A simple textual todo manager for Eclipse.
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An easy to use textual todo editor for Eclipse

You can find a general introduction here.



The editor can be installed via the following update site:


Note: The editor requires Xtext, which can be installed via: http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/tmf/xtext/updates/composite/releases/.

The editor is also available as a standalone Eclipse RCP application. The application runs on windows, linux and mac. You can build the application via:

git clone git://github.com/sebastianbenz/eclipse-task-editor.git
cd eclipse-task-editor
mvn clean install

The zipped applications can be found in plugins/de.sebastianbenz.task.rcp/target/products/task-editor-*.zip and a zipped update site is located in tools/de.sebastianbenz.task.update-site/target/site.zip.


The eclipse task editor can be used to create and manage textual todo files. The syntax is based on TaskPaper, an excellent to-do list manager for Mac OS X./ The main elements of todo file are: Tasks, Notes, Projects, and Tags.

  • Tasks: Something that needs to be done. A task is preceeded by '-'.
  • Notes: Arbitrary text.
  • Projects: Projects can be used to structure tasks. Projects are followed by ':' and a linebreak.
  • Tags: can be used to categorize tasks, notes or projects. Tags start with '@', for example @today. Additionally, values can be assigned to tags, for example @prio(1) or @due(Monday).
  • Code: Source code snippets can be written within ''' to make them more readable.


© 2010 Sebastian Benz. Distributed under the Eclipse Public License.