Is Taskpaper worth the price of admission?
Over the past few weeks I've been doing quite a bit with Taskpaper. I've started tracking Jira tickets, created "test plans", set up ToDo lists and used it to highlight points for blog articles.
It's very good at keeping track of lists and checklist items.
It's also has great compatibility since everything is plain text. Your list can be copied into and read by anything.
The tags can be quite helpful and the collapsable outline structure keeps things tidy.
So, to ask, is Taskpaper worth the price of admission?
If Taskpaper were $10, it would absolutely be worth it. However, it's more than double that price. At $25, it's not a cheap investment for something that quite literally makes bulleted lists, something that can be done in just about any text based app made for the Mac. And I have Scrivener, MWeb, DevonThink, and 2Do, just to name a few. Even Notability can perform the same kinds of tasks and is a fraction of the price.
Don't get me wrong, it's a great tool, and I'm getting a lot of use out of it. But, I got my copy at a great discount from Bundlehunt. Make no mistake, I jumped at the chance to buy it at that price, and I'm glad I did. It was something on my radar, as it comes up frequently as a productivity tool. It's just that making a bullet list wasn't worth that sort of investment. All the apps above can do something similar.
That aside, Taskpaper really is a nice app, that works well. It does a great job of creating lists and organizing small projects. If that's something you need, every day, day in day out, then yes, $25 might be fine, and for a lot of people it is.
For my needs, that's a bit much to ask. At a lower price, on sale, at a discount, or part of bundle? Then yes, grab a copy, it's well worth it.
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