Distinguishing information from tasks; or Tri-state bullets (blank/incomplete/complete)

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    Khais Colin

    +1

    I do it like this:

    - Project A    
    - Task 1   
    - Task 2
      - Notes       
    - Information 1       
    - Information 2

     

    But it is not very practical...

    You could also put information in the "notes" by pressing SHIFT-ENTER

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    Graham

    Thanks! As an example, I'd be looking to do something like this:

    - Project A
    - Info
    - Info
    [] Action item
    - Feature
    - Description
    [] Task 1
    [] Task 2
    - Task idea 3
    - Task idea 4
    - Task group
    [√] Task 5
    [] Task 6
    - Task idea 7
    [] Task 8

    Later on I search for "unfinished tasks [ ]" and get:

    - Project A
    [] Action item
    - Feature
    [] Task 1
    [] Task 2
    - Task group
    [] Task 6
    [] Task 8

    The most straightforward thing that comes to mind is adding #t to any item which is a task but that seems kind of noisy... I'm also not sure if this would work with multiselect at all, the way completing tasks does.

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    Khais Colin

    You can Sort of do what you describe.

    I suggest you take a look at this blog post.

    You can then search for "-is:complete" (note the "-") for uncompleted tasks and complete them with CTRL-ENTER

     

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    rawbytz

    Tagging is the solution. 

    • Every bullet can be completed (and struck-thru) via Ctrl+Enter
    • Toggle completed visibility with Ctrl+O. 
    • Click on your task tag to quickly filter

    "Noisy" is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I would find having both a bullet AND a checkbox to be "noisy" (the checkbox can't replace the bullet... it's needed for zoom)  I actually have multiple tags (GTD-like contexts, @home, @desk etc) and those denote "task" to me.  In my world, tags aren't noisy, they are primary WorkFlowy tools.  ymmv.

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    Khais Colin

    @rawbytz

    You have a good point about the "Noisiness"

    A potential solution would be to have a "checkbox-bullet" and to need to right-click on the check box to check and uncheck it, but to left-click on the bullet to zoom in.

    What do you think? is it viable as a solution? is the right-click too confusing?

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    rawbytz

    @Khais I think it would be too confusing and impossible for mobile users. 

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    Khais Colin

    @rawbytz

    Probably, yeah.

    Maybe with a double-tap it could work but i (as a big mobile workflowy user) think it would be too cumbersome.

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    Graham

    @rawbytz

    > I actually have multiple tags (GTD-like contexts, @home, @desk etc) and those denote "task" to me. 

    That's a really good way of looking at it. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Overall I agree, I'm not arguing against noisy per-se, just broadly looking for ways to adapt to a workflowy-workflow. Rethinking how I describe a task like that is great. :D

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    Graham

    Sorry to necro this, but I realized a very simple solution would be if you could put tags on shortcuts. If for example alt+1 through alt+0 were "toggle tag on current line" and in your settings (or right from the shortcut screen!) you could configure the tag name toggled by it, then it would be blazing fast to go through and promote a bunch of items to tasks or whatnot.

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    Graham

    I'm not sure what the solution would look like on mobile as I haven't used the client much, but it seems that its [#] button already fills this need as well as I could imagine.

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