Task management tools are a branch of computer software which enable users to create a list of tasks to be completed. This list is sometimes 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.
Our article entitled 6 of the Best Free Task Managers identified our personal picks in task management. Following feedback from our readership, we have identified additional tools which are definitely worth exploring. We have broadened the scope of this article to include software which employs the organisational method ‘Getting Things Done’. This method provides a framework for managing tasks, projects, objectives, and more.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 7 more of the finest Linux task management tools. We have included both graphical and command line based software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone looking to collate, process, organise, and review information relating to tasks that need to be completed.
Now, let’s explore the 7 task management tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Task Management Tools|
|Wunderlist||An easy-to-use task manager that helps provide some order to your life|
|GTG||Organizer for GNOME that focuses on usability and ease of use|
|Taskwarrior||Getting Things Done, todo list, task management, command line utility|
|org-mode||Keep notes, maintain ToDo lists, and do project planning in Emacs|
|ThinkingRock||Collect and process your thoughts following the GTD methodology|
|GeeTeeDee||Simple and easy to use task management software|
|Todo.txt||A powerful tiny bash script|
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