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Setting priorities using advanced sort

hiteshnh says:
Why settle for just priorities when you can do much more with RTM’s advanced sort?

Inspired by Franklin Covey’s time management tips, I interpret the priority system in RTM in the following way:
1- Important and urgent
2- Important and not urgent
3- Urgent and not important
4- Not urgent and not important

While creating tasks, I assign priorities using the above inference.
The idea is to work off important tasks first.

Second, I name lists in ascending order of importance in my life. So this would look something like this:
1-Personal
2- Study
3-Project A
4-Project B
And so on.

When using ascending sort, this ensures I work off projects that are of more importance to me.

Next level of sort criteria is due date – straight forward.

You can add another layer – like date added to ensure you complete tasks that are hanging around for longer than the more recently added ones.

So overall my custom sort order would look like:

Sort by – priority – ascending
Then by – list – ascending
Then by – due date – ascending
Then by – added date – ascending

Work off tasks from top to bottom of the sorted list and embrace productivity!
Posted at 5:02pm on February 12, 2017
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Hi hiteshnh,

This is a nice use of the sorting feature! You're this week's Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner, and we've upgraded your Remember The Milk account with a free year of Pro. :)
Posted 7 months ago
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