SwiftoDo Desktop is a minimalist, keyboard-driven to-do manager for Mac OS X that conforms to the todo.txt format spec.
- Full compliance with the todo.txt format spec.
- Support for due date (due:), threshold date (t:), recurring tasks (rec:), and hidden (h:1) tags.
- Fully keyboard-driven, with one-key bindings for commonly-used commands.
- Sorting, filtering, and full-text searching.
- Multiple selection in the task list.
- Archive completed tasks (to done.txt), either on command or automatically.
- Preserves Windows or Unix line endings in the todo.txt file for cross-platform compatibility.
- Undo/redo support.
- Copy/paste functionality for task list.
- Dark mode support for MacOS Mojave.
# ARE YOU NEW TO THE TODO.TXT FORMAT? SEE WHAT IT OFFERS:
## A task list that *you* control
Your task list is a plain text file, not some proprietary format owned by a company or locked to a specific application.
## A simple and timeless format
Plain text is the simplest file format there is. It will always be accessible, by some kind of application, forever.
## Few rules to learn
Learn only a few simple formatting rules (which SwiftoDo will take care of for you) to indicate task priority, task completion, and so on.
## A GTD-ready system
The todo.txt format was built with Getting Things Done in mind. It supports projects (which begin with a “+”) and contexts (which begin with a “@“).
## Use alongside any app on any platform
This app plays nicely with file sync software. It saves changes instantly, and reloads the file when changes are detected from external sources.
- Improved the parsing of time strings, like "12:15" or "(13:30-15:30)" or "(3:00-4:00 PM)", so that they are not parsed as todo.txt tags.
Ratings and Reviews
Great little GUI for todo.txt conferment to do list
This is a great little GUI for todo.txt conferment to do list. I like the line through for done tasks and the colors for projects.
Let's Go Back To Drawing Board
The only explanation I can come up with is the included Help / Instruction file included with SwifttoDo was cut-n-pasted from a different app? Even when you do figure out a function, you ask yourself if it were worth the effort.
Putting all this aside, I think the developer needs to pass out a dozen or so free copies of app to friends and ask them to road test it and return comments. I feel the intentions for development are good, but we must recall that the developer is his/she worst editor and reviewer.
Try again!! Since I've bought it, I'll return for another test drive.
Small Bugs Adding Up
I have found multiple issues with the app - file saving issues, visual glitches, etc. I tried to contact the developer but got no response, and the app has not seen an update in a year.
It's too bad - this is a great task management system and it is generally a well-designed app, but the bugs make it hard to recommend. I will update if the developer gets in touch or the app is updated with fixes.
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- Michael Descy
- 5.3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2019-2021 Michael Descy
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.