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Set Priority and Order
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Lesson 2. How to make a To Do List.

 

To do list is one of the most powerful time management techniques for organizing your personal and professional life. It can help you to stay in control of your life and be focused on main things. VIP Software lets you quickly MAKE your to do list, easily EDIT and flexibly MANAGE it.

Make your To Do List (Create Tasks)

You can brainstorm all the jobs to be done and make a 'to do list' choosing the most convenient way of creating tasks.

OR

OR

Double-click on empty workspace

OR

Ctrl + Alt + A


To make a draft of your to do list you should write the name of a task and assign it to a category.

Step 1
Step 2

Alternatively, you can create a task under a certain category by setting filter in Category Bar.


Double-click
Step 1

The 'work' category is already assigned
Step 2
Step 3

Edit your To Do List (Edit Tasks)

When you need to update your tasks or make any changes in their properties and setting you can easily edit tasks the way you like:

Double-click on a task

OR


right-click on a task

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Manage your To Do List (Edit Tasks)

If you need to move a task or a group of tasks from one category to another, you can choose one of the following ways:


Hold SHIFT or CTRL to select several tasks

Step 1


drag&drop on a category

OR


right mouse-click on task(s)

When you don't need a task or a group of tasks, you should select them (hold SHIFT to select several tasks) and then easily delete them.

Delete

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OR


right mouse-click on task(s)

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Tips:
  • Break the tasks down into their component elements . If they still seem large, break them down again and again until it is simple enough.
  • Be more specific when creating a task . Don’t create tasks like “Study French on Friday”. Name the task this way: “Read p. 23-25 of 'Do you speak French?'”
  • Plan your day every morning or the night before . You should have clear to do list for every working day not to waste time on thinking of 'what to do next'.
  • Keep your list relatively short . Aim to complete it every day, because it is a good way of motivating yourself.
  • Keep one list for many tasks, if tasks are large or depend on other people. You might get unimportant jobs from one To-Do List to the next or not complete some very low priority jobs for several months, but you will still have the whole picture of what should be done.
  • Brainstorm your task list. Compose a list of actions you have to take in order to achieve your goals. Write down as many ideas as possible. Don’t analyze and criticize when brainstorming. Then you should analyze your tasks, delete some of them and distribute others by categories.
  • Making a things to do list is not enough. You have to rank them. You have to know which tasks are more important so you can focus on them. (See Lesson 3. 'How to set priority'.)
Hot Keys : Toolbar Buttons :
Insert Create new task Create new task
Ctrl + Alt + A

Create new task

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Edit selected task

Ctrl + Enter

Save created/edited task

Delete selected task

F4 Edit selected task    
Delete Delete selected task    
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