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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Saving time with simple Smart Lists

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Emily Boyd

Smart List for calls

Feel like you're spending more time organizing your tasks than actually doing them? This simple time-saving tip from dwbrown77 takes advantage of Smart Lists to help sort your tasks with minimal effort:

Many GTD solutions force you to spend more time categorizing etc then I feel is worth it (in many cases). So I have a simple system:

I set up saved searches for my most frequent categories: Calls, visits, buy, email etc.

When I input I always make sure that the appropriate word is incorporated in the phrase.

For example "Call Bob Tomorrow".

I know that I can go to the saved search "Calls" and will find "Call Bob". Simple? Yes. Time saving? Yes!

Thanks for sharing this tip, dwbrown77! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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