WorkFlowy’s tagging feature is great for categorizing things, but the search engine is really powerful too. Here’s how you can use it for some super flexible prioritization.
I’ve started marking my To Do items with a simple * (star). A search by * brings up all of my To Do items wherever they are in my outlines. This good tip is made better when I started using *, **, ***, and ******** (any amoutn of *s really) for denoting priority.
Try it, Seeing is believing. It is amazing to watch your To Do list quickly focus onto your top priorities simply by typing * then * then * again in the search box. Each successive * whittles the list down to the most important tasks. Sometimes I will add enough *s to the remaining items until only my top 3 tasks show. It’s magical. It sounds simplistic just reading but it is awesome to see the less important tasks “disappear” off of the page with each additional * typed. It’s a fantastic short cut.
Commentary from Steve, WorkFlowy’s Semi-Official Blogger: You can prepend another character for the KIND of
to-do – business, personal, house maint, etc. So, maybe H*** stands for “House, super important” and H* is “House, not important”.