The Tasks plug implements task support in SilverBullet.

Task states

The tasks plug support the standard “done” and “not done” states via [x] and [ ] notation in the context of a list (this is fairly widely accepted Markdown syntax):

  • This is a task (toggle me!)

However, custom states can also be used for extra flexibility:

  • TODO This task is still to do
  • IN PROGRESS In progress task
  • RESOLVED A resolved task
  • - Whatever this state means
  • / Or this one

You can cycle through the states by clicking on the status or by running the command while on a task. There is also auto complete for all known custom task states in a space.

To delete completed task from a page you can use .

Annotations

Tasks can also be annotated with Tags:

  • This is a tagged task #my-tag

As well as Attributes:

  • This is a task with attributes

Deadlines


Tasks can specify deadlines:

  • This is due 📅 2022-11-26

When the cursor is positioned inside of a due date, the command can be used to postpone the task for a certain period.

Querying

All meta data (done status, state, tags, deadline and custom attributes) is extracted and available via the task query source to Live Queries:

task where page = @page.name

Rendering

There is a task template you can use to render tasks nicely rather than using the default table (as demonstrated above). When you use this template, you can even cycle through the states of the task by click on its state inside the rendered query, and it will update the state of the original task automatically (although not yet in reverse) — this works across pages.

Try it (by clicking on the checkbox inside of the query):

task where page = @page.name and name = "Remote toggle me" render [[Library/Core/Query/Task]] 

  • Remote toggle me