API Overview

Like Cheddar, the Cheddar API is as simple as possible while still being quite powerful. If you have any questions, please email We'd love to help or just hear what you're building.

Getting Started

Cheddar uses the industry standard, OAuth 2, for authentication. Currently, all API methods require authentication. Before you can authenticate, you need to register an app. It only takes a second.

Register An App


Get started reading the authentication guide to learn how to make authenticated requests to the Cheddar API. Don't worry, it's easy.

Task Entities

Cheddar features advanced text features in tasks. These are represented in the API as task entities. Checkout the entities guide for more information.


Of course, there is also full access to all of the objects the user interacts with. See the lists, tasks, and users documentation for more.


You have the full power of Cheddar's streaming API in your apps. We can't wait to see what you're going to build. To get started with the realtime API, checkout the realtime guide.

Open Source

We really like open source at Nothing Magical. Here's a few parts of Cheddar we've open sourced: