I'm new to RTM so please forgive me if there is a simple answer to this question, although I've spent 2 hours trawling the forum and not found it.
Q. Instead of having an icon for "lists" on the main screen, can I have a cloud?
A cloud would put all the fields I use in the one place, instead of having to constantly click between "lists"+"inbox", "more"+"tags" and "more"+"nearby". I love RTM but I also suffer from impatience!
I only really have three things I refer to: My inbox, nearby and tags.
1. My inbox - this shows me all my tasks in order of priority (or should I empty this like a good GTD follower? Is that even possible?)
2. Nearby. Adding locations from a map is awesome. The distance is awesome. Couldn't ask for more. Okay just one thing. Can I add a location from within the task when I can't find it on the list?
3. My tags - @contexts & projects. Tags are so powerful that I personally find lists to be an added layer of annoyance. I know lists have more functions but I wish we could just give these functions to tags and get rid of lists.
I feel forced to use lists (purely duplicates of my tags) on the web because it is easier to flick between tabs than use the cloud, and I could also share the grocery list with my partner. I *could* also use lists to put my inbox, tags and locations all in the one place - however:
As I constantly change (add/rename/delete) project tags, I have to repeat this change for the corresponding list. Double handling to the extreme!
If tags could operate as lists (tabs, sharing, active searching, sub-layers etc) I would be a happy camper. So RTM, if you could just change your whole concept to suit me that would be great ;) Alternatively if anyone has a quick workaround to meet my impossible demands please let me know!
PS. Adding tags to a task on the iphone is much easier than web RTM! That goes for all fields. I love selecting from a list. Maybe the web version could integrate this improvement as a sidebar, or maybe have a drag-and-drop onto tabs? (After combining tags and lists of course!)
Posted at 2:10pm on December 18, 2008