But mostly because I needed one, and I couldn’t find a decent one.
Decent in my opinion would be:
- Self hosted
- Self contained
- Use a plain text file
- Mobile friendly
- Able to track / see DONE items
And Gid does just that (and nothing more).
- Any PHP enabled webserver will do.
- No need for third party tools, everything you need is right here (Bootstrap and jQuery are included).
- No database setup or connection is necessary. Gid writes to plain text files that can be moved and edited by hand if needed (like todotxt.org).
- Works and looks decent on a smartphone.
- The DONE items are still visible with a strike through.
I had fun, learned quite a few new things (web development is not my day job) and me and my wife now share our grocery list with this app! The biggest headache was getting iOS to consistently and correctly handle input form submit events. Being a touch device, this is somehow still a thing in 2019. Thanks Stack Overflow! Anyway, this is what it looks like on my iPhone.
(P.S. Yes, the name. I know.)
Originally published at Jan van den Berg.