In Things, use the following fields and methods to handle TRO features:

  • The following tags THIS WEEK, NEXT WEEK, THIS MONTH, and NEXT MONTH are your soft dates.
  • When is the hard date.

To assign a hard date:

  • Double-click task.
  • Click When icon (bottom right).

  • Double-click a date in the pop-up calendar.

  • Task in means Do this Today.
  • Task in means Someday/Maybe.
  • Deadline dates are entered in the subject line (in parentheses) after the project name or next step.
  • Areas are major contexts (life areas).

To create a new area:

  • Click + New List (bottom, left pane).
  • Click New Area (pop-up)

  • Enter major context name in the New Area … field.

  • Press Return.
  • Tags are used for meeting contexts, 1-1 contexts, and action contexts.
  • Projects and next steps are entered in the task subject:
          Project Name – Next step .
  • Future next steps are entered in Notes.

To add notes:

  • Double-click task.
  • Enter texts in the Notes field.

  • Click anywhere outside the task.