By Gina Trapani
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Simple, fun to-do list app syncs your todo.txt file via Dropbox.
Countless apps and sites store your to-do list in their own proprietary database and file format. But you can open a todo.txt file with every text editor under the sun. Todo.txt manages your to-do list on the go and automatically syncs the file to all your computers and devices via your Dropbox account.
Future-proof your to-do list and store it in a plain text file YOU control. Todo.txt makes it easy to add, update and prioritize tasks, tag them with project names and contexts, search, filter, and most importantly, mark your to-do's done.
To use this app, you must have a Dropbox account (http://dropbox.com).
With Todo.txt you can:
* Keep your todo list in a documented, human-readable, plain text format.
* Save your todo.txt file in Dropbox for access from all your devices.
* Enter multiple tasks in a single input box.
* Quickly filter and group tasks by project or context.
* Search your list by keyword.
* Sort your list by priority or line number.
* See how long a task has been on your list.
* Archive completed tasks to a done.txt file, also synced to Dropbox.
What's New in Version 1.10
BUGFIX: When adding or editing a task, the priority, project, and context picker now functions as expected in iOS 8.
This app is a good start but seems to be languishing - I don't know if Gina from LifeHacker still maintains this or if everything's "community based" now.
Issues: support is through a Yahoo Group - good luck with that, some buttons/filters don't work correctly. But the _biggest_ is that it has trouble staying synced through Dropbox. My two devices can't stay up-to-date because it can't reliably merge them.
My spider-sense tingled when the app reported a file conflict when I was only using it on one device with Dropbox. (How could it confuse itself?) Beware until these support/development issues are addressed.
Filters don't work
Filters for projects don't work at the moment. It should be an easy fix but for some reason the developer hasn't updated the app in months. Maybe the app is abandoned? For a paid app with one of its core features being unusable, I would not recommend this app in its present form.
Filter doesn't work on iPad version
This a great app, but the developers haven't fixed the project filter bug for the the iPad (it has been close to three months since the last update).