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What GTG is:

“Getting Things GNOME! (GTG) is a personal tasks and TODO-list items organizer for the GNOME desktop environment inspired by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. GTG is designed with flexibility, adaptability, and ease of use in mind so it can be used as more than just GTD software.

GTG is intended to help you track everything you need to do and need to know, from small tasks to large projects.”

At present time it looks like ..

..which isn’t very impressive but it is practical.

Gnome touched GTG with its magic wand and transformed it like this..

All tasks and a very useful tag picker. Also there is a People section which communicates with Gnome Contacts and GOA (Gnome Online Accounts).

Inside task. Calendar I guess will communicate with Evolution and Google Calendar. This is my personal guess but all Gnome new Apps are sync on cloud so GTG won’t be an exception.


What GTG is /What GTG is not

GTG is not a simple todo-list application: it is not made to just handle a bunch of simple lists (groceries, etc.). It is therefore not minimalistic. GTG is a personal task manager: it is a tool that allows people to identify and track down everything they have to do and help them to organize themselves. So, contrary to simple todo list tools, GTG allow to implement an *personal organization system* (like GTD, for instance).

GTG is not a Getting Things Done tool: GTG doesn’t implement a specific organization process. However, GTG wants to allow people to build their personal task management process (like: 1. receive task, 2. sort out tasks, 3. identify what to do, 4. do, 5. review). It is our view that nobody quite exactly follow the policy behind a specific organizational system completely, so why bother imposing it? We want the user to be able to build his/her own process so that it fits his/her life and needs.

GTG wants to be simple, yet powerful: Our model is gedit: at its core, it appears as a clean and basic text editor, but when you start to use it, you can customize it quite a lot, so that in the end not 2 people exactly use the same way. We want GTG to feel the same: at its base, you use it to store and organize your tasks, with a very limited number of available mechanisms/features, but it could become much more personal and powerful as you enable additional features (plugins, etc.) and configure it. That means GTG should have a simple/basic core that allows someone to organize himself, and “extension paths” that allows to customize and empower the experience.

GTG is made for the GNOME desktop: It should integrate seamlessly in it. It should be able to ‘play ball’ with other GNOME technologies, and technologies. It should respect the GNOME HIG too.

GTG should be “socially aware”: In the future, we plan to include collaborative task management in GTG.


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  • ScionicSpectre

    This application has helped me stay organized and productive for years, now. Hopefully there will be synchronization with Google soon, as the open application I use on my tablet uses it. Of course, if I can ever get GNOME on my tablet that’s another issue entirely.

    I’m excited for the updates- this is a compelling and useful app that everyone can appreciate, I think.

  • pt3

    but it’s limited by the inability to search

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  • Para-Doxe

    It’ŝ not the only one good news about GTG: Now, if we want doing some collaborative task, we can use our Jabber(XMPP) account.

    See yourself:

    • Alexis Diavatis

      Nice one, thanks!

      • Para-Doxe

        You’re welcome. 

        But don’t forget the original author of the code:

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  • Bob

    It looks good, but personally I would prefer to have something simpler.

    Allow me to change the title of a task without opening a popup

    Allow me to change the start date of a task without opening a popup
    Allow me to create a task without opening a popup (GTG already has this)

    Make to fast to select a group of tasks and set the start date to next friday.
    Make to fast to select a group of tasks and add a tag.

    Introduce a link named “details”. This link could open a detailed menu with all the options.

    Basically I would like GTG to behave more like a spreadsheet. That would be supercool.