Thanks a lot for this great software, I'm finally getting a bit more
I also would like to have a calendar around. I have been using the
google calendar and the ical from mac, and they are quite easy to use.
I was sondering if it would be possible to arrange windows vertical
(as in Excel) so that you could have on the same screen the task tree
and a calendar. You could then select a task and see what is the
schedule for it. If the calendar would be linked, then you could just
quite easily rearrange the "slot" for this task. you could also
imagine having a possibility to see/no see the subtask included in the
task you are looking at. It would be good to have a day, week, month,
year viewon the calendar.
Also, I have been using task coach task tree to create the projects I
am working on. That allow to have a general name for the project, and
then different folders corresponding to the steps or parts I have to
"assemble" to complete the project, and last the practical tasks.
As an example:
"invite friends to dinner" would be the project
"make a cake" would be a step or part of it
"buy eggs, ...","prepare the cake" would be the practical tasks
I was wondering if you think it would be good to have the possibility
to discriminate tasks this way, a bit like categories, but that would
allow you to see the exact task. Going back to the example, I would be
able to see all the practical tasks at once, and then may be choose
the ones corresponding to a specific category, like shopping, to see
the eggs for the cake, but also the batteries for the alarm clock...
And going back to the calendar, it would be then nice to be able to
drag and drop this tasks and to have your planning done for the next
I hope somebady will be able to understand what I meant
Thanks anyhow for the software, it's really great....
--- In taskcoach <at> yahoogroups.com, "The Rowes" <armando.rowe <at> ...> wrote:
> > > And as a native English speaker, "postpone" or "reschedule"
> > > better. push-back is very informal and open to misunderstanding.
> > > people "push back" they are offering resistance.
> > OK, I will keep this in mind.
> > Thanks, Frank
> Hi Carl, Frank:
> The Palm was a strong force in popularizing the use of the to-do list.
> It had this same issue: At the end of the day you had a bunch of tasks
> dated today. You needed to change the deadline, and going one by one
> would take forever.
> The most popular solution was an add-on called "Rollover". The
> simplest version took all pending tasks dated today and changed the
> deadline for tomorrow. The first refinement was to ask for the number
> of days, to jump from Friday to Monday on business tasks.
> I like the name rollover because it takes away all connotation of "I
> did not make it today" or "I am procrastinating", which is most
> typically not the case.
> I suggest that the implementation in task Coach should ask how many
> days, offer 1 as default, and apply only to currently visible tasks.
> This would allow me, for example, to roll over work tasks from Friday
> to Monday, and private tasks from Friday to Saturday.
> Best Regards. Armando.