Go For It!
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.
The following video explains the workflow of Go For It!:
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
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 https://code.launchpad.net/~go-for-it-team/+archive/ubuntu/go-for-it-daily instead.
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 https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub de.manuel_kehl.go-for-it
Unfortunately, a recent Windows version isn't available. The https://github.com/mank319/Go-For-It/commits/windows-cmake 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.
- "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 intltool gtk+-3.0 (>= 3.14) glib-2.0 libnotify
Use the following commands in this order to build Go For It!:
mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .. make sudo make install
Use the following commands to update the translation files:
mkdir build cd build make pot make po
Information for maintainers
CONFIGURING.md contains some information about the configuration flags specific to Go For it!.