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Jul
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accepted Is there a way to link tasks in Remember the Milk?
Jul
15
comment What FUTURE-PROOF software for building & managing a personal BIG knowledge base?
@Hauser you could write your text files in Markdown (the syntax used on SE sites) and then render them in HTML or a text editor with Markdown preview (different answer, more links) so the links would work. Then you can still grep and even store them in a VCS if you wanted for posterity's sake.
Jul
15
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Jul
15
comment Is there a way to link tasks in Remember the Milk?
@jrdioko Looks like I don't have to suggest the idea (#1, #2).
Jul
15
comment Is there a way to link tasks in Remember the Milk?
If no is the truth, then no's an acceptable answer! And you've perfectly summarized exactly the functionality I was looking for. Lastly, thanks for the work-around ideas. I am looking for a higher velocity than the weekly review and so probably can't use that or dates, but both task descriptions and priorities could help. (I'm not a programmer so the APIs option is probably out.)
Jul
15
comment Is there a way to link tasks in Remember the Milk?
@jrdioko Neither actually. I'm looking for the ability to have a context list (probably implemented as a RTM smart list) like @work that shows all next actions across all of my projects. But when I mark an action (e.g. review budget with program manager) as completed, I want the next action that was "linked" to it (e.g. incorporate budget redlines from PM meeting) to show up on my context list since it is now the next action. Ideally, there'd be some other view where I could see/define linked actions, but that would be for planning, not execution--where I'd use context lists.
Jul
15
asked Is there a way to link tasks in Remember the Milk?
Jul
14
comment Getting things done in an environment with constant, unavoidable interruptions
I'm afraid I can't accept the premise of your question. If you're really in a situation where interruptions can't be avoided, then by the definition of the word interruption, you're not going to have dedicated blocks of time to work on a task. It seems as if this is really the situation you're in you're out of luck. Work requiring concentration probably can't be effectively performed in an environment where you're likely to be frequently interrupted. Change your environment or work on something else.
Jul
12
asked What is a good system for managing projects that have paper-based and electronic reference materials?
Jul
8
comment Completely electronic GTD setup?
@Jared I just tested it and yes, single line entry works on the iPhone app. It has the drop down menus, but you don't have to use them, you can just enter the special characters like @ # ^ * ! etc. and the other data instead.
Jul
8
answered Completely electronic GTD setup?
Jul
8
comment Completely electronic GTD setup?
Would you mind clarifying exactly how your computer interactions differ from those of sighted people? It seems like an important distinction and a unique requirement for any system you implement and I want to make sure the answers you get take this into account. You hint at a little with the command line reference and I assume there is an element of text-to-speech/braille. But most iPhone apps are highly visual--there is no feedback when buttons/keys have been pushed, no physical keyboard at all. I think any elucidation would help potential answerers.
Jul
7
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
comment Is there an automatic time tracking application?
Can you clarify exactly what functionality you're looking for in calendar syncing? Do you want it to import your appointments and somehow automatically categorize that time into buckets?
Jul
7
comment Handling delayed delegating in GTD
@gzost then I think you need to completely reword your question and try again. Try and lay out the entire situation and perhaps use an example of the task to be delegated and the follow-on task and explain which one you don't have a home for and what your goals are.
Jul
6
revised How to handle recurring but low priority tasks that aren't actionable now?
added non-actionable to the title because it's an important aspect of the question; cleaned up the wording for grammar and flow
Jul
6
comment Coffee: good or bad for work?
It's not immediately obvious to me how this question is related to personal productivity. I doubt people would be coming to this site to find out whether they should start drinking coffee.
Jul
6
suggested approved edit on How to handle recurring but low priority tasks that aren't actionable now?
Jul
6
comment Handling delayed delegating in GTD
possible duplicate of How to handle recurring but low priority tasks?