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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Be productive everywhere!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

Remember The Milk can help you be productive at home, work, or elsewhere. This week's tip, shared by b2m, takes this to another level with a Smart List that will help you be productive everywhere by showing you tasks that don't need to be done at specific locations.

I am spending a lot of time travelling by train. So it is necessary to become productive in this time and Remember The Milk helps me to decide how. Instead of using a separate list or tag for "train tasks" I created a Smart List to keep track of "everywhere tasks". Do you have a printer while travelling? Or doing business related phone calls, surfing with highspeed and watering your tomatos during a flight? No! So let's exclude all this kind of tasks via already used tags (or exclude complete lists, tasks with a distinct name…):

isLocated:false AND NOT tag:phone AND NOT tag:printer AND NOT tag:internet AND NOT tag:garden AND NOT tag:mail

Now use the laws of De Morgan to make this more readable:

NOT (isLocated:true OR tag:phone OR tag:printer OR tag:internet OR tag:garden OR tag:mail)

Ready is a Smart List for "everywhere tasks".

Thanks for sharing this tip, b2m! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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