Posts Tagged “taskpaper”

  • TaskPaper 3.0

    A quick search on this blog will reveal I'm a long-time fan of TaskPaper. The plain-text task manager has provided the simplest form of portable project management I could ask for. TaskPaper 3.0 has been officially released, and it's a complete rewrite for a new era.…

  • ExtraInfo+ for TaskPaper, now with Wiki Links

    I published my version of Pedro Lobo's Extra Info script for TaskPaper a couple of years ago. ExtraInfo+ is a script that reads tags such as @note` and `@map in my TaskPaper tasks, and the tag value creates a link to an external note, mind map, outline, or whatever I need in order to expand on the topic. I trigger it with FastScripts and my brainstorming and extra details for the currently-selected TaskPaper item open instantly.…

  • Web Excursions for May 05, 2014
  • Scripting TaskPaper, mind maps, outliners and other fun

    I did some hacking on the excellent "Extra Info" script from Pedro Lobo. I wouldn't say I greatly improved it, but I did make a fine mess of the code. My goal was achieved, though: special tags create new files from templates with things like subject, source link, date, etc. all ready to go. Trigger it with FastScripts and you can add extended notes to any task using MindNode, Mindjet MindManager, OmniOutliner, iThoughtsX and nvALT.…

  • Next Actions CLI updated, time to meet the parents

    I just updated my trusty na script a little bit. Nothing major: some more colorful output and graceful error handling and cache updating when folders it's recorded go missing. In the process, though, I realized how much I've come to love this little guy.…

  • Automating TaskPaper to Day One logs

    This is just a quick post to mention a new idea I had while working on Marked today. I was, as usual, using TaskPaper to organize the project and track my progress. I use a different TaskPaper file in the main folder for each project I have going. The last script I posted is effective enough, and I should probably leave well enough alone, but I had to try one other thing.…

  • na: per-project todos in Terminal

    As I've mentioned before, I keep todo.taskpaper files in my web and code project folders. These allow me to keep track of bugs, ideas, notes, etc., and the archive it creates helps me remember what I did, when I did it and how it worked. I like having them separated per project it's the way my one-track mind works. I like the plain-text format because I can use any variety of methods (including TaskPaper itself) to manipulate and quickly update the files. This gave me the idea to have Terminal…

  • Totally TaskPaper

    I've been switching back and forth between The Hit List and OmniFocus for a while now. I like the simplicity of The Hit List combined with it's tagging/filtering capabilities, but the overall power and scriptability of OmniFocus keeps drawing me back. Plus, the forecast and review modes in OmniFocus for iPad are amazing. You can criticize me for fiddling if you like I mess with my systems in my free time, but always make sure they're stable before Monday morning comes...…

  • Taskpaper Date Scripts

    4 quick scripts for TaskPaper users tonight, specifically for handling dates quickly. If you've used my other TaskPaper scripts, you know you can use natural language to set start and due dates, and then convert them with the Expand Dates script. These scripts allow you to assign shortcut keys to increment and decrement start and due dates.…

  • A few scripts for TaskPaper users

    I've been using Things for task management lately, mostly because it has a decent iPad app. I really do love my iPad... however, I often use TaskPaper from Hog Bay Software for weekend to-do lists and for tracking bugs and fixes on my various freetime projects. I sometimes edit my TaskPaper files (which are just plain text) in TextMate and use some Ruby scripts adapted from the GTDAlt bundle to do some fun things, but I really like the interface you get when you actually use TaskPaper. So I…