Mike Sampson

Linux Systems Administrator




24 Nov 2009


A while back I published a post regarding todo lists. It has been a while but I have finally found a todo list manager. That is VimOutliner. At first I doubted whether this would suit me however after using it for a while I don't know how I lived without it. Click on the thumbnail below for an actual size screenshot.


Useful features include:

  • Syntax highlighting.
  • Folding support.
  • Check boxes with percentage fields to track project completion.
  • Outlines are simply plain text files with an .otl extension and can be converted to html and other formats.

Installation in Linux is a simple matter of running the supplied install script. I tried installing it in Vim on Windows 7 at work but was unable to get it to work. Will have to look into this. All in all I am very happy with it. It's check box management is great and very close to what I used to do manually with the addition of the automatically calculated weighted percentages. Any Vim users looking for an Outliner should check it out.

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