Planner, an easy-to-use task management application

about planner

In the next article we are going to take a look at Planner. This is a task management application, which can help users to organize and collect their ideas / tasks. In general, it is a simple program to use, and it offers some features that may be useful to the user.

Today there are different tools and services that allow us to organize and manage tasks. What differentiates this from others is that it is designed primarily for Gnu / Linux. This tool is not available for any other platform than Gnu / Linux.

Is about an open source task management app that offers a good handful of essential features. These will help us when organizing tasks, while providing a good user experience. We will can see our tasks in a colorful way, add notes, see URLs, create deadlines and add tags.

General Planner Features

application preferences

Among the features that this program offers to users, we can find the following:

  • The program offers the ability to create / organize different projects.
  • Planner isn’t limited to working locally, too can sync our Todoist account and work with your projects, sections and tasks directly from this application.
  • We will have support for drag and drop tasks.
  • An interesting feature will be the possibility of make sections to further divide tasks / ideas.
  • We will can schedule tasks for a particular moment. In addition it also supports recurring tasks.
  • Will allow us add multiple reminders for the same task.
  • We will have the possibility of also add subtasks.
  • We will can assign priorities for the tasks that we have added.
  • The program will give us the ability to choose a dashboard view to better organize, or simplify viewing of tasks when we have a lot going on.
  • Supports tags to easily filter our ideas or tasks.

add task

  • The program offers us dark and light theme options.
  • Dispose of emoji support for task / project title to make it look attractive and meaningful.
  • Is going to give us the option to be able to send the tasks / ideas by email, or share them as a markdown file.
  • We will also have the possibility of export data offline.
  • Also in the program we will find a option to keep the app running in the background and so or miss any reminders, or for quick access to the program.
  • possibility of modify the clock format.
  • Integration with the system’s default calendar.

These are just some of the features of this program. They can consult all of them in detail from the project website.

Install Planner on Ubuntu

For many of the Gnu / Linux distributions, this program we can install it as flatpak package. If you use Ubuntu 20.04 and you still don’t have this technology enabled on your system, you can follow the guide that a colleague wrote on this blog a while ago.

Once we can install Flatpak packages on our system, we will only need to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and use the following install command:

install planner

flatpak install flathub com.github.alainm23.planner

After installation, we can search for the program launcher on our computer. It also can start the program by typing in terminal:

app launcher

flatpak run com.github.alainm23.planner


To remove this task scheduler from the system, it will only be necessary to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

uninstall planner

flatpak uninstall com.github.alainm23.planner

This program was originally designed for a seamless elementary operating system experience. If you want a better user experience, you can try installing an elementary OS theme and icons. But this is optional.

Even with all the functions that this program offers, it is quite easy to organize your tasks. It also offers a simple user interface suitable for all users. It doesn’t matter if you want to manage a large number of tasks using all the functionalities, or you just want to add some to-do lists, Planner is a tool that can be of great help. You can visit the page on GitHub of the project for more information.

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