Web client to go along with cloud sync or sync to existing online services (publish an API?)
Joel Fannin commented
So, any other developers out there who want to develop their own web app that function like MLO? I don't think Andrey has the manpower to do this honestly.
Tim Vargo commented
I am voting for the API part of this idea. I've suggested this on the forums years ago, but there are even FAR more services that could leverage an MLO API now than existed then. Much free publicity could be generated just through being on the list of task management apps supported by these services. Keep in mind that many competing apps are already listed, and enjoying that free advertising!
If MLO wants to triple or quadruple it's user base then it should go with a web client version.
Yes, for work a web front end would be ideal. In fact, I would be satisifed with this as a mac solution as well. Then just my mobile device and a web client.
Fernando Claros de Luna commented
This is my case: Due to the nature of my job, I am frequently working at different computers in which I can´t install MLO desktop client. Since the Android or iOS versions have not nearly the same functionality, I very badly need a web interface, even if it is a basic one.
James D commented
MLO badly needs a Web client.
Huge marketing opportunity. I went looking at other GTD apps, and many of them have very functional web UI's, including Nozbe, NirvanaHQ, and some others.
It could be a limited functionality client initially, like the iPhone and Android versions, and I understand this involves some fundamental architectural change to some aspects of how MLO works.
The crappy, non-outline-based underlying technology sent me running back to MLO. Funny, I was reading an article by a guy who switched off MLO to some other web-based GTD program, one of which was Astrid, which promptly got bought by Yahoo and scrapped.
A web client for MLO would open HUGE windows of opportunity, and with some business and service model changes, new revenue streams to fund ongoing development.
Joshua Bartholomew commented
I am currently a RememberTheMilk user, not an MLO user. It fits my needs very well.
I have a very specific set of needs as a user. I do a lot of work on Linux computers, so the ability to run my task manager on them is vital. I also frequently work on computers that I do not have administrative rights too, so a lack of installation of software is a must. Because of some of the locations that I have to use to connect to the internet, full SSL support on the site is also a must. In many cases, I am switching between multiple workstations a few times a day, so seamless synchronization is important. Finally, the operating systems of the computers I use could be reinstalled or even completely changed at a moments notice, so natively stored files are not a viable option for me.
In all of these cases, your competitor RTM is meeting my needs hands down. However, there are a few things that RTM does not have that are important enough to me to cause me to look for a replacement. Those features are hierarchical task management, automatic selection of next tasks, and implementation of 7 habits principles in addition to GTD. I like the look of MLO in this regard. I would gladly switch if the above features were available. In fact, I currently pay $25/year for my RTM subscription and feel it is well worth it; but I would gladly pay double that for the features MLO has to be online.
volar en cuba commented
I'd prefer a platin (platform independent) version of MLO to be used with the browser rather then a native linux client, a windows client and a OSX client (or name whatever beside mobile clients that should be native builts), if this platin version receives support to work offline as well.
Emily Williams commented
I'd love this, but IMHO we need to figure out a proposal for this that wouldn't bleed revenue sources needed to keep people who actually work on MLO full-time employed.
Roderick Evan commented
I'm a WP8 and would love to see a WP8 version of MLO.
However mobile web access however could also give me the functionality I seek on WP8 and also give access to any OS with internet access
I second the need for an API.
As a long-term user of MLO I was very happy with the windows client, android app and cloud service. However, I'm currently forced to search for API-enabled alternatives. What a pity that the cloud api is not usable for accessing the data.
James Nickerson commented
MLO is probably be the most appealing organizer to me right now, with the philosophy and pretty much all the features I want, and good design and an excellent Android client.
However I can't even really consider adopting it, in the end, without a web client as well. I refuse to be beholden to a native Windows application for this, when I also use Linux and sometimes computers in places where I'm not allowed to/shouldn't install any software.
I recognize the Windows application is probably a/the big money maker for MLO, but if you want to remain viable in the future, I suspect you'll have to shift your business model. I'd be happy to pay for the Android app and reasonable annual cloud sync fees, if only the web interface existed.
Even a basic web client for adding tasks and viewing my list of existing tasks would be awesome.
web client would be a great stand-alone project for team work. I've tried some products, but they sucks.
Web app can be a front-end for executors. While MLO Windows app is great for creating tasks and control them.
There could be API at least for adding new task...
There are many situations, then you cannot access MLO, and there is no way to add new task. Now there are services like ifttt , it would let add new task by any way.
API would be great. I guess there is huge amount of developers, so this would be huge boost for MLO with new apps and so on.
Chris Kunicki commented
Web client would be super useful, especially in organizations where we can't install 3rd party software but have access via the internet.
Any news on this front? This would be fantastic and would make my day if we could get a web front end.
A web client would be great...
I started using MLO under wine, as my home-computer runs on Linux. It would be great to have it available at work to, but I'm not allowed/able to install my own apps. (Our computer-system at work is server-based with citrix-terminals.)
This is a great one. I was half way through writing my own web client when I found MLO. I am now keen to help MLO, especially as a web client will mean non-Microsoft users will also be able to use it. Using the Microsoft version under Wine is ok, but as MLO is closed source software if something breaks then there is no way for users to fix it.
Though my version was using jquery, if it was a commercial proposition then I would get a quote for replicating the desktop front-end via AJAX from these guys: http://www.dhtmlx.com/
For the backend I would use: http://www.djangoproject.com/ ... I can help with this if you want?