PlainTasks is a very simple task manager. I start out with the best of intentions, but have a problem maintaining a task list over time and making use of it.
This application is quite simple- a transparent window with the ability to load 3 tasks. At any time, only the highest priority will show. When you mark that task done, it will show the second in priority, and ask you for a new bottom priority task. That has been working well for me as an analog idea, and I just wanted to bring it to the digital realm.
Currently, it doesn’t save the tasks- to force the idea that these are tasks to be done immediately, and not to be forwarded or put off. I might add features later, but as the analog version of this only has these features, I figured I should start there.
If you wish an analog version, or just want to see where the inspiration came from, check on The OnTask.
PlainTasks requires .NET 4.5.2. If you have Windows 10, you probably already have it. If not, you can get it from Microsoft.
After you download PlainTasks, unzip it where ever you want to run it from, and run PlainTasks.exe.
To uninstall, just delete the folder where you unzipped the archive.
As PlainTasks is intended to be rather simplistic, there’s not much to using it. Anytime you run it, it will show a dialog that has three spaces for three tasks. Enter those, and click OK, and the first Task will be shown.
From right to left, the toolbar at the top has the following functions:
- About this Application
- Initialize Tasks (If you want to start from scratch with 3 new tasks, this is where you start)
- Complete Task (Completes the current task, shows the next task in the list, and asks for a new task)
- Add Task (If you have less than 3 tasks, you can enter another one from here)
- Exit the application
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