Pytask is an Easy to Use To-Do List Manager for Your Ubuntu System

By Akemi Iwaya on December 9th, 2010

Do you need a simple and straightforward to-do list app for your Ubuntu system? Then you may want to have a look at Pytask.

A great way to keep Pytask up to date (in addition to a smoother installation) is to manually add the PPAs (outlined in red) to your system’s software sources.

Note: The PPA did not work when tried on our Ubuntu 10.04 install, so we have included a download link for the setup file below.

Once you have the PPAs added to your system, type “Pytask” into the Ubuntu Software Center’s search bar and install it.

This is what Pytask looks like once started. The columns in the main window will need to be adjusted to suit your personal style (we set the name column to be nice and wide). To start adding your new tasks simply click the Plus Sign in the upper left corner.

Note: You can search through your to-do list using the middle section (using criteria from the drop-down lists available) and the term(s) entered in the text blank. You may also specify more than one search term by clicking Add and entering additional search terms in the new search lines.

A new blank task line will appear. Click on it to highlight the entire line and then click in each of the individual sections to enter the appropriate information. The due date section has a terrific drop-down calendar to use…double click on the desired date to select it for your task.

Keep in mind that completed tasks remain visible until you manually remove them. This is a very nice feature for those who feel a sense of accomplishment when viewing all those wonderful checkmarks or like to reference completed items later.

You can easily show or hide Pytask using the Context Menu for the Taskbar Icon. Pytask makes it easy to keep up with your to-do list without getting in your way.

PPA for Pytask [via OMG! Ubuntu!]

Download the latest Pytask Setup File

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/9/10
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