I’m new to Agenda but very excited by it – I’m starting a long process of migrating my 1400+ notes in Apple Notes to Agenda and I can’t wait to leave Apple Notes behind. The app is just too generic for my taste and needs. Agenda has, well, an agenda; I like that it has an opinion, and the best part of its design is the idea of a timeline of notes.
I also love Things. But Agenda and Things don’t quite complement each other enough – and they have overlaps. I thought I’d share here my initial thoughts on how the two can work together.
Right now in Things I have lots of categories and projects (as with Agenda) and the overhead of aligning my notes and tasks between projects in Agenda and Things seems too much like busywork. But the real value of Things for me is rapid recording of discrete tasks. The breakdown of categories and projects in Things has always been a bit too much like work.
And so it occurs to me that I can use Things for the rapid recording of tasks and Agenda for organising my work in timelines and over the course of a project. In other words: I could use Things simply for its Inbox (and related Today/Upcoming/Anytime/Someday overviews) to capture tasks and then sort them into Agenda projects as needed.
I thought I’d share this since we’re all trying to figure out good workflows now – and if anyone has some thoughts on how to further improve on the thoughts I’ve shared.
Now just to ditch Apple Notes asap!