I'm searching for an alternative to Workflowy. I think its one of the best toDo lists. However since I want to use it for professional data, I don't like to store it in a cloud service. A desktop or self hosted alternative would be fine too.


  • Hirachical ToDo List
  • Breadcrumb Bar navigation
  • Hashtags itmes for filtering and searching
  • Windows Desktop app w/o need to store data in cloud.

Not required, but nice to have:

  • Possibility to add longer text to the individual items
  • Keeping a journal of all changes
  • Welcome aboard; although you have already accepted an answer, I would remind you - and others - that for future questions, when asking for a desktop solution, it is helpful if you specify an operating system - not everyone runs MacOs :-) Also, if you are willing to pay, please state a budget, else I might recommend a perfect match costing $10k+. If you want it free, use the gratis tag. That should all be covered in How to Ask. No offence intended, this is as much for future readers as for you; please give us as much info as you can, so that we can better help you. welcome on board :-) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Sep 24 '18 at 6:39

Have a look at myTinyTodo. Apart from breadcrumb navigation it seems to fit what you are looking for.

Another one I found is Planz but it might be a bit overkill, functionality-wise.

  • Thank you for the hint to Planz. This is pretty cool. I think this will be my new favourit task organizer. – BerndGit Jul 28 '17 at 19:14
  • No problem! Happy to have helped. – Alex Jul 28 '17 at 19:25
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    After playing around with Planz I found out that it has some weaknesses. As mentioned in the help version 8.2 is just a prototype and not a final product. Additionally there has no maintainace done since 2010. Seems the project is dead. It's a bitty. – BerndGit Jul 29 '17 at 19:00

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