TaskPaper for iOS Will No Longer Be Developed

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Jesse Grosjean just announced that he has downsized his company and will no longer produce iOS apps. I'm upset, because I just started using TaskPaper again a few weeks ago.

Jesse recommends Listacular which supports TaskPaper format. It is another text file-based task app that syncs with Dropbox. It is much simpler than TaskPaper. There are a few additions:

  • In addition to the use of a - for checkboxes, you can prepend a task with * for a standard list bullet.

  • In addition to @due you can use @remind if you specifically want to set an alert. However, for both you need to set a time (e.g., 16:00 for 4pm) in addition to a date in YYYY-MM-DD format. For example, if I want to set an alert for 6pm today, I'd write @remind(2014-01-06 18:00).

The downside of Listacular is that it doesn't support TaskPaper's powerful search query language. You can't pull up a specific project or sort by tags. I will try it out. I would prefer to stick with TaskPaper, but I assume that as iOS development continues, it will eventually break.


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By Jeffrey Kishner, Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM.