How Do you Do your ToDo’s?

Getting things done is an art on to itself. There is a reason a management philosophy sharing this name and many others that focus on helping you to manage your tasks and time exist. NomiNote does not limit you to a specific method for getting your tasks done; NomiNote is agnostic to how you get your ToDo’s done. However, our goal is to facilitate you to execute your tasks according to whatever strategy you prefer. As such we are very interested in how you get your ToDo’s done. Feel free to let us know by responding to this post, or shooting us an email. What are the possibilities? Below we outline the current ToDo functionality in NomiNote.

Open the ToDo browser from any note. You’ll immediately see the ToDo’s accompanying the current note and you can quickly navigate sub-notes to see what has to be done on individual branches.

If you have read our first post, or are actively testing the app you will likely be aware that you can add ToDo’s to any note in NomiNote. The main way to browse these is using the ToDo browser that utilises your tree structure to traverse these ToDo’s. The browser allows you to look at all ToDo’s at once or navigate down the branches all the way to just the ToDo’s attached to a single note. Thus, your ToDo’s are automatically organised in the same way as your project is organised. In many situations this will work well. Say you want to work on the user interface of your very special (and very hypothetical) Project-X. You simply open the ToDo browser and in a few simple steps you navigate down from the top of your tree, via Project-X, to its UI branch.

However, often when you’re working on multiple projects, certain tasks have to be done by a specific date and your aim may not be to complete ToDo’s of a single part of Project-X, but you need to work on tasks from several projects in order to full-fill your responsibilities. In NomiNote, we have incorporated several solutions to manage your ToDo’s.

Switching to Calendar mode will organise all your ToDo’s by date. You’ll see which ToDo’s are scheduled for today, tomorrow, etc. Scheduling a ToDo can be done by editing its properties, or, when in Date Mode, drag it to the date you are planning to work on it.

If you want to organise ToDo’s by date, you can simply switch to a Calendar Mode. In this mode ToDo’s are categorised by date. Those that aren’t organised yet are found at the bottom of the page (under Uncategorised) and can easily assigned a date by holding and dragging it to any day of the week. Of course doing this for all your ToDo’s at once would be cumbersome; Again, NomiNote’s tree structure allows you to bring organisation. Rather than trying to organise all ToDo’s at once, just navigate towards a specific branch before you switch to the Calendar mode and you’ll only see the ToDo’s in this specific branch. In this way you can easily assign dates to the ToDo’s of Project-X and when you want to see all ToDo’s that have to be done on a specific date you will find them together when you open the ToDo-browser from a higher level.

Aside from Calendar Mode there is also a Priority Mode: you can assign priority to a ToDo by using a star system (from 1 (lowest priority) all the 5 (immediate priority); 0 stars leaves a ToDo un-prioritised). Priority Mode works in a similar fashion as Calendar Mode. But now, rather than days of the week, you can drag ToDo’s to one of the five priority levels.

These two manners of reorganising your ToDo’s may not fulfil everyone’s need and you may have ideas to improve on the current system. Hence the title: How Do you Do your ToDo’s? In the further development of NomiNote we are naturally interested in how people handle the management of their tasks and the possibility of optimising the current systems and potentially adding different options for managing ToDo’s. Just comment on this post, or shoot us an email.