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Jon

Posted: Sep 30, 2009



I use PocketMoney. The thing I like is that it is both a checkbook register and a budget tool. I couldn't use Mint because my bank is not on their list.
Jon

Posted: Aug 07, 2009



Proximo, I used Vitalist for a year prior to coming to toodledo, so when I started Toodledo, I emulated the setup over there. So, I am set up very similar to what you have experimented with. I have the following folders:

Miscellaneous - same as the one you call actions
Projects
Someday
Tickler

I started out having an inbox, but have since quit using it. I just assign it to Miscellaneous or Projects from the start.

I use status to denote next action. I use star to denote the items I want to complete each week.

I find this system to work very well. My only wish is to be able to manually sort subtasks, but I get around this by using status and contexts to get them in the proper order.

Jon
Jon

Posted: Jun 01, 2009
From Topic: Design



I guess I'm abnormal, because I think RTM's UI is awful. I tried it and couldn't get comfortable with it at all. I find Toodledo's much better. I guess we all see things differently. Jon
Jon

Posted: Mar 30, 2009



Posted by Proximo:
Here is my suggestion to Toodledo.

Folders are ares of Focus. Let's keep it simple and just use two. Work Folder and Home Folder.

When I am at work, I can click on the Folder (Focus) and only see things related to work. Now I have a bunch of task that have context assigned. Context are the resources I need to get these task completed. If our Internet went down at work, I know that all task with a context of @Online can't be done at that time. If the email server went down, I know that any task with the @Email context can't be done at that time.

This is where filtering by context comes to life. What if I am talking on the phone and I feel I am on a role. I want to knock out other phone calls right now while my attitude is good. I can filter my task using @Phone to see who else I can call.

I am doing all of this while focused at Work in my Work Folder.

In the settings panel to the left of Toodledo, there is a section called Folders/Context. This is where we need "Projects" added. I click on there and create new Project Titles with descriptions and some other information.

Now back to my Work Task. I just got back from a meeting and realize that one my task will require an additional 5 steps to complete. This by GTD will become a Project. I got to my Projects area and create one called R&D for example. I now have a R&D Project.

Now back to my Work Folder (Focus). I find the original task and click on it. One of my options is called Projects and I see a pull down list. There it is "R&D". I select it and this task is now part of my "R&D" project. The task now has a new label in the front called "R&D" as an indicator that it's a Project. I can still see the task as I normally would.

Now I create the other 4 task that are required and select "R&D" as the project they belong too.

So now let's go to the Projects section that is at the top of the Work Folder View. Not the sections listed on the top of the Toodledo site, but this can also be added there as another view option.

I click on Projects and see a list of Projects in my Work Folder (Focus). I select R&D and there are my 5 task.

This is where some options can be useful. I can choose to only show Project task with a Status of "Next Action" to ever show up on my Work Folder List. As I complete the task, the next one will become "Next Action" and show up automatically. This is how most people would use it, but it can also be flexible enough to allow you to choose which task to show on the Work Folder List. You can have a check mark and be working on two of the task at the same time. Again, some options here would cater to more people.

The task that belong to a project are clearly marked under the Work folder and I can select Projects under the work folder to see all the task required for any project. There is no confusion now since I have never left my Work Folder or Area of Focus as I like to call it.

We can also have the option to select the a Project Task from the Task list and toggle the other task that belong to the same project. This will allow you to quickly see how much progress you are making. You can also click on the Projects button in the work folder to see all your projects in that one view.

What I would like is Areas of Focus with built in Project Management and control over sub-task. This means you can order them as they need to be completed, they show up automatically when the task above it is marked complete.

Sub-task control also means we have some rules that allow us to not see when a sub-task has a due date approaching, regardless if it's not the task marked "Next Action". This is realistic when we are falling behind and there is a time sensitive task in the project that needs to get attention. These type of options will allow sub-task to show up on the Work Folder List to get our attention.

I know others will have great things to add and suggestions of their own. I don't expect that everything we want or recommend can or will be implemented, but I do believe that Projects and Sub-task need to be reworked. I think Folders should remain areas of focus and Projects should be managed inside these areas.

I just got two more friends to become Pro Subscribers, so I do believe Toodledo is a great product.

Thanks.


What you are describing is very similar to how Vitalist does it. I came to Toodledo from Vitalist as I feel Toodledo is better, but maybe you should check out Vitalist.
Jon

Posted: Mar 19, 2009
From Topic: Design



Personally, I don't understand this complaint. I checked out Todoist and I don't see where it looks any better than Toodledo. Same for Vitalist and RTM. And Nozbe is a mess - it looks terrible. Jon
Jon

Posted: Jan 12, 2009
From Topic: Repeat Fields



It appears to me that if I want the option of using repeating items, I must live with having a Repeat column. I wish it were possible to enable repeating without having to have a column for it - maybe it could only be visible from the multiple line format and disappear if desired, for the grid format. I've got too many columns and I don't want to lose functionality just to clean up my display.

By the way, awesome product. I feel guilty complaining about something with all the effort you've put into making it so great.

Jon
Jon

Posted: Jan 08, 2009
From Topic: Date Completed



Nevermind, I figured it out. I guess when it went to the date completed field, it changed how things were sorted to include date completed. Once I got rid of that, the "Date Completed" column went away. Thanks.

Jon
Jon

Posted: Jan 08, 2009
From Topic: Date Completed



I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but I can't get something figured out: I've never had a "Date Completed" column (and don't want one). Today, I was screwing around and pushed the History link in the side bar for the first time. Now, I always have a "Date Completed" column and I want it to go away. How can I get rid of it? Thanks.

Jon
Jon

Posted: Oct 31, 2008
From Topic: Update to filters



Ahh, I didn't realize it could be different for each view - I was thinking it was the same everywhere. Thanks for the tip!

Jon
Jon

Posted: Oct 28, 2008
From Topic: Update to filters



Unfortunately, I preferred the old version where they were always nested in the folder view and always flattened everywhere else. That made complete sense to me. Now I have to keep pushing the toggle button to replicate this as I go from folder to main. Oh well, you can't please everyone all the time...

Jon
Jon

Posted: Aug 26, 2008



I actually like that the starred items don't show up in the hotlist as I use the hotlist as things to do today and stars as things to do this week. So, hopefully it will be optional in the future to have starred items automatically go to the hotlist, not mandatory.

Jon


This message was edited Aug 26, 2008.
Jon

Posted: Aug 12, 2008
From Topic: Next Actions



My work-around is to put numbers for the context (1, 2, 3, 4, etc) and then assign context 1 for the first step, context 2 for the second step, etc.. I then sort by context and it puts them in the proper order. It works pretty well for me.

Jon
Jon

Posted: Aug 12, 2008



My work-around is to put numbers for the context (1, 2, 3, 4, etc) and then assign context 1 for the first step, context 2 for the second step, etc.. I then sort by context and it puts them in the proper order. It works pretty well for me.

Jon


This message was edited Aug 12, 2008.
Jon

Posted: Jun 09, 2008



Another way I work around it is to set contexts with numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). I then set the contexts for the subtasks to order the way I want and sort by context. Jon
Jon

Posted: Jun 05, 2008



It would be nice when adding multiple tasks if we could add them directly as subtasks to an existing task. Right now, we have to add the multiple tasks and then go into the folder and drag them individually to form subtasks. Thanks! Jon
Jon

Posted: Jun 05, 2008



I would like to be able to select several items and be able to drag them into another item as subtasks. This would be quicker than grabbing each item individually and dragging them to form subtasks. Thanks! Jon
Jon

Posted: May 20, 2008



It appears that the "hide deferred tasks" filter does not work for sub-tasks in the folder view. Is this on purpose? Jon
Jon

Posted: May 15, 2008



Posted by jdoree:
These are great additions. The only problem is I now have way too many columns.

Perhaps fields could be configurable as to whether or not they show up in your list view. Some fields I need to be present when I add a task but I don't need them to be in the list view. For example, start date should be there when adding a task so that a task will show up at the appropriate date.

Is there already a way to do this that I don't know of?

Keep up the great work!


I second this. I don't like to have to scroll to the right to add a task and I now have too many columns to fit on the screen, even with the side bar hidden. Love all the new features, though. Excellent job! Jon
Jon

Posted: Apr 25, 2008
From Topic: Hide-able Sidebar



This is great and I very much appreciate it. Thanks!
Jon

Posted: Apr 23, 2008
From Topic: subtask



Posted by jon.cremers:
I am a paid subscriber to both Vitalist and Toodledo. I currently use Vitalist, but occasionally come over to Toodledo to check it out. There are some things about Toodledo that I really like, but there is one deal breaker - no manual sorting. Most of my projects have discrete steps that must be performed in order and I need to be able to manually sort them and keep them that way - automatic sorting does nothing for me. Unfortunately, until Toodledo gets manual sorting, I can not consider switching from Vitalist. So, another vote for manual sorting. Jon


In playing with it further, I may be able to approximate a manual sort by using contexts of 1, 2, 3, 4, etc and then sort by context.

Jon
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