Why Opentasks instead of Android Tasks?



  • Hi,
    I got here from the Nextcloud client on Android, which has an option to sync calendar, etc. That option leads to installing DAVx5, which led to installing OpenTasks.

    I didn’t find this in the FAQs, so let me ask, why can’t Android’s own Tasks app be used instead of installing a third-party app? In doing so, I didn’t get my existing Android tasks sync’d over to my Nextcloud server.

    Thanks for your help.


  • developer

    Hi,

    @lsitoniga said in Why Opentasks instead of Android Tasks?:

    why can’t Android’s own Tasks app be used instead of installing a third-party app?

    Because Android doesn’t have a tasks app, nor a tasks storage.

    Do you mean Google Tasks? It’s not related to Android and not open-source, but a closed Google app and there is no (documented) API, so other apps like DAVx⁵ can’t access it.

    Does that help?



  • Yes, that explains it for me. Thank you for your help.



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