Nirvana Setup Guide

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    @Longstreet do you use the tags for contexts like the setup guide ?

    At the moment I have my project section as contexts because when you click the NEXT tab, you see all your next actions with context (project) headings. Then I have my project list in Evernote

    I was thinking that that was easier because I use the mobile app a lot more than desktop. In the desktop version (which the setup guide displays) you can just click the labels at the top which is easy, but in the mobile version you have to got to the filter section and then filter by the label, and then unfilter and refilter by label again to see the next context

    What works best for you
     
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    Yes, I use the standard setup in Nirvana. Contexts are the least important to my workflow - I focus mainly on the project level - so I do not engage them very often. Just the nature of my work. I also am predominantly working from the web app.
     
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    Thanks @Longstreet

    I have now had a play with Both and being on the road a lot, I have found my version seems to work well. And works much better on mobile devices when you are in a hurry between customers. I found it clunky to go into the list, and then hit filter, and then turn the filter off to go to the next context etc... Thought I would share with everyone if it helps.

    I am in sales and am road based. have been using Evernote for my projects, and Nirvana for Pure List management.

    By using PROJECTS in Nirvana as context (instead of the setup guide method of using labels), clicking your NEXT TAB, gives you an easy to read view like the below screenshot. And your starred or due today ones show with a handy red square.

    upload_2019-1-21_14-20-34.png

    Then if you scan your list in the Morning and star some "Want to do's" for the day, your focus list then looks like a much more manageable system as per below :

    upload_2019-1-21_14-23-10.png

    This method obviously does not allow for the tags section that @kelstarrising mentions in the setup guide, however for me, I like to see all my choices first anyway, because i like to have MORE contexts lists containing FEWER options.

    And then if I have a window of opportunity and want to work purely by context, if you click the PROJECT tab it gives you this :

    upload_2019-1-21_14-25-24.png

    Here are you context lists (clickable just like if you had a "TAG") and how many actions in each.

    Works for me.

    Everyone will obviously be different, but just thought I would share an alternative if anyone wants to try it.
     
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    This, actually, is pretty cool!
     
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