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tyto is an extensible and customizable management and organisation tool

just visit!

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  • minimal UI
  • no accounts necessary
  • intuitive
  • extensible
  • localStorage persistence
  • time tracking
  • sortable UI
  • task linking
  • Markdown support
  • etc.

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Why tyto? What’s it for?

Tyto arose from the want for an electronic post-it board without the need for accounts. Something simple and intuitive that could be easily shared.

It’s also the product of my own curiosity being used as an opportunity to pick up new tech stacks. It started as a vanilla JS app utilising one file and experimenting with HTML5 drag and drop. It then grew a little more, and a little more after that. Now it uses Backbone w/ Marionette. The next step? Most likely Angular 2.0 or React.

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In truth, most organisations have some form of tool for what Tyto is doing. In my experience though, they can be cumbersome, clunky and just a bit noisy. Some employees tend to dislike internal tools. You still see whiteboards and walls plastered in sticky notes.

This is where Tyto came from, It’s my personal intuitive and minimal TodoMVC. No accounts necessary and the source isn’t too hard to grasp making it rather easy to extend and customise.

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Who’s it for?

Developer and project managers were the original target audience. A means to share project progression on a more personal level. As opposed to publicly through an internal system. Almost like a complimentary attachment to an email.

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There are no restrictions though, it’s open source. Not quite right out of the box? Change it :smile:

Extensibility provides a means to create a bespoke version based on theme or functionality.

Tyto is a personal pet of mine and if it can help others, that’s great!

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###Using tyto Just want to use it? Do that by visiting

GitHub flavored markdown is supported thanks to marked.

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Changes are persistent thanks to localStorage.

Want to move to a different browser or machine though? Use the export utility to export a json file. Load this using the import utility.

A persistent workflow across devices? I’m afraid I haven’t implemented that. Accounts is not something I am keen on implementing/hosting right now. I think it diverts from my original intention with Tyto.

Your own environment


If you’re cloning the repo and setting up the codebase you are going to need [node], [bower] and [gulp] installed. #####Set up 1. Clone the repo.

    git clone
  1. Navigate into the repo and install the dependencies.

    cd tyto
    npm install
    bower install
  2. Run gulp to take care of preprocessing and running a local static server instance(project utilises BrowserSync).



I would suggest just taking a snapshot of the gh-pages branch and ftp’ing this onto your desired server or web space. Alternatively, follow the set up procedure and FTP the contents of the public directory.

If you wish to host on Github. Follow the set up procedure first(ideally, with a fork). When happy with your version, use the deploy task. This will require familiarity with gulp-gh-pages in order to publish to the correct location if other than gh-pages.

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A strength of tyto is extensibility. Making changes whether it be functional or aesthetic is straightforward once familiar with the codebase.

Any queries as to how things work in the codebase? Feel free to raise an issue with a question!

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####Under the hood There are a range of technologies being used under the hood. * jQuery * jQuery UI * Material Design Lite * Lodash * Backbone * Marionette * Marked * Jade * Stylus * Babel * Gulp

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Made with :sparkles: @jh3y 2016

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