New ‘task list’ apps aren’t high on the ‘to-do’ list of many developers these days; Linux has more than its fair share of them.

But the developers of Gradiator are hoping that there is still a little bit of room left to be squeezed out of this crowded market place for their recently launched tasks app ‘Nitro’.

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Nitro packs in features one would typically expect to find in an application of this type: –

  • Date-based Smart Lists
  • Support for Task notes
  • Drag and drop reordering/adding to lists
  • Priority tags
  • Search feature
  • ‘Log Book’ listing all completed tasks
  • ‘Low Graphics’ mode for better performance
  • Option ‘Pirate Speak’ translations

In addition to this it sports a clean, minimal interface that makes using the application straightforward and intuitive.

No Sync

But if you happen to be a serial task app user then chances are you’ve noticed a glaring omission from the feature list above: task syncing.

Syncing, particularly for an application that’s multi-platform, is an important draw when going up against better-known applications such as Wunderlist, Evernote and Tomboy.

But that’s not to say that Nitro isn’t useful without it – it most certainly is – but it’s a missing jewel in an otherwise well polished crown.


Nitro, which is also available as a webapp for Chrome/ium, is provided for Ubuntu users by way of a PPA. A source package for the more adventurous is also available for download.

All of the relevant information on installing/downloading Nitro can be found @


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