Varun Potti
Varun Potti

Varun Potti

The problem with "Task Management" apps in 2022 and the solution.

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Varun Potti
·Aug 1, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • The solution
  • Links

There are millions of "Productivity" apps right now, and using them feels more of a chore than an extension to your day-to-day workflow.

I tried many productivity apps this year. However, none of them felt that they were an extension of my workflow instead I felt it was more of a chore filling up everything. I am a daily Linux driver and the desktop app these apps provide for Linux is slow and unusable (and for some applications, the desktop app for Linux doesn't even exist!).

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These productivity apps rarely allow more than 2 types of data (calendar & to-do list), I can't seamlessly add data and the UI/UX is not that good.

The solution

After spending a lot of time researching new productivity apps, I was still unable to find a good one that is good enough for me to use every day. I would spend somewhere between 10-45 minutes writing down all the tasks and then following the schedule would be hard (as again Linux support sucks and I would never get a notification 5-15 minutes before). The answer is obvious now, I am creating an entirely open source app named Twidge (GitHub),

Core concepts

  • Spaces: Spaces help you divide tasks based on the context (say work, personal, research, etc)
  • Notes: Places where you write in blocks of text so that you can look at them later on (think of this as the to-do list on your refrigerator).
  • Embeds: Link embeds so that you can save resources you found now to look at them later on.
  • Tasks: ToDo list which notifies you before 5-15 minutes.

So what's different?

  • Cross platform.
  • Infinite scroll-view: Bye-bye boring tables, become creative on how you plan your day, with a figma-like infinite scroll view!
  • Built using Rust & Tauri to reduce the amount of ram usage by a lot.
  • Open-Source and requires no internet connection.
  • Ctrl/Cmd menu (just like Albert or MacOS spotlight) so that you can create new tasks/embeds/spaces/notes without opening the app.

Links

 
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