Tracks is a GTD™ web application, built with Ruby on Rails (by TracksApp)

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  • Ask HN: I Need a Calendar App
    3 projects | | 22 Jun 2023
  • What to do app do you use?
    1 project | /r/gtd | 23 Jan 2023
  • Where can I learn industry standards on MSP tech-time tracking?
    1 project | /r/msp | 4 Jan 2023
    The "single ticket per client per month" sounds interesting. However, I use something called tracks to manage anything that isn't client related.
  • Phabricator replacement? | Or OpenProject alternative? | issue tracking/code
    53 projects | /r/selfhosted | 2 Aug 2022
    Tracks - Not a bug tracker
  • Looking for simple ToDo List (Docker)
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 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 | /r/selfhosted | 11 Aug 2021
    That was here:
  • Looking for a Trello self hosted alternative
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 30 Mar 2021
    Personal, look into Tracks (
  • What are some lesser known services that have made your life better?
    19 projects | /r/selfhosted | 21 Mar 2021
    Tracks - Getting Things Done (todo list) program written in Rails -
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TracksApp/tracks is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

Tracks is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Tracks is Ruby.

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