Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management chrome extension

Version: 10.00.4
Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management
A full featured task manager to accompany your Todo.txt file and smartphone apps.
3.57 Based on 37 user rates

What is Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management?

Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management is a todo list extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 2,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 3.57 from 37 rated user, last update is 255 days ago.

What’s new in version 10.00.4?

                Simple to-do list app, syncs your todo.txt file to Dropbox or Google Drive.

Most to-do apps store your task list in their own database and file format. But you can open a todo.txt file with every text editor under the sun. Todo.txt for Chrome helps you manage your task list in your favourite browser, and automatically syncs the file to all your computers and devices via Dropbox or Google Drive.

Future-proof your to-do list and store it in a plain text file YOU control. Todo.txt for Chrome makes it easy to add, update and prioritise tasks, tag them with project names and contexts, search, filter, and most importantly, mark your tasks complete.

To use this app, you must have a Dropbox or Google Drive account.



1. Keep your todo list in a documented, human-readable, plain text format.

2. Save your todo.txt file in Dropbox or Google Drive for access from all your devices.

3. See count of pending, or filtered tasks on browser button

4. Keyboard shortcuts for all common actions -

5. Light, dark and system themes*

6. Custom sorting - sort your list by priority, date, and completion.

7. Filtering operators - powerful filtering using operators to combine projects, contexts, priorities, dates and plain text.

8. Save frequently used filters for quick access

9. No Google analytics tracking

10. Export and import settings to file - to set up different Chrome profiles to same settings

11. Companion android app -

12. See how long a task has been on your list

13. Use multi-add to enter multiple tasks in a single input box.

14. Archive completed tasks to a done.txt file.

15. Set up optional background sync at an interval you choose.



(Full update notes here: )

Update 25 Mar 2023:

  1. Fixed issues with missing file errors for Linux & ChromeOS users

Update 25 Feb 2023:

  1. All supporter features are now free for everyone

Update 30 Jul 2021:

  1. Integrated new supporter subscriptions with Stripe. Existing supporters had free access to all features since Feb 2021, but will now need to re-subscribe.

UPDATE 27 Aug 2020: 
    1. Access supporter features across Android and Chrome apps
    2. Sort tasks in custom sort order in todo.txt file (Supporters only)
    3. Reward codes
    4. Bug fixes

UPDATE 08 Jun 2020: 
    1. (Experimental) Supporter status sync across Chrome and Android

UPDATE 21 May 2020: 
    1. Fix for incorrect recurrence implementation
    2. Other bug fixes

UPDATE 21 Apr 2020: 
    1. Search for recurring tasks with 'is:rec'
    2. Extension now parses more URLs as links

UPDATE 10 Apr 2020: 
    1. NEW: Use recurring tasks with tag `rec:`. See here for full details (
    2. Bug fixes for Dropbox users

UPDATE 23 Mar 2020: 
    1. Increased auto-sync delay to 2 mins to reduce overwriting of changes
    2. Background code changes to prepare for Manifest v3

UPDATE 26 Dec 2019: 
    1. Fixed issue with Dropbox authentication. 
        - If login page doesn't work, please disable ad-blockers on

UPDATE 26 Dec 2019: 
    1. Fixed issue with Dropbox authentication. 
        - If login page doesn't work, please disable ad-blockers on

UPDATE 5 Dec 2019: 
    1. NEW: Accept weekday names for due: and t: in task text (e.g. due:Tuesday)
    2. NEW: Suggest days when due: or t: are typed in the task text box
    3. Bug fixes

UPDATE 30 Oct 2019: 
    1. Follow system theme (dark/light) [v + s]
    2. Keyboard shortcut for archiving [shift + a]
    3. Compact list view [l + c/d]
    4. Upgrade of syncing code to reduce bugs

UPDATE 10 Jul 2019: 
    1. Added option to not add 'Today' as creation date for new tasks
    2. Suggest 'completed:today' and 'completed:yesterday' as inputs when filtering task list

UPDATE 2 Jul 2019: 
    1. Updated Dropbox SDK
    2. When changing due date to 'Next week', it is set to same day of week as current due date. If there's no current due date, it is set to next Monday.

UPDATE 8 May 2019: 
    1. Sort filters alphabetically in sidebar
    2. Small bug fixes

UPDATE 7 Mar 2019: 
    1. Select file in Dropbox using native Dropbox chooser
    2. Fall back to existing file path input when chooser not available
    3. Remember popup window size and location

UPDATE 6 Mar 2019:
    1. Export/import settings to/from a file to set up a different Chrome profile
    2. Bug Fix: Repeated file changed notifications when Todo.txt is set up on two open browsers

Update 26 Feb 2019: Google Drive Support (in Beta)
    1. Connect & sync with todo.txt file stored in Google Drive
    2. Added Privacy statement link on about page
    3. Bug Fix - Filtering items by selecting from suggestions using pointer

Update 07 Feb 2019: Premium supporter subscriptions
    1. Gift a small subscription to support continued development of Todo.txt for Chrome (optional)
    2. Dark theme is a premium supporter feature now, after 30 days free trial

Update 31 Jan 2019: Minor updates
    1. Scroll sidebar to keep selected filter in view when moving using keyboard
    2. Sort projects as case and accent insensitive (+a = +A = +á)
    3. Bug Fix: Reset filter when filter text is cleared - was not working when filter was set from sidebar or by clicking on a tag

Update 24 Dec 2018:
    1. Wider, cleaner search field - gets focus when traversing list using keyboard up/down
    2. Show filter name if current filter text is in saved filters
    3. Verify that entered dates are valid, and warn if wrong

Update 24 Dec 2018:
    1. Wider, cleaner search field - gets focus when traversing list using keyboard up/down
    2. Show filter name if current filter text is in saved filters
    3. Verify that entered dates are valid, and warn if wrong

Update 20 Dec 2018:
    1. Bug Fix: Duplicate tasks appeared when window was closed before notice disappeared
    2. Bug Fix: Date selector was hidden when changing date from list
    3. Tweaks to task layout in window

Update 15 Oct 2018:
    1. Bug Fix: Changing projects in existing tasks by selecting in lists made no change

Update 3 Oct 2018:
    1. New keyboard shortcut: Edit selected filter from the sidebar by pressing ‘e‘.
    2. Only new/changed tasks are updated in the task list.
    3. Introduced some motion:
        - Side bar slides in and out, instead of just appearing and disappearing
        - The updated/filtered tasks in task list slide in and out.
        - While navigating the task list, the higlight fades in and out.

Update 27 Sep 2018:
    1. Keyboard shortcuts to switch theme and highlight colours
    2. Helper for when using keyboard shortcuts to change priority, switch theme, or switch highlight colour

Update 26 Sep 2018:
    1. New dark theme for all highlight colours
    2. UI tweaks

Update 22 Sep 2018:
    1. 'Undo' task actions
    2. Optimised syncing
    3. UI tweaks

Update 19 Sep 2018:
    1. Cleaner layout of task dates in list
    2. Sorting by date 
        - completed tasks sorted by completion date, 
        - pending tasks sorted by due date

Update 18 Sep 2018:
    1. Added new filter operators: 'is:pending' and priority greater/lesser than.. Read update notes for more.
    2. Cleaned up default text added from filter when creating new tasks


This chrome extension is an unofficial companion app to the todo.txt apps and CLI developed by Gina Trapani and the Todo.txt community.

You can learn more about the main Todo.txt project at


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How to install Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of Todo.txt for Chrome - simple task management

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 10.00.4
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Monday, March 27th, 2023
  • Author: Aditya Bhaskar

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Reviews of todo.txt for chrome - simple task management:

Michael Daitzman September 13th, 2020
Michael Daitzman

I've been using a different tool on IOS and MAC and when I switched to a chromebox for a few months while my mac was being repaired needed something to manage my todo.txt file on dropbox. This did the job beautifully - 1. great implementation, integrated perfectly with my swiftodo workflow, 2. VERY responsive developer. If the chromebox or my elementary linux system become part of my workflow this will definitetly be part of my toolchest.

Julian Winter July 2nd, 2020
Julian Winter

Too complicated. No help readily at hand. To do programs are (mostly) for people who are short of time. If it isn't simple and obvious I don't have time to learn it..

Kevin Golding April 9th, 2020
Kevin Golding

Just started using the app and was loving it, but since the last update on the 7/4/20 my tasks are no longer displayed despite the icon counter showing the number of tasks correctly. :(

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