Now that there is an API for Google Tasks (tasks in Calendar), do you know a tasks app with the following features?

  • Automatic sync with Google Tasks
  • Open Source
  • Works offline too.
  • Minimalist (same featureset as Google Tasks, plus widget maybe)
  • A new task can be added very quickly, without having tens of inputs to enter deadline/assignee or anything that is not available in Google Tasks anyway.
  • Available for my poor Android 1.5 phone
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    why do you need it to be Open Source. the Google Tasks backend isn't. just curious.
    – justintime
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 7:10
  • Good question! I would love to use an Open Source backend as well! I don't own any server, so if anyone knows a free reliable todo-list service running on open source I would be very interested :-) Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 8:20

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I think Astrid is open source but you might want to check better because I'm not sure.

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    Astrid is open source. It is precisely everything that the OP wanted.
    – Lie Ryan
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 23:00
  • My bad I forgot to mention I only have Android 1.5 and Astrid's version that supports Google Tasks seems to be only available for 1.6... otherwise it would be perfect. Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 2:58

I don't know if it's open source but I use GTasks and I am very happy with it. It syncs with Google Tasks, has a nice UI, and you can add a new task by just giving it a name.

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  • It is not open source. Also, I couldn't find a way to reorder tasks (which is possible using Google Tasks). Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 13:53
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    If you long press a task it brings up a context menu that lets you do a lot of things including reordering.
    – CaseyB
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 20:08
  • long-press just brings me "Share" and "Delete"... maybe I am stuck with an old version because I use Android 1.5? Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 2:59
  • I am posting a screenshot of what I see in my answer.
    – CaseyB
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 3:28
  • Nice! I just checked, I am not using the latest version... It says "Requires Android: 1.5 and up" but unfortunately no update in the Android market appear :-/ Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 3:37

I've got it! I think this works... Shuffle for Android

  • I think so, anyways. It doesn't sync with Google Tasks, but with Tracks, which is the server software... just run the server from your home computer! Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 18:27

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