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How do people use the "active" status


Posted: Nov 13, 2009
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does anyone try to use active in GTD?

I'm wondering where it fits?

Posted: Nov 13, 2009
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I don't use it at all. In fact, I don't use any of the Status options.

I simplified Toodledo for GTD and tried to mimic GTD specific Apps/Web Apps.

When I first started to use Toodledo. I did use the Status column and did not use "Active". I know some people do. Depends on what makes sense to you.

Posted: Nov 15, 2009
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Yes I'm using it with project tasks (ones that have subtasks). I mark these projects as Active, Someday, Delegated.

For tasks I use Next Action, Waiting, Hold.
James T

Posted: Dec 10, 2009
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Like Dave - I use Active for Projects. I don't use it for tasks. Then you can divide your projects into active and Hold or Someday, etc.

Posted: Dec 16, 2009
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I use active if it is part of a project but not the next action.
Vin Thomas

Posted: Dec 16, 2009
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I did the same as manuelhe, but I found that almost every task was active. So now I only using "waiting". I star items to move them into my "next actions".

Posted: Jan 14, 2010
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I use "Active" as more of a "Current Action" or "In Progress" status. I actually make use of almost all of the statuses, except for "Reference" (which goes into Evernote or Toodledo notes) or "Canceled"

This message was edited Jan 14, 2010.

Posted: Jan 14, 2010
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I'm also using "Active" for search purposes. Projects that are open have an Active status. But like others have stated, I'm also trying to keep from making it too complicated, so I only use the "Active" and "Next Action" status fields.

Posted: Jan 17, 2010
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I use Active with any task in a project/folder that is not Next Action, waiting for or someday. So basically i enlist all the task in a project as active and pick the first one as next action task.
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