Alternative title: More reasons to love Free and Open Source Software.
This is a story about how I got what I wanted through toil, sweat and tears (thankfully no blood was spilled; the sweat and tears part might also be slightly exaggerated). All thanks to the nature of Free and Open Source Software.
Like many other times, it all started with a harmless thought: “So many things to do, I think I need a ToDo list”. Before I would keep track of things to do in a Notes widget on my desktop (screenshot), but this felt a bit primitive. It was time to get something better, although still simple, as I only needed the most basic features:
- A clear list of tasks that need to be done and when they must be accomplished
- Easy way of adding new tasks and marking tasks as completed
- Possibility to create tasks that are repeated (e.g. a task that needs to be done once every day)
- Basic priority settings
with the last point being a “nice to have” rather than “must”. With this in mind, I set out on my journey to find a suitable ToDo widget for my desktop.