Perspective for several most important tags


#1

Hi there

Tag system
I have several rather orthogonal tag hierarchies: people (boss, colleague, wife), places (office, home, errands), priority (today (actually “todayish”), nextday, week, express, annoying-small-do-sometimes).

Work mode
Most of the days my mode of work is to do:

  1. Whatever is exactly scheduled for the day - calendar in Forecast view
  2. Most/all of “today” tag - again doable in Forecast view
  3. Hopefully one-two things from express"
  4. Maybe a couple of things from “nextday”
  5. Maybe a couple of things from week
  6. Maybe “one thing” from “lazy annoying-small-do-sometimes”

Dashboard for it
Right now for items 1-2 I use Forecast view and the rest are just perspectives for a single tag that makes… too many perspectives, I have to jump between all them to remind myself of these things.

I am trying to figure a way for building a perspective that would include these six groups of tasks somehow, (or at least last four. 1-2 can stay in Forecast), ideally each group would show only 3-5 top tasks, but it’s okay even if it shows all tasks. I still see a lot of value of listing all these things grouped by priority tags on the same page.

I understand how to create perspective with all the tasks, but I fail to figure how to group by the priority tags. If I use “group tasks by tag” I get a complete mess, because of the orthogonal tag hierarchies: I would get groups for not just “today, nextday, express”, but for “today, office, nextday, wife, etc”.

  • Or is building a perspective the best way at all?
  • How would you do this sort of a dashboard?
  • Or do you use some other way of planning work not to forget to do one-two items from important categories every now and then?

#2

Does it help to use the tags (combined) order instead of just tags? That would group them into sets like,
today, boss
[…]
today, wife
[…]


#3

I’ve avoided jumping into using multiple hierarchies of tags for the same reason. I hope they correct this, as I was very surprised OF3’s custom perspectives insist on using all tags rather than the ones you invoked within the rules of that perspective. Just seems dead-obvious to me.