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TaskPaper
TaskPaper
3.8.16
4.2
0.0
TaskPaper free download for Mac

TaskPaper for Mac3.8.16

18 March 2021

Simple to-do list.

What is TaskPaper for Mac

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.

What's New:
  • All new app
  • More powerful searches
  • Flexible and unique folding interface
  • More powerful text editor and outliner
  • Saved searches; one click away in sidebar
  • Relative date and time based searches
  • LESS/CSS powered themes
  • Extensive Javascript API Key Features
  • 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
  • Getting things done since 2006

What's new in TaskPaper

Version 3.8.16:
Added:
  • Support for clickable relative "~/" file paths
Fixed
  • Clickable file paths that contain non ascii characters
  • Cases where Copy Link wasn't working correctly (some path syntaxes)
  • Cases where Open/Copy Link was showing in context menu when it shouldn't (tags, leading dash in task)
  • "Export Reminders" to always show list picker when no default list is set in Reminders.app
  • AppleScript read/write access to document's "textContent"
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bobembry
bobembry
Feb 15 2020
3.8.10
5.0
Feb 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.8.10
I use it all day with a daily work plan file and separate files for major tasks/projects. Lots of useful features
Levelbest
Levelbest
Oct 23 2018
3.8.1
4.5
Oct 23 2018
4.5
Version: 3.8.1
TaskPaper, what it is and what it isn’t. I use TaskPaper, a lot. But, I am using it for slightly different reasons than what it was designed for. Many people use TaskPaper for keeping track of tasks. They use date functions and all manner of things to do this. TaskPaper is very good at doing this. I cannot comment on this type of workflow using TaskPaper as, ironically, that is not what I use TaskPaper for. I use TaskPaper for helping me to breakdown complex ideas. As a writer I have trouble with getting bogged down in all sorts of areas. This has been especially true when I have been researching arguments in a legal document. TaskPaper has tools that I make much use of. It uses internal tags which is, anything that is proceeded by the “@” symbol. The tags go at the end of a paragraph. I don't have to set up that tag anywhere in preferences, I just start using it anywhere. Then, anytime I click on a tag, TaskPaper instantly searches for all tags that are the same. As tags are at the end of paragraphs, the found set shows all the paragraphs with the same tag after it. If I am doing research in a long document and I think, this section is about pointA, but it also has a meaning when examining pointB and pointC, then I can use as many tags after that section (paragraph) as I like, pointA, pointB, pointC. Then I can either click on any instance of PointA and see all paragraphs in my document of PointA, or, I can create or embed a search for Point A which will appear on the sidebar. The same is true of pointB or pointC of course. Sidebar searches are easy to set up. If there is a part of my document that I want to go to a lot, then I can set that up as a search term in the sidebar. This works for tags but it also works for specific sections in the document. Plain text. The only regret I have with TaskPaper is that it is totally plain text. I can't paste graphics anywhere in TaskPaper. But, I can add style to my documents very well. OK, I can't add style to specific words (can't bold a word) but, I can style a document by what is under what level of a heading, notes styles, tasks style, and anything I want to style using a tag. This includes page color, text color, line height, font style (for the whole paragraph or section), etc. TaskPaper does this by using something similar to a css file for each document. If you understand what a CSS file does then you understand what TaskPaper styles can do. I know that the developer also sells similar apps with slightly different niches. He sells a writing app for example which is primarily what I am using TaskPaper for. But, for whatever reason, I find TaskPaper very easy to use and very configurable. I also read a comment that the developer does not support his products very well. I think that is a bit unfair. I don't know the history of this developer although I have been using TaskPaper for the past three or so years. He has continued to update and to upgrade TaskPaper in that time. I have no worries that this is going to be in any way unsupported as an app. Bottomline is that, there are more robust apps for task and file management. Those apps use database approaches and I am not knocking them if that is what you need. I use BusyCal for my calendar events. I use NVAlt for my daily tracking of things I have done. I use Nisus for my writing. Eventually I plan on moving to Scrivener for my writing. But TaskPaper works and it works well. I find that I use Taskpaper for most of my fleshing out of ideas when I write. It’s great for creating drafts as it makes finding the parts very easy and it also expands and collapses sections which I do or do not want to look at while I am concentrating on other things. I wish Nisus could do that. TaskPaper is a great app for gathering ideas in an outline format. And yet, it does this not in a database layout such as Omni, it does this as a completely text based writing (text) style format.
bobembry
bobembry
Sep 21 2018
3.8
5.0
Sep 21 2018
5.0
Version: 3.8
Very useful. Works great. I use 2 TaskPaper files every day. One is a daily work plan that includes daily calendar entries. The other is a project list that is partly tied to calendar entries. ★★★★★
Bryan
Bryan
Jan 8 2018
3.7.5
4.0
Jan 8 2018
4.0
Version: 3.7.5
Pros: - Easy to manage long lists with extra info by collapsing items - Reordering items is simple Cons: - Default is to archive making list cleanup cumbersome I've been using this app for 3+ months and finding that it is good for keeping a detailed to do list and keeping notes. My to do list is always open daily and is organized into 5 major categories. The ability to expand and collapse those categories makes it easy for me to hide these long lists so I can focus on one project at a time. Items can be dragged up and down so I can reorder my tasks on a whim. There is a small learning curve for the markdown formatting, but the app does a good job of making the tutorial available as text in each new file so if I ever forget I can hit command+N and see a quick reminder. Overall, the app does not have a large number of available features, which is a good thing as I just need it to keep my personal tasks organized and my occasional notes looking clean. It does that very well!
Zx81
Zx81
Nov 16 2016
3.6
0.0
Nov 16 2016
0.0
Version: 3.6
OK, Taskpaper is a very good app, and I have no problem with it, but I just wonder if its future can be trusted.
Jesse Grosjean is very creative, dedicated, dynamic but his history as a developer does not prove that he can support a product in the long term (Mori sold and abandoned, Writeroom for Mac last updated in 2012, Taskpaper for IOS not updated for a long time.. J. Grosjean wrote "I will stop selling the iOS apps".)
It is therefore difficult to invest serenely (time, not money) in apps when you have no certainty about its future and syncing across the Mac system (Mac & IOS) is not supported.

Actually, we're still waiting for a plain text Mac & IOS syncing system : nvAlt? Nothing on IOS (tags do not sync well or at all with IOS apps) Simplenote? No tags.

Suggestions anyone?
Turquoise
Turquoise
Feb 1 2016
3.0 Preview
0.0
Feb 1 2016
0.0
Version: 3.0 Preview
TaskPaper is a great app, not only for todos but for the many lists I keep updating on a regular basis. Trying the new 3.0 preview, I see that the font is bigger now, which makes me see a much smaller part of my lists on a Macbook. - Will we get a way to increase or reduce the font size in the future? - Is there any way to print individual projects?
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 5 2015
2.3.2
0.0
Nov 5 2015
0.0
Version: 2.3.2
Macupdate: The purchase link actually goes to the demo version. The MAS is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taskpaper/id424281111?mt=12, where we can read: "README PLEASE: I expect to release TaskPaper 3 in early January as a paid upgrade. TaskPaper will be $14.99 on release and then $24.99 final price. I've just lowered TaskPaper 2 pricing to $4.99."
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 5 2015
2.3.2
0.0
Nov 5 2015
0.0
Version: 2.3.2
I am amazed no-one, including the makers, haven't managed to produce a work flow example here. From where I stand it looks like a Text Edit alternative. I can make lists there. Why do I need TaskPaper? The stars warrants a web site visit though. Thanks for those.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Dec 3 2014
2.3.2
5.0
Dec 3 2014
5.0
Version: 2.3.2
It's currently 9.99 on the MAS. Very cool app. The iOS version was open sourced and has been picked up by a bunch of different devs not using the name. I'm checking out Taskmator on iOS as the companion. There's also FoldingText which looks pretty nice too, but maybe a little less built out.
Kyle-C
Kyle-C
Jun 23 2014
2.3.2
4.0
Jun 23 2014
4.0
Version: 2.3.2
Nice app. The possibility to adjust the color of the background and the font is a big plus for me. Easy to use and intuitive. The only minus is a bit complicated process of synching but it doesn't really spoil the overall good impression. Give it a try, it can do a lot of stuff.
Disparity
Disparity
Jul 22 2013
2.3.2
5.0
Jul 22 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.2
Great app. I'm a list maker, and this is the creme de la creme. Simple and intuitive. You won't be disappointed!
Pir-anha
Pir-anha
Feb 13 2012
2.3.1
4.5
Feb 13 2012
4.5
Version: 2.3.1
usually i try out software for at least a couple of weeks, but i bought taskpaper after only 1 day. it's right down my alley; i don't have an actual need for anything more complex with bells and whistles -- i just get distracted by customizing my task manager, *wry grin*. this is minimalist and doesn't need any fiddling whatsoever for diving right in, but it has the main features for me to keep track of the gazillion things i need to. and the scriptability makes it perfect -- i wrote a small script for inserting dates right away. i can think of a few things i'd like it to do it doesn't do now (repeating tasks, some basic date handling), but it's even more suited for me than "things" which i used previously. because it is so minimalist, the price might seem on the high side, but i don't think it's too expensive for what i am getting. small aside: i like that on his website the dev recommends specific other programs if taskpaper isn't quite what one is looking for. you don't see that often.
JBX
JBX
Jan 20 2012
2.3.1
0.0
Jan 20 2012
0.0
Version: 2.3.1
didn't the last version allow you to set a document to open when the app is launched?
Soderberg
Soderberg
Oct 26 2011
2.3
4.5
Oct 26 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3
To start with, this is a beautiful app, which always helps with motivation in getting things done. For me, it has exactly the right blend of simplicity, functionality and customizability for keeping up with ever-evolving to-do lists & master plans. As others have noted, there's practically no time spent learning the software; once you have (quickly) figured out how this works, it's a breeze to use. After setting up the sync servic and learning some very simple syntax you can, with thoughtful use of tags, make this do pretty much whatever you want it to with a minimum of fuss. Syncing across devices is of course essential, and I like that the aesthetic/formatting and functionality are consistent whether I'm on my Mac or iPhone. I'm always happy when an app takes up a minimum of hard drive space, and when the deeloper keeps forward/backward compatibility in mind, which seems to be the case here. The software's price (Mac and iPhone/iPad) looks kinda steep at first, but to be fair ti does include a syncing service (using the SimpleText.ws website & app); some might not want to pay that price once the new upgrade offers syncing via DropBox. There are lots of other apps that can keep track of images & other file types., so text-only is fine with me. However, if the option to format text colour, italics and underlining (or whatever other options wouldn't mess up the syntax) were available, I would use it (with a monochromatic palette to keep the visuals clean). All in all, a daily go-to app which is a pleasure to use.
Soderberg
Soderberg
Oct 26 2011
2.3
4.5
Oct 26 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3
Hi, just realized that my "troubleshooting" query didn't show up here on the main window & therefore might not be noticed re: someone replying ... can anyone enlighten me re: syncing TaskPaper in Lion? I really like TaskPaper's clean and straightforward interface, and for things that don't need a calendar entry it's a real pleasure to use, great for organizing and overview. I installed the most recent version, which works great, and then downloaded SimpleText (which is required to sync with the simpletext.ws webpage) but the SimpleText app didn't respond at all when I clicked on it; the version is 1.0.1 from March 2010 so probably needs an update. I had no luck finding any new versions or even info re: this specific problem, neither in the wiki nor the forums. A search in Google was likewise unsuccessful. Hopefully I missed something glaring, but the developer's last login here on MacUpdate is from a few months back ... any assistance would be gratefully received!
Soderberg
Soderberg
Oct 26 2011
2.3
4.5
Oct 26 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3
Hi there, I've got TaskPaper (love its elegant simplicity!) on my Mac Mini running Lion and am trying to set up syncing with SimpleText, but can't find the most current info ... downloaded the SimpleText app from the Hog Bay website but the app doesn't respond when I try to launch it; the app info says it's version 1.0.1, last modified in March 2010, so I'm guessing it needs an update. I had no luck finding a newer version or any answers on the website or the Wiki ... can anyone enlighten me?
EndoLab
EndoLab
Jul 27 2011
2.2.6
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
Excellent piece of software. TaskPaper looks both simple (too simple maybe at the first glance) and complicated at the first use when you see all the shortcut. But TaskPaper is much more: fully scriptable, you may be agreeably surprised by its power to structure your ideas and to get the job done. Here there are some example of scripts: Basic • Create a new entry • Create a new tag • Delete all entries • Delete all archived entries • Delete done tasks • Export entries as text • Import entries from text • Iterate over all entries and perform task • Perform search and iterate over results • Insert Todays Date • Cycle Tags Script • Hide and Show Notes • Get a Project tag Workflows • Clock in and out of tasks • Archive Entries Tagged X to Project Y • Unarchive not-done tasks • Add current mail to taskpaper • Add current mail to taskpaper with summary note • Add current RSS item to TaskPaper • Archive completed tasks to another file • Create a next action list • Create iCal events based on start and due tags • Create or open folders or notes files for TaskPaper projects • Manage due dates • Manage start and due dates • Move done entries to end of list • Move today entries to front of list • Move today entries from one project to another • Tag with done alternative implementations • Tag with done alternative implementations 2 • Toggle between two open documents • Update indentation style for version 2.2 • Use Quicksilver to create TaskPaper task • Toggle Now Tag (emulates Tag with Today) • Toggle Ancestors & Toggle Descendants • Show Next Tasks with Increment Date Value & Decrement Date Value • Move Done Tasks To End of Project • Hide Done Entries and Hide Done Entries in a Project • Custom_Tags • Checkbook Script • Export from Things to TaskPaper Saved Searches • Show overdue tasks • Show tasks completed today • Show tasks due soon • Choose saved search Additionally you can even send or create new entrees from or within Devonthink and other apps. You can link any document, URL, photo on so on. Using it for task of course but also for all the informations you need to remember e.g. Music, photos, recipes on so on… Stable it never crashes. It seems I'm working for Hog Bay Software but TaskPaper is a great piece of software very well done.
cddmac
cddmac
Apr 27 2011
2.2.6
2.5
Apr 27 2011
2.5
Version: 2.2.6
Don't upgrade to 2.2.6. The program will trash your existing formatting. Overrated software.
Pusfarm
Pusfarm
Apr 23 2011
2.2.6
0.0
Apr 23 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2.6
Disappointed that I missed the sale price, my bad. I'm burned out on over-configuring task apps that don't ultimately do what you want. Saw this app, installed it, liked it, went to dev's site. Saw the actual price and ended my trial on Day 1. At $5, I would - and was on my way to - buy. At $30, not a chance.
Rshorts
Rshorts
Apr 18 2011
2.2.6
4.5
Apr 18 2011
4.5
Version: 2.2.6
A perfect app. Simple, clean, elegant. Some great themes available also (I like the Helvetica one). Seeing as it outputs a text document it can be shared with anyone.
ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
Apr 11 2011
2.2.3
0.0
Apr 11 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2.3
The current price on the App Store and at Hog Bay is $29.99.
8enoit
8enoit
Dec 17 2010
2.2.2
4.5
Dec 17 2010
4.5
Version: 2.2.2
extra-simple, powerfull, light, flexible, auto-sync with web, sync with iPhone
Wassup
Wassup
Oct 25 2010
2.2.2
5.0
Oct 25 2010
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
what a breath of zen fresh air taskpaper is. I'd ignored it for a while and got caught up with programs that were much sexier and much more complex. My mind found them more satisfying, but my body never got around to most of the tasks they contained. I think the turning point came when I realised that under pressure, when time was really short and many deadlines loomed, I'd resort to a simple written or computer based text list. So I returned to have a proper look at taskpaper and am so glad I did. In fact, I almost live in it. Some of the ascetic nerd types talk about living in a text file, which sounds very barren and, when you read all the workarounds and adjustments, plain impractical. But here I am, virtually living in one myself. I can clip on the fly when in other programs, I can hoist a project when I need focus, I can use multiple tags and view my data in various ways in different tabs, I can drag files or folders or URLS onto it to create links, and if I want I could even add scripts for sophisticated start and due dates. In all this the program never strays from the utter simplicity of a text file. Everything else looks garish and overbearing by comparison. The same can be said for the iphone app - quick, simple, reliable. Om.
Pedro-Fardilha
Pedro-Fardilha
May 31 2010
2.1.1
5.0
May 31 2010
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
After getting tired of waiting for "The Hit List" devs not only to keep improving the Mac version, but mainly to launch the iPhone one I decide to take some time and really try to use all the alternatives that I could find. Even though there are some really good ones out there (Omnifocus and Things to name a few ones) they are overkill to someone who just want to quickly scribble some notes on the 5 minutes that I have before my memory wipes them out. I was almost giving up when I found this cool app. TaskPaper strength is exactly its simplicity. Don't get me wrong. TaskPaper is powerful and allows an easy use of tags and breaking projects in sub-projects among other things. But it's also quite simple to use. I can add the basic info on my iPhone and later at home using the Mac version, simply add some extra notes or fine tune the ones already there. There's still plenty room for TP to grow (printing templates, for instance) for even as it is, it's my favorite app for helping me put some order on all those random (but often important) thoughts that every so often appear on the most unexpected occasion. Basically it's another example that good apps don't need to have hundreds of options with dozens of buttons.
Chris-Walken
Chris-Walken
Oct 20 2009
2.1
0.0
Oct 20 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
For a simple app, it sure is taking a long time to get the website/syncing capability released. I haven't tried the developer versions. It's a nice app though for someone who doesn't need the complexity of OmniFocus for example.
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Sep 14 2009
2.1
0.0
Sep 14 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
Get 2.1.1 for a startup crash with Snow Leopard.
Drdul
Drdul
Feb 11 2009
2.1
5.0
Feb 11 2009
5.0
Version: 2.1
I have been looking for a simple to do list app for a long time. Up 'til now I've been using Check Off, but the two problems I had with that app are that it's tied to the menubar (getting in the way of other apps), and there's no easy way to sync the data between my Macs. I finally stumbled across TaskPaper, and I love it! It floats in its own window, so I can position my to do list anywhere on my screen. I'm a Dropbox user, so syncing is as easy as saving the to do list to my Dropbox. Most of all, though, I love the clean interface and simplicity of use. The screencast on the developer's website is a great intro to TaskPaper. One extremely useful thing the dev doesn't mention in the screencast, but which I found in the (very good) user's guide is that you can use the Tab key to indent tasks and notes, which will then be attached to the parent task (and move with it). I also like that the appearance can be easily customized. The only tweaking I had to do to the "Standard" template was to bump up the base font a bit, and change the colour in which tags are displayed. One minor complaint is that although I used the preferences pane to tweak the font sizes and colours, I would have preferred to edit the template file directly, but could not find any documentation on the codes used in the file. All in all, a fantastic app which has made it much easier for me to organize tasks.
Randommac
Randommac
Dec 16 2008
2.1
5.0
Dec 16 2008
5.0
Version: 2.1
Simple, speedy and flexible. The TaskPaper upgrade to 2.0 makes the difference between night and day for me. What was just an intriguing concept - a simple paper-look to do manager - is now my default note taking and to do manager. I started out with iGTD, but got overwhelmed by the endless forms to fill. I like "Things", but never quite got comfortable with it. I tried OmniFocus, but Things and OF became ends in themselves, constant temptation to overfocus on the process and not on results. I love TP2's speed and flexibility. It doesn't tax my aging PowerBook, it gives me very little to distract me, yet makes it easy to customize tags on the fly. The ability to narrow my focus is essential, and TP makes that easy. Jumping back and forth between individual projects or contexts and the project list is smooth and fast. Thanks, Hog Bay, for making the upgrade from 1.0 to 2.0 free. I wasn't even going to try it out, but the online tutorial sold me. If you haven't watched it, do so now! Then download the demo and try it yourself.
Mac-Attacks
Mac-Attacks
Dec 1 2008
2.0
3.0
Dec 1 2008
3.0
Version: 2.0
Sometimes technology can be a hindrance to progress. Why wrestle with a sophisticated GTD system to keep track of your own simple day-to-day tasks when Task Paper can do everything you need so simply and quickly? I always used to maintain simple text files for my to-do lists so Task Paper was a very easy and natural progression for me. Yes, it's not got a lot of whistles and bells but it really doesn't need them. In a way, its sheer simplicity is what makes it so useful. What makes it even better is that there also exists a Windows sister application (called To Do Paper) which uses exactly the same underlying text format so I can seamlessly access my task lists from both work and home. All I need now is an iTouch version and my life will be complete. HOWEVER...it's a shame that I have to shell out $29.99 twice for the same product on two different formats - why can't there be a second purchase discount arrangement between the authors of the Mac and Windows versions?
Eliotwhite
Eliotwhite
Nov 24 2008
2.0
0.0
Nov 24 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
Is there an upgrade option for moving from 1.x to 2.0? I couldn't find any relevant information on Hog Bay Software's site.
Guest
Guest
Nov 12 2008
1.0.3
0.0
Nov 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
I would really like to see a TaskPaper iPhone app.
Tekl
Tekl
Jul 30 2008
1.0.3
0.0
Jul 30 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
It would be nice to have a global hotkey to toggle visibility of TaskPaper. I would like to use F16 for that.
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Jul 28 2008
1.0.3
0.0
Jul 28 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
Any chance that an 'Archive Done Projects' feature will be added before the 2.0 update? I have a bunch of empty projects I have to scroll through to reach others now, since all their tasks have been marked done and moved to the Archive. The only clean-up option I can find is to drag the cursor over the project's name (since a double-click triggers the single-click phenomenon) and hit delete to remove them entirely. Given that tasks can be archived, is there no better way?
Veryvito
Veryvito
Mar 5 2008
1.0.3
5.0
Mar 5 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
TaskPaper is the ToDo list I've been looking for: It actually replaces the pocket-sized notebook I've kept on my desk for years -- and is just as simple to use. It doesn't do a whole lot (thankfully!), but what it does do, it does great.
iGaucho
iGaucho
Nov 16 2007
1.0.3
4.0
Nov 16 2007
4.0
Version: 1.0.3
TaskPaper is an excellent alternative to the new swarm of GTD apps hitting the Mac market. There are some great choices out there. Personally I have been an iGTD user since the start, but this one really is simple and allows you to organize your tasks quickly and get started on them. It helps to avoid the hassle of over-organizing things. TaskPaper is really in its infancy still but it is backed by a very responsive developer who is burning the midnight oil to make it better constantly. Version 1.1 is supposed to bring some huge improvements and new features. Can't wait! There are a couple features that it is missing that would make it an absolute top contender (most are echoed on the Hog Bay forums). It really needs sub-tasks, drag and drop reordering of tasks and projects, iCal syncing, and .Mac support. Aside from those few shortcomings, I enjoy using it.
Guest
Guest
Nov 3 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I just purchased TaskPaper as a MacUpdate Promo. I went into the Hog Bay software forum to find an answer to a question I had and found the following comment from Jesse: "I'm very likely to move new development ie version 1.1 to Leopard only..." Maybe this should have been mentioned in connection with the MacUpdate Promo? Quite an important piece of info for anyone not planning to upgrade to Leopard right away! As far as I know, this is the only app that is planning to go "Leopard only" at this stage.
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Very nice app - I like the offer of a GTD solution that's simple. All I'm wondering is if this can sync with my Palm somehow.
Use
Use
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
How simple can you get for something that makes sophisticated tasks so much easier? Good job Jesse!
Rare
Rare
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I was (and still am) looking forward to the completion and release of OmniFocus. However, although I have access to the daily builds, and have entered nearly all of my projects and tasks into OF, the list is overwhelming. I find myself writing daily to-do lists on paper, and on an irregular basis. Some days I have trouble finding direction, and get easily distracted. Just now I put my to-do list for tomorrow into TaskPaper. It was easy and fun. I even went ahead and finished a couple of tasks so I could check them off! I'm not sure if I'll use this as consistently as I should, but at this price I'm willing to buy it even if I end up not using it regularly or ultimately buying and using OmniFocus. I appreciate and support independent developers who put out quality products at reasonable prices. Jesse certainly falls into that category with TaskPaper, particularly at today's price. Thanks, Jesse, and thanks, MacUpdate!
Sdagley
Sdagley
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Add me to the camp of folks that need a lightweight app for GTD. Time to give TP a try.
Micmacmo
Micmacmo
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I'm looking forward to testing this out. Like other posters, I'm a fan of iGTD. But I'd like something more light weight and streamlined.
Hacintosh
Hacintosh
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I saw this app when it was featured on TUAW, Daring Fireball, and 43Folders. It is simple and not suffering from feature creep. It does one thing and does it well.
Jim-Kessler
Jim-Kessler
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This is well-done. It uses a simple markup system that's unobtrusive and easy to use. I'm ready to order!
Dc1860
Dc1860
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I downloaded iGTD a several weeks ago, and just got stuck at the interface, not finding it intuitive at all and not wanting to read some clunky manual or help file (if it has one). Taskpaper, from the same company that makes the venerable WriteRoom (just try it!), currently has a user manual that does not take even one minute to peruse, but allows you to harness the amazingly simple power of the application. Absolutely superb and you get started right away. The user guide is at http://hogbaysoftware.com/products/taskpaper/user_guide
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Finally something I can actually use to manage my tasks easily !
Christopher-Mudiappahpillai
Christopher-Mudiappahpillai
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've tried TaskPaper out and it's nifty. At this price, I've got to buy it!
Yogapaul
Yogapaul
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I may try TaskPaper after mounting the Leopard next week -- am on 10.3.9. Lately I've been making to-do lists in Circus Ponies NoteBook - how does TaskPaper compare with that? (NoteBook costs more, and probably requires longer to learn all of its features, but I do have it...)
Wato
Wato
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I have nothing to add to comments below. "Must have" software.
Simon-Browne
Simon-Browne
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Anything with Jesse Grosjean's name on it is good enough for me so I bought this before using it because I knew I would not be disappointed. Now that I have used it, you might be interested to hear; I'm delighted with TaskPaper. I use Mori all day, every day.
Gabe-Roth
Gabe-Roth
Nov 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I really like the trend of lightweight, text-based apps that do one thing well, instead of succumbing to massive feature overload. This problem seems especially endemic to the "productivity" category for some reason -- although really it should be the other way around.
Nosidam
Nosidam
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've been using a trial version for a few days and I wasn't sure if it was worth the original price. Now that it's on special, I'm going to grab it.
Michael-Rose
Michael-Rose
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Scott will be tickled to see his review 'blurbed.'
Jim-Dandy
Jim-Dandy
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I'm using the trial version, and it seems a convenient way to keep track of you "to do" list.
Odrade
Odrade
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Taskpaper: fast, efficient, simple, works. Why can't anyone else get it this right?
Jpsowin
Jpsowin
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've used this app for many weeks and it works very well. I love the simplicity and easy of use.
Ialice
Ialice
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I really do need a simple to-do list app, and was hoping Leopard's new notes feature in Mail might be enough for me, because I want something simple. TaskPaper, however, looks like a much better solution for my needs. I can see using it to dash off a grocery list and then make a list of the next vinyl records I want to record to sound files. Tempting!
Michele3
Michele3
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I think with a few extra touches it could suppress OmniFocus in my setup, mainly because it allows me to create my own strategy. I'm going to buy it! :)
Joshua-Kaplan
Joshua-Kaplan
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
It looks like a great option, thanks MacUpdate!
Deeproy
Deeproy
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Now this looks like an application my wife would love (and maybe get her to use one of the five macs I have lying around). She is all about making lists of tasks she never completes. Now she can automate the process of never completing anything.
Dan55304
Dan55304
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
You're kidding right? No priorities?
Sharongs
Sharongs
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've been using a web-based GTD application and putting post-its on my local computer. This is definitely a much better solution. I hope I can export the text files to my iPod.
Simo2409
Simo2409
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I tryed beta ... it's really really useful!
Chrisc666
Chrisc666
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I just d/l taskpaper...what a wonderful product. I don't have to think about this or that just type away. PLUS it has hooks into notebook. life just got simpler for me...thanks!!1
Gizmometer
Gizmometer
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
For those people using Treos, Centros, and other Palm devices, take a look at MacNoteTaker as a synching solution: http://homepage.mac.com/wis/Personal/programs/NoteTaker/NoteTaker.html
Frugalscrap
Frugalscrap
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Hmm, this looks like just what I need. I've been wanting a simple interface and the ability to transfer GTD lists easily from computer to computer. At this price, I'll definitely give it a good whirl.
Terceiro
Terceiro
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've been using TaskPaper as a demo for a while and it really is a great program. The beauty of TaskPaper is that the simplicity (and the open file format) is one of the super-attractive features, and thus already approaches perfection.
algonquin567
algonquin567
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This could work for me. Too many of the to-do programs are too complex for my needs.
Captkevman
Captkevman
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Looks like a usefully simple, very promising to-do application. Looking forward to a more thorough shakedown.
Ehrlich
Ehrlich
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Great form managig todo-lists within woftware projects, ore whwrwever you want them. Simmple but very good sollution.
Dalahast
Dalahast
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
God, I've been looking for a simple utility like this for ages! Maybe I'll win this one, ought to be free.
Victorj
Victorj
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Improve efficiency: - Test drive TaskPaper @mac @done - Try luck at MU's giveaway @doing - If not, buy it
Grzegorz-K
Grzegorz-K
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
It's just a simplified version of Omni Outline ;)
Jakobe
Jakobe
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
So simple, so smart! I guess I finally will get into the GTD thing, after all :)
Digitalhobbit
Digitalhobbit
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Looks promising. I'm trying to decide whether to keep using TextMate with a simple Markdown text file, start using iGTD, or start using TaskPaper.
Chris-Walken
Chris-Walken
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
The demo is fully functional so you don't have to worry about not getting your license right away.
Bigcitybob
Bigcitybob
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I'm currently using OmniOutliner to arrange my projects in a list with checkbox columns to mark as I complete milestones. However, I like the idea of being able to group projects as shown and even being able to focus on just one project at a time in it's own tab. I've considered Omni's project management software, but it seemed a little too complicated for what I needed. iPhone integration?
Jeremydgreat
Jeremydgreat
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I was watching this since it's first beta. Jesse is an example of how to develop a piece of software RIGHT... good communication with his testers, quick updates/fixes, and lively discussions going on in the forums. Well done!
Delhokie
Delhokie
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've used this- great little ap and VERY easy to use. Reviewed on MacBreak weekly as well- highly rated. I'd love to get it!
Coronaminer
Coronaminer
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I like the simplicity of it. Maybe now I can actually get things done.
rwebber
rwebber
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Simplicity and elegance. I would use this if I hadn't already invested so many projects into iGTD.
Rtfmky
Rtfmky
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I would like to have a copy of this. Currently, I'm using Stickies to manage my ToDo lists, and they grow quite large. The ability to indent and crossthrough tasks would be very helpful. Plus, it doesnt seem that big, and would allow me to scroll. Fantastic. Thanks for your time.
Brilliant-Orange
Brilliant-Orange
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Simplify! Always simplify! Love it.
Love-Faith-Swing
Love-Faith-Swing
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This program has a great advantage in being text based. I use a nokia n800 which reads text files and use a SD card reader to take files back and forth between it and my mac. This program is a great way to have a task list on my mac with dynamic features and still be able to read it on my nokia. Great Program!
Gmachaut
Gmachaut
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
brilliant, and very pleasant, visually. there is perceived intention here to be simple. but why is it that no one has hit upon a leader in the to-do category? there are so many different apps that have tried to tackle this, from small fast and light, to epic (and often behind schedule).
24niner
24niner
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Ugh. I'm trying to NOT buy the software on here. Then something like this comes along. Looks like me and my hard earned money will soon be parting ways again. :)
Jesse-Grosjean
Jesse-Grosjean
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Hi, this is Jesse from Hog Bay Software. I will be sending out licenses keys once the sale is over and I get the full list of orders. That should be on Friday I think.
Yuiichi
Yuiichi
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
John Gruber, Merlin Mann, and Scott McNulty seem to think that this app is pretty good. Thats good enough for me!
Ideola
Ideola
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Maybe the discount in price will convince me to buy. This does look like and interesting piece of software.
Chris-Mccorkle
Chris-Mccorkle
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This looks interesting... TUAW review helped out a lot. I like iGTD but it's been crashing on me like crazy today, which is entirely unacceptable! I will keep this in mind...
Mauritz-Nordlund
Mauritz-Nordlund
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This is an interesting program. No frills, just working software for project planning and ToDo stuff.
Gorelets
Gorelets
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I've been using iGTD as my to do list on the mac, and it offers a lot of great options...which I never seem to use, and ultimately, which only cloud the view. TaskPaper is a simple outliner with tabbed lists. Like the developer's sister project, "WriteRoom" (which I highly recommend), this software cuts awa y the fat and focuses on the bare boned structure. But I'm on the fence about buying it, because I >do< have so many programs that can do this already. Write Room also has this problem, but at least with WR you can systematize it so that you can use WR across the whole OS and blot out the world visually so you can read. With TP, what's blotted out is what "would have" been there in other developer's software...so it is subjunctive in its approach and not inherently useful across he board. iGTD -- still free -- still with fun options that I might want to apply as my lists get bigger and bigger -- is still on my machine as the software of choice. What I'd like taskpaper to do is become like ShadowPlan on the Palm: customizable on many more levels.
IslandApe
IslandApe
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This is a VERY tempting price. Although I can't help thinking that this is very doable in VoodooPad, which I bought.
Msg
Msg
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
is task paper like gtd 2.0 if so hook a brother up. thanks
Macmaria
Macmaria
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I´ve heard great things about it on reviews in other review: http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/25/taskpaper-1-0-a-review/ http://www.43folders.com/2007/10/24/taskpaper-release-1 I like the *simple and effective* spirit of TaskPaper.
Chris-Walken
Chris-Walken
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Well at this price I'll consider buying it
Chrisluehrs
Chrisluehrs
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
great, a tool which really gets to the point of gtd
Zentask
Zentask
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Use it and love it. Very clean app. Wrote a review this day in my blog.
Derek93
Derek93
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
love the concept, there aren't enough apps like this
dennispipper
dennispipper
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I was using the beta version of this and for what it is (a simple to do list app) it is very good. I already use TextMate for text editing, so another one would be a wasted app to me. YMMV :)
Numbnuts
Numbnuts
Nov 1 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Looks great, but it would even nicer if I didn't have to save manually - just save automatically when I close the app.
$24.99
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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