Record both the project and the very next action in the task title, separated by a hyphen, like this:

      Project name / Next Action

      Cat shots / Call vet 555-1234

      Remodel / Choose plumbing bid

      Controller hire / W/F Midge to call

  • The slash (with spaces in both sides) is important: it makes the action stand out visually.
  • Future next actions go in the task description, in rough order, at the very top. Do not rack your brain for all possible actions—just enter any you are already considering.
  • (Optional) Handle multiple next actions at once by adding other records with the same Project Name.
  • No orphan protection is needed—it is built in with this approach.
  • No project list is available or needed. Rely on Search to find all tasks for a project.

When you finish a step, change the title. You will delete the completed step and replace it with the new next action. The project title remains consistent from start to finish.