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Re: Use Case: Manage daily tasks
thank you for sharing your thoughts too :) They gave me a great insight and more ideas on how to use and improve Zim ☺
>The day I gave up putting due dates in the future on my tasks, my life with Zim became less date maintenance and more productive work.
I tend to agree with you 100%. But I still use due dates which help me prioritizing the tasks which are urgent and / or important ;)
>In the task list field 'Labels marking tasks' I usually add 'MAYBE' as a task tag (not using @maybe as that pollutes my tag space)
>When the Journal plugin is enabled, I just hit alt-d and write on that page:
alt-d doesn’t work for me as this is assigned to the Files menu (German language). I need to use the menu or change the key binding.
>* MAYBE Look into that web page describing how to turn a foo into a bar.
> This will show up in the task list under MAYBE and the page name will be the date when I put it in.
I must admit I haven’t used additional labels to mark tasks other than TODO.
But I get your point. Instead of using a tag _DAILY it could be a label DAILY for daily tasks.
>If I happen to want that maybe to go away from the task list either because I have done it or I don't want to be bothered, I go to the page and apply strike format to MAYBE. It goes away from the task list, but stays in my notebook in case I ever do a
>search for foo or bar.
> I like to think that things that once were important, will be important again, so I never delete anything if I can help it. Just hide it a bit by striking it out.
I prefer to use the brackets for tasks instead of the bullet point as it gives me more convenience when ticking or striking a task.
>On topic pages, I sometimes put in FIXMEs (must happen soon), TODOs (should be done) and MAYBEs (done at my own discretion) in nested list.
>* TODO [d:2015-06-23] Write a serious document about my revolutionary zim use-case
> * TODO [d:2015-06-24] Try out some of Murat's plug-ins
You should try the due date plugin ;)
>Show up as nested todos in the task list.
Unfortunately the task list plugin doesn’t parse tasks with labels the same way as with tags when it comes to nesting.
[ ] this is a task 2
[ ] this is another 2
This is shown as nested list for the tag @daily, but not for the label TODO
*TODO this is a task 2 @daily
* TODO this is another task 2 @daily
This is shown as nested list for the tag @daily and for the label TODO
[ ] this is a task 3
[ ] this is another 3
This is shown as nested list for the tag @daily, but not for the label MAYBE
* MAYBE: this is a task 3
* MAYBE: this is another 3
This is shown as nested list for the tag @daily and for the label MAYBE
Either this is a bug, or the parser needs review ;)
>I keep separate topic pages for each project I work on. If I do something notable on a task, I hit alt-d to bring up a journal page of today, and pull in a back-link from the project topic page and start typing my findings.
>If I happen to do something revolutionary on another task, I pull a link from that page also, separating tasks with a few newlines.
>Now the project topic page will have backlinks to each day with notable findings. By opening the backlinks in tear-off mode, I can walk through my jottings on the project in a comfortable manner.
>This work habit has lead to opening a journal page for each day just to document which project I am working on, even if I don't have so much to write. There is always something to note down.
I like the basic idea of yours to add comments into the journal. How do you ‘pull a link’? Drag and drop with the mouse or use CTRL-L?
Where are your tasks located? Within the topic pages or within the journal pages? I have never used the ‘search backlinks’ search, I must admit, but it is quite handy in the way you use it.
What I find a bit bumpy is that you need to look for backlinks to a specific task (assuming that you locate your task in the topic pages) to find all your comments. What I’m trying to do is to have a complete task log per task which is
also shown in the task list plugin.