Tasks Is A Near-Perfect Astrid Clone

Tasks Is A Near-Perfect Astrid Clone

Android: Tasks: Astrid To-Do List Clone (to use its full name) is, as the name suggests, a clone based on the source code for now-defunt open source task manager Astrid. It aims to bring back some of the functionality of that beloved lost to-do app.

Before Astrid was picked up (and then and summarily shut down) by Yahoo, it was an open source project. The code is still available at GitHub for any enterprising developers. Reader Alex decided to take things into his own hands, forked the code, and built his own Android to-do list using it. The result is a great to-do app that captures a lot of the features of its inspiration.

Many of Astrid’s best features are there — colour-coded priorities, multiple categories, smart recurring tasks, reminders and notifications, and that clean, uncluttered layout. You also get day and night themes.

However, the app is missing a few things — for example, there’s no syncing across devices. Tasks is local-only (there’s no webapp), although you can easily import and export to-dos. You can’t share or assign to-dos to other people, either.

Still, if you manage your to-dos mostly from your Android phone or tablet and don’t need access on another device, it’s worth a look — especially if you are a former Astrid user who is still adjusting to life without it.

Tasks: Astrid To-Do List Clone (Free) [Google Play]

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