Tasque (pronounced task) is a distraction-free simple to-do list manager that allow you to save your tasks locally on your computer or integrates with your Remember The Milk account.
How to install? There is no stable release of this app, and also its development seems to have stalled, but nonetheless its quite good at its job. One way of installing Tasque is to download the source code and then compile it into a software app.
Else, install Ubuntu Tweak. Under the Applications -> Add/Remove tab of Ubuntu Tweak, you will find Tasque listed. Select it and click on "Apply" to install. Now you will have it under Applications -> Office -> Tasque.
On starting Tasque for the first time, a configuration window will appear asking you if you want to use it for storing tasks locally or want t0 integrate it with your account on online to-do list manager Remember The Milk (RTM). When you choose to integrate it with your RTM account, it will forward youto RTM for authorization. Once you authorize it by typing your username and password, you will be ready after one final click on a Tasque window, which has to be clicked to begin the integration process.
Changing the Remeber The Milk account integrated with tasque: Now, if yu ever need to change configuration of Tasque, right-click on the green Tasque icon in Ubuntu tray. Tasque does not allow you to switch between different Remember the Milk accounts. If you need to change the account to be shown in Tasque, log in to your RTM acount, and remove the for Tasque. For this, go to Settings -> Services. You will find an entry called API Application. Delete this entry by clicking on the delete icon, which appears in the last column. Now start Tasque afresh and configure it with desired account.
PS: This is the eighth in a series on switching to Ubuntu from Windows, for non-geeks. At the end of the Ubuntu series, you will be a proud owner of a fantastic Linux system.
Part1: Easy guide to getting started with Ubuntu
Part2: Dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows with common storage drives
Part3: Make Ubuntu mount partitions and drives automatically at startup
Part4: Activating restricted music formats, Java and Flash on Ubuntu
Part5: Installing some basic applications on your Ubuntu system
Part6: How to install and completely remove Wine?
Part7: Easily tweak Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak
Part8: Tasque manages to-do list locally or integrates with Remember The Milk
Part9: AllTray: Dock every application in tray
Part10: Install a Web server on Ubuntu home computer