Todoist question

Discussion in 'PUBLIC: Discuss Tools & Software for GTD' started by kelstarrising, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Alex Hu

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    Hi, FrancescoPlli. I have a question for you, if you set up a separate NextActions list and a Project list, how could you assign NextActions to a project? Just curious.
     
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    Hi Alex,
    i simply write the next action with something that reminds me to which project it is linked to.
    Let's suppose I have a project called: "buy a new printer"
    my next action would be something like: "call John to ask him advices about what model of printer is better for my needs"

    I hope it helps :)
     
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    Hi FrancescoPlli,

    But how can you check, during a weekly review, if every project has a next action? Because you only have separate lists and no links between projects and actions.

    Peter
     
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    Hi, after trying Todoist for two months, I'm now switching to omnifocus, it's a much simpler tool with derailed setup guide. Thank you very much
     
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    Hi Peter,
    during my weekly review I first clean my next actions lists then I check my projects list. Doing this I can simply think about what still needs to do. For every project I only need to know where I'm at the moment. It's like a bookmark when I read a book. Nothing more. It is enough for me.

    Hope it helps
     
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    Hi Kelly, I found that the "projects" column in todoist is best handled this way (at least for me): use the top-level projects as categories. For me, this is 11 categories. Category 1 is called STANDALONE (answering your question). This category contains all tasks that are not assigned to a specific project. Categories 2-10 are my areas of focus. Category 11 is SOMEDAY/MAYBE. It is easy to add projects underneath these categories.
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