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I'm looking for some sort of chores calendar where we can set up scheduled chores each day and assign an owner to them.

If those chores are not done then they start to stack onto the next day.

My spouse and I need to hold each other accountable for the chores and tasks in which we are assigned. And I think a great way to represent that is showing how uncompleted chores stack up, they don't go away, the time it takes to complete them still exists as a form of debt to our free time.

Are there any open source projects that do this sort of thing or help with keeping up with the home, tasks, & household chores?

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

I've used Grocy before that had good functionality for that. Can create chores that are done regularly and it can be assigned to certain people, or rotates through the family. The main feature is tracking groceries, but it does so much more.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

I know someone who's literally making that right now. Remind me in a week, I'll send you the link. He'll probably be done by then.


[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

A small whiteboard on the fridge perhaps?

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Back when I had roommates, we used a Kanban board. Trello is the "name brand" you may be familiar with, but there's lots of self-hostable alternatives:

Nextcloud has Decks if you're running that. If not, there's also Wekan, Tagia, Planka, or Vikunja.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Does nextcloud deck have recurring tasks yet? I didn't think it did.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Does nextcloud deck have recurring tasks yet? I didn't think it did.

Just checked, and no, it doesn't appear to.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I use something I created, although it doesn't stack chores to the next day. I think everyone has a slightly different set of needs for a task tracking app, so if you are able, its worth creating your own.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I wonder what would facilitate people to make their own solutions in this way. Like, I have made a few apps or automation things myself, but if I look at my "normie" friends who don't have the level of tech familiarity that I do, they struggle with whatever out of the box solutions they can find. Poor IT education is a big part of this, and I've been wondering a lot about what would need to change for the average "normie" to be empowered to tinker

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

In theory, low-code, no-code, and LLMs would lower the effort needed but I think tinkering is a mindset. I think we need more tinkerers, so any efforts to encourage more have my support.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is probably a bit extreme. I think it has a way to tie into your phone's calendar too.

But you could use redmine and create tickets and reoccuring tasks.