I finally released my GTD app for Android!
After 4 years in 'Beta', I finally released my very first Android app for production. It has been reliable for a long time, so it's really just laziness that have kept me back so long.
Actually, I want to do some changes, and in order to do that, I had to migrate from Eclipse to Android Studio, something that has been a bit painful in the past. With Android Studio 3, it seems like Google has finally gotten the migration process to work. Almost. It took me 5 attempts, some reading, and some experimenting to get it right. (Hint: When you import an Eclipse project, select the AndroidManifest.xml file, not the source directory as Android Studio tells you to do).
So, with the app migrated and ready - and thoroughly tested, I thought it was a good idea to release it before I iterate over the upcoming improvements.
I don't plan any new groundbreaking changes, so on Github, I state that the project is in maintenance state.
GTD stands for Getting Things Done, David Allens brilliant system for, well, getting things done. If you haven't read the book yet - please do. It almost certainly will charge your life to the better.
This application implements what I believe is the most essential part of David Allens Getting Things done system: To be able to put all the stuff in your life into a system (lists) you can trust 100%.
It's not a full blown GTD application - a lot of people (me included) are not ready to jump into that in just one step. This application is for people who has grown out of the simpler "to do" apps and "task managers".
Unlike most contemporary "apps", it's free and safe. There are no ads. No tracking. No "phone home". I respect your privacy and integrity, and I trust that you will write me an email if you have something you want to share with me.
I wrote this app back in 2013 to get an idea about how to write apps for Android. - And to get a light-weight GTD app for my own use. I have used it ever since. It's sqlite database on my device is getting larger every day - but the application still runs quickly and responsive on all devices where I have tested it.
Me and Android
After implementing VikingGTD I have written several android apps, both commercial and free. The most trivial one is SmsRelay, and the most interesting was a native library used for VoIP in a commercial collaborating app, similar to Cisco WebEX.
Going forward, the majority of my app development for Android is likely to be in QT using Modern C++, not Android Studio and Java. To me, those technologies are much more compelling.
The app can be downloaded from Github, and from Google Play.