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Excel for next actions?

Hi everybody!

Well, being as low-tech as I am, I have an Excel question for you. ;) My HipsterPDA is no longer enough to carry on all my next actions, follow up, etc. lists. Do you think it would be helpful to have them on an excel file and just filter/sort them? Or do you think there's something better? Or if you have tips to improve my HipsterPDA use, please pass them on!


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Steve's post gave me an...

tomrokey wrote:
Steve's post gave me an idea- you could add a column next to the "Next Action" column for estimated time requred . you would always have a ready total of your commitments, and if you went ahead and tracked actual time vs estimated, you may find that you typicaly over/underestimate the time required for actions.

Good idea! I could use it to estimate the time a project would take me and to show to other people how much time I spent in X or Y thing.




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