Simpleway how to input a lot of new tasks withing a certain structure

Bug #887089 reported by Izidor Matušov on 2011-11-07
This bug affects 3 people
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Getting Things GNOME!

Bug Description

Escalated from bug #885320

We need a way how to enter a lot of tasks just by a keyboard without using a mouse. The idea is:
I am starting a new project and want to insert this set of tasks:

- Conquer the world
  - Learn the geography of the world (I should know which country I should conquer)
    - Europe
    - Asia
    - Africa
    - Australia
    - North America
    - South America
  - Create the weapon
    - Google a tutorial for it
    - Buy things I need for it
    - Build it

At the moment, there is no simple way how to put those task structure into GTG. Compare it to WorkFlowy: There is no explicit quick add toolbar, but you are able to create the whole tasklist without needing to put your hands out of the keyboard. Do you have an idea how to get those tasks into GTG as simple as possible?


Look at Tomboy: you can change level of item of bullet list by press Tab and Backspace or Alt+right and Alt +left.

So in GTG it may be like this
1. Ctrl+N, type name of project, Enter
2. -, type name of subtask, Enter
3. type name of subsubtask, Tab
And get this:


This might solve bug #826960

Izidor Matušov (izidor) on 2011-11-07
tags: added: editor
Song Yangyu (flyfy1) wrote :

What about adding a functionality called "import task list"... so basically it's to import a task list to a certain tag, and it would parse the indentation as sub-tasks?

Izidor Matušov (izidor) wrote :

It sounds to me like having an external editor, writing the structure of your tasks and then import them back into GTG. It wouldn't be comfortable because of another app and importing issues (where I saved the file?)

Song Yangyu (flyfy1) wrote :

Oh I see your point... then people do need a easier way to quickly key-in task then : )

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