We will need to them review and execute them. WAToDo! provides different views to filter and zoom in to whichever tasks you should be tackling.
Reviewing Today's tasks
In the Main perspective view you will be able to review the tasks that are due today.
This will show a list of tasks that is due today.
Reviewing Next Actions
We mention in Collecting and Defining Tasks how to set a task to Next Action. Other than in the Task Perspective, you can set it in the main list by long pressing on the task to bring up the action bar. Touch on "Next Action" to set or unset it from Next Action. Not the green Next label appearing if you set it to next action.
In the Main perspective view you will be able to review the tasks toggled as Next Action. These will be tasks that you have earmarked to do next.
GTD: A good way to use Next Actions is to review each project and find one main task that you want to Focus on each day and tag it as a next action.
This is typically a time intensive task. Each day you would want to focus on 1-4 next actions so setting them as Next Action brings focus to them.
Reviewing via Tags
Once you tag your tasks with the appropriate tags you will be able to use them to filter based on what context you are in.
There are 2 ways to go into review via tags. The first way is to click on the "Tag" button at the bottom action bar of most screens in WAToDo!
The second way is to go to the Main Perspective and click on the Tags row.
Recall that in Organizing Lists and Tasks, we talk about 3 kinds of contexts: location specific, person specific and time intensity
Touching on Tags, you can then select based on what context you are in currently. A list of tasks matching your tag filters will be displayed in List perspective.
Working with AND and ANY
WAToDo! can carry out 2 kinds of tag filtering. At the Tag perspective you can toggle from "AND" which is default to "ANY".
- AND - tasks will display only if each task have all these selected tags
- ANY - tasks will display only if each tasks have any of these selected tags.
As an example of how powerful this is here are some examples:
The above selection is an AND selection and 2 tags are chosen: *long and office. Basically, you want to review tasks that you can only do in the office that are long intensity.
We find that there are one task here that falls within this criteria. Basically you have only one nasty long winded task in the office.
In the screen above, we select ANY and 3 tags:contact, errands and office. Basically,we want to review tasks whether they are in contact, errands and office.
This criteria is more lax and you get all the tasks that falls into either of the 3 tags.
Overdue and Uncompleted Tasks in Tag
You may have notice that there is a blue and red number next to each tag. What it indicates is the number of overdue and uncompleted tasks.
This is to better help the user know which tags have more uncompleted or urgent tasks.
Reviewing Custom Lists and Projects
Normally it is not advisable to do a task based on list or project reviews. This is because you do your next immediate actions or due actions that you have planned for using Today, Next Action or Tags.
Reviewing Custom lists and projects is only during your daily or weekly review where you empty your head during Collecting and Defining Tasks and then organizing and prioritizing what to do next (setting which task out of your actionable task in the list will be the next action).
Metadata of each row in List Perspective
Tasks in the List Perspective are grouped as either No Grouping, Due Date or Priority with Due Date as the default. Completed tasks are displayed separately. Touch on the group by icon at the bottom action bar to change.
Users can change the default for Group By and Separate Completed in the settings.