16 Best To Do List Apps for Linux Desktop [2024]

ToDo lists are arguably the most developed applications after calculator-type apps because their feature lists are pretty much set in stone and that makes them relatively easier to create compared to more complex applications e.g. graph plotting apps.

Be that as it may, not all to-do list applications are created equal and they don’t all have the same rich set of features. Some are designed to strictly enable users to organize themselves by keeping track of tasks they wish to complete while others have the ability to do more than just create lists and set reminders.

In today’s article, we are happy to present to you a list of the best to-do list applications available for Linux desktops in 2024. These apps are designed to make your work easier by encouraging your focus and getting even the most difficult jobs done.

1. Joplin

Joplin is a free and open-source offline-first note-taking and to-do application with synchronization features in the desktop, mobile, terminal, and web clipper applications.

It has a long list of features which includes a beautiful properly-segmented UI, plugin support, Markdown support, end-to-end encryption, Inline display of PDF, video, and audio files, geo-location support, file attachment support with images displayed, and linked files opening in the relevant apps, external editor support, and support for importing Enex (Evernote) files.

The Joplin app is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Joplin - Cross Platform Task App
Joplin – Cross Platform Task App

2. Todoist

Todoist is a freemium to-do list application that allows users to organize tasks and collaborate with others via a beautiful, modern, minimalist-style user interface.

The team has spent over 16 years building the app so that its users can achieve peace of mind with features such as task delegation, productivity visualizations, Todoist boards, progress reports, and cloud backup.

The Todoist app is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.


3. Stacks

Stacks is an easy-to-use task manager designed to enable users to organize tasks elegantly. It features a beautiful UI using a Kanban paradigm for flexibly managing projects just like Trello.

Unlike Trello, though, Stack prides itself on offering nifty built-in features which you will need to install separate “Power-Ups” plugins on Trello to get; coupled with the fact that some features restricted to premium Trello users are available to Stacks users for free.

Stacks is not open-source but it is available on Linux, Mac, and Windows and free to use with certain limitations.

Stacks Task Manager
Stacks Task Manager

4. Planner

The Planner is a robust free and open-source project management application specifically designed for the Linux platform only with the most beautiful and modern UIs on this list.

With it, you can visualize your events and plan your days, organize tasks into sections, track your projects with progress indicators, drag and drop tasks intuitively, and set reminders.

If you have some data in Todoist, you can synchronize it with projects from there, work offline, and make use of night mode.


5. Restya Board

Restya Board is a project management tool for agile teams. It is built as a Trello-like tool designed to enable teams to get work done collaboratively using Kankan boards for effective management of to-do lists, tasks, and chats.

Among its several features is support for integration and workflow automation using Zapier, an IFTTT-like workflow automation service. It also supports imports from other platforms such as Kantree, Asana, Taiga, Taskwarrior, Trello, and Pipefy.

There is a free open-source version for teams with 1 to 10 members. Larger groups must purchase a subscription.

Restya Board
Restya Board

6. Zenkit ToDo

Zenkit ToDo is a freemium task management software for organizing tasks, meetings, ideas, notes, events, shopping lists, and trips from the convenience of a super easy-to-use to-do app.

It features smart lists for organizing tasks by day and time, team collaboration, comments, reminders, recurring tasks, file sharing, themes, user roles, and integration with the rest of the Zenkit Suite.

Zenkit ToDo
Zenkit ToDo

7. Everdo

Everdo is a multi-platform freemium todo application specifically built for GTD (Getting Things Done) – a proven method for productivity.

It has been designed to be easy to use and sustainable with tools including projects, action lists, time and energy labels, areas, contexts, etc. It also features a beautiful, minimalist user interface, offline-first standalone apps, and sync options.

The Everdo app is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.


8. Todo.txt

Todo.txt is a simple plain text file for writing tasks. Using the simple motto, “if you want to get it done, first write it down“.

The free and open-source Todo.txt has simplicity at its core as it offers users a handful of applications that are minimal, todo-txt-focused apps for managing tasks using the least possible keystrokes and taps.

You can use it from your favorite terminal app as well as in any text editor for working with priorities, completion dates, projects, and contexts.


9. Go For It!

Go For It! is a free, simple, and stylish productivity application featuring a to-do list and a timer for tracking current tasks accompanied by a short break afterward.

It merges the features of other popular apps by using the Pomodoro technique for its timer and the Todo.txt file format for storing to-do lists.

Go For it!
Go For it!

10. GNOME To Do

GNOME To Do (now Endeavour) is an intuitive and powerful personal task manager designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Its workflow is pretty straightforward with the option to add tasks and specify duration/break intervals.

If you’re looking for a simple to-do list app that is free and open-source, GNOME To Do is among the best you will find.

Gnome To Do
Gnome To Do

11. Task Coach

Task Coach is a free and open-source to-do manager for tracking personal taste and to-do lists. It has been designed to offer users effort tracking, notes, categories, and composite tasks via a simple easy-to-use user interface.

Unlike some open-source to-do apps, it is available on Linux, Windows, Mac, and Android platforms.

Task Coach
Task Coach

12. Todour

Todour is a cross-platform GUI application for handling todo.txt files (as popularized by Gina Trapani of Lifehacker) – a format that closely resembles the Getting Things Done method by David Allen.

It doesn’t support fancy text options but it works directly on the todo.txt and done.txt files when any actions/tasks are completed.

If all you want to do is create your tasks and mark them as completed when they are then Todour might just be the choice for you.


13. Super Productivity

Super Productivity is a free cross-platform productivity app for planning, tracking, and summarizing timesheets and work tasks in a breeze.

It features the ability to integrate with GitLab, GitHub, and Jira all through a beautiful, well-organized user interface.

My next favourite thing about this app is its 100% privacy policy as it does not require account registration or collect any data.

Super Productivity
Super Productivity

14. Taskade AI

Taskade is a freemium all-in-one mind mapping application with collaboration features. With it, you can chat with colleagues, visually organize your tasks & objectives, and work remotely – all via a beautiful user interface.

It has several templates to help users get a quick start and is available on all desktop and mobile platforms. It is available on various platforms, including Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Taskade - AI Productivity Tool
Taskade – AI Productivity Tool

15. Sleek

Sleek is a free and open-source based on the idea of the popular todo.txt. It is built to enable users to get things done irrespective of the operating system they’re running.

Its features include todolist groups, due dates, priorities, contexts, and projects. Keyboard shortcuts, light and dark modes, compact view, multiple language support, todo templates, full-text search, etc. all manageable using a beautiful minimalist user interface.

Sleek Todo App for Linux
Sleek Todo App for Linux

16. WeekToDo

WeekToDo is a free minimalist privacy-focused weekly planner designed to help schedule your priorities. It features a beautiful intuitive user interface, multiple language support, and availability on all platforms including web browsers.

If creating simple task/to-do lists is what you need to do, WeekToDo enables you to do so well ahead of time, with no strings attached.

WeekToDo Planner Tool
WeekToDo Planner Tool

Did I skip any cool applications that deserve to be on this list? Make your suggestions alongside the features that make them stand out in the comments section and they might just make it to the updated list.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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16 thoughts on “16 Best To Do List Apps for Linux Desktop [2024]”

  1. Two others I would recommend:

    1. Obsidian – Mark-Down note-taker equal or superior to Joplin. Huge number of plugins, enormous number of Youtube videos in support. Free unless you want to Publish or have online access.


    2. Brisqi – A Kanban-board that can be used in many ways. The basic version is free with minor limitations on number of boards and columns.. For $40 one-time payment you get unlimited boards and columns. For $50/year, you get cloud sync capability with end-to-end encryption.


    I use both of these and they’re absolutely awesome for productivity.

    • @Richard,

      Thank you for sharing your recommendations! Obsidian has indeed been gaining traction for its flexibility and extensive plugin support. And Brisqi sounds like a versatile tool for task management and organization.

      It’s always great to hear firsthand experiences about tools that boost productivity. We’ll definitely check them out!

  2. I would also add:

    Taskwarrior.org, which is CLI-based but quite efficient and with a very active development (both direct and 3rd-party based).

    • @Gio,

      Thanks for highlighting Taskwarrior.org. It’s indeed an excellent choice for command-line users seeking efficient task management.

  3. Joplin is one of the great to-do list apps that I use when I just starting my business. And now that I have more tasks to accomplish, I downloaded the Connecteam app to help me monitor and manage all the tasks that I have. This app also provides a timely report.


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