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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Todo.txt for Chrome – Save and reuse filters

Todo.txt for Chrome - Sidebar with saved filters
Sidebar with saved filters

version 2017.1018.5.0

Save your frequently used filter settings

Use the ic_save_black_24dp_1x icon to save the filter. Give it a name, if you want, and it gets saved to the sidebar.

You may also use the keyboard shortcut ‘Shift S‘ to save the filter.

Access your saved filters in the sidebar

Click the ic_menu_black_24dp_1x button near the top left of the task list to open the sidebar, with a list of all saved filters.

You may also use the keyboard shortcut ‘Shift M‘ to open the sidebar. ‘Esc‘ closes it.

There are 3 pre-saved filters:

  1. Completed tasks (is:complete),
  2. High priority tasks ((A) -is:complete), and
  3. Tasks due today (due:today)

Click on a filter’s name to apply the filter.
Click on the edit icon next to the filter, to edit or delete it.

Task list sorting, and extension options are also accessible from the sidebar.

You may also select a filter, or other sidebar actions, by using the ‘up/down‘ keys to select, and ‘enter‘ to apply.

Others

Finally, the full list of keyboard shortcuts, and filtering options are now also available here.

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Todo.txt for Chrome – Updates to the task editor, and more

version 2017.0703.4.22

Task editing updates

Changes made to task editor to add date selectors, support completed tasks, and more:

Edit dates using date selector

You may now edit task dates – due dates & completion dates – using a date selector, instead of typing them in. The original method of just typing them works too.

Add completed tasks

Add completed tasks by starting them with ‘x‘. E.g.:

x Added new filtering options to filter by dates, completion status, and (no) priority

If no date is specified after ‘x’, the completion date is set as today. You may also use the date selector to choose another completion date.

Edit completed tasks

You may now edit completed tasks, including completion dates, priority, projects, etc.

Also, the tag for priorities on completed tasks now uses a lowercase ‘pri:‘, instead of the earlier title case ‘Pri:‘.

Use cleaner, multiple task editor by default

If you like keeping your task editor clean, you can set up the multiple task editor as your default task adding screen. This setting is available under Options > Other Settings.

This setting only changes the behaviour of Add Task button. The keyboard shortcuts still open the single add task editor (a​), and multiple add task editor (m).

Task list changes

Confirm task delete

Deleting a task – from button or keyboard shortcut (#) – will now create a confirm prompt. This is a safety precaution to prevent data loss, since task deletion is irreversible.

Changed order of dates for task lists

The order in which dates are listed below a task in the list has been updated to:

  1. Task creation date, followed by
  2. Due date (if any), and
  3. Task completion date (if complete)

If you encounter any bugs/issues, or have suggestions for changes, please do let me know using the feedback form.


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Todo.txt for Chrome – new filtering options, and more

version 2017.0626.4.16

New filtering options

Added new filtering options to filter by dates, completion status, and (no) priority

Filtering by date

Filter your task lists by dates – task due date, creation date, and completion date.

    • For due date: ‘due:<date>
    • For creation date: ‘created:<date>‘, and
    • For completion date: ‘completed:<date>

<date> can be today, tomorrow, yesterday, or a specific date of the form yyyy-mm-dd (e.g. ‘completed:2017-06-21‘). There is no space before or after the colon.

Other new filtering options

  1. You may filter the lists for completed tasks using: ‘is:complete
  2. You may filter for tasks with no priority using: ‘(.)

All these new filters can also be used to exclude tasks by appending a ‘-‘ (e.g. ‘-is:complete‘ will show only incomplete tasks). They can also be, as usual, combined with other terms, including using ‘||‘.

Task list traversal using keyboard

There are a couple of small changes to list traversal:

  • Press ‘escape‘ key to clear highlighted/selected task
  • Pressing ‘<up>‘/’<down>‘ keys when on first/last task, now cycles back to the other end of the list

Other changes

  • When not signed in, clicking on the extension button will open the Sign-in page, instead of the extension popup.
  • Updated the minimum supported Chrome version to 49
    • I needed some functionality that isn’t available in versions prior to v.49,
    • Current Chrome version is 59, and v49 was released in March 2016 – so, hoping most users won’t be affected.

If you encounter any issues, specially due to changes to filtering tasks, or because you are using a version of Chrome that is older than 49, please do let me know using the feedback form.


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Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2017.509.4.11

New keyboard shortcuts

  1. New keyboard shortcut: Press ‘enter‘ to edit, or mark as completed, the selected task. Action can be set to edit, or mark-completed from settings.
  2. New keyboard shortcut: Press ‘#‘ to delete selected task. Disabled by default, but can be enabled from settings.
  3. Fade browser button to grey when user not logged in.

Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2017.508.4.8

Minor updates to extension interface

  1. When creating a new task, pre-fill priority, #tags, +projects and @contexts from current filter. Can be disabled from settings.
  2. In add-task and add-multiple-tasks screens, pressing space-bar on add/cancel buttons should submit/cancel the action.
  3. In add-task and add-multiple-tasks screens, pressing escape should cancel the action, and go back to task list. Will only work if no changes have been made.
  4. Bug Fix: In multi-add task screen, submitting an empty form didn’t hide the full screen, but added the task list below it.

Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2017.504.4.5

Updates to options, and on-install set-up flow

Redesigned options page with material design, and split into 4 separate pages:

  • Sign-in
  • File locations & sync
  • Options
  • About & Feedback

On installation, the new flow takes you step-by-step through each of those pages.

Other updates

  • Added a new highlight colour – orange,
  • Added a link to options page to change, remove, add keyboard shortcut for opening extension