Getting Things Gnome is one of the most popular organizer/to-do application for Linux. However, there has been lack of updates in last couple of years and many users thought that the project is dead.
Proving them wrong, GTG developers released a new preview release version 2.9 which will eventually turn into stable 3.0 series. This release brings many new changes:
- True asynchronous experience - No need to anymore wait for tasks to load. Tasks are loaded asynchronously while you edit already loaded tasks.
- Backends - Backends allow you to store your tasks on online and offline services. Currently, only stable backends are enabled: Tomboy, Gnote, Launchpad, Mantis BugTracker (import your assigned bugs), Twitter, Identica (import your tasks from your Twitter/Identica feeds)
- Google Tasks backend and Remember the Milk backend are not stable enough for everyday usage. They will be stabilized and shipped with GTG 0.3.
- You can make search through the quickadd bar. Searches are automatically bookmarked and are added to the sidebar.
- Rewritten notification area plugin with showing only 10 most doable tasks from Workview
- Setting start/due date by a right click menu in the task browser
- Previewing task content (gmail-like-ui)
- Attaching file to a task by drag-and-dropping it on the task or writing file:// URI
- Daily backup of gtg_tasks.xml
- Several usability improvements and bug fixes
You can try the latest GTG by running the commands below. Remember, this is a preview release so there will be bugs. You can report them here.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gtg/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtg