Collaborative To-do List

This example shows how to build a collaborative to-do list with Liveblocks and esbuild.

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Live preview

Open the example above and share it on multiple windows or devices to try it live.

As users edit the list, changes will be automatically persisted and synced—allowing for a list that updates in real-time across clients. Users will also be able to see who else is currently online and when a user is typing.

Getting started

Run the following command to try this example locally:

$npx create-liveblocks-app@latest --example javascript-todo-list --no-api-key --no-vercel

This will download the example and install the example. Next, you must:

  • Create an account on liveblocks.io
  • Copy your public key from the dashboard
  • Replace pk_YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY in app.js with your public key
  • Run npm run build and open static/index.html in your browser

Manual setup

Alternatively, you can set up your project manually:

  • Install all dependencies with npm install
  • Create an account on liveblocks.io
  • Copy your public key from the dashboard
  • Replace pk_YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY in app.js with your public key
  • Run npm run build and open static/index.html in your browser

Deploy on Vercel

To both deploy on Vercel, and run the example locally, use the following command:

$npx create-liveblocks-app@latest --example javascript-todo-list --vercel

This will download the example and ask permission to open your browser, enabling you to deploy to Vercel. Next, you must:

  • Create an account on liveblocks.io
  • Copy your public key from the dashboard
  • Replace pk_YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY in app.js with your public key
  • Push a commit to update the Vercel demo with the key
  • Run npm run build and open static/index.html in your browser

Develop on CodeSandbox

After forking this example on CodeSandbox, create the pk_YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY environment variable as a public.

Tutorial

Follow our step by step tutorial to build it from scratch.

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