Friday, November 18, 2016

Go For It is Simple To Do List App Manager To Boost Productivity

Stylish To-Do List App With Timer - There are many to-do and reminders applications for Linux out there. Today I will show you one of them. Of course, it's completely free and open source software to managing your tasks in your Linux desktop.

What app you used to manage any tasks? I preferred Indicator Stickynotes to manage my to do lists so far. Unfortunately, it doesn't has synchronize feature. So I'm looking for new app to handle the lack and landed to Go For It!.

Native Productivity App For Linux

Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list and built-in with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. The app available for Linux and Windows based. An OSX version may follow in the future.

What is Best To Do List App For Linux

It lets you to synchronize your tasks on your mobile device ( the available for Android and iOS ). The to-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt that currently connected to Dropbox cloud service.

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This simplifies synchronization with mobile devices and makes it possible to edit tasks using other front-ends. If you already use Todo.txt, beware of the fact, that Go For It! automatically archives completed tasks to the done list!

How To Install Go For It!?

The developer behind this project, Manuel Kehl maintain a Launchpad PPA which can be used to acquire .deb packages. However it is recommended to add the PPA for automatic updates:

To install Go For It! in Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 / 16.10 and other Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS follow the step-by-step below :

Step 1 - Open your terminal window, run the following to add the PPA :


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mank319/go-for-it

Step 2 - Run this command to updating new packages :

sudo apt-get update

Step 3 - What's next? Run the this command to installing sticky notes indicator :

sudo apt-get install go-for-it

Once installed, open the app from Ubuntu dash, or slingshot-launcher if you're an Elementary user.

Alternatively, you can simply grab the .deb package installer from its official PPA page. Expand the go-for-it to see the package details ( i386 for 32-bit and amd64 for 64-bit).

Once saved, you can install it using Gdebi Package installer, Ubuntu software or open terminal window then run the following :

sudo dpkg -i go-for-it_*

Cheeerrrs! Enjoy Go For It! in your desktop!

Using Go For It! in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

It's pretty easy. There 3 tabs at the top of app : To-Do, Timer, and Done. All of your task will be saved in ~/Todo/todo.txt and done.txt for complete tasks list.

Productivity Linux Software Go For It

25 minutes is the default timer as shown. Of course you can customize the timer.

To Do List Application For Ubuntu With Timer

It will send a desktop notifications at regular time interval and few minutes before the task over :

Go For It Complete Task Notification

You can change all these preferences by accessing setting menu.

Go For It Setting and Preferences

So, that is all I can write about Go For It! A great to list app for Ubuntu Linux and derivatives like Linux Mint and Elementary OS and the step-by-step to install via PPA. Hope you've enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for visiting us!

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