6 of the Best Free Linux Task Managers
A task manager is software which enables users to compile a
list of tasks to be completed. This list is also known as a to-do list
or things-to-do. For the purposes of this article, the term
'task manager' should not be confused with monitoring software which
provides information about programs and processes running on a computer.
The list of activities that may form a to-do list include
chores, grocery lists, reminders for important
events (such as purchasing wedding presents or birthday gifts), self
management, software development, project / business management,
and so on. Task managers help to organise your day, ensuring that you
know in an instant what you need to do.
Linux has a large range of open source task managers, in part
because many of them have a limited feature set and hence are
relatively quick to code. This feature selects our personal favorites,
including both console based applications and software sporting an
attractive graphical user interface. There are also many web based task
managers available, which we will cover in a forthcoming article.
One application that did not manage to feature here is
Fluidity. It is worthy of a passing mention though because it has great
potential, although it is in an early stage of development.
To be productive, you may need more than a task manager. Our
features on Productivity
Tools and Personal
Information Managers help to organise your day in other ways.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 proficient task managers.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who
wants to avoid that sinking feeling of remembering (albeit too late)
something important that needed to be actioned.
Now, let's explore the 6 task managers at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||A friendly and extremely useful todo manager
task management application
||To-do manager, RSS reader, notepad, widgets, image
simple todo list (console based)
||SQLite powered TODO list tool
todo application for GNOME
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Last Updated Monday, April 13 2015 @ 03:06 PM EDT