How to use todo.txt intelligently for plaintext task management.

A text-based task list can save a lot of time because it keeps your fingers on the keyboard and your mind free from deciphering interface baubles and unnecessary bells and whistles. Todo.txt is just one way of keeping a plaintext task list, and is not even the simplest way, but it is a great format that has a great community building great software around it.

I created a unique way of using Todo.txt to manage the numerous projects and tasks I handle each day. It is optimized to help me quickly prioritize today's work, rather than for project planning, and to allow for rapid capture of new tasks. The following sections describe the reasoning behind my choices and provide tips and tricks to getting todo.txt to work well for you.


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