Using 2Do for GTD and TRO (Total, Relaxed Organization)
  • Total, Relaxed Organization (TRO) is GTD-principle-based productivity that's more effective and easier to use. TRO also merges best practices from Covey and other time management systems for a balanced approach.

    Here is how to create a TRO workflow with 2Do.

    Overall:
    2Do is a powerful mobile application with Android and iOS mobile versions. You can create a great TRO system with 2Do.

    Pros:
    1. (Optional) Sync between multiple devices using CalDAV: iCloud, Yahoo! and, iCal server. Dropbox or Toodledo.


    Cons:
    1. Complicated to use.


    Setting Up TRO with 2Do
    Train using TRO with 2Do by following these guidelines
    1. In the TRO Online Training System, select Other task manager to see detailed instructions and options for all TRO-capable task managers. (As you work through the training, you will choose the specific methods we're about to explain here.)
    2. View http://www.2doapp.com/mac/2DoManual.pdf or built-in tips (in-app) to become familiar with using 2Do.
    3. Delete all built-in tasks in 2Do.
      • Tap the All tab, then tap and hold on the task.
      • Tap the Delete button within the pop-up menu.
      • Tap Ok.
    4. Remember (or print) this list of jargon terms, which will help you use GQueues with TRO:
      • Hard Date = Due Date
      • Soft Date = Tags
      • Unprocessed =
      • Major Context = Tags
      • Minor Context = Tags
      • Do Today = Starred or tasks with due date of TODAY

    Unprocessed List
    Create a saved search:
    1. Tap the "plus" button opposite CUSTOM VIEWS (left pane).
    2. Type tags: ~ in the All Lists (search) field (upper right).
    3. Tap Search.
    4. Tap the gear icon with plus sign at the center.


    DO Today List
    Create a saved search:
    1. Tap the "plus" button opposite CUSTOM VIEWS (left pane).
    2. Type type: today OR starred in the All Lists (search) field (upper right).
    3. Tap Search.
    4. Tap the gear icon with plus sign at the center.


    Overdue (DO Today) List
    Create a saved search:
    1. Tap the "plus" button opposite CUSTOM VIEWS (left pane).
    2. Type type: overdue in the All Lists (search) field (upper right).
    3. Tap Search.
    4. Tap the gear icon with plus sign at the center.


    1. Tap Without Tags under CUSTOM VIEWS to view your unprocessed list.
    2. Tap Due Today under CUSTOM VIEWS to view your Do Today List.
    3. Tap Overdue under CUSTOM VIEWS to view your Do Today List.
    4. For detailed list of search/saved search parameters, please refer to the following: http://www.2doapp.com/tag/ios/ and http://www.2doapp.com/kb/article/how-do-i-use-the-search-feature-to-look-for-tags-actions-and-other-stuff.html