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Author Topic: Outlook tasks/Calendar  (Read 2794 times)

Armando

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Outlook tasks/Calendar
« on: April 19, 2007, 06:38:59 PM »
I've always disliked the idea that tasks (todos) and calendar items should be dissociated.  :mad:
Or am I missing something ? Is it possible to link them ?

To me, a better "organizer" should have tasks that can be calendar items -- if needed. (This way of doing stuff would be much more convenient and, in many cases, prevent duplication of data). It should also visually organize tasks with colour codes, hierarchies, etc. but that's another story...

MLO (MylifeOrganised) has some nice features, and I might look into it, but  does anybody know if it's possible to link calendar items to tasks in Outlook ?

Thanks


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Re: Outlook tasks/Calendar
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 06:07:08 AM »
I've always disliked the idea that tasks (todos) and calendar items should be dissociated.  :mad:
Or am I missing something ? Is it possible to link them ?

I think that the Calendar link for a Task in Outlook would be the Reminder. It won't appear on the Calendar, but it will be in your face  :)

That's of course Outlook out-of-the-box: I'm sure you can script something together in there... edit the form, etc... but Reminders on Tasks works for me.

Can't you tag tasks? I have not got Outlook open at the moment...

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Re: Outlook tasks/Calendar
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 06:17:19 AM »
Have you had a look at Agenda at Once

see review here
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5789.0

I havent tried any other organisers so cant really compare -
but you can drag todo tasks to calender/scheduler & show all in one window.
theres things I'd like changed -
but theres a beta just out so I have great hopes for it!
Tom

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Re: Outlook tasks/Calendar
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 10:21:39 AM »
thanks guys !
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think that the Calendar link for a Task in Outlook would be the Reminder
The problem is not to remind me of doing something, but of duplicating or mixing data between tasks and calendar events. It's  very easy to take notes in a calendar event, then notes in a task, etc. and then getting all mixed up. I've always followed some specific rules to prevent that sort of mistake, but I'm now trying a way to make these rules... automatic ! So to speak.


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Can't you tag tasks? I have not got Outlook open at the moment...

I don't think that outlook 2003 will do that natively. But since you talk about tags, I just searched and found this :
Tags for tasks : http://sippey.typepa...simple_task_ent.html
Taglocity for Microsoft Outlook : http://www.taglocity.com/

Tagging my tasks would almost be like assigning categories to them. A technique I've never used for tasks -- not sure if it will solve my problem.  But I'll try to see what I can do with that.

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Have you had a look at Agenda at Once
Nope... I'll have a look. Thanks for the idea.

Will post back my solution if I find any.


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Re: Outlook tasks/Calendar
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2007, 07:05:46 PM »
I'm playing with Thinking Rock at the moment, more of a GTD than a standard Calendar/Tasks application, but I'm quite enjoying it...

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Re: Outlook tasks/Calendar
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 07:44:24 PM »
Checking that right now!  :)