Using TaskAngel to do GTD or 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.



    Pros:
        1. Free 30 day trial
        2. Supports Email to Task via Toodledo sync.
        3. Supports saved searches.
    Cons:
        1. Full version costs 19.99usd (Windows desktop), 4.99usd (Windows Tablet and Phone), and as iap @ 0.99usd each for iPhone/iPad

    How to Set up TRO with TaskAngel:
    1. In All Tasks (left pane), delete the Welcome to TaskAngel. task.
    2. Setup your Toodledo Account:
        - Click Sync (top menu), then Sync with Toodledo
        - Populate fields (pop-up) with your Toodledo Account login credentials.
        - Check the Remember Password box.
        - Click Ok.
    (if you need to sync TaskAngel with a different Toodledo account: Click Sync, then Renew Sync)

    Unprocessed List:
    - Click Edit (top menu), My Filters, then New Filter.
    - Populate Title field with Unprocessed.
    - Under Choose rules for your filter, change to Not Completed.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Context and None.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Due by and Undated.
    - Click Save (above the title field).

    TRO Hotlist:
    - Click Edit (top menu), My Filters, then New Filter.
    - Populate Title field with Hotlist.
    - Under Choose rules for your filter, change to Not Completed.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Due by and Overdue.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Not Completed, then above this line; change And to Or.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Due by and 1 Week.
    - Click Save (above the title field).

    Remember (or print) this list of jargon terms, which will help you use TaskAngel with TRO:
    Context = Major Contexts
    Tag = Minor Contexts
    Due By/Due Date = Hard Date

    Summary:
        1. Hotlist is a filter named TRO Hotlist.
        2. Unprocessed List is a filter named Unprocessed.
        3. To see your Do Today list, look at Starred and Today (left pane) or a filter named TRO Do Today List.
        
    To create the TRO Do Today List filter:
    - Click Edit (top menu), My Filters, then New Filter.
    - Populate Title field with TRO Do Today List.
    - Under Choose rules for your filter, change to Not Completed.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Due by and Overdue.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Not Completed, then above this line; change And to Or.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Due by and Today.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Not Completed, then above this line; change And to Or.
    - Click Add Rule...
    - Change new line to: Starred.
    - Click Save (above the title field).

    Let us know how it's working for you, either here or inside the TRO Online Training (discussion at the bottom of each training page).