Task lists aka Todo lists
I know I can use the Taskpaper template for Todo Lists, and I do. However I edit my documents on both my Mac and iPhone, and on the Mac it's just a plain text editor. If someone knows another tool compatible with Editorial, I'm listening, although it's supposed to be fine with plain text.
So: in plain text, I don't like the Taskpaper syntax with the tags (@done), because it does not have the visual clue at beginning of line that a task is done.
Github has implemented a markdown-style task list:
[ ] task not done
[x] task done
Any way you could add this to Editorial ?
Thanks already for Editorial which I use daily,
I don't have plans to support this syntax in Editorial, I'm afraid, but I can recommend the TaskPaper Mac app if you feel like giving the format another go at some point.
+1 for the Taskpaper app recommendation. If you're happy with Taskpaper mode in Editorial and looking for something to work with the same files on your Mac, it's a no-brainer.
That said, one of the (many) reasons I love Editorial is that it allows you to build your own solutions. You can implement your own basic support for simple Github style tasks in a workflow with three action steps:
1: extend selection (select the entire line)
2: find "[ ]" and replace with "[x]"
3: replace selected text (with input)
Assign an approriate shortcut, then run this on any Github style task you want to mark done. You could, in theory, use this kind of thing to manage your tasks in a way that respects both conventions. Say, prefix your tasks with "- [ ]", then configure your "mark done" workflow to add both a "[x]" and a "@done" tag, though that would actually mean a little more work at the Mac end for comparable functionality.
Point is, even if the functionality you want isn't already baked in, with a little DIY, Editorial's a beautifully extensible app that allows for a lot of flexibility in setting things up in a way that makes sense for you.