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Posted by satis
Jan 8, 2020 at 03:04 PM

 

I don’t think these outliner-type apps are ideal for task management. They can be shoehorned to do so, but I prefer a straight task manager that can directly post dated/timed events right into my calendar.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 8, 2020 at 04:32 PM

 

I agree with this.  “Dedicated” task managers such as 2Do or Todoist are more useful for “tasks”.

It’s a good idea to step back and think about what your “task management” needs are.  There’s a big difference between planning and tracking a project with lots of subtasks, dates, and actions to perform in sequence—versus capturing and tracking an unrelated or loosely-related group of actions.  Some of the angst of choosing the software that works best is due to trying to shoehorn the “list of unrelated tasks” scenario into software that was built for the “project management” scenario.

satis wrote:
I don’t think these outliner-type apps are ideal for task management.
>They can be shoehorned to do so, but I prefer a straight task manager
>that can directly post dated/timed events right into my calendar.

 


Posted by Hugh
Jan 8, 2020 at 05:40 PM

 

Paul Korm wrote:
I agree with this.  “Dedicated” task managers such as 2Do or Todoist are
>more useful for “tasks”.
> >It’s a good idea to step back and think about what your “task
>management” needs are.  There’s a big difference between planning and
>tracking a project with lots of subtasks, dates, and actions to perform
>in sequence—versus capturing and tracking an unrelated or
>loosely-related group of actions.  Some of the angst of choosing the
>software that works best is due to trying to shoehorn the “list of
>unrelated tasks” scenario into software that was built for the “project
>management” scenario.
> >satis wrote:
>I don’t think these outliner-type apps are ideal for task management.
>>They can be shoehorned to do so, but I prefer a straight task manager
>>that can directly post dated/timed events right into my calendar.

I couldn’t agree more with this view. Task managers differ quite significantly in what they offer, often more so than first appears. So this is the approach I suggest: define your task-management needs first, then define what the functions and features of your “ideal” task manager would be (to handle those needs), and only then look carefully at the range of task managers available to you, to see whether they match up to those needs and that ideal. Finally, if you can, trial two or three applications that look likely candidates.

 


Posted by Ahmed fawzy
Jan 10, 2020 at 07:06 AM

 

what OS community think, a 200 USD lifetime dynalist subscription worth it ?

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM

 

As a hypothetical?  Or is Dynalist making such an offer?

Since Dynalist comprises Erica and one other person, perhaps the question is can they keep at it for several more years—enough to make the investment worthwhile?

Ahmed fawzy wrote:
what OS community think, a 200 USD lifetime dynalist subscription worth
>it ?

 


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