Task Coach

Task Coach is an offline todo or task list management tool. It is available for Ubuntu, other Linux distros and even Android. It just saves a single .tsk XML file that you can place in your Dropbox for access across multiple computer and devices.

To install in Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository https://launchpad.net/~taskcoach-developers/+archive/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install taskcoach

Tried with: Task Coach 1.3.36 and Ubuntu 14.04

Comparison of Task Managers

There are so many todo list managers and task managers available as applications or on the web. This is a comparison of the many managers that I have tried.


Runs both online (from your Dropbox) or offline in your local browser.

  • Con: Found UI to be extremely slow and unresponsive.


Runs online here.

  • Pro: Has the most number of features available for free.
  • Con: No way to create projects or subtasks. This is the most requested feature and yet the developers have not yet delivered it.


Runs online here

  • Con: Free version is limited to a small number of tasks (500) and lists.


Simple, text based and works from commandline. Can be backed up to Dropbox.


  • Pro: Colorful and full of features.
  • Con: UI can be a bit complicated. But, a lot of the side windows can be minimized away to get a simpler UI.


Offline application for Windows, Ubuntu and mobile OSes. Can be downloaded here


An offline todo list manager. Can be downloaded here.

  • Con: Only available for Windows.