"Using a text editor as a to-do list? You’re going to love this." — The Next Web review

TaskBadges adds the number of open tasks in your plain-text to-do list to the file's icon in Finder and on the desktop so that you always know how many open tasks are remaining simply by looking at the file.

Also comes with a menubar icon for quick access to your to-do lists.

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• Square brackets style
• style
• TaskPaper style

Examples of all styles are included with the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MakdayZCEO ,

Works and is so simple to use

The best thing bout this app is that it just works and is based on simple use of a text only document. I am using it for tasks related to business operations and personal tasks. And, it works on my slower macbook even on Lion OS!

BranCobbler ,

Most barebones app ever used

I only downloaded this because it was the only desktop checklist app I could find that was still compatable with 10.6.

ALL this app does is put a little number on a text document (which you have to create from scratch yourself to serve as your list) which tells you the number of tasks you have left "unchecked." It knows based on whether you have or haven't placed an x between brackets. You have to type all those in yourself.

Frankly, working this way is probably more time-consuming than me just making a spreadsheet and putting my x in a pre-made cell. If this program came with a template with a bunch of fresh brackets, I would have given it another star, but I have to make everything from scratch. I'm not lazy, I just want to use my time efficiently.

_chris1986 ,

Excellent task manager for the minimilist

TaskBadges is a simple and elegant idea that gives you a bried overview of your remaining tasks. Works perfectly!

App Privacy

The developer, Kitestack Software, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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