Hello fellow independent creative types. I have long been a fan of TaskPaper. But it wasn’t until recently when I discovered a new app called Freeter that I returned to the TaskPaper fold. To say that I have challenges with organization would be an understatement. Freeter is something that I now rely on. It allows me to set up projects and in those projects I can set up file explorer windows (folder trees with files I am working with on project). I can also put in web links and all sorts of web widgets. Basically it is a way of keeping all the things I am using to work through a project all in a single interface.
And, this is what brought me back to TaskPaper. I have too many projects and I kept using Taskpaer as overkill. Now I have a central organizing system and all my projects are a pull down menu away. On each project I now have a button to launch my TaskPaper task progress and organization page. The TaskPaper file mirrors my Freeter projects. Now for the first time I am getting a grip on which projects I am working on and I can use TaskPaper to keep track of my progress.
Freeter was recently sold and a new developer has his hands on it. What will happen going forward we do not know. But initial feedback from the new developer is positive and there is reason to believe it is still going to be developed. Freeter runs on Mac or Windows. It will do almost everything in it’s free and basic from. That is, you can use it for three projects as a free app. It’s about $30 for the unlimited version. I caught it on sale a few weeks ago so the full version is what I am now using.
I have so many things to attend to. New projects like getting a book written are too far down the line. But now it looks like I finally have a manageable strategy using TaskPaper and Freeter. I wanted to pass it along in case anyone else is interested. And no, I am not selling it nor am I connected with the company. Just passing on something good that worked for me in conjunction with using TaskPaper,
Update: The new Freeter developer is now on board and supporting improvements. He has been great at responding to user feedback and it seems this products future will continue. Yippee!