Building a Task Management App with Django


Task management apps are essential tools for organizing and tracking tasks, projects, and to-do lists. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore how to build a task management app using Django. You'll learn how to create and manage tasks, categorize them, and add user authentication to secure your app.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django Installed: You should have Django installed on your local development environment.
  • Python Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Python programming is essential.
  • HTML/CSS Skills: Familiarity with HTML and CSS will be helpful for customizing your app's design.

Step 1: Create a Django Project

The first step is to create a new Django project and set up a new app dedicated to your task management app.

Sample Project and App Creation

Create a new Django project and app using the following commands:

django-admin startproject task_manager
python startapp tasks

Step 2: Define Task Models

Define Django models to represent tasks in your task management app. These models will be used to store task data in your database.

Sample Task Models

Create models for tasks in your `` file within the `tasks` app:

from django.db import models
class Task(models.Model):
title = models.CharField(max_length=200)
description = models.TextField()
due_date = models.DateField()
is_completed = models.BooleanField(default=False)
def __str__(self):
return self.title


Building a task management app with Django is a practical and useful project. This guide has introduced you to the basics, but there's much more to explore as you add features like task categorization, priority levels, and user authentication to make your app even more powerful and user-friendly.