TaskPaper meets Alfred [Update 2.0]
Assuming you are a PowerPack user, simply download the extension on this page and double click it. This will bring up Alfred’s preferences and automatically setup the extension. The syntax is described inside and at the moment let you specify the Project name in which you want to add your tasks and even the File name of an existing list.
Here below you will find attached a bunch of input examples, assuming “tp” as the Alfred keyword to recall the script:
• tp - buy milk # list
• tp - buy eggs, water @today sub groceries
• tp remember to put limon peel in cake # list (comment)
• tp - buy new MacBook Air for dad
As you can see the main body of tasks reflects the original input syntax of TaskPaper, dash symbol at the beginning to insert a task, a column at the end to add a new project/category, the @ to add a tag and simple text to add a comment to your file.
Even in this extension you have optional parameter, to be more precise you can leave out the keyword sub (for project) and # (for existing file) and receive a new TaskPaper file, which has to be saved, with your input and custom parameters.
I suggest you to firstly try the extension without the # keyword and save your new list; after that you can try all other combinations of keywords and tags testing them on your new file.
More info about the TaskPaper extension syntax can be found on the attached text file.
NOTE: the regular release (the one with the little paw logo) of this extension requires Growl installed on your Mac, in order to correctly receive the graphic notification. If you simply don’t like Growl as I do or you don’t have it installed on your Mac, you can download the Growl-less version (this time the paw is covered by a ban logo) :)
Update 1.1 [May 1st 2012] : this new release manages the multiple match results for the input file, now the extension let you choose the correct one through a list grid.
Update 1.1.1 [December 24th 2012] : added the case “insensitive” support during the research for the specified input file.
Update 2.0 [March 17th 2013]: finally it’s here! the new Alfred 2.0 is publicly available…so here you can find the new workflow for this new BIG release. Enjoy it :)