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  • Outlook & HTC Android: Category=@Calls: Why create a Task, Just use Contacts Category

    I'm brand new to this GTD, using Outlook 2003, exchange server 2007 and Sprint HTC Evo android.

    I don't understand why it is recommended that the category of @Calls be used in TASKS. In Outlook, instead of creating a task, I just edit the CONTACT and put @Calls in the category field of the contact. This involves NO COPYING of name, number or anything!!!

    On my Sprint HTC Evo droid, I setup the HTC widget "People" specifying the group @Calls and devoting the right half of a screen to see the people I need to call.

    Now I can just scroll through the people to call, click on one person, click on their number and the call is made. I can do the whole process with my thumb while holding something in my other hand.

    Removing them from @Calls is a bit tougher. With the HTC software, I go into my phone screen, click on the FAR RIGHT of their name, Menu, Edit, Group, and uncheck them from @Calls group.

    I would be surprised if other android vendors don't have similar software.

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    Originally posted by mediesel View Post
    I don't understand why it is recommended that the category of @Calls be used in TASKS. In Outlook, instead of creating a task, I just edit the CONTACT and put @Calls in the category field of the contact. This involves NO COPYING of name, number or anything!!!

    On my Sprint HTC Evo droid, I setup the HTC widget "People" specifying the group @Calls and devoting the right half of a screen to see the people I need to call. Now I can just scroll through the people to call, click on one person, click on their number and the call is made. I can do the whole process with my thumb while holding something in my other hand. Removing them from @Calls is a bit tougher. With the HTC software, I go into my phone screen, click on the FAR RIGHT of their name, Menu, Edit, Group, and uncheck them from @Calls group.
    Feel free to do it that way if it works for you. GTD is about principles, not platform. But let me point out that you have to remember that your calls will be separate from everything else you have to do. Will you remember to look there as often as you should? If I understand your description, you will have a simple list of names. Will you remember what each call is about? And will you get lazy about removing people from the list when things are moving fast? I would probably have to answer "no" to all three questions, myself. And the answer has to be "yes" for everything to work.

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    • #3
      well i also use a context or tag called @Contact but sometimes u wanna separte them like @Computer and @Call.

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