I think a Text UI for pytddmon sounds cool!
It would mean ..
1) running pytddmon without *any* dependency (except Python, of course!). Nice in Ubuntu, e.g.
2) you could run pytddmon remotely through ssh/terminal
You could even consider checking for Tkinter, and starting the text UI if not found. And of course having a to run in text UI mode:
python pytddmon.py --textui