Sync Todolicious with Dropbox

During the wee hours of the night, I commented on Twitter about my desire for Todolicious to sync between my Macs. One of our awesome followers (Morbec) took up the challenge and decided to put together a tutorial on his website. Todolicious can use Dropbox to sync your ToDos across your Macs.

Todolicious is the exact kind of ToDo application that I need. No fluff, no overly complicated GTD stuff. It’s just a giant ToDo list, but it doesn’t sync natively.

Here’s Fábio Morbec’s tutorial. It’s probably easier to start with a clean Todolicious installation, without any Todos listed.

On computer one

  1. Close Todolicious
  2. Open the Terminal (/Utilities/Terminal)
  3. Go to Dropbox’s folder: cd Dropbox
  4. Execute the command: ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/Todolicious

On computer two

  1. Open the Terminal (/Utilities/Terminal)
  2. Execute the command: cd ~/Library/Application\ Support
  3. Execute: rm -rf Todolicious
  4. Run the command: ln -s ~/Dropbox/Todolicious

If you want to move your existing Todolicious entries to the second machine, check out Morbec’s original post.

Editor’s Note: In order for the sync to occur error-free, you need to have only one computer running Todolicious at a time. When you’re done with the application on Computer One, make sure you close it before running it on Computer Two and vice versa.

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