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Simple desktop app for storing lists of items (todo, tasks, backlog items)


Simple multiplatform desktop app for storing TODOs, ideas or backlog items. You can organize them with boards as a plaintext or markdown. No dependencies, no internet connection required, no external accounts. Sleek flow.

2.0.0-BETA-5.1 release

Preview of 2.0.0 version

New 2.x version introduces a lot of new features including new UI, configurable keybindings, search item feature, emoji, and a lot more! Check it out !

Official website


No installation required. Just unzip archive and run executable

32bit versions


  • Organize your thoughts with items & boards. Use Markdown or plaintext for adding new items
  • Move items to other board or drag&drop for reordering within current one
  • Filter board items by text
  • Light/dark theme
  • Simple progress bar
  • Keyboard shortcuts full list available here



When new version is available just download it, unzip and enjoy. No additional action is required. All your boards and items will be available.

Change log


This is another huge update with number of significant improvements/features added. Hopefully it will stay for a longer.

Features & improvements

  • dark theme
  • search items feature
  • backup to file feature
  • new top bar unified acroos OS
  • modals can be closed by pressing ESC or click outside modal area
  • scrollbar ui improved
  • number of keyboard shortcuts added
  • check for updates on app startup
  • other minor ui improvements...

Bug fixes

  • fixed issue which makes impossible to move some item to newly created board
  • fix bug when specific items can't be edited nor deleted
  • fixed issue when items list was not fully visible (last item was truncated)

Why I've wrote it ?

When programming I often have a number of ideas related to possible improvements for the future or a cool new project. Most often, it's just one sentence or a couple of words - just a draft of an idea to expand in the future.

I know that, there are hundreds of todo list managers or other notes manager, but this one will finally perfectly fulfill my needs. So far I wrote my thoughts on sticky notes, I tried Evernote, Simplenote... They are fine, but all of them were either bloated with unnecessary features or lacked the desired "flow" - when I open a program I want type down thoughts, hit enter, and get back to my actual work. That's how I write Backlog. No dependencies, no internet connection required, no external accounts etc.


It's free and opensource application under MIT license. You can do whatever you want as long as you include the original copyright and license notice in any copy of the software/source


How ?

This application is built with Electron and web technologies (javascript, css, html) more specifically: Vue.js. UI toolkit is iView

Build Setup

You can build it yourself instead of downloading executable:

# install dependencies
npm install

# Compiles and hot-reloads for development
npm run serve

# Compiles and minifies for production
npm run build

# Run your tests
npm run test

# Lints and fixes files
npm run lint

# Run your unit tests
npm run test:unit

Customize configuration

See Configuration Reference.

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Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab