Todo.txt for Chrome – Problems in Dropbox integration

UPDATE (17 Apr 2020, 15:00 BST)

The updated version of the extension (v. 8.32.9) with the bug fix is now available in the Chrome Web Store. Chrome will auto-update the extension in a few hours, or you may force a manual update to update immediately.


Original post:

There is a bug in the current published version (v. 8.31.17) of Todo.txt for Chrome that affects Dropbox integration. Login and syncing with Dropbox is broken because of this bug. Syncing with Google Drive is unaffected.

I have already submitted an update with the bug fix (v. 8.32.9).

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However, due to new processes and covid19 related delays, the extensions review team and Google currently takes anywhere from 2-21 days to approve updates.

I am sorry about this issue. Hopefully, the update will get approved and rolled out quickly. I will update this post when the update is available. Continue reading “Todo.txt for Chrome – Problems in Dropbox integration”

Pastel new tab – automatic dark mode

 

Automatic dark mode

Pastel new tab now supports automatic dark mode. When enabled, the new tab page shows a subdued dark screen in dark mode, and a regular pastel tab in light mode.

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‘System theme’ and ‘Go dark’ buttons

System dark mode is supported by Chrome on Mac OS 10.14+ and Windows 10+. Dark mode may also be applied directly (‘Go dark’ button) if your operating system doesn’t support system-wide dark mode.

Add custom colours

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Add custom colours

Add your favourite colours to the new tab page. Use the ‘Set custom colour (+)’ button to add a new colour. The selected colour is saved to grid of all colours, and set as current pinned colour.

Top site icons

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Top sites with site icons

Pastel new tab now shows site icons along with titles when top sites are enabled.

This change requires additional permission to access site icons, so may require you to re-enable the extension.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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WordCounter for Chrome—App to extension migration

New: WordCounter editor available in WordCounter Chrome extension

The WordCounter editor app is now available directly in the WordCounter chrome extension. Click on the extension button in the toolbar to open the editor. The editor is also available using they keyboard shortcut ‘Cmd/Ctrl + ​.‘, but this may require resetting if another extension is using this shortcut.

Key features of WordCounter editor:

  • Set word or character limit and it shows live count, including warning colour when close to the limit.
  • Optionally set a hard limit and the editor prevents typing beyond the word limit.
  • Markdown support
    • Write in markdown
    • Counts words in converted markdown, not base text
    • Use preview button (or ‘Cmd/Ctrl+r‘) to preview formatted markdown
  • Print content directly from editor

 

End of support for WordCounter Chrome app

Google has announced end of life for Chrome Apps. As a result the WordCounter Chrome app will not receive any more updates. It will stop working when Google ends support on your platform.

I request you to switch to the Chrome extension instead. The editor in WordCounter Chrome extension supports nearly all features1 of the app, and includes more useful features for word counts on the web.

WordCounter extension is available here.


  1. Chrome extensions do not have access to the computer’s file system. So the WordCounter extension cannot save files directly from the editor. 

Todo.txt for Chrome – due date and threshold date text improvements

Accept weekday names for dates in task text

Todo.txt for Chrome now accepts weekday names as input when used with ‘due:‘ or ‘t:‘ in task text.

The extension parses the day name, and replaces it with date representation. The date chosen is always in the future: creating a task with ‘due:Wednesday‘ on Thursday, will set due date to next Wednesday.

The accepted strings for both due-date and threshold-date are: today, tomorrow, yesterday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday andsunday.

Prompt accepted day strings for dates in task text

The extension now suggests accepted date strings when ‘due:‘ or ‘t:‘ are typed in the task text. The suggested dates are the same as accepted strings listed above.

Bug fixes

  • Edited tasks were written at end of file. Now they are edited in place. New tasks and restored tasks are placed at end of file.
  • If task due date was already in future, setting due date to next week did not work. Fixed.
  • Task count on extension badge changed only after sync was complete. Fixed.

 

That’s all for now.

As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.

Cheers!

ver. 2019.1205.8.25

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Todo.txt for Chrome – New app icon

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Todo.txt for Chrome app icon

The Todo.txt for Chrome extension has a new app icon. It’s simpler, cleaner, and is better visible against all backgrounds.

Both the Todo.txt app for Android and the Chrome extension now share the same app icon.

Updates

  • If current due date is in future, selecting ‘Next week’ option from due date selector will push it forward by one more week.
  • File sync: Edited tasks are updated in their position. Earlier they were moved to end of file. New tasks are still written at end of file.

That’s all for now.

As usual, please do share any bugs, or new feature suggestions.

Cheers!

ver. 2019.1105.8.24.3

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Todo.txt for Chrome – System dark theme, compact list, sync bug fixes

Follow system theme – dark or light

When system theme is selected, the task list will use dark or light theme based on current system theme. This feature depends on Chrome and the operating system support. At the moment, it appears to be only available in MacOS.

Select ‘Follow system theme’ in settings, or use the keyboard shortcut (‘v + s‘) in task list.

Dark theme updates

Dark theme in task list is available to try for everyone. Dark theme can be enabled from settings, using keyboard shortcut (‘v + d‘) in task list, or by using the theme icon in bottom-right corner of task list window.

Dark theme and system theme are supporter features.
They are free to try for all users, but the theme setting is not remembered—the task list will always open in light theme.

Compact list view (beta)

Compact task list is available to try in beta. Switch list density using keyboard shortcuts:
– ‘l + c‘ for compact list
– ‘l + d‘ for default list

List density is a supporter feature.
It is free to try for all users, but the density setting is not remembered—the task list will always open in default density.

New keyboard shortcut: archive tasks

Archive completed tasks from task list using the keyboard shortcut ‘shift + a‘.

This shortcut is disabled by default since it may interfere with the Add Task shortcut (‘a‘). It may be enabled in settings.

Other updates:

  1. Background sync code has been massively redone to reduce sync errors.
  2. When sharing feedback from in-app feedback link, the app version, browser version and OS name are shared. This helps diagnose issues.

That’s all for now.

As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.

Cheers!

ver. 2019.1030.8.24

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Todo.txt for Android – v 2019.0722.2.32.25

New: Change task sort order

Use the new ‘Change sort order‘ menu item to open the custom sorting screen. The sorting screen has options to select from:

  • the default sort order,
  • a custom sort order, or
  • one of your saved sort orders (Only available for supporters at the moment)

For supporters:

Save frequently used custom sort orders with a name. Easily switch to them from the sort order dropdown.

Saved sort orders can also be used to sort tasks in the task list widget.

Update

Simplified the settings screens for task list and task count widgets.

Bug fixes

  • Current folder location is now visible in Google Drive file picker
  • ‘​​Archive tasks‘ options had disappeared in a recent beta update. Fixed.

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Clutter Free – Settings export & import, and bug fixes

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Settings export and import section

Settings – export and import

Set up different browser profiles to identical settings using the ‘Export settings‘ and ‘Import settings‘ options.

Settings export and import are available on the options page: Options​»About Clutter Free»Export/Import settings.

All Clutter Free settings are exported, including the URL whitelist and the domain blacklist. Exported settings are downloaded as a text file. This text file is not in a human readable format, and must not be changed.

After installing Clutter Free in a different browser profile, import the settings by importing the previously saved export file.

Clutter Free will only import settings after verifying the integrity of the imported file. If the file has been modified, the import may fail.

Bug Fixes and other updates

  1. Bug Fix: Clicking on direct switch links sometimes jumps to unrelated tabs. Clutter Free now has an additional check before switching. If the check fails, the link is clicked as normal.
  2. Bug Fix: In rare case, Clutter Free blocks duplicate new tab pages. Specifically, Momentum extension’s new tab URL has been now added to the whitelist.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

Do you like Clutter Free? Show the value it brings by joining to become a supporter.

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Pastel new tab – all colours grid

The new tab page picks a colour at random from a list of colours.

See the full list of colours by clicking the grid icon on bottom right of the new tab page. From the grid view page:

  • Click on the pin icon to pin a colour so it shows on all new tabs, or
  • Click on the cross mark to remove a colour from every showing up

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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