Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit
More information: http://www.taskpaper.com/
Plain text to-do lists for Mac
Make lists and get organized. TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list that’s surprisingly adept. Buy now and start getting things done!
Outliners are powerful, but hard to use. Text editors are easy, but without structure. TaskPaper feels like a text editor, but has the power of an outliner.
Keyboard friendly. Type your lists into TaskPaper and each line is formatted into a project, task, or note.
TaskPaper files are future proof. Edit them in any text editor or use one of the many TaskPaper compatible apps created by other developers.
Fold, focus, and filter to cut big lists down to size. Use saved searches to quickly filter the items in your lists.
TaskPaper doesn’t force a particular system on you; it provides basic list elements to use as you see fit. Go beyond with scripts and themes.
Thoroughly modernized. TaskPaper 3 is all new, while still retaining the original plain text foundation that’s worked so well since 2006.
All new modernized app
Flexible and unique folding UI
More powerful outliner and text editor
Saved searches; one click away in sidebar
Relative date and time based searches
More powerful hierarchical searches
LESS/CSS powered themes
Plain text files; edit anywhere
Type and your lists are auto formatted
Projects:, - tasks, notes, and @tags
Text editor speed with outliner power
Lists within lists within lists…
Fold, focus, and filter to make big list small
Drag and drop to organize your list
Fully scriptable and themable
What's new in TaskPaper 3?
Everything and nothing!
TaskPaper is a modern rewrite of TaskPaper 2, all the code is new and there are new features in the app. With that said the core TaskPaper experience is the same. There are no new features in the underlying file format. TaskPaper is still just plain text formatted lists of projects, tasks, notes, and tags.
There are some of the new editor features:
Folding items – You can now fold items, hiding the items indented under them. To fold and item click the blue bullet point to the left of the items text.
Focus projects – You can now truly focus projects instead of just filtering to show a single project. The difference is when you focus a project like this you'll no longer see all the leading indentation. This means you can create deep levels of subprojects and still edit them comfortably, instead of seeing a bunch of leading whitespace everywhere.
Outline level guides – TaskPaper now reenforces the underlying outline structure by drawing guides down from each item that contains other items.
Tabs are no longer used in editor – Tabs are still part of the underlying file format. But when you open your file in TaskPaper tabs selectable characters in the editor. This puts the focus more on items and indentation without having to muck through tabs.
Search syntax – TaskPaper's search syntax28 has been updated to better search item hierarchies. Basic tag and boolean searches are still the same, but there are a lot more options now ... documentation on the way! If you've used FoldingText TaskPaper searches are very similar.
Date/Time syntax – TaskPaper now has a standard syntax54 for dealing with dates and times and relative dates and times. For example you can now search for items that are due "next week".
LESS/CSS Powered Themes – TaskPaper now uses LESS/CSS syntax for creating themes17. The style properties and elements are different then HTML DOM (more limited), but generally TaskPaper styling should be much more approachable and familiar to people who already know LESS/CSS.