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This article is no longer updated, but Go For It! is still actively maintained by Jonathan Moerman. (Who’s been doing a fantastic job continuing the project! 👏)

Please visit the project’s Github page for up-to-date information and installation instructions.
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Go for It!

Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. The application’s workflow is described in this YouTube video.

Go For It! banner image

Storage and Synchronization

To-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt format. This simplifies synchronization with mobile devices and makes it possible to edit tasks using other front-ends, like my Todo.txt Kupfer Plugin.

If you already use Todo.txt, beware of the fact, that Go For It! automatically archives completed tasks to the done list!

Download and Installation

There is an official Launchpad PPA which can be used to acquire .deb packages for Ubuntu (derivates) >= 14.04. It is recommended to add the PPA for automatic updates:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:go-for-it-team/go-for-it-daily && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install go-for-it

The Windows version is available for download here.

It is possible to compile and run it on macOS, however a lot of work is required for better OS integration. Anyone who has experience with optimizing and bundling GTK apps for macOS (or would like to learn more about this topic), please feel free to have a look at the corresponding Github branch.


Go For It! is free and open source software hosted on Github. All sorts of contributions are welcome!

I am currently hoping for people to maintain and improve the Windows branch, as well as create packages for other GNU/Linux distributions and OSX.