I'm switching from Wunderlist to todo.txt because the Evil Empire (R) bought Wunderlist. This add-on is a wonderful shortcut for the transition. Just install it, and most Thunderbird task features work seamlessly to edit your todo.txt file.
I'd give it five stars, except that it's missing some features. (I suspect some may be there, but if so, they're not documented, So in my book they don't exist yet.)
In particular, I'd like the widely used Simpletask extensions to be included: due date (due:), threshold date (t:), recurring tasks (rec:), and hidden (h:1) tags. All of these, except for h:1, implement functions already existing in TB's stock task system.
I'd also add a new tag, message (msg:), to use with phone-call tasks to keep a record of the dates & times when messages were left.
Another thing, just as TB's display of messages can be sorted and then grouped by the sort criteria, the display of tasks should have this capability.
Also, and very important, the stock Thunderbird task list should be enhanced to allow multi-field sorting. The stock version only allows single-field sorts. Since the Todo.txt extension is based on todo-txt-js, which already has multi-field sorting built in, this shouldn't be that hard.
Finally, I'd request what might be called "field labelling." Sometimes it's desirable to substitute labels for fields in displays of tasks. For example, Michael Linenberger's "One-Minute Todo List" (1MTD) uses categories like "Critical Now," "Opportunity Now," and "Over the Horizon." He recommends implementing them by using priorities, and this system works well. The only problem is when you look at the display you see (A), (B), etc. If we could associate these with labels, then the display for high-priority items could read: "Critical Now: Things that must be done today. (<= 5, review hourly)." This would be very useful, especially if the label could be use for group headings.
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.7).
Thank you for the feedback. If you're available could you post this issue on https://github.com/rkokkelk/todo.txt-ext/issues with some additional information such as whether your receive an error or something. So that I could fix this issue as soon as possible.
All good ...when i type it on my phone and see the task coming up on lightning in not more than 3 seconds.its so much fun.thumbs up ...just one thing ....i have 2 calendars 1) todo 2) gmail ....is there a way i can duplicate todo calendar tasks on gmail calendar ,,,or access my todo calendar on my bb 10 phone...
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5).