Tasks, A Near-Perfect Astrid Clone, Now Features Themes, Google Task Sync And Tags

Tasks, A Near-Perfect Astrid Clone, Now Features Themes, Google Task Sync And Tags

Android: It’s been a while since we checked in on Tasks, an open source clone of the gone-but-not-forgotten Astrid to-do app. Tasks has come a long way, too, and is even more powerful than ever — and still free for everyone to download and use.

Among some of Tasks’ bigger recent updates include the addition of day and night themes, as well as a pack of additional themes (all available for a single two-US-buck in-app purchase) as well as the ability to tag your to-dos Google Keep-style, with individual accent colours for those tags. For those folks who like quick access to their to-dos, the home screen widget has been updated to support all of those themes and colours, and has a transparency slider so you can display it in context on your desktop if you prefer. Similarly, the app still supports some of the features that made Astrid so good back in the day, including location-based reminders, smart recurring tasks and a good-looking, clean layout.

Beyond that, the app is still completely free, and while the dev tells me that he’s working on his own webapp and to-do syncing framework, I’m pretty happy with the app’s current ability to sync with Google Tasks, which is a pretty nice stopgap. The app is, as always, free, and at the link below.

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

Thanks to Alex for sending in the update!

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