Tasks is free and open-source software that does not display advertisements or sell your personal information. In order to support development some features require a subscription
Google Play subscriptions come with a 7-day free trial. You can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your subscription at any time
In order to synchronize your data with Tasks.org's synchronization service, as well as unlock all in-app purchases, you must maintain one of the following:
- Google Play subscription for $2.99/month or $29.99/year
- GitHub sponsorship for $3/month
Tasks also offers the option of choosing your own subscription price. You can unlock all in-app features for as little as $0.99/year, however you will not have access to the Tasks.org synchronization service
I know you hate subscriptions. I don't like them either.
Mobile apps must be maintained and supported forever, and one-time purchases are not an effective method of funding development¹. When one-time sales dry up then developers abandon the app. Subscriptions give them an incentive to keep you happy.
Tasks does not offer a one-time purchase option, however there is a "hack" to unlock the app for many years:
- Tap on
☰ > Help & feedback
- Tap on
Upgrade to pro > More options, and choose a price. Every $1 will unlock the app for approximately one year, i.e. $4.99 ≈ 5 years, $9.99 ≈ 10 years, $24.99 ≈ 25 years
- Note: You must wait until your trial period ends and your account is charged before continuing with step 3
- Tap on
Modify subscription > More optionsand choose
$0.99/year. Google will apply your existing balance towards the new subscription. The Google Play purchase pop-up will confirm your new expiration date
- Feel free to cancel your new subscription so that it does not auto-renew
¹ I'm making a broad generalization, but my Play Store purchase history is littered with one-time purchases that were abandoned by their developers years ago
F-Droid users do not require a subscription to unlock all in-app features. Donations are highly appreciated!
F-Droid users who wish to synchronize their data with Tasks.org's synchronization service require a GitHub sponsorship or Google Play subscription.
To use a Google Play subscription with the F-Droid release:
- Install Tasks.org's Google Play release
- Launch Tasks, tap on
☰ > Settings > Tasks.org > Sign in with Google, and purchase a subscription
- Uninstall the Google Play release and install the F-Droid release
- Tap on
☰ > Settings > Tasks.org > Sign in with Google