The task management tool that I use on my desktop computer is Taskwarrior. There is an Android App in development for this but I have not used that yet. A lot of new tasks come to my mind when I am not at the computer, so I need some way to write them down on my mobile phone.
My first approach to this problem was a simple text file on the Android
devices. The file would be filled with lines that could be executed with
task add. A sample task would look like so:
Do something pri:m pro:my-project
A Python script would copy the text file from the mobile device and pass each
There are free text editors on Android, they are just a little cumbersome to use. A dedicated task app would be nicer.
The todo.txt standard is a great way to organize a task
list in a plain text file. It is not compatible with Taskwarrior, though.
However, it does not take much code to convert one into the other. My
backup-scripts projects features a
which does this exact thing.
I can use the free
app to add tasks. These will be stored inside a
todo.txt on the device. The
Python script downloads this file over SSH and parses the entries. The
interpreted task entries are then fed to
Now I have a nice interface to add tasks on my mobile phone and still have Taskwarrior on my desktop computer.