smart_todo VS Tracks

Compare smart_todo vs Tracks and see what are their differences.


Enhance TODO comment in your Ruby code (by Shopify)


Tracks is a GTD™ web application, built with Ruby on Rails (by TracksApp)
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smart_todo Tracks
1 5
73 1,087
- 1.4%
5.3 8.8
15 days ago 3 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Tracks. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-15.
  • Looking for simple ToDo List (Docker)
    4 projects | | 15 May 2022 - No mobile friendly view.
  • Who Uses To-Do Lists?
    2 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    The most useful aspect of my to-do list system is that one of my monitors acts as a bit of a dashboard where my events in my calendar and items from my to-do list are written to the current wallpaper using Imagemagick. (Along with a five day weather forecast, my children's school time-tables and a bit of other stuff.)

    This way, the info is always visible (when I'm not using that monitor for anything else) so easy to look at at a glance.

    One of my to-do lists is simply a text file in Dropbox (so I can also edit it from my phone when not at home). I can also open it fast with a simple key-press on my computer. It tends to be the spot where, as soon as I think of something I have to do, I'll open that file, write a line for it and save it. Then I know it is out of my head and I don't have to worry about trying to remember it any more.

    The other to-do list I use is Tracks[0] running in a Docker container. This is used for more organised to-dos and particularly things that I have to do at a future date (currently my must far-flung to-do is for 2026). Things that are to be done down the track I'll also add a show-from date to (either on the day or a little before) so they they're not visible on the main page. I don't need to see them, and doing so only wastes brain cycles when reviewing the current list.

    Items in either a particular category, or are visible with a due date get merged in with the calendar for the next seven days and display with their own high-lighting on my wallpaper/dashboard.

    Been using this more-or-less for quite a few years now and feel it works quite well. I do have grandiose thoughts of moving to using Taskwarrior as I do have the occasional Trello board or Jira project I wouldn't mind integrating into a holistic miasma, but I would still like a good web interface similar to Tracks to visualise and triage. Could not find something I was comfortable with last I looked.


  • Help with installing TracksApp, Windows if possible?
    1 project | | 11 Aug 2021
    That was here:
  • Looking for a Trello self hosted alternative
    5 projects | | 30 Mar 2021
    Personal, look into Tracks (
  • What are some lesser known services that have made your life better?
    19 projects | | 21 Mar 2021
    Tracks - Getting Things Done (todo list) program written in Rails -

What are some alternatives?

When comparing smart_todo and Tracks you can also consider the following projects:

Wekan - The Open Source kanban (built with Meteor). Keep variable/table/field names camelCase. For translations, only add Pull Request changes to wekan/i18n/en.i18n.json , other translations are done at only.

Restyaboard - Trello like kanban board. Based on Restya platform.

myTinyTodo - Fork from

Kanboard - Kanban project management software

focalboard - Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.


TaskBoard - A Kanban-inspired app for keeping track of things that need to get done. (Don't forget to read the Wiki page!)


Nullboard - Nullboard is a minimalist kanban board, focused on compactness and readability.

Tinyissue - Simple Issue Tracking for Teams

todo - todo is a simple self-hosted todo manager

Kanbana - Kanbana allows you to create boards to track users and projects from flat markdown files using Kanban boards.