Text Still Works

By Deane Barker on April 12, 2006

List your life in .txt: An in-depth look at using simple text files to store information. Isn’t there an OS that works kind of like this?

There are approximately 17 million software applications and web sites out there built to manage your to do list. But for those of you comfortable on the command line who don’t want to depend on someone else’s data format or someone else’s server, there’s an age-old method that’s perfect for tracking your stuff: plain text.



  1. Yep, that’s what I do. I got a temp.txt linked from the Windows task bar… and that’s where I put my stuff (like todo-lists). It’s very Web .05/ Desktop 1.0.

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