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Naming project support files

Quick GTD bagatelle. I’ve started keeping all my one-page, per-project support files in the same folder as my GTD lists. I still use “@” as prefix for contextual lists, but now I use “&” to indicate a support file. E.g.

  • @nextActions
  • @waiting
  • @someday
  • @agendaRoderick
  • &43F_Ideas
  • &5ives_Ideas
  • &Foo_Client_Project

Makes for easier sorting, nice visual scanning, and the ability to quickly pluck out hot topics on either your horizontal or vertical radar screen. (Although I’m open to a nominee for a better symbol.)

Jeroen's picture

You don't need that many...

You don't need that many special characters. In fact, GTD only uses the @ to make sure these specific categopries will appear on top. Besides sorting, this specific character has a semantic meaning. I don't think this is ugly. Of course many people picked up the sorting trick, and started using onther characters as ! and &. What matters is what works for you. I personally only use @ to specify my context.




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