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Is there any particular reason you are using GitHub issues instead of a more traditional todo list app?

I'd be worried about strangers opening issues about my house...




I'm the person who's repository and issue tracker (and house!) this is. I've been using Github for tracking house issues for nearly a year.

Partly I chose Github for user experience - it's a pretty good and simple issue tracker.

Partly it was ease of setup time, Github was to hand.

Partly I'm curious whether it being public can help. People might come and give advice on bugs, and in theory workmen could turn up and give me spontaneous quotes.

I was going to write a blog post about it before posting to Hacker News, looks like somebody else beat me to it!

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GitHub's Issues system is pretty undervalued as a workflow/project management system. Especially once you learn to use milestones regularly.

It also lets you tack on collaborators to share the blame and responsibility. :)

Of course, you could well argue that it's a problem that it doesn't have the push, alert, and geofencing capabilities that make to-do services great to have.

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So true. I use it to track every detail of my personal projects and never had the feeling that anything was missing.

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> Is there any particular reason you are using GitHub issues instead of a more traditional todo list app?

Better support for discussions and tagging/prio?

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Time stamps, collaboration, accessible from anywhere, etc

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Have a look at Astrid Tasks; It's what I use, and supports all of that.

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I worry that an app like Astrid wouldn't live the long life of my house, whereas GitHub might.

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