We all have repetition in our lives. But until you stop and think about all the things that repeat around you, you may not know what you’re missing. So, it’s through the lens of task lists that we’re going to talk about some of the options for using technology — the simple and the advanced — to build our checklists quickly and efficiently and ensure we’re not missing a single step in the otherwise invisible processes we take on each day.
Links & Notes
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
- Text — The TXT format on Wikipedia
- TaskPaper from Hog Bay Software
- Markdown: “Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).” Markdown is practically a prereq for TaskPaper only because the philosophy of using certain indicators in a text file and allowing a client application to act on those characters in a specified fashion is the same in both. Markdown is stupendously useful in my work. If you write a lot, it’s worth taking a look. Hit me up with Markdown questions and we might do an episode on it soon!
- Workflow: Powerful automation made simple.
- Background and download for CGPGrey’s sample Workflow Template for 2Do
- Automation in OmniFocus 2.14 (now in TestFlight)