Printed TaskPaper [Link]

June 30, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Engineers are organized. One other advantage of having everything on a sheet of paper is that it doesn't require WiFi or cell service.

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  1. The Drafts Inbox for Plain Text Tasks

    January 18, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Using plain text to manage my projects means I have a lot of flexibility for viewing, editing and adding new entries. When I'm on my phone, I mostly lean on quick viewing and adding. I will occasionally review a project but my phone is primarily a way to input ...

  2. PlainTasks for Sublime Text Adds Relative Due Dates

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The PlainTasks plugin for Sublime Text is a terrific tool for working with plain text task management. It supports many aspects of the TaskPaper format and now adds relative due date parsing.

    On any task, type d then ⇥ to insert an @due() tag with the cursor ready to enter a ...

  3. Editorial Workflows for Fantastical

    April 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's an Editorial workflow for use with TaskPaper formatted tasks. You can set a custom tag (I chose @alarm) and it will parse the attribute out to use as the reminder date for Fantastical.1

    So an Editorial line like this:

    - Post Fantastical workflow for Editorial @mac @alarm(thursday ...
  4. Addendum to Dropbox SFTP Access

    March 12, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's a little update on my post about accessing Dropbox by SFTP on a unix host. For the most part the setup just works. I connect directly from Sublime Text over SFTP and save as I work. Everything is uploaded to Dropbox almost instantly.

    The major gotcha is that ...

  5. Reminders Through Fantastical

    March 12, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The Reminders app on Mac and iOS are one of the bright spots at the cross section of function and design. But I really like Fantastical 2 for managing calendars. It's not the central focus, but Fantastical is also a great companion for managing reminders on the iPhone.

    The ...

  6. The Primacy of Notes in Tasks

    March 10, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm about two months into my move from OmniFocus to plain text task management.2 I've spent the past month simplifying and analyzing how I make things happen.1 The first obvious conclusion is that I almost always need data and information to do anything reasonably complex. That ...

  7. TaskPaper for vim [Link]

    February 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I omitted the vim plugin for TaskPaper from my R&D Notebook article. It was deliberate because I have absolutely no way to evaluate it. I don't use vim. But it looks like an excellent implementation for anyone that does.

  8. Alfred Workflow for Opening TaskPaper Files

    February 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is just a simple Alfred workflow that I find useful. It lists my TaskPaper text files and then opens the selection in TaskPaper.

    Nothing fancy. Use a dot search, if you want to see all of the files in the directory.

    Download the Workflow as a zip file

  9. Rob Trew's Perspectives for TaskPaper [Link]

    February 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Rob Trew is a wizard. This latest piece of work re-creates the OmniFocus perspective functionality for use with TaskPaper. It supports some basic natural language queries as well as adding an editing option. It all hinges on TaskPaper's excellent query language.

    His work of bolting on huge feature enhancements ...