Specifically, to be counted as processed, tasks need (at least):

  1. a major context, and
  2. a soft date or Someday/Maybe.

It should also include (as needed):

    • 1-1 contexts or automatic delegation tracking,
    • meeting contexts,
    • action contexts,
    • task notes, and
    • a few next steps (if it is a project).

Donedesk will help you know when tasks are processed. In the Unscheduled view, unprocessed tasks will have a yellow triangle in any fields that still need to be filled in.