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Foreground

Task manager app, supporting syncing with Taskwarrior.

Foreground is an easy to use task manager app. Designed to be beautiful,
simple and unintrusive, Foreground helps you know what needs done without
getting in your way. Foreground also supports syncing with Taskwarrior servers.



Syncing



To set up sync, add your taskwarrior server credentials (provided by your
taskd server or a service like inthe.am or FreeCinc) to the settings menu, and
enable sync using the toggle. A test will be run to check if the settings are
valid, and the enable will stick if the config works. You can also configure
automatic syncing in this menu, or click the sync button on the main page to
start a sync.



Implementation Details



Unlike existing Taskwarrior apps for Android, Foreground does not run the
taskwarrior binary inside, but rather implements a taskwarrior sync client.
This allows for greater device compatibility and simplifies UI development but
it can cause issues when syncing if not done correctly.



Current Limitations



Foreground currently supports most features of Taskwarrior. Notable
exceptions involve handling of recurring events and display/editing of User
Defined Attributes. Recurring event instances created by other clients will be
shown by Foreground, but Foreground does not create recurring event instances
of its own at this time. User Defined attributes are preserved internally but
are not yet exposed for viewing or editing. These limitations will be resolved
in future releases.


Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.5.2 (15) - Added on 2021-11-18

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.5.1 (14) - Added on 2021-10-25

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log