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GoForIt! has been translated into many languages already. If your language is missing or incomplete, please help to translate it at Weblate.

Translation status

Information for End Users

GoForIt! 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 original author made the following video explaining the workflow of GoForIt!:

GoForIt! Promotion Video

This video shows a very old version of GoForIt!, but most of what is shown still applies to the current version.

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 GoForIt! with Simpletask can be found here.

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


GoForIt! is avaiable in the FreeBSD Ports Collection:

pkg install 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 GoForIt! to Windows.


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

Information For Nerds

GoForIt! 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 GoForIt! you need to have the following software installed:

valac >= 0.36
cmake >= 2.8.9
gettext >= 1.9.7
gtk+-3.0 (libgtk-3-0, libgtk-3-dev) (>= 3.14)
glib-2.0 (libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-dev)
libcanberra (libcanberra0, libcanberra-dev)
libpeas (libpeas-1.0-0, libpeas-dev)

To build all available plugins, the following development files are also necessary:


Use the following commands in this order to build GoForIt!:

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!.


A stylish to-do list with built-in productivity timer. NOTE: all contributions should go to Jonathan Moerman's fork because this is where active development is taking place:







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