A command-line desktop client for Google Tasks.
Python

README.md

Tasky

Description

Tasky is a command-line interface to Google's Tasks API. It is meant to parallel the functionality of Todo.txt.

Dependencies

Requires Python 2.7, Google API client for Python, and Gflags. The needed packages are installable from PyPi and are in the requirements.txt file. Use pip install -r requirements.txt to install them.

NOTE: The script will create a ~/.tasky/keys.txt file that persists your API credentials on disk. Take care not to commit this data into any public repositories. You are responsible for securing your keys!

Installation

Connecting to the Tasks API

  1. Go to https://cloud.google.com/console/project
  2. Create a project.
  3. Enable the Tasks API (disable everything else).
  4. Go to the credentials screen.
  5. Click the "Create new Key" button under the Public API access section.
  6. Generate a browser key and leave the URL restriction blank.
  7. Click the "Generate new Client ID" under Oauth.
  8. Select "Installed application -> Other"
  9. Make sure you've chosen product name and email adress under the "Consent screen".
  10. Run ./tasky.py and enter the clientID, client secret and API key.

Local

Many Todo.txt users rename the script to simply 't'. I recommend something similar; however, for clarity's sake I will refer to the script as 'tasky' for this documentation.

  ln -s /dir/for/tasky.py /folder/in/$PATH/tasky

Usage Examples

Task List Operations

List (--list, -l):

  • List all tasks across all task lists.
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -l
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Buy birthday card
         Note: Also get flowers.
       1 [ ] Groceries
         2 [ ] Eggs
         3 [ ] Bread
         4 [ ] Milk
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

    $ tasky -l -s
    0 To-Do ( 5 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )

New List (--new, -n):

  • Creates a new task list with the title specified by (--title, -t).
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -n --title "My New List" -s
    Creating new task list...
    0 To-Do ( 5 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )
    2 My New List ( 0 )

Rename List (--rename, -r):

  • Rename an existing task list specified by (--tasklist) with the title specified by (--title, -t).
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -r --title "Books" --tasklist 2 -s
    Renaming task list...
    0 To-Do ( 5 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )
    2 Books ( 0 )

Delete List (--delete, -d):

  • Deletes the task list specified by (--tasklist).
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -d --tasklist 2 -s
    This will delete the list "Books" and all its contents permanently. Are you sure? (y/n): y
    0 To-Do ( 5 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )

Task Operations

Adding a task (--add, -a):

  • Add a task to the task list specified by (--tasklist), with title specified by (--title), due date specified in MM/DD/YYYY format by (--date), note specified by (--note), and parent specified by (--parent).
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -a --title 'Do laundry' --note "And fold!" --date "1/1/2014"
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: January 1, 2014
       1 [ ] Buy birthday card
         Note: Also get flowers.
       2 [ ] Groceries
         3 [ ] Eggs
         4 [ ] Bread
         5 [ ] Milk
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Editing a task (--edit, -e):

  • Edit a task in the task list specified by (--tasklist) with index (--index, -i) and set title specified by (--title), due date specified in MM/DD/YYYY format by (--date), note specified by (--note), and parent specified by (--parent).
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -e -i 0 --date "2/1/2014"
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
       1 [ ] Buy birthday card
         Note: Also get flowers.
       2 [ ] Groceries
         3 [ ] Eggs
         4 [ ] Bread
         5 [ ] Milk
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Toggling a task and its children (--toggle, -t):

  • Toggle the completed state of a task in the task list specified by (--tasklist) with index (--index, -i) and its children tasks.
  • The (--index, -i) can also take a space-separated string to remove multiple tasks.
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -t -i 2
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
       1 [ ] Buy birthday card
         Note: Also get flowers.
       2 [x] Groceries
         3 [x] Eggs
         4 [x] Bread
         5 [x] Milk
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Removing a task and its children (--remove, -r):

  • Remove a task in the task list specified by (--tasklist) with index (--index, -i) and its children tasks.
  • The (--index, -i) can also take a space-separated string to remove multiple tasks.
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    $ tasky -r -i 2
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
       1 [ ] Buy birthday card
         Note: Also get flowers.
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Clearing tasks (--clear, -c):

  • Clear all completed tasks in the task list specified by (--tasklist).
  • If the (--force, -f) flag is set, also clear non-completed tasks.
  • The (--summary, -s) flag will only print a summary of each task lists.
    # Set one task as completed first
    $ tasky -t -i 0 -s
    0 To-Do ( 2 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )

    $ tasky -c -i 2
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Moving tasks (--move, -m):

  • Move a task in the task list specified by (--tasklist) with index specified by (--index, -i) to a different parent specified by (--parent, -p) or after task specified by (--after).
    # Add another task first
    $ tasky -a --title "Homework"
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Homework
       1 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

    $ tasky -m -i 0 --after 1
    0 To-Do
       0 [ ] Do laundry
         Note: And fold!
         Due: February 1, 2014
       1 [ ] Homework
    1 Movies
       0 [ ] The Matrix

Interactive Mode

  • If you want to make multiple operations in one session, run tasky without arguments to put it into interactive mode. All the above operations work exactly the same way but it is more efficient to run multiple operations within one interactive session than separately.
    $ tasky
    [-a]dd, [-c]lear, [-d]elete, [-e]dit, [-r]emove task, [-l]ist, [-m]ove, [-n]ew list/re[-n]ame, [-s]ummary, [-t]oggle, [-q]uit: -l -s
    0 To-Do ( 2 )
    1 Movies ( 1 )

    [-a]dd, [-c]lear, [-d]elete, [-e]dit, [-r]emove task, [-l]ist, [-m]ove, [-n]ew list/re[-n]ame, [-s]ummary, [-t]oggle, [-q]uit:
    ...

Development/License

Please feel free to list bugs or feature requests on this github page in the issues section. This script was originally created by Ajay Roopakalu, and is under the GNU GPL license.