TxDx is not your everyday todo app. This getting started guide takes you to the basics to get you started.
archive.txtfiles into this directory. Rename them if necessary.
Todo.txt is a format for storing todo items and their metadata in a plain text file. You can use different tools to access these files. Text editors like Notepad or Vim are the obvious choices.
TxDx is a graphical interface that uses Todo.txt formatted files to store your data. When you start working with TxDx you’ll often use Todo.txt syntax to enter data.
TxDx operates on two plain text files, both using the Todo.txt format. In this guide we use the names
archive.txt, but you can name them whatever you want.
todo.txt contains the active (pending and completed) todo items you see in TxDx. This is your active todo list.
archive.txt contains completed items you have archived from TxDx. To keep things tidy you may not want to keep a long list of completed items, so you can easily move them to a separate archive file with TxDx.
archive.txt file optional. If you don’t select it from Settings, the ‘Archive completed items’ function will not be available.
We understand that synchronizing your data between devices is critical. Because your data in TxDx is stored in as plain text files, you can use any synchronization service you’re already using. Users report great experiences with Nextcloud and Syncthing, but commercial solutions like Google Drive or Dropbox will also work.
TxDx is smart enough to notice the file on disk has changed when changes are incoming. By default it will reload those changes from disk. You can disable this in Settings.