Too many tasks to manage
Speaking plain English to Todoist
One of the key features of Todoist is its “natural language” method of capturing and organizing tasks. Here’s an example:
Take out the trash today 8pm #chores @ian
In Todoist, that translates to a task that is automatically set with a reminder for 8pm today, added to the Chores project, and labeled with my son’s name (so I can look at the label in the app and immediately know what chores he needs to do today). By using this natual language formatting for the tasks, reminders, projects, and labels I have been able to bulk capture tasks as they come up with no secondary processing necessary.
Using the widget is a simple matter to be able to capture the tasks in a format where they are are already organized and ready to be acted upon. The application is much more powerful than just this feature but for now this is making a huge difference for me this week. We’ll see if it holds up over time but I have high hopes that my system may have evolved to be able to leverage Todoist more fully.