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Author Topic: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks  (Read 296 times)

wraith808

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NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:41 PM »
PlainTasks will be a very simple task manager.  I start out with the best of intentions, but have a problem maintaining a task list over time and making use of it.

This application will be quite simple- a transparent window with the ability to load 3 tasks.  At any time, only the highest priority will show.  When you mark that task done, it will show the second in priority, and ask you for a new bottom priority task.  That has been working well for me as an analog idea, and I just wanted to bring it to the digital realm.

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Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 02:00 AM »
How about an option to 'pre-load' a stack of tasks in priority order so that dismissing one automatically loads the next?

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Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 06:32 AM »
How about an option to 'pre-load' a stack of tasks in priority order so that dismissing one automatically loads the next?
-cranioscopical (December 01, 2017, 02:00 AM)

I'd have to think about that.  I was trying to make it as simple as possible.  When you get long lists of tasks, I've found that you think about the priority too much, and want to make little adjustments, and it can feel like you're not getting through them.  This is for a daily task manager, i.e. at the start of the day, you figure out what 3 things you want to accomplish, and you focus on those.  And you can add another task when you finish one.  And so it's not really meant to carry over days.  3 tasks seems like a reasonable amount for that- or at least it has in practice.

I'm trying to approximate the OnTask in a digital world.

I was also thinking of eventually making a web version of the application, so simplicity is key so that it's easy to translate.

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Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 04:08 PM »
Fair enough, I see your point. (My day typically begins with up to 8 tasks that are crucial. At the moment I use a text list on my phone to track them.)