Yesterday I came across a really elegant solution to the TODO list problem. I tried it out and got immediately hooked! If you are one of those people who practice variations of Zero Inbox approach – especially with your Desktop icons, I strongly recommend you try it out.
After using it for a few hours, I however patched it up a bit. Here is mine. It’s the same approach, just slightly more tilted towards my needs. More specifically:
- Use directories instead of empty files. Empty files are handy for any notes you need to throw into the TODO item, but directories are even more useful, cause I can drop related files into there and then get rid of all of them in one go, once the task is done.
- Run “todo” without any parameters to get the list of TODO items.