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Go For It!

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Information for End Users

Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. More information for end users can be found here.


How To

The following video explains the workflow of Go For It!:

Go For It! Promotion Video

Storage and Synchronisation

To-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt format. This simplifies synchronization with mobile devices and makes it possible to edit tasks using other Todo.txt front-ends (e.g. the official apps for Android or iOS or the alternative Android client Simpletask). A comprehensive tutorial about setting up Go For It! with Simpletask can be found here.

If you already use Todo.txt, beware of the fact, that Go For It! automatically archives completed tasks to the done list!

Download and Installation

GNU/Linux Packages

elementary OS

Get it on AppCenter


I maintain a Launchpad PPA which can be used to acquire .deb packages. On Ubuntu (+ derivates) it is recommended to add the PPA for automatic updates:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:go-for-it-team/go-for-it-stable && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install go-for-it

For git versions use instead.

Arch Linux

Build it with makepkg or use your favorite aur helper.


Flatpak packages support multiple distributions and are sandboxed.

Stable releases are hosted on Flathub:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install flathub de.manuel_kehl.go-for-it


Unfortunately, a recent Windows version isn't available. The branch may be a good starting point for porting the current version of Go For It! to Windows.


It should be fairly straightforward to compile Go For It! on Unix-like platforms as long as Gtk+3, libnotify and cmake are available. Should you run into any difficulties feel free to add an issue.

Information For Nerds

Go For It! is free and open source software licensed under the GPLv3. It has been written in Vala making heavy use of the GTK framework.

The user interface is inspired by the design philosophy of elementary OS and Gnome applications, striving for elegant simplicity.


  • "to-do list only" mode
  • Plugin support

Potential Future Features

  • time tracking functionality
    • option to make the timer count up
    • visualization and export of time tracking data
  • mechanics for handling more complex projects
  • support for different synchronization and storage backends

How To Build

To build Go For It! you need to have the following software installed:

valac >= 0.26
cmake >= 2.8.9
gtk+-3.0 (>= 3.14)

Use the following commands in this order to build Go For It!:

mkdir build
cd build
sudo make install

Use the following commands to update the translation files:

mkdir build
cd build
make pot
make po

Information for maintainers contains some information about the configuration flags specific to Go For it!.

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