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 – 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 Extension – version 2016.1026.2.8

  • NEW: Added custom sorting options – sort by up to 3 different levels, on 4 variables.
  • NEW: Full #tag support – highlighted, click-to-filter, and suggested in text fields.
  • UPDATED: When adding due dates to task with ‘due:…’, can now give date as today, tomorrow, or yesterday (e.g. ‘due:tomorrow’). App will convert it to valid date in correct format.
  • Added new keyboard shortcuts:
    • s‘: Change sorting order
    • o‘: Open options page, in a new tab
  • BUG FIX: Pressing tab, from suggested project/context dropdown, added multiple copies of the same project/context