I have been using Gina Trepani’s Todo.txt as my task list system for quite a while now. I decided I wanted something that could present an easier-to-grok task list. Thanks to Trepani’s standard Todo.txt file conventions, it is easy to write applications that use the Todo.txt file as a data source, and display/manipulate tasks within it.
There are Todo.txt task managers available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android, but since I’m a Linux geek, I am going to stick to talking about three todo.txt applications for Linux: Sleek, Pter, and Xpter.
Sleek is a simple and easy-to-use to-do list application. It is perfect for users who want a basic to-do list without any bells and whistles. Sleek has a clean and uncluttered interface, and it is very easy to add, edit, and delete tasks. Sleek also supports due dates and priorities, and it can be integrated with a variety of other applications, such as Google Calendar and Todoist.
Pter (an acronym for Personal Task Entropy Reducer) is a more powerful to-do list application than Sleek. It has a wider range of features, including support for subtasks, recurring tasks, and attachments. Pter also has a more customizable interface than Sleek. However, Pter is also more complex to use than Sleek.
Qpter is a QT-based GUI companion to the terminal-based to-do list application Pter. It is perfect for users who want a lightweight and portable to-do list application. Qpter is very fast and efficient, and it supports a wide range of features, including support for due dates, priorities, and tags.
The best to-do list application for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use to-do list application, Sleek is a good choice. If you need a more powerful to-do list application with a wider range of features, Pter is a good option. If you want a lightweight and portable to-do list application, Xpter is a good choice.
Ultimately, the best way to decide which to-do list application is right for you is to try them all out and see which one you like best. Personally, I find Pter to be the most powerful so I use it whenever I need to add/edit tasks, but if I just want to view my to-do list, then Sleek does this elegantly.