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Support for accessing Task Coach items on Android

Note from the Task Coach team: this item was updated to clarify some support for Android in some form. There is another request for a full Task Coach Android app, but we don't have the resources to do it, so it's more an issue of finding new team members who want to do the work of developing the app.

See the other request here:

But voting on that won't do much, as we aren't capable of making this happen right now. Please do whatever you can to recruit developers for this. We would love to see it happen.

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Release 1.2.26 has the ability to import/export tasks from/to the Todo.txt format. Using the free Simpletask app for Android (in Google Play or from F-Droid here: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=nl.mpcjanssen.simpletask ) you can edit your tasks on your Android device and then import them again in Task Coach. If you turn on automatic importing and exporting in the preferences dialog, Task Coach keeps its task file in sync with the accompanying todo.txt file. See the Help in Task Coach for more information.

The big advantage (for us ;-) of this solution is that Todo.txt (and the Todo.txt format) are open source as is the Simpletask app, so that developing Todo.txt integration was/is relatively easy to do.

Because Task Coach is developed by just two people (Jérôme and Frank) , developing and supporting another app in another programming language is simply not an option. That’s the main reason why I opted for integration with another (open) task application for now.

I know that this solution doesn’t really fulfil the feature request (Develop an Android version) but I hope it’s close enough for many of you. Of course we welcome feature requests for improving Task Coach/Todo.txt integration or for supporting other Android task applications. Note: the more information you can provide about those third party Android apps, the better. If they cost money, please be prepared to buy us two copies :-)

Cheers, Frank


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  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm about to choose a task management tool and was just about picking up ********** until I saw there's no ****** Android app for it. (I'm aware of the Simpletask workaround).

    It's been a year since this request was made so I bet the project was abandoned, still I take a chances to bumb this thread to know what's going on with this ??

    (this message is a duplicate of the other active thread on the same subject @ http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26480-other-task-coach-requests/suggestions/288896-support-for-accessing-task-coach-items-on-android )

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What about making TC work with Evernote? This would help not only the Android world, but all TC users.

  • Bart V. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, I've been using Taskcoach for about a year now, and I am very enthousiastic. I do miss a good android app, but todo.txt touch is better than nothing. I understand that a full android taskcoach is not possible, so i would like to ask to make the synchronisation with todo.txt a better one. Two suggestions:
    1. possibility to automaticaly preceed the categories with + of @ when exporting in todo.txt format (the choice for + or @ could be an option in the properties of the category), and omitting the + or @ sign when importing from todo.txt
    2. possibility to define name and location of automatically created todo.txt type file when closing taskcoach
    According to me, these two extra's would strongly improve integration with todo.txt touch

  • Randy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I recently saw this option, was initially excited, then cruelly disappointed as well. When I look at the export file, it does not have the category tag (with the plus sign prefix), thus rendering this solution worthless for me.

    I would be willing to pay for an Android app (I already paid for ToDo.txt, for example and that was wasted money!)

  • Cornelis Arieszen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I tried the combination Taskcoach - Todo.txt Touch - Dropbox:
    It f*cked up a perfectly working Taskcoach application (for many years now), so I went back to the single application at my desktop as fast as I could.
    Hope you do reconsider developing an Android version.

  • AdminFrank Niessink (Admin, Task Coach) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Oliver I looked at python for Android. It is not ready for prime time. Deployment of Python applications to Android is too hard. And since the GUI would need to be developed from scratch it is still a lot of work.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You have pretty much every computing device covered (well, maybe not a VAX or a PDP 11 :), except the currently fastest growing of them all - Android. It's a real shame, says I.

  • Lukasz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would consider the Chrome App and HTML5 as a way to resolve this recomendation, just like how Amazon bypassed Apple to get a Kindle Cloud reader on the iPad. This also finally made Kindle available for Linux.

  • Big T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I once happily paid for the iPhone version of Task CoachCoach, and now that I'more on an Android device, I miss Task Coach terribly. If you would be so kind as to develop an Android version, Myself and many others would be quite ecstatic.


  • DrCheap commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A must-have for me, personally. I am on the road so much and doing so many of my team coordination emails on android devices, that I often don't have access to a pc when I need to confirm a deadline or timeline with a team member. As long as all the data is in my hand, I don't care about how pretty the UI is or in what form it arrives, I just need all the details of all the tasks and sub-tasks on my android device(s).

  • hazysonic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    either an android version, or ability to sync with something on the android platform. Either way, that would be great

  • Sela Gershuni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i found some apps for android but none managed to connect effectively between my contacts and my tasks.
    once you migrate to android, please handle the contacts properly. i want it to be easy to assign a phone call to one of my contacts as a task; more so in case i want to share my tasks with a contact.

  • MacBarfuss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also prefer a direct syncing to an Android App. It is not necessary to have an extra TaskCoach App.

  • Excalibur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really I need an android version that synchronize with GoogleTasks or Astrid.

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