On Mon, 2013-02-18 at 08:53 -0800, nathan.k...@daimler.com wrote: > > I agree that a new feature in the task list could be nice too but here > is how I use the existing features. I keep tasks all over the place > in my Notebook, some tasks are minor or very detailed and not really > worth tracking once completed but other, higher level main tasks are > good to keep track of once completed. For the tasks that I want to > keep track of, I have a page named "Accomplishments" and when I > complete a task I use the "Move Selected Text ..." and move the > completed task to my Accomplishments page. This method also allows me > to move an extra line of text with the date (Ctrl+D) so I can group > completed tasks by date.
I do something similar, but the opposite way: I have a page for the tasks that I am working on, one line per task and a year header between the years. When a task is completed, I select that line and apply the strike format to it. That way the completed tasks are 'greyed' out and make the uncompleted tasks visually stand out. Each task line is a link to a task page in a dedicated namespace. I did use checkboxes a lot for todos in the beginning, but I found them polluting my reading experience. Now I use the checkboxes only for status of a task, and the keywords TODO and FIXME for short term sub-tasks. This makes the TODOs and FIXMEs stand out in the Tasklist compared to the umbrella task they are listed under. When a TODO or FIXME is completed, I double-click the words and apply strike formating to them. (not the entire line, just the keyword) That removes the TODO from the Tasklist, but is available for later reference. I use dates a lot, but I find the concept of 'due date' stupid, so I mis-use the whole concept for 'entry-date'. I find that due-dates are useless as references, but very valuable as entry dates. At this point I started off explaining how I use Zim and found that I became too verbose. I have been using zim since 2009 according to my Journal and it is a very efficient task tracking tool when the right feature is used the right way. My use-case simply got to big to describe in an email. -- Svenn _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp