John S J Anderson <genehack <at> genehack.org>
2005-08-02 10:38:04 GMT
Gijs Hillenius <gijs <at> hillenius.net> writes:
> Can you give an example of what it does?
It lets you have multiple plan or day pages associated with a
task. Add (require 'planner-multi) to your config, start up Emacs, do
M-x planner-create-task, and when it prompts you for 'Page:', instead
of a single page, you can put in a space-delimited list of pages.
For the people who have a GTD-ish way of using Planner, this is
extremely nice because it lets you associate a context _and_ a project
with a task.
For the people who have a del.icio.us-ish way of using Planner, this
is extremely nice because it lets you shift things over to more of a
tag-based approach, because a single task could have a whole bunch of
pages assigned to it, and those pages will effectively be 'tags' or
For the people who have an idiosyncratic mess-ish way of using Planner
(and this is the category I fit into best, since my system is GTD-ish
but with some tagging stuff mixed in), this is extremely nice because
it just makes things more flexible. You don't have to think about the
best page with which to associate a given task; you can just blitz
down everything the task should be associated with (which could be a
project, a tag, a person, a context, etc.) and get on with whatever
else you're doing.
I guess that's the best way of putting it: planner-multi gets the tool
further out of your way.