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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Key Features
• 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

Supporting Features
• 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
• Extensive Javascript API for scripting

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What’s New

Version 3.8.5

• Fixed tab titles to include focused project name (requres macOS 10.13 or later)
• Updated to Swift 5

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

DWThorpe ,

Powerful & Beautiful Plain-Text Outlining

TaskPaper 3 is the program I always hoped Taskpaper would be - syncing via Dropbox/iCloud (instead of its own service), folding outlines, scriptable - all while retaining the great looks and the portability of plain text of the original. It’s simple to use, but there’s a boat-load of power here if you dig into it. If you love outlining (and who doesn’t!?!) this is the best of the lightweight list makers.

LukeChairwalker ,

In simplicity lies beauty

Plain text file (you’ll never lose your stuff) - Files editable with any text editor just in case - available on your iOS devices - Tags - Projects - Indentation
A must have !!

Yan Lyesin ,

Takes complexity away, very powerful

Very easy to start a project, increase complexity, break down more complex tasks into subtasks, add notes, etc. Tags, due dates make it full flagged to-do manager. Even having many other to-do apps on both Mac and iOS devices, I find it very appealing to do a project in TaskPaper. There are many iOS apps that work with plain text .taskpaper format. Highly recommend this app - it is a pleasure to use.


Jesse Grosjean
8.2 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2006 Jesse Grosjean


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