Introducing Todo.txt Touch: An Experimental Android App

May 13, 2010

Yesterday's post generated some interest in an Android application that manages a todo.txt file, and I've got an itch to try my hand at a mobile app. So, I've just created a skeleton Java-based Android app called Todo.txt Touch. The source code is located on GitHub, and it literally does nothing right now, except list some faux tasks from an XML file.

Goal is to get the app to read a todo.txt from Dropbox (and eventually, other configurable cloud sources), sort and list tasks by context or project (like @phone, or @grocerystore) in tabs, mark items as done and move them to the done.txt file, and sync todo.txt and done.txt back to Dropbox in the background. Right now this is just an experimental, educational undertaking; I'm not yet committed to seeing this through to completion. There are already a gazillion decent task managers for Android, and I've got a full-time job, so I'm not sure Todo.txt Touch will be a long-term thing. But, it would be awesome to do a little collaborative work and learn a bit about Android development with a very basic app that does a very simple thing right now. Interested in joining in? Fork the project and talk to us on the Todo.txt CLI mailing list.

It looks pretty awesome already. Can’t wait to see a usable version.

Honza Pokorny
May 13 10 at 1:57 pm

Sweet! It looks like I have another fun summer project to work on :)

Sean Cronin [+4]
May 13 10 at 3:52 pm

Yea….this is awesome.

Jonathan Simon [+2]
May 13 10 at 10:31 pm

Looks like a very cool app, I really enjoyed the post the other day about app brain and everyone posting the link to their apps.

Being new to Android I have found it very difficult to find the good apps and it would be nice to have a weekly top app review to read once or twice a week.

Lastly if anyone should know of a good alternative E-mail app I am in the market. I am looking for something that properly supports Imap Idle, I tried K-9 however this doesn’t properly support Imap Idle, I also tried one other that was ad supported which would work great if it wasn’t ad supported. Would have no problem paying for it!

Thanks

This will be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very cool. I’m working on getting the hang of Android development myself.

Jesse Esquibel [+1]
May 22 10 at 10:47 pm


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