TaskPaper – Plain text to-dos 4+
Make lists and get organized. TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list that’s surprisingly adept. Thoroughly modernized. TaskPaper 3 is all new, while still retaining the same plain text design that’s been getting things done since 2006.
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• Plain text files; edit anywhere
• Type and your lists are auto formatted
• Organize projects:, - tasks, notes, and @tags
• Filter your lists by @tag, type, or content
• Fold, focus, and filter to make big lists small
• Fast keyboard navigation & commands
• Drag and drop to organize your lists
• Manage dates and times in plain text
• Import/Export with Reminders app (Siri)
• Active support community ready to help
• LESS/CSS powered stylesheets for theming
• New for macOS Ventura
• Added ability to style based on item's `bodyContent`
• Added branch move commands (Option to see in Item menu)
• Updated instructions in user's guide for debugging scripts
• Fixed crash when failing to decode utf8 TaskPaper document
• Improved select existing tab behavior when selecting item in sidebar
With the styling addition you can now invent your own mini syntaxes in TaskPaper. For example the following style rule makes it so that any item that starts with `>>` will have red text:
Ratings and Reviews
Friction-free task management
So hard to encapsulate what a joy it is to use this app. It is fast. It is easy to learn. It is reliable. With fast search and tag filters, I am able to track dozens of projects and tasks and notes with ease. My list does not become overwhelming because I can quickly and intuitively filter it to zoom in on a set of tasks by context, by due date, etc. What really stands out for me is the way it adapts to the way I generally think about tasks and projects — it is usually a non-linear process where thinking about one task or project triggers a memory about another thing to do. From anywhere in the app I can immediately start adding a new project or task. I don’t need to click-click-click to get to a Project view or Inbox view and then proceed from there. It is that ease of capturing projects and tasks that gives me a sense of calm and “ninja-ness” in managing what I need to do.
Simplicity perfected . . . with the ability to customize to you heart's content
I have been playing around with various To-Do apps for several years. Only recently did I get rid of several overwhelming projects that pressed on me so hard that I could hardly choose what to do, but could only do what was necessary--usually at the last moment.
In the last month I tried several To-Do apps. The SECRET to using this app is (1) that it is simply a text file which can be edited in any text editor, BUT (2) the Menu provides a ton of options for managing your list. I haven't tried it yet, but it appears that there are options for making changes to your heart's content thru stylesheets and scripts. This is my new "very mostest favoritest"* app.
* Comes from hanging around with grandchildren!
Just really well done
My favorite task management app. It just gets out of your way and lets you organize your tasks in whatever way is best for you. Since it's outline-based, you can add arbitrary levels of subtasks to any item. You can easily narrow your focus down to single projects, or quickly move and tag items with the keyboard.
Because it's just plaintext, it's easy to view and manipulate your task lists with other applications.
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- Jesse Grosjean
- 6.2 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2006-2022 Jesse Grosjean
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.