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Is Toodledo dead?

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Posted by Dr Andus
Apr 6, 2021 at 11:50 AM

 

Ken wrote:
>Now we get to the heart of the matter - prioritization.  This is the key
>for me as I am frequently at bandwidth overload.  I used to use tags to
>prioritize and “pull” out tasks that needed to be done and would only
>use programs that offered reasonable tagging features.  I then found
>that good search and filtering started appearing in programs which made
>tagging even better, especially when a search/filter could be saved.
>Now we have programs that are highly customizable where you can create
>your own fields, and I combine that with the ability to create my own
>views (something I originally implemented in MLO and now use in
>Clickup).  The ability to quickly switch views is very helpful, and I
>have a project view, a priority view and a calendar view (for my
>personal and home lists).

Thanks for sharing your method, Ken.

This thread made me think that another criterion for choosing a suitable todo software (which inevitably has to come with or enable one to construct one’ own ‘todo system’) is the ability to enforce discipline on the user.

There are lots of interesting systems and tools out there, but if for some reason it doesn’t impose or inspire the right kind of discipline to use that system, then it won’t work.

That’s the difference between Roam and WorkFlowy for me, for instance.

Much of what I do in Roam I could have accomplished in WorkFlowy, but while in Roam each new day appears automatically (and forces me to plan for the current day), in WorkFlowy I would have had to create each new day manually, and despite the fact that it would only take seconds to do that, I just never managed to maintain the discipline. I’m sure there are people out there who are capable of doing it in WorkFlowy, because they have the self-discipline, while I need the software to discipline me.

Maybe this is what is meant by the affordance of a piece of software.