sortelyn 1 Posted August 12, 2012 Share Posted August 12, 2012 I know this has been discussed a lot and Evernote has no intention of becoming the ultimate task list. But I have to give my 5 cents after looking into the challenge.Evernote could be the ultimate task list===============================It can record everything, not just mails but also pictures, voice, clips and everything else as you all know. However it seems very limited in putting this information into a timeline. As i'm aware there are 2 fields available related to time tracking:1) created2) updatedEvernote is almost there===================When I post something into evernote I typically save it because I need it later - mails i respond to, follow ups and information related to other daily tasks. Also following a lot of practices from TotalWorkdayControl and GTD, time is important. A calendar is no good because it will simply pass by the date and the task will not show up in any overdue task list.Evernote is almost there. You have to interpret the created date a little different: "created date is the date until which this note should be hidden from my OVERDUE list". With this simple interpretation, you can make two saved searches that holds your future TODO's with todays todo's at the top (just sort correctly on creation date) and your tasks that is OVERDUE. To complete a task simply assign the "done" tag. saved search TODO:created:day -tag:donesaved search OVERDUE:-created:day-1 -tag:doneEvernote problem==============This means that Evernote actually has a date field you can freely manipulate (created date) and that can be interpreted and used to make a task list. However it is just hidden to far away to be practically useable!1) In the Mac client it is hidden under a menu, to it takes more than 1 click to manipulate it - which is unacceptable for a task list. 2) In the mobile version it is not possible to manipulate it as according to my test (I use the Iphone app).SOLUTION SUGGESTION - AND WISH!!!================================Make manipulation of the created date field available with one-click and keyboard shortcut in all clients.Then you would have the ultimate task assistant combined with the brilliant Evernote ability to handle all kinds of media. Hope you implement this very very soon it would be a small change with ground breaking effect! :-)Best regards,sortelyn Link to comment
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