AI Outliner Assistant

Taskade's AI outlining assistant helps you structure ideas and notes into outlines, mind maps, and task lists at the click of a button. Transform your brainstorming sessions with AI-powered efficiency.

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Bring your projects to life with an AI assistant designed for brainstorming and task coordination. Chat with your tasks and documents, and choose a persona tailored to various roles and expertise. Taskade AI is ready to assist you right inside your projects.

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Visualize Notes

Embrace a smart, structured outlining experience, mirroring your brain's natural organization. Create infinite connections and levels of hierarchy, with real-time syncing.

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Turn Ideas into Actions with AI

Harness AI to generate new ideas and map out anything. Convert your brainstorming sessions into mind maps and track progress across projects. Taskade is your creative canvas for dynamic workflows, like the art of origami.

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🤔 What is Outlining?

Outlining is the process of creating hierarchies to contain whatever you’re thinking or working on. An outline breaks complex processes into smaller, more manageable bits.

⚡ The Benefits of Outlining

If you’re a writer, you can use outlining for taking notes and structuring documents. But a project outliner like Taskade is a much more versatile tool that’s excellent for:

  • 🪨 Breaking complex ideas/problems into smaller steps
  • ✅ Managing all your tasks in an organized way
  • 👑 Visualize all kinds of hierarchical systems 
  • 👁 Planning and managing projects
  • 💬 Preparing a meeting agenda/talking points
  • 📍 Connecting the dots and visualizing links between ideas
  • 🔄 Creating reusable checklists, workflows, and templates

💡 Outlining Terminology

Taskade is a true outliner. That means it can “understand” relationships between outline elements (nodes). To better visualize those connections, outline elements are commonly referred to as Parents and Children.

  • 🌳 Parents (Tasks)
    • You start an outline (Project) on Taskade by creating tasks.
    • A task is equivalent to a bullet point in the traditional sense.
    • A task occupies the highest level of an outline hierarchy.
  • 🍃 Children (Sub-Tasks)
    • Sub-tasks are the children of a parent task.
    • A sub-task is “nested” or indented under its parent task.
    • Every sub-task is also a task, so each sub-task can have its own sub-tasks.

⬅️➡️ Indent/Outdent

The easiest way to highlight the relationship between tasks and subtasks is to indent/nest lower-level elements in a hierarchy.

  1. To indent, select a task and press the ⌨️ Tab Key.
    • You can create an unlimited number of sub-tasks in a hierarchy.
  2. To outdent, use the ⌨️ Shift + Tab keyboard shortcut.

⬆️⬇️ Fold / Unfold

Outlining gives you the power to hide or show outline levels. Here’s how it works:

  1. Select the top task in an outline level.
  2. Click the arrow ▽ to the left of the task to fold the level.
  3. Click the arrow again to unfold the level.

 💡 Note: Press Ctrl/ + ⬆ to fold or Ctrl/ + ⬇ to unfold outline levels.

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The Easiest Way to Structure Your Ideas and Outline Your Thoughts

Ignite Your Creativity and Organize your thoughts in an Outliner. Mapping out your thoughts helps to increase creativity by getting your ideas written down as quickly as possible, letting you empty out your head when inspiration strikes.

The Importance of Outlining

Making a to-do list, just in my head, and crossing things off or getting distracted is much more manageable than jotting them down and looking at them every hour and day. Putting them down on paper and being able to cross off an item, again and again, is much more focused. This way, when you want to return to the items, you can, and no need to wonder what happened in the intervening few minutes. Outlining tasks and projects in your mind helps you stay organized and focused, because you can revisit them at any time, when inspiration strikes. This also helps to increase creativity by letting your brain write as you do.

Why Outliners Are So Useful

Outlining allows you to remove the middleman in the process of brainstorming. Instead of brainstorming where you feel most comfortable, writing your ideas on a sticky note, that you will soon get to throw away, or perhaps, a notepad, with an open mind. It’s a great idea that often gets scrapped because you don’t really think through it the right way. Once you start to map out your ideas, you can start to break them down into actionable steps to help you execute them. The Most Popular Outliners Before you go off to buy an expensive planner, though, it’s important to ask yourself, why are you using it? For me, I just don’t want a planner with blank pages. I want to do things the right way. After all, it’s hard to start anything if you’re not even sure where you’re starting.

How Taskade Helps You Be More Creative and Organized

Being productive at the best of times can be a struggle for many entrepreneurs. The full-time jobs, the children, the family life, the running a business –it can all get in the way of having time to do what you want to do. In this fast-paced digital world, the lure of checking your email twenty times a day is just too tempting. For me, my smartphone is an almost constant companion and it can be hard to detach myself from it. It’s distracting, leads to frustration when I’m trying to focus, and of course it’s distracting me from doing my actual job. Structure your time and life in an Outliner so that it’s simple and accessible. This approach will help you reduce distractions and increase your productivity. Taskade is your free tool to help you focus on what really matters.


By brainstorming, you get ideas down, which then helps you create your own ideas. It’s this aspect of brainstorming that can make you a better writer, and will benefit your entire life as a whole.

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