Closing in on 3.5 release

Release Notes


  • New Icon, thanks @sdw!
  • New Code, rewrote native layer in Swift 3
  • New Requirements, now requires OS X 10.11 or later


  • Added Projects, Searches, and Tags sections
  • Ability to Show/Hide sidebar sections
  • Ability to Expand/Collapse Individual Projects
  • Double-click on project in sidebar to “hoist”, show only it’s descendants
  • Tags configuration file, allowing you to choose tags shown/hidden in the sidebar
  • Searches configuration file, allowing you to choose searches shown in the sidebar
  • Context menu (and main menu) items for creating, editing, and deleting saved searches
  • Saved searches may be embedded in current document, or saved separately


  • Larger, can more easily display complex searches
  • Only shows when active (preference to change this behavior)
  • Attention getting, you should never miss the fact that a search is active (changeable in stylesheet)
  • Much faster search results in large documents with complex search logic


  • New Palettes UI, faster keyboard navigation
  • Replaced “Go to” popup menu’s with new palette UI
  • Added “Go to Anything" Palette
  • Added “Command palette" with ability to add your own script commands
  • Changed keyboard shortcuts so all palettes use a form of Command-P


  • Ability to open multiple windows (or tabs on macOS 10.12) on a single document
  • Added “Open in New Window” popup item for sidebar items
  • Added “Open in New Tab” popup item for sidebar items (macOS 10.12)
  • Reorganized menu items to better fit macOS 10.12’s “Show Tab Bar” item


  • Ability to switch between stylesheets
  • Each window can now have a different (Window > Style) style
  • Printing panel has it’s own separate stylesheet setting
  • Renamed display span stylesheet attribute to content
  • New options including text wrap and typewriter scrolling (see user’s guide for details)


  • Added Allow delete backward to un-indent items preference
  • Added Preference to maintain search when select project changes
  • Added Preference to maintain project when select search changes in sidebar
  • Added scripting API to get all OutlineEditors associated with a given outline
  • Removed many “New Document” preferences (spelling, etc), those settings now apply to all documents
  • Changed direct download bundle ID to avoid conflicts with app store version
  • Direct download version recognizes App Store licenses (must run App Store version once first)
  • Improved folded state persistence in documents that are edited outside TaskPaper
  • Improved Drawing of split cursor text insertion point
  • Changed default font to system reported “user font”
  • Fixed file and icon associations

Issue Tracker

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I’m very happy with 3.5. It looks good, loads fast, and I like the sidebar improvements most of all. Not crazy about the new icon, but I think I can copy and paste the old one into 3.5, so that eliminates that minor gripe.

One question: will I be able to theme the sidebar with the 3.5 release?

You are building a fantastic app!

Not very much, though you can change it’s overall appearance property between NSAppearanceNameVibrantDark and NSAppearanceNameVibrantLight:

sidebar {
  appearance: NSAppearanceNameVibrantDark;

Nice update and am looking forward to digging further through it.

I quite like the new icon. I see it doesn’t show in dock/app switcher. Do those processes pull a different icon?

NSAppearanceNameVibrantDark is better than nothing. :slight_smile:

I hope you add full support for theming the sidebar in a future update.

Thanks @jessegrosjean

I think you need to rebuild the launch services database… maybe just a restart will fix. If that doesn’t then look into rebuilding launch services … here’s the first link I see for that: Repair incorrect icon associations | Macworld

No support for right-to-left writing yet?