What's missing in TaskPaper 3 Preview?


#34

Hi, I am using today Alfred with some script to add a task to my task paper. I would not live without it. Will it be working still with Alfred 3?


#35

Hi Johannes,

I’m sorry for the delay in my response. The AppleScript creates a dialog box, and Keyboard Maestro handles the rest.

My macro should work with any version of TaskPaper, as it goes directly to the text file.

I’ve created a webpage with the macro, screenshots and a short video tutorial on how I use it. It is at:

http://maestromacros.com/downloads/taskpaper-add-a-task/

If you try it out, let me know how it goes.

Jim


#36

thank you! it works. except the icon name has changed in the new version of taskpaper so you need
tell application "System Events"
display dialog “Add a task:” default answer “” cancel button “Cancel” with icon file "Applications:TaskPaper.app:Contents:Resources:TaskPaperAppIcon.icns"
set Task to text returned of result
end tell


#37

Thanks @johannes — I’ll update the webpage with a final version when TaskPaper 3 is released.


#38

Each line has a hidden @type value which you can use in searches. For example, to see a kind of outline of the document, showing top level projects only:

/@type=project

To include all sub-projects too, at any level of indentation:

//@type=project

Or all projects down to nesting level 2

/*/@type=project

etc.

(The other possible values of @type are task and note)


#39

Will you be providing a means to rename the “Home” word in the sidebar? Be nice if it was the file name.

Sorry if this has already been asked and answered. I did try to search these forums.

Ta.


#40

I’m adding an issue to consider this… seems reasonable, but I haven’t thought to much about it.


#41

Thanks. I did find it confusing having “Home” (which wasn’t clickable) as I kept thinking of it as my “Home todo list” (as opposed to “Work”)


#42

I miss the Projects toolbar item in TaskPaper 2, which made it easy for me to navigate projects without using a sidebar. Seems like this might still be good at least as an optional toolbar item, even if it isn’t in the default set.


#44

I can’t drag items from page to projects in the sidebar


#45

Evaluating TP3. W/o the capability to link / drag&drop emails, notes, webpages etc it’s just a lone text file. And look like TP2 lost this capability too.


#46

I think TaskPaper 3 has all the same linking capabilities (plus some) compared to TaskPaper 2. It automatically links urls and absolute and relative file paths.


#47

Try to drag & drop emails to TP3. If there is a different best practice (e.g. script) I am eager to learn.


#48

Perhaps drag drop needs to use a different part of the clipboard for dragging from Mail ?

In the meanwhile, you could attach a keystroke to a script:


#49

Ah, thanks I didn’t realize that wasn’t working. Fixed for next release.


#50

Since I use Markdown editors for writing, an additional level of emphasis would be nice. Like a ### level. Thanks!


#51

Any more consideration given to being able to rename “Home” in the sidebar. I would like to have my actual home tasks under a project called Home. Having duplicate "Home"s makes keyboard navigation difficult. I can of course use an alternate project name for my Home tasks, but this seems counterintuitive.

It seems odd that a very common project/area name in many people’s task list would be reserved for some other purpose.


#52

I will try to do something about this when I get a chance.

I think I’m onboard with the idea of using the document filename as the label. But if that doesn’t work out for some reason I expect I can at least offer a theme override option.


#53

Uh, Quick Entry was my single favorite feature of TaskPaper.

I “upgraded” to support Jesse - now I need to scrounge through my trash to find the old app. Beyond disappointing.


#54

Various forms of Quick Entry here: