Meet the fashion: a stylish to-do list app

There are many to-do list applications for Linux. One more is added to the list in the form of Sleek.

Stylish to-do list app

Except for the appearance, there is nothing extraordinary about the smooth. It provides an electronic-based GUI for todo.txt.

For those who don’t know, electronic Is a framework that allows you to use JavaScript, HTML and CSS to build cross-platform desktop applications. For this, it utilizes Chromium and Node.js, which is why some people don’t like its desktop applications to run browsers under it.

Todo.txt Is a text-based file system, if you follow its markup syntax, you can create a to-do list. Below it are a large number of mobile, desktop and CLI applications that use Todo.txt.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to understand the correct syntax of todo.txt. Since Sleek is a GUI tool, you can use its interface to create a to-do list without any effort.

The advantage of todo.txt is that you can copy or export the file and use it on any “to-do” application that supports todo.txt. This gives you the portability of preserving data when moving between applications.

Experience fashion

Slick to-do list app

The sleek allows you to choose to create a new to-do.txt or open an existing to-do.txt. Once you create or open an item, you can start adding items to the list.

In addition to the regular list, you can also add tasks with due dates.

Slickly list the tasks that the application should have

When adding a due date, you can also set the recurring time of the task. I find it strange that if you don’t set a due date, you can’t create a recurring task. This is a problem that developers should try to solve in future versions of the application.

Slickly list repetitive tasks in apps

You can check whether the task is completed. You can also choose to hide or show completed tasks, with the option to sort tasks according to priority.

“Fashion” can be used in both dark and light themes. There is a dedicated option in the left column to change the theme. Of course, you can change it from the settings.

Smooth to-do list app light theme

Not ready to sync your to-do list application. The workaround is that you can save the todo.txt file in a location that is automatically synchronized with Nextcloud, Dropbox, or some other cloud service. This also provides the possibility to use it on mobile devices on certain todo.txt mobile clients. This is just a suggestion, I haven’t tried it myself.

Install Sleek on Linux

Since Sleek is an electronics-based application, it can be used on Windows and Linux.

For Linux, you can choose to use Snap or Flatpak for installation.

For Snap, use the following command:

sudo snap install sleek

If Flatpak is enabled and the Flathub repository is added, you can install it with the following command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.ransome1.sleek

As I said at the beginning of this article, Sleek is nothing special. If you like a modern-looking to-do list application, and you can choose to import and export task lists, you can try this open source application.

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