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Palm View: Private Tasks issue - please help!

I just switched from an Axim X3i with Windows Mobile 2003 and pocket informant to a Treo 650. I was syncing with Outlook on my laptop and my home desktop.

My old GTD implementation basically involved 12ish context tags (@home, @computer, etc) and the public/private checkbox to keep my work/personal tasks separate. I had 2 views on my pocketpc. 1) so i could see my private tasks with all their contexts 2) so i could see all my non-private tasks with all their contexts. All was good with the world... except i really wanted to have a treo, so i have have my gtd system with me all the time.

So the big problem, is how do i get my treo to filter my tasks by public/private. The tasks themselves are showing the "private" checkbox, and it is syncing correctly with Outlook. This means the only step left is a way to switch between viewing all non-private, all private, or both.

I can't believe i cant find help for this anywhere on the web, and im a mess without a fully functional GTD solution. Any help would be appreciated!


Brerlapn's picture

Possible software solution

There may yet be a built-in OS solution to your problem, but I would recommend using Datebk5 by Pimlico Software. It has a very powerful engine for organizing views and categories. www.pimlicosoftware.com

The manual explains how to set things up, and I am sure that it will let you do what you are trying to do. I believe it costs around $25, but it's all used to fund a lowland gorilla sanctuary in northern Georgia that the programmer has built so i just think of it as open source with a bonus donation. :D

Re-post if you have problems with it or if it doesn't do what you're hoping for. Smartphonehome.com and treocentral.com might also be good places for Treo-specific issues, and I know that a bunch of us on smartphonehome use Datebk.




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