Go For It – A Free Open-source To-do List App for Linux with Timer

Looking for a to-do list application for Linux desktop? Try Go-For-It, a stylish todo list with productivity timer.

Go-For-It is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. The application’s workflow is described in the following video:


To-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt format. This simplifies synchronization with mobile devices and makes it possible to edit tasks using other front-ends.
It supports keyboard shortcuts, looks native in Gnome Desktop by using ‘a header bar’ in Appearance settings, and inheriting system application theme.

How to Install Go For It:

For all current Ubuntu releases, the software offers an official PPA.

  1. Open terminal from system application launcher and run command to add the PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:go-for-it-team/go-for-it-stable

  2. Then run command to refresh package cache. This is done automatically while adding PPA since Ubuntu 18.04.
    sudo apt update
  3. Finally install the todo list via command:
    sudo apt install go-for-it

For other Linux, Go-For-It is also available as universal Flatpak package, just follow the setup guide and run the bottom command in the flathub page will install it on most Linux systems.

Uninstall Go-For-It:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates > Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:go-for-it-team/go-for-it-stable

And to remove the todo list app, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove go-for-it
Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a computer geek working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.