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TICKTICK For Centos 7

As many of you may know. I’m a huge supporter of Linux, and I run my life through To Do lists. I currently have 3 lists on my desk, and one that follows me around. “TickTick

Why TickTick?

I have tried and used a wide range of trackers. From googles “Notes” to Wunderlist (Now ToDo) and everything in between. For a long time, I had settled on “Wunderlist” because partly I enjoyed their native App that worked on my machines (Linux) and phone (Android). It allowed me to focus on one app. (I’m also a huge fan of GTD ( and Atomic Habits. So the lists, recurring jobs, etc. All worked out of the box in a way I liked. Sadly Wunderlist was bought out by Microsoft and merged into ToDo ( as much as they look didn’t bother me. I didn’t want to have my ToDo list tied in with any specific account (Gmail/Hotmail/Outlook etc). So I started my research into what I could use instead.

Several searches and some really helpful Reddit posts later. I found TickTick. Major points to start it was that I could import my Wunderlist directly into it. It has the ability to link with my ICals and works on my phone. I instantly went Pro with it (annual payment, but I needed the extra benefits.) and I couldn’t move away now unless something totally blew my mind.

BUT (there is always a “BUT” in these posts). I was forced to use the browser plugins to have the list on my PC. This frustrated me as I often like to “Clean slate” things between jobs, where I close all my windows and Apps down and opening the apps as I need them. But having the list locked with my browser meant I had to open it even if my next task didn’t require a browser in any sense.

So, another 2 hours of search and study, and I discovered which works amazingly well with Linux.

So as a thank you, and quick “How To” below will help you set up your own free-standing APP for TickTick in Centos 7.

How to install TickTick on Centos

  • Make sure you have NPM installed. If not visit here:
  • run in a terminal: sudo npm install nativefier -g
  • mkdir nativefier
  • cd nativefier
  • nativefier -p linux -a x64 –internal-urls “|” (only use this if you need to link with your Gmail Account)
  • Rename the new folder to just “ticktick”
  • cd ticktick
  • Rename the file TickTickTodolist,chec* to “TickTick”
  • sudo chown root chrome-sandbox
  • sudo chmod 4777 chrome-sandbox

What you now have is a working TickTick. The next step is to create a Desktop/shortcut if you wish.

  • I move TickTick folder out into my Home Directory for this as I like to have my software there.
  • go to your /home/users/{USER}/.local/share/applications
  • create a new file “ticktick.desktop”
  • insert into the file :

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=”/home/users/{USER}/TickTick/TickTick” %f
Comment=To Do List for TickTick

  • I added my own logo.png as the one that is originally created isnt to my taste.
  • now type in ticktick and you should have it available.

Any questions comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them within two to three workdays.

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    1. This is not something I’ve tried with the reboot. This basicly wraps the ticktick website in a wrapper to run independently to Firefox/chrome etc. I’ve found it keeps the changes if it goes off line and then back online, but not tried it through a reboot stage. I’d probably guess it would not save it.

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