Todo.txt for Android & Chrome – Unified supporter status

Unified supporter status is coming soon (experimental)

Unified supporter status will enable access to Supporter features on both Todo.txt apps—Chrome and Android—as long as you have an active supporter subscription on either one.

No action is required by you. Both apps will automatically sync the existing and new subscriptions.

Privacy & data

To enable the unified supporter status, the app uploads a secure, irreversible hash of your email address and provider name (Dropbox or Google Drive), along with your subscription order id to a secure server. When you login to the Todo.txt app with same email address and file provider on another platform, the app will automatically sync your supporter status from the server, and provide full access to supporter features.

The email address is hashed inside the app before uploading to the server, so the server never sees the real email address, only its encrypted hash. The privacy statement is updated for these changes.

Please do get in touch using the in-app feedback form if you have any queries about this change.

Other details
  • Supporter sync only works when using Dropbox or Google Drive for syncing because local file syncing is not supported in the Chrome extension.
  • Supporter sync is only available to paying supporters. Syncing is not available for reward tokens.
  • There may be a delay of 24 hours after subscription before supporter features are available on the other app.
  • Supporter sync is only tested on official Chrome browser. It will probably not work if you are using another Chrome-based browser—Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, or others.
  • If you are a supporter but don’t see supporter access in the app, please contact me using the feedback form in the app where you joined as supporter.

Experimentally enabled from v 2020.608.8.34 of the Chrome extension, and v 2020.0608.4.3 of the Android app.


Get Todo.txt for Android on the Play Store

Get Todo.txt for Chrome on the Chrome Web Store

AutoConvert Select—time range, European number format, system dark theme..

New: Time conversion updates

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Time range conversion

AutoConvert now supports converting time zone for a range of time. Values in a time ranges may be separated by a dash or to. Each time value may also specify a different date.

Relative time

Time zone conversion also shows relative time from now, e.g. in an hour.

Time now

AutoConvert window always shows current time in all your time zones. For non-supporters, the time in current/home time zone is displayed.

Reorder your time zones

Reorder your time zones on the options page by dragging and dropping them to show in your preferred order.

 

New: Support for system dark mode

AutoConvert now supports system light and dark modes where supported by Chrome—currently on Windows and macOS. Extension window theming is only available to supporters at the moment.

 

New: Currency conversion upgrades

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European number formats

Currency conversion recognises European number format (comma as decimal marker, period as thousands separator) for conversion. Conversion of values when space is used as separator works only when decimal digits are also specified.

Scale large value names—trillions, billions, and millions

AutoConvert now automatically scales values specified in trillions, billions and millions to show the appropriate output value.

extradigits

Currency conversions are usually rounded to two decimal places. But if the converted value is less than 0.01, AutoConvert now shows as many digits as required to show a non-zero value.

Updates

  • Conversions to yard will now also show converted values in feet.
  • *F and *C will be converted as Fahrenheit and Celsius, respectively.
  • Two single quotes, '', will be converted as inches, not as feet.

Update to app architecture

Updated app architecture to support upcoming changes to Chrome extensions APIs. These changes also make the extension lighter, though they may adversely impact the speed of first conversion.

 

Bug fixes

  • Supporter subscription did not update sometimes. Fixed.
  • Changes to some settings did not apply till browser was restarted. Fixed.
  • Certain unit and currency conversions displayed incorrect decimal digits. Fixed.

 

That’s all, folks!

v. 2020.0511.0.50

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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.

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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. 

AutoConvert Select—new app icon and updates

New app icon

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New app icon for AutoConvert Select. The updated icon is used for both AutoConvert Select on Chrome and AutoConvert on Android

 

Updates

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  • Conversion to inch also shows converted value in feet-inches where relevant.
  • Converted currency values are displayed in locale specific formats
    • In India, number separators are placed for lakh and crore digits,
    • In certain European countries, period (.) is used as thousands separator and comma (,) as decimal separator.
  • Metric lengths in mm are never converted to thou, only to inch or higher. Conversion from thou is still supported.
  • When different parts of a dimension have different appropriate unit, both are displayed.

 

That’s all, folks!

v. 2020.0120.0.37

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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

New Todo.txt for Chrome app icon
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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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