todo.sh

I am a firm believer in David Allen’s GTD (or Getting Things Done) and have been searching for a nice and easy to use task tracking system. I am also a huge fan of all things gui-less so naturally I started coding series of scripts for the purpose and GeekTool to display todo’s on my desktop.

Initialy it was nothing more the following line added to my .bash_profile

alias todo=’echo $1 >> ~/todo.txt’

But before long I found myself wanting to write a ‘done.sh’ script to remove items. At that point I realized I had to implement a numbering system, use copious amount of awk and sed and spend far more time than I cared to on the project.

At some point I recall briefly reading about something similar on digg. A quick google search lead me to todotxt.com.

What a system this is! Combined with GeekTool I have an excellent way of staying organized.

Rather than explaining how it works I embedded an example video for you.

Now all I have to do is implement a system that uses DUE:MM/DD and a cron’ed script to alert me via growl when something is due. Ahhh, if only I had some free time. 🙂

4 thoughts on “todo.sh

  • October 24, 2007 at 9:12 am
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    Check out jing. It rocks. Made by the camtasia folks.

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  • June 20, 2007 at 11:08 am
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    I thought it was Camtasia. Damn I need to find a nice screen grabber for OS X thats free though. Ohh wells. BTW the IRC Channel misses you 😉

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  • June 20, 2007 at 8:25 am
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    That wasn’t me. It was the person who created the script. The call outs look like it was possibly camtasia inside a VM. Camtasia rocks!

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