TaskTab is an incredible simple to use to do list manager. It helps you keep track of the important tasks that you need to complete.
First Launch and Using the App:
The app lives in your menubar on the top of your Mac’s screen. Upon launching the app for the first time, you will be presented with a welcome screen and notice the TaskTab menubar icon as well.
In order to create tasks, click on the ‘Manage Tasks’ button on your welcome screen where you will be presented initially with a blank section to add tasks.
In order to add a task, click on the ‘Add Task’ button on the top right corner of this window and type in the new task you would like to complete, as seen below:
Tasks that you add will start to populate this list.
Subsequently, you can double click on any task on this list to rename it. Further, you can right click on any task within this list to Rename it, move it up/down the list or to even remove it altogether. You can reposition existing tasks by dragging on the far right four lines next to a task and moving that task up/down.
You can even select a task to have it highlighted in blue, and click the ‘Remove Task’ button on the top right corner of the same window to delete the task.
*Note that deleting a task is an action that cannot be undone.
When tasks start to populate your list, you will also notice a number appear next to TaskTab’s menubar icon. In our example, since we have 5 incomplete tasks pending, the corresponding menubar number displays 5.
Further, you can click on the menubar icon itself to launch the menubar view of TaskTab. This is a simple summarised look at your pending tasks and completed tasks.
In this window, you are able to add in tasks very quickly. Simply click on the text box at the top of this menubar window, type in a task and hit the return key. The task is immediately added to your pending tasks list.
When you have performed a task and want it marked as completed, simply open the menubar app window and click on the task in question. It automatically creates a strikethrough for that task and it is moved into the completed list, as seen below:
If you hover over any task on your list, you can see the full task name (whether completed or pending) and the date and time of creation of that task.
*Note that if you click on a completed task from the menubar TaskTab app window, the task is added back into the pending tasks list.
Once again, in order to remove tasks from the app window altogether, you can delete them via the ‘Manage Tasks’ module in the app.
Importing/Exporting Lists of Tasks
Under the menubar app window, you can find an option titled ‘More’ that lets you Import/Export lists of tasks.
If you click on Import, you are presented with a window that either:
1. Lets you import an entire list into the app by copying and pasting text into that very window, or
2. Lets you import a task list text file from your computer itself.
In order to Export an existing list of tasks, simply click More > Export and save the corresponding .txt file to a location of your choice.
The Preferences menu is accessed by clicking on the Preferences button via the menubar app window or simply hitting Cmd + , (command and comma) when the menubar app window is open.
This module lets you change general settings such as assigning a hotkey to toggle the app window, whether or not to have the app launch at a fresh computer reboot, etc.
You can also edit certain task list functions such as toggling on/off whether you want the completed tasks to appear in your menubar window list and whether or not to show a corresponding number next to the outstanding tasks you have pending in the menubar.
Lastly, the ‘List Style’ option under Preferences lets you assign a prefixed list style to the exported task list file. For example, a set of tasks that you have created can be exported to a .txt file with associated bullet points added in. Another list of tasks can, for example, be exported with associated numbers.