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Posted by Simon
Sep 22, 2020 at 01:20 PM


Hi All,

I’m an extensive checklist user. Every week I have lots of jobs that follow the exact same workflow. I have one checklist with about 70 items.

Can anyone recommend a good macOS app for checklists?

It would be great to be able to just duplicate the list and change the title and move into the workflow.


Posted by Paul Korm
Sep 22, 2020 at 01:27 PM


I use AnyList for that sort of purpose, and lots of others.  Lots of useful list features, and available on macOS, web, iOS, Android, etc., plus Alexa integration.  I’m always finding more uses for the app.

AnyList does not support templates, but you can either duplicate a list (making the original the template), or just uncross all items to restart the list.



Posted by Luhmann
Sep 23, 2020 at 04:56 AM


Todoist has a template function.
Dynalist has the ability to create templates as well.
Those are my two favorite apps for making lists, and both have generous free tiers before you have to pay.
You can also maybe use some scripts to send templates to Apple Reminders, for instance by saving a list in the Drafts app. See here for instance:


Posted by Simon
Sep 23, 2020 at 04:27 PM


Thanks guys.

I like anylist, but don’t want another subscription. I use Todoist, but hit the 300 tasks per project buffer using it for checklists within a project.

I’ve got OmniOutliner and am giving that a bash and it seems to be working ok.


Posted by Amontillado
Sep 23, 2020 at 06:36 PM


I’m moving from OmniFocus to Taskpaper. If you look at is and it seems to be underpowered, it supports Javascript extensions.

I’m using a Javascript file to provide automatically repeating tasks. It works great.

Taskpaper files are plain text using light markdown tags. That offers possibilities, too.

If you use the editor of kings (emacs), then org-mode might be a candidate.


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