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Please make an app for Ubuntu


Canonical says that Ubuntu apps are not much different from Android, so I was hoping to persuade you to write todoist as a non-browser app for Ubuntu/Ubuntu Touch.


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 06, 2014 - 21:07 UTC


Feel free to vote on this in our Votebox. It may be simple and we will look into it.


Replied on May 06, 2014 - 21:08 UTC

:) Thanks for getting back to me so promptly, and for committing to investigate!

Evan Hughes
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 14:34 UTC

It looks like the Votebox is closed (see http://todoist.com/Vote/). How should I vote to support this?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 11, 2014 - 14:37 UTC

Hello Evan,

You just did :-) We read all your feedback and consider if to future updates.


Rogier Elshout  premium
Replied on Aug 25, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

yes, i want it!

Png Brd  premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 18:42 UTC

TD Ubuntu app !! Yes , please . :-)

tensware  premium
Replied on Sep 07, 2014 - 16:24 UTC

Oh, that would be awesome, as I work mostly on Ubuntu. An app for Ubuntu, the sooner, the better :).

Soccer Reviews  premium
Replied on Sep 25, 2014 - 04:32 UTC

yup I'd be keen on an Ubuntu app too!

please :)

Alessandro Pretz  premium
Replied on Sep 26, 2014 - 22:49 UTC

Ubuntu app, please!

Robert White  premium
Replied on Sep 27, 2014 - 12:28 UTC

Yes please! :D

Damon Jablons
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 15:34 UTC

An Ubuntu app would be invaluable!

raman sonkhla
Replied on Oct 06, 2014 - 17:58 UTC

Yes. That would be awesome.

George supreeth
Replied on Oct 11, 2014 - 05:44 UTC

Count me in. An app for Ubuntu will be very useful.

Eelco Aartsen
Replied on Oct 12, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

App for Ubuntu please

Replied on Oct 23, 2014 - 07:46 UTC

As you cannot vote anymore: +1 for Ubuntu App. Would be very valueble

Replied on Oct 24, 2014 - 02:57 UTC

One more +1 for Ubuntu App

Gert van Kruiningen  premium
Replied on Oct 27, 2014 - 21:48 UTC

Me too please. Yes would be great to have it as an Ubuntu app !

éric Lenoir
Replied on Nov 01, 2014 - 00:50 UTC

An Ubuntu/Ubuntu touch app would be invaluable! please

Nikita  premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 16:08 UTC

I'd like to get Todoist app for Linux too!

Replied on Nov 04, 2014 - 16:26 UTC

I want it too!!! It'd be great to have a Todoist app for ubuntu

Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 00:01 UTC

I want it tooo pleaseee

Replied on Nov 05, 2014 - 09:55 UTC

+ 1

Evangelos Saliveros  premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 22:34 UTC

Yes please ToDoist for ubuntu would be great. Or for Thunderbird (Ubuntu)


Replied on Nov 14, 2014 - 12:46 UTC

Oooh Yes Please!


Replied on Nov 19, 2014 - 15:16 UTC


mehulphy  premium
Replied on Nov 20, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

Absolutely yes.. +1

Bernhard Zürn  premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Its a must for me. Work the whole day with Linux private and in the office.

Víctor Martínez  premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 19:07 UTC

A must!! please todoist for Ubuntu

Gabor Toth  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 12:42 UTC


Michael Ehling
Replied on Nov 27, 2014 - 22:00 UTC

Hi Ubuntu Todoisters,

I am all for Ubuntu support. For my education, what would be the difference between a dedicated Ubuntu app and the Chromium Todoist app (installed via the Chrome store)? The Chromium app launches from the launchers (Unity, Cairo, gnome, etc.) and acts like the Windows app does in Windows.


mickalaj  premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Todoist for Linux!

Garrett Socling
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 04:43 UTC

+1 For a dedicated Linux app, if even initially just a port of whatever is running on Android.

Ideally, something as Pithos is to Pandora.

As an aside to Michael Ehling: I don't know anything about programming, but I imagine using a Chrome app would have a pretty significant performance impact on lower end hardware. Chrome is a not particularly lightweight. I'm literally unaware of what would go into creating a program that could pull and reformat the Todoist information, but a 'custom browser' may be an easy first step.

Mike Cox
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 10:11 UTC

+1 for Ubuntu desktop app

David Tigue
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 18:15 UTC

+1 Ubuntu App

Michael Ehling,

If using the Chrome ToDois app is exactly the same as using a native app, then why did you make one for Windows and Mac desktops?? What ever the answer is to my question. That will be the same answer to your question. It's really as simple as that. If a native app is required and/or wanted on the Windows and Mac OS, then it is just as required and/or wanted on the Linux OS. I've tried using many "Chrome Apps", and they suck. I already have too many Chrome tabs open, Chrome already sucks most of the resources from my PC. Why should I have to have another "tab" (your customized chrome app is technically a Chrome tab) open on my desktop. The NATIVE Ubuntu app is a great idea. +1 Native Ubuntu App and +1 Ubuntu Touch App

Marcos Yoshihiro Nakamine
Replied on Dec 11, 2014 - 10:25 UTC

+1 for Ubuntu desktop app

Naren  premium
Replied on Dec 16, 2014 - 07:25 UTC

will continue my premium if ubuntu app comes sooner. :)

Anita Lewis  premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2014 - 17:23 UTC

Todoist for Ubuntu and I'm definitely in for premium as well

Replied on Dec 19, 2014 - 03:04 UTC

+1 for Ubuntu App

Don Dunlop
Replied on Dec 21, 2014 - 23:01 UTC

+1 here too for a Ubuntu app

Anita Lewis  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 12:20 UTC

This provides what I want.
In Chromium on Ubuntu 14.10 I have Todoist: To-Do list and Task Manager 6.3 extension which gives me a small icon at the top right of the browser.

Click on that to open the extension.
Click on Settings and Pop out in a window
Click on File for that new window and select Create Application Shortcut
This gives the option for Desktop, Applications Menu.
Open from the Dash and the icon will appear in the Launcher
Right click on the icon in the Launcher and Lock it there.

Naren  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 12:41 UTC

yeah @Anita Lewis , i am also doing that., what about on screen notifications for reminders? . if you are not accessing your phone. In mac it notifies on your desktop as its a native app. but for linux users its just another window.

Antonio Vicién Faure  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 14:14 UTC

+1 for Ubuntu apps, phone and desktop.

Anita Lewis  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 20:16 UTC

@Naren Right, no screen notification. Luckily, that isn't something I need currently. The app would indeed be best.

Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 09:20 UTC

My +1 for Ubuntu app

Gerhard  premium
Replied on Jan 17, 2015 - 14:57 UTC


Evangelos Saliveros  premium
Replied on Jan 18, 2015 - 10:20 UTC


Now I have It for Linux!

It´s the Firefox-web-Version, but it´s ok. I will test now..

Thank You :-)

Novirge Geokov  premium
Replied on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:10 UTC

Yes-yes! +1 Also ubuntu user. Please!

Marc Dubouchet  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 07:31 UTC

that would be great, because Chromium Extension has some recurring problems...

Oliver Teichmann  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 11:55 UTC

all there is a Todoist App for Chromebooks available. It works perfectly on Ubunutu, too.


Naren  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 12:00 UTC

@Oliver Teichmann Will it give notifications as like in mac?

Oliver Teichmann  premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 06:44 UTC

No, it doesn't. :-(

Oliver Teichmann  premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2015 - 06:44 UTC

No, it doesn't. :-(

rus.nassonov  premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2015 - 01:22 UTC


Replied on Feb 18, 2015 - 19:50 UTC


Pascal Joret  premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2015 - 13:34 UTC


yud1z  premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2015 - 13:43 UTC


Roy  premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2015 - 04:43 UTC

I'd like to get Todoist for Linux as well.

Linxx  premium
Replied on Mar 11, 2015 - 13:33 UTC


Sebastián Salazar
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 13:24 UTC

Please. I want todoist on ubuntu! :)

Andrew Kuttor
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 15:51 UTC

Ubuntu APP?!?! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

grizz  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 15:54 UTC


Novirge Geokov  premium
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 16:03 UTC

Actually, firefox plugin works pretty good. It also gives notifications in case of using integration of web app with ubuntu unity.

Ben Coleman
Replied on Mar 16, 2015 - 18:15 UTC


Naren  premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 05:51 UTC

@NovirgeGeokov you sure it gives notifications as in Mac?

Novirge Geokov  premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 07:59 UTC

@Naren, the fact is, that I don't know for sure, is it "as in Mac" or not. I'm working in ubuntu mostly. But I know for sure, that the web app in Firefox shows popup notifications in the top right of the screen (if allowed in the settings).

Naren  premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 08:04 UTC

@Novirge I have enabled firefox todoist extension. I cannot see any notifications. So if you have time to come up with steps for achieving notifications, it would be useful for others and me.

Novirge Geokov  premium
Replied on Mar 17, 2015 - 08:13 UTC

@Naren check permissions for todoist page. You should set up "allow" for popup notifications.
My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, Firefox 36.01

Benedictus Yoga
Replied on Mar 28, 2015 - 09:33 UTC

+1 for todoist on ubuntu

Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 09:19 UTC

+1. Please! (+1)

zhil.mobile  premium
Replied on Mar 31, 2015 - 18:36 UTC


Charles Vardeman  premium
Replied on Apr 01, 2015 - 15:43 UTC


fendesa  premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2015 - 05:24 UTC


Marcin Fałek  premium
Replied on Apr 11, 2015 - 10:05 UTC

Just download deb package from https://launchpad.net/~loneowais/+archive/ubuntu/fogger/+packages for Ubuntu 13.10 and install it on Ubuntu 14.10 (it works fine).
Add icon (file in attachemnt) while creating new web app and it's all.

Amarpreet Doal  premium
Replied on Apr 11, 2015 - 22:44 UTC

+1 I'm already very happy with Todoist, and would definitely buy a subscription if it supported my platform.

If you decide to make an app for linux, one way you could target the Phone, Tablet and Desktop in 1 shot is by using the Ubuntu-SDK to make a convergent application.

Omar  premium
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 00:40 UTC


I really enjoy todoist and chose it as my primary to-do manager given how neat it is and compatibility with many platforms. I'm primarily on Ubuntu now and would love to have an app there. Currently working around this by using the web version + chrome plug-in, but an app would be great.

Naren  premium
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Todoist, Please respond, Do you have any plans to make an app for ubuntu users?. Please if that's not on your business plan, let us know. because everyone here is keep on asking you and i see no response from your guys. -_-; -_-; -_-;

Ondrej Platek  premium
Replied on Apr 22, 2015 - 09:23 UTC


Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 19:54 UTC

Hello Linux users! I'm Hakim Ouake and I came with a solution for you. Like all of you I really need Todoist for Linux. I came from mac os when I use the mac version. As developer, I decide to create a Linux version of Todoist based on what I used on mac os.

So I invite you to try it and give me your feedback.


The link -> http://todoistlinux.kamhix.com

Omar  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 15:17 UTC

@Hakim: I'm using it now, working well on my Ubuntu 14.04, thanks!

Marcin Fałek  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 15:59 UTC

@Hakim: nice app, i suppose this is some kind of webview. Is it possible to implement own css style for this app (or will be in futuer)?

Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 17:59 UTC

thanks @Omar and @Marcin.
@Marcin not now but maybe in the future.

doublewitt  premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2015 - 02:09 UTC

for Ubuntu - yes - that would be fantastic...! +1

Replied on Apr 26, 2015 - 04:39 UTC

Very nice!, thank you very much, Hakim! working well here on my Mint 17.1, but I'm not sure about how you did it. Are you from Todoist staff? or did you just used a public todoist API to make a third party app? (I wasn't aware that such API existed).

Replied on Apr 26, 2015 - 10:53 UTC

@Juanfer, No I'm not from the Todoist staff, I'm just a Todoist user and a developer. I was planning to use it but due to my limited time. I decided to use node-webkit as container for the web.

Some people asked to make the project open-source so I put the project on github => https://github.com/kamhix/todoist-linux, So enjoy it.

For the API here the links:


I'm also thinking about creating a nodejs module for other developers. :)

Antonio Vicién Faure  premium
Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 08:23 UTC

Hey @hakim, thanks for your work! :)

When I try to log in with my Google account, the app (or Google) says: "Invalid or Missing CSRF token", and nothing happens.

Replied on Apr 27, 2015 - 10:15 UTC

@Antonio, according to those threads, the problem might be linked to the cache. Can you try clear it.
Go to -> '/home/user/.config/Todoist/'
Delete or move 'Cache' and 'Application Cache' and reload the app.

And sorry for the inconvenience.


Jhonny Sabino
Replied on May 27, 2015 - 02:10 UTC

+1 Linux Desktop App