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In previous Ubuntu versions like 10.04, we used to have Evolution and its calendar/to-do options. Now we have Thunderbird and I am not sure whether I can have the same options on it.

Can anyone recommend me a good native application that offers calendar and to-do/organizing features? I am in a serious need of some organization here.


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You can just install Evolution and remove Thunderbird if you want. –  Uri Herrera Aug 6 '12 at 17:29

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You can try using 'NitroTask'. It is a simple, nice, and very useful To do list management apps.

It has these features, I was looking for a long time:

  • Simple addition and deletion of task
  • Theme support, include 5 themes. (awesome feature).
  • Task synchronization with Dropbox and Ubuntu one (Cool!!)
  • Multi Language support
  • Sort by Title, Date or Priority. (very handy if you have a long list)
  • Custom default background image support. (Can be used for killing boredom)

To install it, use these command by opening a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T shortcut.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/nitrotasks
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nitrotasks

This is currently available for Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

I think, you will enjoy this software.

Here is a screenshot below:

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Just install Evolution:

Install via the software center

Or open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type sudo apt-get install evolution.

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Alright, I did install Evolution... However, I don't see the to-do thing on the calendar menu. Could you please point me to a way that I can do that? Thanks. –  gustavokrm Aug 7 '12 at 1:50
Nevermind, it is there already. Thanks! –  gustavokrm Aug 7 '12 at 2:04

Getting Things GNOME is very simple and quite nice.

Install via the software center

Or run this in the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtg
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Wunderlist is awesome! I used these instructions to install it and it was easy and painless. The desktop app syncs with Android, iOS and the web. Can't as for much more than that!

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If you like Thunderbird, I would simply suggest that you give a try to Lightning, the calendar/task manager for Thunderbird. You will find it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/addon/lightning

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