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+ By Steve Walker
It allows tasks to be recorded quickly, organised and recalled when needed using a simple prioritization system: tasks are either due 'now' or left until later. Enter your tasks and divide them between the Now and Later lists. Keep the Now list small so you can focus on your most urgent tasks and keep the rest for later. As you complete each item move it to the Done tab and top up the Now list with further tasks from the Later tab. Use this simple work-flow to concentrate on the tasks at hand while keeping everything else out of sight until needed.
To add new items press 'Add Item' and enter a description. The text will be saved automatically when you return to the main screen. Press an item to edit or long-press to access the item menu. Use this to edit, delete or move items between the tabs. A deleted item cannot be recovered so make sure you want really want to remove it. Alternatively, mark the item as done by moving it to the Done tab. Think of this as a recycle bin where items can be moved when no longer needed. This can serve as a record of completed tasks and allow items to be reused if necessary.
In addition to a description an item can also have a reminder date. This can be any date you wish to associate with the item such as a deadline, a start date or any date at which you want to be reminded of a particular task. To set a date, edit the item and press the menu key. Select 'Set Date' and choose the required date. Access the menu at any time to change the date or clear it if no longer required. When set, reminder dates appear in a color-coded format to indicate how near the date is. Future, present and past dates can be displayed in different colors allowing imminent or overdue dates to be seen at a glance. These colors, and other features can be customized in 'Settings', accessible from the main menu.
Groups allow items to be divided into sub-lists for different purposes such as home, work or specific projects. Use the main menu to access the Group list. Add new groups using the 'Add Group' button and rename or delete groups by long pressing a group name. A special group 'All Groups' cannot be deleted, though it can be renamed.
From the main list view select a group from the group pop-up list – items not belonging to the selected group will be hidden, unless they belong to 'All Groups'. This special group allows items to remain visible regardless of the current group setting. This is useful for those very important items you don't want to lose sight of when using groups. To set an item's group, edit the item and press the menu key - select 'Set Group' and choose from the list.
Groups can be deleted at any time, items assigned to a deleted group will revert to 'All Groups'.
Normally, items are moved manually from the Later tab to the Now tab when they become due. An item with a reminder date can be moved to the Now tab automatically if 'Automatic Prioritization' is enabled. Access 'Settings' and select the 'Automatic Prioritization' level you want from the slider control.
Items in the Later list will be automatically moved to the Now tab when their reminder date falls within the time window set. This can be from the actual date to 7 days before the date is due. At start-up, ToDo List scans the items in the Later list for any dates that fall inside the specified window and moves them to the Now tab. If a prioritized item is moved back to the Later list it will not be moved again. To 'reactivate' prioritization for that item you must set its date again (possibly with the same value) – it will be moved when eligible the next time ToDo List starts.
The ToDo List data can be exported to an external storage device such as an SD card. The XML-format export file can also be imported allowing the list to be backed up or transferred to other devices. Press 'menu' in the app About screen to access the import/export functions.
Tags: todo list.