News, Updates, and Releases

Quickly add an item to Airlist from any screen with the new Quick Add.

Simply press CMD/Ctrl + alt + n or open Command Center (CMD/Ctrl + k) and select Quick Add.

Custom Icons


Now, it’s easier than ever to create lists in Airlist. Simply copy and paste any plain text or markdown list to directly import.

Airlist even has smart formatting for certain markdown syntax:

  • #header turns into “project” formatting
  • ##header turns into “header” formatting
  • “-“ and “*” are removed from the start of lists

You can now edit multiple items at once with “multi-select” on iOS (iPhone and iPad). Check out the video to see how.

Try it now through TestFlight.


📱iOS App on TestFlight

Join the TestFlight beta for both iPhone and iPad.

🖥 Matching Colors on iOS 15 and MacOS Monterey

Safari on Monterey

😀 Other Improvements


This is the experience you have been waiting for. A native and modern outliner for iOS (iPhone and iPad).

Try it now through TestFlight.


🎁 New Features

  • Setup the backend for Stripe purchasing

🦾 Improvements

  • Max width is much wider (from 700px to 900px)
  • Increased line height for the blog (easier on the eyes)
  • Tag autocomplete respects Show/Hide Completed setting
  • References respect Show/Hide Completed setting


Check out our new Change Log page to see all updates published to Airlist. Also…

iOS Beta

Also, quick update on iOS beta. Just waiting on a few business things in the back end. Once that’s taken care of, iOS beta testing will open.


That being said… the app itself is working great! Here’s another a quick preview.


Airlist for iPhone and iPad has a very powerful share extension thanks to SwiftUI.

Share Sheet

But the share extension API is still only available in AppKit. So how do you do it in SwiftUI? Follow below…


We built Airlist for the web with Vue, which out of the box comes with its own global state management library.

So naturally, when building Airlist with SwiftUI, it made sense to follow the same paradigm (i.e. Redux). A global state variable that was passed around by an environmentObject.

At first, it went fantastic. Easy to maintain, simple to implement, and very fast… until it wasn’t.


Introducing backlinks and references

References and Backlinks


For the new iOS app for Airlist, I am building it in (as much as I can) SwiftUI. For anyone coming from React (or in our case, we use Vue to build the web app), SwiftUI is a welcome change vs UIKit. Yet, at times can be frustrating. Often times problems are not documented, and not available via a Google Search.

Along the way I’ve had to solve many problems that, for anyone else building a real-world SwiftUI app, might find helpful. I’ll be documenting these solutions on this blog. They’ve been helpful to me, hopefully they are to you.

Adding back scene delegate


It’s been a little while since the last post and for good reason. We’ve been pretty busy.

Sign In With Apple

There’s only one reason why we’d implement Sign In With Apple…


Once you have a lot of completed items, it is useful to hide them. You can hide or show completed items in 2 ways

Hide/Show Completed



Dates in Airlist are a powerful way to keep track of what you need to do. Airlist supports both Start Dates and Due Dates.


To sign up for the Airlist beta go here.


Saved Search

“Show me just what I need to see”

Airlist’s infinitely nested items gives you unlimited flexability. But what was that one thing I need to do? I remember putting it in last week? That’s where saved searches come in.


The Basics

Airlist is an outlining tool that is simple at its core yet advanced where you need it. Your Airlist outline consists of nested bulleted lists of items. Each nested list can be infinitely deep easily helping you keep track of everything from your grocery list to your most advanced projects.