Protean Task List Plugin

Version: 1.0
Release Date: 3rd September, 2007
Licence: Free to use without restriction.
Source code:


This plugin scans source files for comment tags, such as "TODO:", and displays them in a sidebar panel. These tags are typically used for making notes in code, such as reminders to clean up functions or notes about potential problems that may need fixing.

Quick Installation Guide

Copy the folder "TodoList" to your Protean "Plugins" folder. When you run Protean again, the plugin should be enabled and ready to roll.


One the plugin has been installed, it can be enabled by selecting "Task List" from the Protean view menu. To scan loaded files, click the "refresh" button on the task pane's toolbar.

Todo List searches for the following tags at the start of comments:


For example, the following comment would generate a Todo entry in the Hack category:

; HACK: This is a hack.

This would produce the following output:


Tasks can be filtered using the drop-down menu, and can be sorted by their line number, filename, type and description.


The icons used in this plugin are from "Silk Icons", which are available for free at:


This software is provided "as-is", without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.