ToDo Task Manager - Lite v 2.62201


An overview of ToDo Task Manager -Lite


ToDo Task Manager Lite is a free task management tool for the Android operating system that allows you to quickly and easily organize your tasks. Start by quickly adding all of your tasks to the task list view. Then simple click on a task to add more details.

The task list view allows you to see all of your tasks in one place. It allows you to customize the list by selecting the sort order and by filtering the task so you only see the tasks you are interested in.

In each row of the task list view you will see the priority of the task represented by a color bar on the left side of the row. Next you will see a checkbox that represents the completion status of the task. Information in the top row includes the task title and the due date. Additional information may appear below the title such as the category, the completion date, and additional notes.


This pop up window is accessed by selecting the sort/filter menu option on the Task List View Screen. It allows you to select the order of your task in the task list window and filter out task to make it easier to find specific tasks.

These sorting and filtering options are meant to be used together to give you a much more powerful and customizable task list.

A possible combination include setting the sort option to 'Sort By Priority', setting the completed status filter to 'Hide Completed Tasks', and setting the due date filter to 'Due within the last 30 days or in the next 5 days'. This will list all the uncompleted tasks with a due date less than 30 days old and no more than 5 days in the future due task and show them with the highest priority tasks first.

Using the sorting and filtering options settings is a fundamental part of this application and will increase your ability to find tasks easily and get a better overall understand of your outstanding tasks. Taking the time to experiment with these settings is well worth the effort.


ToDo Task Manager allows you to enter more details about your task on the task edit screen. Simply click on a task in the task list to view more details about the task. You can change the task name, select a new category, chose the priority of the task, add a reminder notification alarm, set the task to repeat, and add notes.

Clicking on the due date button will open a date picker window where you can select a due date.

Clicking on the reminder notification alarm button will open the Reminder Alarm Settings window where you can select when to be reminded about this task.

Clicking on the repeating task button opens the Repeating Task Settings window where you can select to have the task repeat.


The To Do Task Manager application allows a reminder alarm to be set for each individual task. The reminder time and date can be selected by clicking on the alarm button in the task detail window. This will open the Reminder Alarm Settings window.

When a reminder alarm is triggered it will create a notification for the specified task in the notification bar at the top of the Android device. The notification will include the tasks title. Clicking on the notification will open the task detail view. A LED light will blink on supported devices with the color of the tasks priority. You can select a ringtone to use as a reminder alarm. You can also choose to use the vibrate mode for notifications.

You can set the alarm at a fixed time and date, you can set the alarm based on the due date so that it goes off either before, during, or after the due date, or you can set the alarm to go off at fixed intervals so that you are constantly reminded about the task.

You can export you task list to your SD card as a TXT or XML file. XML files are used to back up all of you task list data so that it can be mover over to ToDo Task Manager -Pro.

Task Manager allows you to choose which settings work best for you.

You can change the date format or choose to display the time using a 24 hour display. The theme settings allow you to choose from several different backgrounds and color options.

You can customize the look and feel of the task list view by selecting the size of the fonts used to display the information. You can also choose which fields are displayed on the task list view.

You can select the ring tone and turn on vibrate mode for reminder alarms.

You can turn the quick search on and off and set it to work on the entire task list or just the filtered list.

You can set the default category and the default priority for new task. This will save you the time of entering them in yourself.



User Manual

View the user manual for Task Manager -Lite.



Frequently Asked Questions

View the frequently asked questions for ToDo Task Manager -Pro.



Latest Releases

September 13, 2012 - Released version 2.62201 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Completely redesigned the application to take advantage of android 3+ features.
  • For Android 3+ user, added a scrolling task list to the widgets and widgets are now resizable.
  • The main application now has a split screen on tablets.
  • Menu buttons have been moved to the title bars.
  • Added new task fields such as goals, tags, and context.
  • Added more filter settings and simplified the filter settings screen.
  • Added a widget click action setting to select what opens when the widgets task list is clicked.
  • Added an option to open the calendar view without a filter.
  • Pro version features not included in the Lite version are:
    • No ability to import tasks from files.
    • No ability to export to csv files.
    • No ability to import application settings.
    • No ability to import custom filters.
    • No support for add-ons.

April 24, 2012 - Released version 2.406 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added the ability to enter custom status values for tasks.
  • Added the option to select which icons are displayed on the widget and added a calendar icon.
  • Added an option to use a calendar view for picking dates.
  • Added an option to have the alarm view pop up instead on using the notification bar.
  • Added a menu button at the top right of the title in dialog boxes.
  • Added a preference option to clear all application settings.
  • Added a preference option to restart all alarms.
  • Fixed a problem opening the application on Android 4.0.
  • Fixed a problem with an empty homescreen widget.
  • Pro version features not included in the Lite version are:
    • No ability to import tasks from files.
    • No ability to export to csv files.
    • No ability to import application settings.
    • No ability to import custom filters.
    • No support for add-ons.

January 11, 2012 - Released version 2.313 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • IMPORTANT: The repeating task settings have been rewritten; your previous settings may work a little differently.
  • Added a settings option for including the phone's contact list in the list of contacts displayed in the application's contact field, turned off by default.
  • Added more font size choices.
  • Fixed the calendar weekend color when Monday is the first day of the week.
  • Fixed a problem with using a black background in Android 4.0.
  • Fixed the alarm erase button.
  • Pro version features not available in this Lite version are:
    • No ability to import tasks from files.
    • No ability to export to csv files.
    • No ability to import application settings.
    • No ability to import custom filters.
    • No support for add-ons.

January 2, 2012 - Released version 2.301 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added support for the phones contact list in the contacts field.
  • Added a custom layout view to the edit task screen.
  • Added a homescreen shortcut option to view the calendar.
  • Added support for Finnish language.
  • Updated the user interface to be more consistent across all devices.
  • Added more date formats in the widget configuration settings.
  • Fixed a problem with using a black background in Android 4.0.
  • Fixed a bug in the start date filter.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the alarm sound from looping when the LED was also set.

November 6, 2011 - Released version 2.2 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Better sort order customization options.
  • Added the option to hide or show the software keyboard.
  • Fixed the first day of the week bug in calendar.
  • Fixed a problem with the time selector not displaying correctly on honeycomb using the 24 hours settings.

October 29, 2011 - Released version 2.101 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added the option to change the filter on the calendar view.
  • Added the option to change the colors on the calendar view.
  • Added the option to display the time on the home screen widget.
  • Added addition alarm settings options.
  • Added the option to change the character encoding when exporting tasks.
  • Added the ability to export additional fields.
  • User interface improvements and bug fixes.

September 4, 2011 - Released version 2.05 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added a calendar view.
  • A button to change the status to Completed is now displayed on the Task Detail View and Alarm View.
  • Added a 4x1 widget.
  • Added the option to set default start dates and default due dates.
  • The Start Date increments for repeating tasks.
  • Task List View now displays the alarm short summary instead of the alarm date.
  • Added the ability to export the application settings.
  • Added the ability to export custom filters.
  • Reordered task list view menu options.
  • Updated dialog boxes to display better on tablets.
  • Fixed a problem displaying the tag information in the task detail view.
  • Fixed a date formating problem with the alarm summary information in the task list view.

June 15, 2011 - Released version 1.902 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Fixed a problem that causes the application to close after changing application settings on android 3.0 honeycomb.

June 6, 2011 - Released version 1.901 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Now Includes repeating tasks in -Lite version.
  • Added the option to change the font used on the task list view screen.
  • Added the option to use the Toodledo priority system.
  • Added the option to change the due date format on widgets.
  • Added the option to change the font size on widgets.
  • Added the option to disable the notification that is sent by the auto backup.
  • Display the creation date, modified date, and tags on the task detail view screen.
  • Added sync menu option for sync add-ons.
  • Miscellaneous font and color changes.
  • Fixed the quick search feature to work when the task list is opened from a widget.
  • Some screens now have context sensitive online help.
  • Added ability to create tasks from third part applications that share text such as K-9 mail.
  • Preference option to choose whether opening the task list from the widget uses the widgets filter.
  • Fixed a problem with the filter when the value contains a ' character.
  • Added a menu option to email feedback to the developer.
  • XML file now saves time and dates in Unix GMT time format.

March 13, 2011 - Released version 1.8 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added start date, location, and contacts to the custom filter options.
  • Opening this application by clicking on the task manager widget will now open the task list view screen using the widgets sorting and filtering settings.
  • The title bar on the task list view screen will now display the name of the filter used for sorting and filtering.
  • Clicking on the application icon on the application's title bar will show or hide the tool bar / button row on the task list view screen and the edit task screen.
  • The task list view screen no longer jumps to the top of the list when you view or edit a task.
  • Added a home screen shortcut to create a new task. It can also be used by third party applications.
  • Added a home screen shortcut to display the task list.
  • Added the ability to customize the task list colors.
  • Changing the theme will now change the task list colors.

January 19, 2011 - Released version 1.71 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added Spanish language translations.
  • Added the menu option to toggle completed status on the 'Task Details View' window and the 'Alarm Notification Details' window.
  • Added 'Last 2 Days' and 'Next 2 Days' to the Due Date Filter Settings choices.
  • Fixed a problem that causes the creation of new tasks to fail when the total work hours default value is empty.
  • Fixed a problem with the preference option to use the filter by category value as the category name in newly created tasks.

January 8, 2011 - Released version 1.7 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added a snooze option for alarms.
  • Added a new view details screen that allows links to locations, websites, email addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Added the option to open tasks with either the view or edit window.
  • Added the option to display a microphone button for speech input.
  • Added the option to switch between my custom checkbox image and the android checkbox in the task list view.
  • Updated the layout to support the larger screens used by tablets.
  • Added the option to automatically backup tasks to SD card on a fixed schedule.
  • Fixed a problem that sometimes causes a repeating task to skip tomorrows date.
  • Fixed a problem that causes errors when total work hours or actual work hours are blank.
  • Fixed a problem with the widget refresh button.

November 28, 2010 - Released version 1.601 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Fix a problem with exporting tasks to a xml file which caused the file to be empty.

November 23, 2010 - Released version 1.6 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added the option to display the status, total hours worked, actual hours worked, and percent completed on the task list view.
  • Added a preference option to select either Sunday or Monday as the first day of the week.
  • Added pulldown list to location field.
  • Added option to change priority system.
  • More modifications to support additional languages. Please let me know if any words or phrases seem out of place.
  • Added German language translations.
  • New Icon.
  • Pro version features not available in this Lite version are:

October 25, 2010 - Released version 1.56 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added option to display start date, contact, location, and alarm info. on task list view.
  • Added sort by start date, status, location, and contact.
  • Added total work and actual work fields.
  • Added the ability to set default values for category, priority, alarm, contact, and location by long pressing on the field in the task edit screen.
  • Added the preference option to display the day of week for the due date in task list view.
  • Modifying application to support additional languages. Please let me know if any words or phrases seem out of place.
  • Fixed a bug where entering the time and date from the keyboard didn't always save correctly.
  • Added contact field to edit task screen.
  • Fixed the quick search to allow the ' character in the search string.
  • Pressing phone menu button displays additional options on dialog pop-up windows.
  • Added more option to maximum number of note lines preference.
  • Store the seconds as 00 for the due date to improve sorting.
  • Added Getting Started Tips for new users.
  • Added Getting Started Tips and Release Info to menu options.

October 1, 2010 - Executive Assistant adds integration with ToDo Task Manager

  • Appventive, a finalist in the Android Developer Challenge 2 has created an add-on that integrates ToDo Task Manager into their popular application Executive Assistant. Executive Assistant provides an all-in-one interface for quickly reviewing your personal information on your phone.

September 4, 2010 - Released version 1.51 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added set date to today, tomorrow, or next week options on date selection menu.
  • Added default time preference (the time used when creating a new date).
  • Status reset to 'Not Started' instead of 'In Progress' when a repeating task is completed.
  • Edit Task Screen will remember and use the screen layout view that was used when the screen was last closed.
  • Added 'Change Directory' option to import and export menus.
  • Added file name and path to import and export error message.
  • Added select All and Clear All to Category Filter Settings menu.
  • Save Filter Settings menu option replaces custom saved filters that have the same name.
  • Updated Alarm settings and added option for any alarm to repeat.
  • Fixed a problem with Category Filter Settings on Android 1.5.
  • Added this Change Log.
  • Alarm icon no longer change size on task list screen.
  • Added 3x4 and 4x3 widgets.

August 2, 2010 - Released version 1.3 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Updated the user interface.
  • Added off button to due date filter selection screen.
  • Add ability to filter on multiple categories.
  • Updated sort and filter menu option to display quick selection list from saved sort and filter settings.
  • Added the ability to save sorting and filtering settings by long pressing on the sorting and filtering title.
  • Updated home screen widget.
  • Added 3x2 and 2x3 widgets.
  • Added settings, add, and refresh icons to home screen widget.
  • Updated widget configuration to allow for more customization.
  • Added preference option for maximum number of lines to display for notes in task list view.
  • Added more font sizes.
  • Displays task title on the context menu and delete confirmation prompt.
  • Clears task notification regardless of how task is opened.
  • Pop-up message when past due date is entered.
  • Displays a context menu when any dialog box title is long pressed.

July 12, 2010 - Released version 1.2 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Updated the user interface.
  • Added selectable themes.
  • Fixed loss of unsaved data when the orientation is changed on the task edit screen.
  • Added preference option to display either the due date time and date or just the date on the task list view screen.
  • Added option to select either black or white background for home screen widget.
  • Updated sort and filter screen.
  • Modified due date filter to allow a more customizable filter option.
  • Updated ToDo Task Manager preferences screen.

June 9, 2010 - Released version 1.15 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Moved more code over from Pro version.
  • Updated user interface.
  • Improved user interface and added clickable button on title bar to switch between layouts on edit task screen.
  • Add start date, location, status, and % completed fields.
  • Add option to use category filter as default category.
  • Check alarm status for problems caused by task killing programs.
  • Added 'Due in the next 7 days' filter.
  • Other minor changes to optimize code.

May 15, 2010 - Released version 1.11 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Moved more code over from Pro version.
  • Updated deleting, exporting, and user interface.

May 1, 2010 - Released version 1.1 of ToDo Task Manager -Lite

  • Added AdMob Advertisement Banner.
  • Moved some code over from Pro version.