folder into which you cloned the Todo.txt’s files and launch the applet using the command:
$ cd Todo-Indicator/ $ ./todo_indicator.py ~/todo.txt
How Do I Use Todo.txt?
Todo.txt is a very basic plain text file. You list your to-do items using some simple rules:
- (A), (B), (C), etc denote priority from high to low.
- @Phrase denotes context/device.
- +Phrase denotes a project/task/person.
Let’s see an example using the contents of the sample plain text file below.
(A) Pickup recipe for dinner (B) Draw app documentation scheme @Todo (A) Dinner at 8 with +Marie (C) Call press secretary
-f argument will make only specific projects or context items display in the indicator applet’s list.
For example, display all +marie items present in my todo.txt, run:
$ ./todo_indicator.py -f +marie ~/todo.txt
How many of you use Todo.txt or at something similar? How much of a ToDo person are and how much of a good idea do you think this project is? The comments section is below.
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