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
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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Support Todo.txt for Chrome – Join to support continued development

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Do you like using Todo.txt for Chrome?

Become a supporter to support its continued development and maintenance.

Supporter subscriptions help me determine if there is any productive value being delivered by Todo.txt for Chrome. They also help me direct my focus on supporting requests from premium users.

There are three levels of supporter memberships available:

    1. Supporter ($1.49 / £0.99 / €0.99 – a month)
    2. Promoter ($2.99 / £2.49 / €2.99 – a month)
    3. Patron ($7.99 / £5.99 / €5.99 – a month)

Please choose a supporter level that reflects both your ability to pay, and how useful you find Todo.txt for Chrome.

You may join to become a supporter from the options screen inside the extension.

Supporter-only features

Dark theme in the extension window is now a premium, supporter-only feature. Everyone may use it for up to 30 days1 for free.

All supporter-only features will be available to all supporter levels – no discrimination based on ability to support. All current non-premium features2 will always remain free and available to all users.

Most new features going forward will launch as supporter-first or supporter only.

That’s all, folks!

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

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Todo.txt for Chrome – UI tweaks: Smaller header bar, wider search

Compact header bar

Increased space for the task list by making the header bar more compact.

Signed in user name and the log out link – both infrequently used – are now available in the sidebar instead of at top of the app. The syncing indicator (#2 in the screenshot below) now appears in the footer when active.

1 - Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 - Sync indicator moved out of the way
1 – Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 – Sync indicator moved out of the way

The filter field is now wider, and a consumes all available free space in the header. This allows for longer filters to be fully available.

If the current filter text is saved in the sidebar, the name of the filter appears before the filter text (#1 above).

Finally, traversing the task list with keyboard up/down now also focuses on the filter search. Pressing down key when on the last task, or up key from the first task goes to filter input. Pressing down in the filter moves focus to the first task, pressing up focuses the last task.

Other updates

  1. Dates entered in the due date and completion date fields are verified before accepting. A warning message is shown if the date is invalid.
  2. Bug fix: Completion date field was not shown at times when editing a completed task

That’s all for now.

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

Cheers!

ver. 2018.1224.8.9.8

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Todo.txt for Chrome – UI tweaks & code upgrade

Third big update in a row. This means, as usual, things might break. So, please share any issues you discover.

Most of the changes in this update are in the background code – not directly visible in the interface.

The few interface tweaks are:

  1. New keyboard shortcut: Edit selected filter from the sidebar by pressing ‘e‘.
  2. Only new/changed tasks are updated in the task list.
  3. Introduced some motion:
    • Side bar slides in and out, instead of just appearing and disappearing
    • The updated/filtered tasks in task list slide in and out.
    • While navigating the task list, the higlight fades in and out.
  4. Bug fix: When filter list was collapsed in the sidebar, bottom buttons in the sidebar became inaccessible using keyboard. Fixed.

That’s all for now.

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

Cheers!

ver. 2018.1003.8.2

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Todo.txt for Chrome – Keyboard shortcuts to switch theme & highlight colour

Changing task priority: p + a..z
Changing task priority: p + a..z

New: More keyboard shortcuts

Continuing with yesterday’s updates, here are the promised keyboard shortcuts:

  • Switch theme: ‘v‘ followed by ‘d‘ark or ‘l‘ight
  • Switching highlight colours: ‘h‘ followed by
    • g‘ for grey,
    • b‘ for Rebecca purple,
    • v‘ for green,
    • y‘ for yellow, or
    • o‘ for orange

A list of these, and all other keyboard shortcuts is available here.

Helper for multi-key keyboard shortcuts

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Added helper modals to assist with multi-key keyboard shortcuts – changing task priority (‘p‘ + ‘a..z‘), switching theme (‘v‘ + ‘d/l‘), and switching highlight colours (‘h‘ + ‘g/b/v/y/o‘).

When the the first key is pressed, a small window appears in the bottom right with hints about next key options available.

This also helps prevent unknowingly changing priority by indicating priority changing mode is on.

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

Cheers!

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Todo.txt for Chrome – New dark theme

Todo.txt for Chrome - dark theme with green highlight
Todo.txt for Chrome – dark theme with green highlight

New: A dark theme (trial)

A theme for the coming dark winter months (except for the lucky ones down under). It works with all the in-built highlight colours, and on all app screens. Switch between the themes from the options page. I will soon also provide a keyboard shortcut for switching themes.

(A few more screen shots are shared near the bottom of this post)

Note: The dark theme is available to everyone at the moment. However, I plan to turn the dark theme, and some new planned features, into paid upgrades.
All the functionality already in the app will stay free, including any core updates added in the future.

Other updates

  • Tweaked the appearance of side drawer, including sliding it in and out
  • Removed extra highlighting from the checkboxes and edit & delete links
  • Small bug fixes

There are again a lot of 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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