I suspect it’s more that people get used to the extra work and friction. Or maybe we just think we heard “Blessed are the cheese makers” and then we’re all making cheese.Interesting that he says "only a small minority" are able to make software applications that link tasks to contexts and projects work.
I'm assuming that good GTD connectors are all part of that minority
I guess I fall into the small minority that REQUIRES a link between projects and tasks.Interesting that he says "only a small minority" are able to make software applications that link tasks to contexts and projects work.
As we make our way from Notes to Microsoft, I'm leaning toward have my projects list and support materials in OneNote, and the next actions in To Do.As do I. As an HR director, I need the context AND the project. Because we are a MS shop, I find One Note is working well for that as it integrates with Outlook and To Do.
I avidly use Office 365 and Outlook as my university has this as our system. However, I use Nirvana as my list manager. Much better for GTD.As we make our way from Notes to Microsoft, I'm leaning toward have my projects list and support materials in OneNote, and the next actions in To Do.
I will probably miss the "Projects & Actions" view in eProducitivity. It shows projects with their next action(s) nested below. And I can tell at a glance if a project does not have a next action, because of the sad-face icon next to the project.
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Good question. I'm still leaning into this, so not for sure yet. I'm thinking that when I'm in To Do that's the doing mode, and when I'm in OneNote that's the next horizon up, where I'm planning and reviewing projects. I realize this is a potential departure from having all lists except calendar in one app, sorted by category, where Projects is one of those categories. I probably won't know for a couple of weeks, as I try it out. I'm not yet sure if switching between apps will create more friction than switching between horizons in one app. I'm giving myself the option to think of Microsoft as an environment with various tools/containers, rather than as a set of separate apps. In a way that's similar to Notes, which is a container for different databases (now called applications). The databases can have very different appearance and functionality, but are all containers for documents that can be sorted and viewed in customized ways.May I ask why the projects list would reside in Onenote and opposed to within ToDo?
I can tell you why I use OneNote for my Projects and it's integration with To-Do. For a big project, I use the Natural Planning Model and write out/type out all the notes and summary and evening scanning our written notes to attach in OneNote. In OneNote, I use tags for next action, waiting for, someday/maybe, etc. OneNote has a feature that allows us to create a summary page of all the tags (my GTD notes). Some are a two minutes or less, or five minutes or less. What I don't get to may end up in To-Do or even in my calendar.May I ask why the projects list would reside in Onenote and opposed to within ToDo?