I thought I’d share my thoughts from a thread I started – should’ve added them here in the first place.
I’m new to Agenda but very excited by it – I’m starting a long process of migrating my 1400+ notes in Apple Notes (and ditching as many of those as possible) to Agenda and I can’t wait to leave Apple Notes behind. Notes 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 have both divergences and overlaps. I have some thoughts on how they 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. The real value of Things for me is rapid recording of discrete tasks. The breakdown of Things tasks into categories/projects is less helpful to me though I slavishly obey the process.
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 over the course of a project. In other words: use Things for its Inbox (and related Today/Upcoming/Anytime/Someday overviews) to capture tasks and then sort them into larger 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!