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    How can I implement context, time available, energy available and priority on Remember The Milk?
    Is there a way to add sub-lists for these on Remember The Milk, or Remember The Milk is not the right tool for the job?

    Also, do you guys put next actions of projects on the Next Actions list, or on the Projects list (example: Project name: next action)?

  • #2
    Originally posted by yonyz View Post
    How can I implement context, time available, energy available and priority on Remember The Milk?
    Is there a way to add sub-lists for these on Remember The Milk, or Remember The Milk is not the right tool for the job?

    Also, do you guys put next actions of projects on the Next Actions list, or on the Projects list (example: Project name: next action)?
    Let me say up front that I do not use Remember the Milk. Although it is a competent to-do list application, I don't care for the web interface, and it has not improved over the last few years. The iPhone app is good, but requires a paid pro subscription.

    RTM has priorities, lists, and tags. An item can have one priority, and be on one list, but can have multiple tags. You can implement contexts with either lists or tags, your choice. For energy and time available, you could use tags. Most people don't bother with explicitly labeling a next action with these. Some people use a project tag to connect projects and next actions. Putting project names into a next action's description is an alternative some use.

    A competitor of RTM, Toodledo, does support subtasks with a paid pro account. Although I currently use Toodledo, I do not use subtasks anymore, and have no explicit link between projects and next actions. I essentially use what David Allen describes in his PDF about setting up a Palm, even though I use an iPhone. Just item, context, due date. I do use Toodledo's ability to sort by date modified to get some idea of the flow of tasks in and out of my lists.

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    • #3
      I've accidentally removed the priorities frame on RTM. Do you know how to retrieve it?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by yonyz View Post
        I've accidentally removed the priorities frame on RTM. Do you know how to retrieve it?
        If you mean the key, I don't know how to get it back once you've dismissed it. But to use priorities is easy: select one or more tasks, and hit a number 1,2,3, or 4. Orange is 1, Dark Blue 2, Light Blue 3, none is 4. Note that you can sort by priority if you want.

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        • #5
          That works great. Thanks.

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          • #6
            Just dropping by to say that I've found a way that I personally find better to handle the problem: Use a projects manager to plan my next actions (not a single action) for a specific project. What stay in the Projects list on RTM are the projects names. The Next Action list is used for things that are not very important, but are still somewhat important.

            The project manager I use is The Big Picture (thebigpic.org). It can contain links, sub-lists and even sub-sub-lists. That way I can plan ahead the next actions for a specific project, and not only one action.
            Last edited by yonyz; 08-01-2009, 01:03 PM.

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