This rather simple update by 6Wunderkinder makes it easier than ever to use Wunderlist to Get Things Done.
I’ve started to use hashtags to add contexts to my tasks. I’ve also begun to append certain To Do items with the #WF and #SM hashtags. WF refers to Waiting for and SM refers to Someday/Maybe tasks.
I use Wunderlist to manage over twenty ongoing projects. Typically, each project gets its own list, inside of which I add various To Dos. The problem with having such a volume of tasks is that it makes it harder to immediately view To Dos by context.
It also means that I regularly have to drag To Dos into a Someday Maybe or a Waiting For list.
What’s wrong with that?
My weekly review is time-consuming.
Thanks to this update, during my next weekly review, I will be able to type in #SM or #WF in the search bar to immediately see all the Waiting For and Someday Maybe tasks across all my projects. This will speed up the process of turning Waiting Fors and Someday Maybes into actionable tasks or into tasks which should be deleted.
I also intend to use hashtags to add contexts to my tasks.
For example, I consider this blog a project. This means it gets its own list, inside of which are between 10-15 To Dos. Now, I can add the #SM for services I am thinking of signing up for. I can add #WF for To Do items, which I am waiting to take action on. And, I can add a context like #cpanel for the actions that related to the backend of my blog.
If Wunderlist isn’t for you, you can always hack a Moleskine notebook like I did.
Please let me know what you think of the latest Wunderlist update in the comments section below.
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