ptask is a GTK+ graphical user interface for managing tasks.

It is based on taskwarrior, a well-known and robust command line tasks manager.

Unlike taskwarrior, it is possible to associate a note (long description) to each task.

ptask is licensed under the GPLv2 terms and should compile on any modern GNU/Linux distribution.

1. Installation on Ubuntu

To install ptask on Ubuntu and derivates, the easiest way is to use the dedicated PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ptask
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ptask

The PPA ppa:jfi/ptask contains the binary package of the last released version of ptask for the last released version of Ubuntu.

The PPA ppa:jfi/ptask-daily contains the binary package of the last development snapshot. It should only be used for testing purpose.

2. Installation from source archive

ptask can be compiled and installed on any modern GNU/Linux distribution.

2.1. Prerequisites

The compilation of ptask requires:

  • asciidoc

  • autotools

  • cppcheck (optional, static source checker)

  • gcc

  • help2man

  • library gtk3

  • library json-c

  • make

For Ubuntu 12.10:

sudo apt-get install autoconf automake asciidoc cppcheck gcc gettext autopoint help2man libgtk-3-dev libjson0-dev make perl

2.2. Download sources

Download a source tarballs of a release and extracts its content:

mkdir TMP_DIR
tar -xzvf ptask-last.tar.gz
cd ptask-*

Alternatively, you can get the last development snapshot of the sources directly from the SVN source repository:

mkdir TMP_DIR
svn co
cd trunk

2.3. Compilation

make clean all

2.4. Installation

make install

3. Resources

4. Contact

Bugs and comments can be sent to