Todo.txt for Chrome – ‘Undo’ task actions, and more…

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New: Undo quick task actions

Undo‘ actions on tasks in the list. Undo functionality is available for quick task actions – delete (‘#‘), change priority(‘p + a-z‘), change due date(‘d‘), and mark task complete (‘x‘).

Undo action is available in the notification toast at the bottom for 5 secs. Undo is also available using the keyboard shortcut ‘z‘ while the notification toast is visible.

If there’s a need, a future version may provide the option to pick alternate undo delays.

Other updates

Sort by date

A new option to sort by date is now available. Sorting by date treats completed and pending tasks differently.

Completed tasks are sorted, in order, by completion date, then due date, then creation date. Pending tasks are sorted by due date, then creation date.

The default sort order is

  1. Pending tasks before completed tasks
  2. Higher priorities before lower priorities
  3. Then sorted by date

Sorting by creation date and due date are still available as options.

Optimised syncing

The extension now optimises network requests by batching together syncing for some of actions.

This means that when a number of actions are performed in a quick sequence – say, marking multiple tasks complete – there’s only one sync with Dropbox. This does lead to a small delay in the syncing 5-15 secs, however, does reduce impact on network and battery.

Active refreshes – by pressing ‘r‘ or when the extension window is opened – are still performed immediately.

Interface tweaks

  • Added a link to keyboard shortcuts in the bottom bar,
  • Removed Twitter link in the bottom bar, and converted other links to text to reduce distraction,
  • Updated ‘syncing’ icon
  • Reduced font size, added San Francisco font on MacOS
  • Reordered task dates order in list
    • For pending tasks: Only due date is shown
    • For completed tasks: First completed date, then due date is shown
    • Created dates have been moved to the right in a muted colour
  • Edit and delete action icons have been muted

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue with the options page sometimes loading without any options enabled
  • Corrected relative dates for dates in task list

There are a lot of updates and changes in this version. This may mean that a few bugs may have escaped my testing. Please do share any bugs, or feature glitches that you come across.

Cheers!

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Todo.txt for Chrome – Filter tasks with priorities higher or lower than…

ver. 2018.918.7.8

New in this version: Filtered tasks with priorities higher or lower than given priority

Use filter operator ‘(>C)‘ to filter for tasks with higher priorities (e.g. tasks with priorities ‘A’ or ‘B’, in this case).

Similarly use operator ‘(<C)‘ to filter for tasks with lower priorities (tasks with priorities ‘D’, ‘E’… in this case).

Other updates

  1. Only the highest, non-negative priority from filter string is inserted into the default new task text.
  2. Filter operators (like ‘is:pending‘) are not inserted into new task text

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Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2018.0816.7.7

New in this version: Filtered task count in badge

By default, the extension button shows the number of pending tasks. It can now be configured to show just the number of filtered tasks. The count automatically updates when you change the filter in the extension window.

To enable filtered task count, open extension options[^1] and select ‘Count tasks filtered in extension‘, instead of the default ‘Count all pending tasks‘.

Do share your feedback on this update here.

Minor updates & bug fixes

  1. Cleaned up appearance for task due date and completion date when no creation date is present
  2. Dimmed edit & delete icons in list when not focused

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Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2018.0806.7.4

New in this version

Quickly change due dates in task list

Press ‘d‘ while a task is selected to bring up due date selector. Select from one of the frequent options, or pick a custom date.

Filter for due tasks

Use filter ‘is:due‘ to show due tasks – incomplete tasks with a due date of today or in the past. As usual, you can combine this with other filters, e.g. ‘is:due @work‘ would list due tasks @work.

Minor updates & bug fixes

  1. Correctly parse project & context names – non-text characters were incorrectly parsed.
  2. Add support for page up/down while scrolling task list.
  3. Correctly parse completed tasks that do not have a completion date.

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Need beta testers for a new Todo.txt Android app

I’m developing a new Todo.txt app for Android devices, and need some beta testers to help with feedback on features, and bug discovery.

The app is still in development, and will initially support just the core feature set: create, edit, search for, and mark tasks complete/incomplete. It also has a home screen widget that shows pending tasks – all or for specific projects or contexts.

If you are interested in being a beta tester, and own an Android phone that runs Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or newer version, please fill in this form. I shall get in touch when the beta is open.

 

Todo.txt for Chrome – Google analytics removed

ver. 2018.530.6.2

Google Analytics completely removed

The extension used Google Analytics to track which settings and functionality was being used – to help focus developer attention on what was being used.

I have now completely removed all analytics tracking from the extension. The extension now only communicates with Dropbox for syncing the task and archive files. Other than that there are no network requests from the extension.

This also means that I shall have no insight into features that are popular, or broken. So, please submit your feedback using the button in the extension.

Minor updates & bug fixes

Made a few minor changes and fixed a few bugs. The two visible changes are:

Sorting tasks by due date or priority

When sorting tasks by due date in ascending order, tasks with no due dates used to list above tasks with no due dates. This is now fixed – in both ascending and descending sort orders, tasks with no due date will appear below tasks with any assigned due date.

When sorting by priority, ascending and descending conform to the importance of the character. E.g, when ordered in descending priorities, tasks with priority A will come before B, and before tasks with no priority.

Task count in status bar

When task list is filtered, the count of visible and total tasks will always be visible in the status bar. E.g.: “Showing 5 of 69 tasks

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Todo.txt for Chrome – Support for threshold dates

ver. 2017.1025.5.4

Threshold dates

Todo.txt for Chrome now automatically parses the threshold dates, and hides task with dates in the future.

Threshold dates are read in the ‘t:yyyy-mm-dd‘ format. ‘today‘, ‘tomorrow‘ and ‘yesterday‘ may also be used in place of date string.

To see all tasks, including those in the future, add ‘t:all‘ to the filter field.

Filter overdue tasks

Use ‘due:overdue‘ to see all tasks that are past their due date.

This also works in combination with other operators. E.g ‘-due:overdue‘ shows tasks that are not over due, and ‘(A) due:overdue‘ only shows high priority tasks that are overdue.

The full list of filter operators is available here.

Minor updates & bug fixes

  1. Update: Saving a filter with the same name as an existing filter, replaces the existing filter. The app asks for confirmation before replacing.
  2. Bug fix: +Projects (sometimes @contexts or #tags) were getting appended to some tasks as ‘due:+project‘. Fixed.
  3. Bug fix: Input in filter field was delayed by a key until enter or escape were pressed. Fixed.

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