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Discussion in 'PUBLIC: Discuss Tools & Software for GTD' started by Stephen Brown, Jan 16, 2019.

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    While it does seem backward, it's how I usually do it--it's very rare that I create an empty project first, and then give it its first action. More often, the action comes into existence in some inbox or other, and then I figure out what its project should be.

    In fact, that's so true that right now I have to some degree abandoned explicit entry of projects, in my newish (two months? three?) let's-see-if-this-works paper system. But that's a fairly extreme step away from GTD. When I was doing it more conventionally, in OmniFocus, I think the actions still usually came first.
     
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    Fair enough. Maybe I do this more than I think! :D
     
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    Today I read Nirvana's help articles which are on their web site.
    I did this before but it was a few months ago.
    I didn't remember that it is possible to exclude words or tags from search results or searching only in a particular list.
    This search engine is a real killer!
     
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    I would like to share with you something that I have just figured out. Maybe it will be useful for new users.

    Nirvana has an Area of Focus feature. The only problem is that you can see either all the Areas or one Area at the same time. There is no way to choose only Areas that belong to your private or professional life. And here is a simple solution.
    What I did is I added a prefix to my professional and private areas.

    pro: A
    pro: B
    pro: C
    etc...

    priv: A
    priv: B
    priv: C
    etc...

    and now I can use a search pattern like this:
    "in:next -pro:" as a result I get all items which belong to my private areas.

    and conversely "in:next -priv:" will bring all items from professional areas.

    What is absolutely great I can also use the traditional filter bar inside these lists to filter contexts, contacts, etc.

    So simple, so powerful.
     
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    Very nice! I have done this as well. The searching capability within Nirvana is outstanding!
     
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    Last tweet from Nirvana
    “Hi! The app is in active development, we've already introduced Desktop beta app this summer and a bunch of updates is coming in the future, including highly demanded feature as API, Attachments, Reminders and some app integrations:)

    Who can’t wait? :)
     
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    I just followed them but can't see that tweet. Can you post a link?
     
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