Here are a few hidden gems you might find useful when using WEEK PLAN:

1. To set the priority of a task. when writing the task, type ! and you will be suggested “quadrants” (Quadrant I and III will show the task in red).

2. To associate a task to a role, when writing the task, type @ and you will be suggested the list of roles.

3. If you put a url in a task, it will be converted to a clickable [link] for you

4. Using the “: ” notation, you can create some kind of tag. I personally use it to specify what time a task should be done. (ex: 14pm: Do something) or to categorize my tasks (ex: FIX: This is a bug 3!).

5. End a task with “…” to show the Edit dialog straight away to enter more details about the task.

My goal with weekplan and the mobile world is to make it very fast to add a new task. I want it to be possible to be in the middle of a discussion and to quickly jot down a task without having to wait ages for the app to start. At the moment, the mobile app/view is not a reflection of that vision. It still takes too long to load (which I am hoping to improve once I introduce the offline mode). But I have found a great alternative, which speed is hard to beat: adding a task via SMS is almost as fast as writing it on a paper notebook. Read more »

Habits are powerful and a double edged sword. Good habits make us do good things without needing any willpower. Bad habits make us do bad things, and we usually need a lot of willpower to undo them.

This great animated video from Epipheo explains how habits work and how you can acquire new habits.

Note from Aymeric (founder): This is not an article about how great WeekPlan is (it is great!). A few weeks ago, I asked the WeekPlan community if someone would be interested in writing something on the WeekPlan blog and Jeff was one of the first to reply. Jeff is a cartoonist who publishes the comic “Guinea Something Good” at http://www.JoeGP.com and a user of WeekPlan. In this article, Jeff tells us the method he uses to stay focused during a typical day of work. This is now Jeff writing. Read more »

WeekPlan allows you to manage your tasks with the 4 quadrants in mind. If you are not 100% sure what the 4 quadrants are, I recommend you to watch this video where the presenter does a good job to clarify the concepts.

 

Some other tasks I would put in the Quadrant II: exercising, keeping in touch with those who matter to us, relaxing/resting activities.

Quadrant II is where you would ideally want to spend most of your time.