If you’re looking for a useful, native task management tool on Linux, you’ve got a lot of choices. However, if you need a task manager that also has an excellent mobile application, sync features, and team integration, the Nozbe task manager is one of the best.
The Nozbe task management service supports Linux, though it doesn’t have any packages users can install on OSes like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch Linux, etc. Instead, if you’re going to use Nozbe, you’ll need to go to the website, download a Tar archive, extract it, and run a script.
To get the latest version of Nozbe for Linux, head over to the official website and click the “Nozbe for Linux” button in the top left. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like going to the site, try the wget command below.
cd ~/Downloads wget https://nozbe.com/linux64 -O NozbeLinux.tar
Nozbe downloads as a Tar archive, and not TarGZ, TarXZ or other formats. As a result, extracting it is a bit different. To obtain the files inside of the archive, run the following command in a terminal:
tar -xvf NozbeLinux.tar
Running the command above should fully extract all of the contents inside of it. Sometimes, however, de-compressing Tar archives doesn’t go so well. If you see an “Uncompressed” file, rather than the Nozbe installer files, go back to your terminal and re-run the extraction command. If it still fails, open up your file manager, right-click on NozbeLinux.tar and select the “extract” option.
When the contents of NozebeLinux.tar are done extracting, it’s time to start the installation. On Linux, the installation process is taken care of thanks to an automatic Bash script. In the terminal, start the installer with the command below:
The downloader script for Nozbe installs in several locations in the user’s home folder. Specifically, it places all application files in ~/.Nozbe, ~/.config/, and ~/.local/share/applications. Since these file folders go into /home/, you must re-install Nozbe for each user that needs access to the software. If you’re OK with the installer placing files in these locations, press the enter key and let the script install the program.
The downloader is quite quick and will get Nozebe working on your Linux PC. When the process completes, look through your application menu, search for “Nozbe”, and launch it to get started using it.
Setting up Nozbe
Using the Nozbe task management system on Linux requires a user account. The best (and quickest) way to set up a user account is to connect your Google account. To allow Nozbe to access your Google account, click the “use your Google account” button.
Clicking on the “use your Google account” button opens up a new window in your default web browser. Use the user interface to sign in to your Google account. When you’re done logging in, Google will ask you to connect your account to the Nozbe system. Read the overview that it displays, and click the “allow” button. Selecting the “allow” button will open a success page, letting you know that Nozbe is now set up. It will then launch the app and allow you to begin adding tasks.
The best way to use Nozbe is to use the “projects” system. This feature allows users to silo different tasks into different areas, rather than keeping them all in one location. To set up a project in the Nozbe app on Linux, look to the sidebar and select “projects”. Select “add your first project”, and click “create” to add it to the sidebar.
Creating a new project in Nozbe will allow you to add tasks to it. To add a new task, click on the text box and write out your task. When the task is written out, press the enter key on the keyboard to add it to the list.
Don’t want to use the project system to add tasks in the Nozbe app? Go to “Inbox” and click “start adding tasks to inbox” instead.
Nozbe is a useful task management application for Linux, and in general, though, it’s not for everyone. Uninstalling Nozbe is about as easy as installing it, thanks to the developers. Open up a terminal and follow the steps below to uninstall it from your Linux PC.
Note: be sure to repeat this uninstall process for every user that runs Nozbe on your Linux PC.
Step 1: Use the CD command and move the terminal from its launch directory to the ~/Downloads folder.
Step 2: In the ~/Downloads folder, run the Nozbe uninstallation script.
Step 3: Finish up the uninstallation process by deleting the NozbeLinux.tar archive, and scripts using the rm command.
rm downloader.sh rm uninstaller.sh rm Readme.txt rm NozbeLinux.tar