Check lists rule. For Mac users, check list apps are everywhere and priced from zero to a few dozen dollars. Search for check list or todo list on the Mac App Store and you’ll have dozens to choose. Apple even gives us a check list feature in the Reminders and Notes app. For free. Here’s one that works in the Menubar.
To Do, Check Off
Most checklist apps work much the same way. Create a list of items, check them off as done. Some work as to-do list managers with sub-items or sub-tasks. That’s the case with Check Off, a Mac Menubar app with a few extras.
The task items can have labels, be placed within folders, and even have notes with rich text, including fonts, sizes, and colors.
Click on the Menubar icon, click New Item to make a new list, then add to or check off whatever goes on to your list. The toolbar is drop dead simple with the New Item button, new Folder option, Labels, a Delete button, and a Purge option.
The checks are the standard check boxes found within many Mac apps. That’s simple enough but there are some options.
You can change where Check Off stores the data file for your checklists. Advanced options include task editing, or use the Dock if your Menubar is too crowded. There’s even a keyboard shortcut to make the Check Off checklist appear without using the mouse or trackpad.
Preferences also gives you options to change the font, row height for list items, and color.
Is Check Off worth a few bucks? Yes. If you don’t like Reminders or Notes in macOS Sierra. The Menubar and keyboard shortcut options are useful, and sub-task or sub-items can be of benefit, too, but the Menubar drop down window can get rather long if you have too many lists and items.