What’s New

Version 5.6.8

Fixed an issue around possibly using the wrong color for the menu bar icon when first launching in dark mode.
Updated some shared frameworks for catching crashes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Joan Evelyn ,

This works very well for me.

I used to write things down on paper so that I would not forget and of course the paper would get buried under everything on my desk, so then I would start a new list which isn't very efficient. This app keeps it right in front where I have easy access all the time. I like the color capabilities and ease of use. It is simple. I need simple. I've recommended this to my daughter. I don't have a phone to sync with (yet) but I know it will be great to have this app when I do eventually have one.

lomontman ,

App not dead, but location for data file has moved.

The app isn’t dead, but it isn’t migrating your old data file to its new location. The old data file is in your Users library under Application Support/Checkoff. The new location for the data file is also in your Users library. It’s too long for me to try to replicate here. Go to preferences in checkoff. The first entry under “General” will give you the new location. Quit the app, drag your old file to the new location (make a copy of it first perhaps!), replacing the existing file and restart the app. Should work. I’m not the developer, just a user who’s wrassled with this mess and come up with a solution. I believe you may also simply be able to point the app in the direction of your old data file - under the preferences that I’ve already mentioned there’s an option for specifying where the app should look for the data file. Again, perhaps worth it to make a copy before you do that.

Sean Jay SD ,

Great tool! just needs a Search box

Great GTD tool. I've tried many and this is the best. It lets you add entries quickly and follows you from screen to screen if you use Mission Control. Most other GTD tools stay on one screen, so when you want to add an entry or check on your next To Do, you will need to go back to the original screen and/or relaunch the app -- very inconvenient process.
Comments section works well and is available for each entry. It even takes URLs and small attachments (attachments appear as links), so you can really expand on a particular To Do item, if needed.
With these simple and effective features, Check-off has morphed into a daily journal of sorts for me as well.
DropBox sync works well. I ran into just one glitch in 3 months of use -- I was simultaneously updating Check-off on an iMac and a MacBook Air (different information entered into each device) and Check-off was not able to reconcile and update the two versions properly. Not a serious issue for me.

One suggestion to the developer to make this a 5-star product -- please add a Search box, ideally similar to Apple's Search functionality in TextEdit.


Lucien W. Dupont
5.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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