Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Showing full titles instead of [P] next to actions
names, hopefully they know who they are...). The latest update makes
this a configurable option under More/MGTD.
Sorry if doing all these updates is getting tiresome. I was going to
save this up but decided to stick with the 'release early/release
often' model. Remember you don't have to fetch every single update.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Subprojects/ associated contacts
Demo. How to update.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I upgraded and all my stuff has gone!
Tickler date format is now configurable
Configuration options (and multiple contexts again)
Demo. How to update.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Deleting stuff, new layout, better searching
- Deleting old Actions and Projects - Check it out by clicking on Cleanup under the Review menu. If you want to change the days old value, just edit that tiddler and adjust accordingly. Note there's no button for deleting all old projects at once. You have to open them and delete them one by one with the new 'delete project' button.
- Deleting projects - Projects now have a 'delete project' button which will find all the tasks, ticklers, reference items etc and nuke them as well as the project.
- New layout - I've revamped the menus on the right. I think it's better now with less clutter and it's implemented a lot more simply. The css still needs a lot of TLC, sorry about that. Notice the search box is now up the top which helps with the overall de-clutter.
- YourSearchPlugin - Makes search a thousand times more useful. The more TiddlyWiki savvy of you might have been using this already but if you've not seen it before you're in for a treat. (Note, I didn't write this, it's a TiddlyWiki plugin created by Udo Borkowski).b
Demo. How to update.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
What's coming up
Contributing to MonkeyGTD
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Notifying when a project becomes due
Does your software have a notifier like iCal when a project becomes due?
Sunday, April 20, 2008
broken project title
Sorry about that. Thanks Ken for reporting. If you updated just now and your projects are broken, you need to just fetch TitleButtons to fix it. Or you could simply edit it yourself. Change Project to !Project on the first line. Save. Reload.
- You can delegate any waiting for or future action. (I consider future delegated actions as actions you know you're going to delegate but haven't done so yet).
- There is a 'Delegated Task Dashboard' under Do Work and Review. (I couldn't decide where it belonged...)
- If you click on a contact (or the applicable >> link) you can see what's been delegated to them.
- Project dashboards now show Waiting For actions grouped by Contact, ie the person you're waiting on. (It was grouped by context).
To get this new functionality update your MonkeyGTD the usual way.
Possibly in some form. I'm not sure how best to integrate it with Waiting For, particularly so that it doesn't annoy people who don't need it. Perhaps any waiting for or future task can optionally be delegated. But next tasks can't because that would be weird. Actually that sounds pretty good.
Are you planning Agendas?
No. A simple approach is to use contexts, eg @dave-agenda, @bob-agenda. Then for instance, the agenda for the next time you see Dave is visible via the tasks in that context. Do you have any thoughts on how agendas should work other than this?
Are you planning Checklists?
No. But see here for ideas on how you can might use checklists in MonkeyGTD.
Are you planning Levels?
No. MonkeyGTD is good at organising lists. Personally I think the "high altitude" functions of GTD (which I think you are referring to) don't benefit much from what MonkeyGTD provides. Though perhaps the wiki function of MonkeyGTD could be useful.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
- Right menu is a little bit wider
- Extra help for Quick Add contributed by Dean L, (thanks Dean).
- Placeholders in place for the context sensitive help, ie the little question mark buttons. See MonkeyGTDHelp. (Contributions are welcome for this btw. My aim is for the help to give MonkeyGTD usage advice but also GTD best practice advice.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Bug fix in MgtdTagControls
Monday, April 14, 2008
New web site
A fix for theme problems
Sunday, April 13, 2008
For better or for worse
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Deferring to a person from your contact list
Is this something that most people would use? I think strict GTD describes using Waiting For to indicate a delegated task. But it doesn't discuss keeping track of who you delegated to. One concern would be that you should use either 'Waiting For' or 'Deferred To [Person]' exclusively, but not both as that might get confusing. Or perhaps 'Deferred To...' implies a 'Waiting For' status. It wouldn't be too hard to make a list showing all deferred actions, perhaps grouped by who they're deferred to which would be a useful addition to the action dashboards.
Where the documentation would be (if we had any)
As it says on the front page, contributions are welcome. My thoughts on documentation are that anything is better than nothing, so if you are interesting in contributing anything at all don't hold back.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thoughts on the rampant abuse of HideWhenPlugin
Ps, latest update in brief: There is a version number so now you can see what version you have. Some bug fixes in tickler sorting. Using a lighter weight date picker written by Saq Imtiaz.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
allow multiple contexts
- Select the TW menu (top right)
- Under the "All" tab find the tiddler called "TitleButtons"
- You will need to edit the section under !Action.
- Find the following:
- Replace it with either of these:
Context:<span macro="groupOfSingleToggleTags Context"></span><br/>
- If you still want one context per action but buttons instead of a drop down you could try this:
- The next action you click on should use the new elements. You can experiment to find what works best for you. You might want to remove or relocate the >> link (it's the eval macro span).
- Note that the appearance of projects, ticklers and other items are also defined in TitleButtons. If you come up with a nice looking layout for any of these items, email me or post it here. At present the layout is pretty much place-holder and is due some refinement.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
getting from an action to its project
Also there's a [P] link to match the action lists.
we have starred items view
!Starred Items <table class="threecol"><tr><td> <div macro="mgtdList title:'Starred Actions' startTag:Starred mode:global tags:'Action' view:ActionProj mode:global group:ActionStatus gView:bold newButtonTags:'Starred Action' "></div> </td><td> <div macro="mgtdList title:'Starred Projects' startTag:Starred mode:global tags:Project view:Project group:ProjectStatus gView:bold newButtonTags:'Starred Action' "></div> </td><td> <div macro="mgtdList title:'Other Starred Items' startTag:Starred mode:global tags:'!Project && !Action' view:star group:GTDComponent gView:bold newButtonTags:'Starred' "></div> </td></tr></table>
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
we have reference items
- starred items views
- fix up the menus (Do Work, Review) etc so they are less ugly and more useful
- make everything look nicer
- write some upgrade guides
- include as tiddlyspot flavour
- write some documentation
- update the web site and archive old versions in a dark and hard-to-find location