I was just noticing that TaskPaper has a Tabs hide/show bar. I am not at all clear on how this works. I can’t drag anything to that bar and so far I can’t find a command to open a line in a new tab. This could be a potentially useful feature - if I understood what it does.
It relates to another idea of hoisting whatever line or level I am working on. My first and still favorite outliner/organizer was Fair Witness (later Info Depot). With many organization/writing apps back in the day it was considered standard practice to be able to hoist and to focus solely on a section or a subsection by making it the main focus. This is not the same as adding or deleting tabs and levels. The hoisting I am talking about is about focus only and it should not affect the outline structure of the item being hoisted.
If this was how tabs was intended to be used then, fantastic. Think of how it would be to be focused on your task list and at the same time create a tab for one of the projects in your task list that you need to seriously focus on - while still keeping the days list on the first tab.
ADDED: I see the add new tab now … however, this is not addressing the hoist function I was referencing. What we really need here is a way to view parts of a section without the hierarchy that is above it. Call it a flat file approach. It would be so very nice if in TaskPaper I could hoist a section that I really need to concentrate on, that is within a larger section that I don’t really need to concentrate on at the moment, and not see all the information of the larger section.
Put another way, couldn’t this be a way to focus on what you wanted to work on, distraction free?