Wishlist/context based to-do list
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Context based to-do list
A [GTD]-like list, with reminders based in contexts (such time, position, talk/see/stay near somebody...).
- If I arrives to home and there is some "@home" things in the to-do list, the system reminds me that.
- If I call to Alice, the system reminds me that I want to ask her about something before the phone make the call.
- I want to talk with Peter about something, and the system knows that I usually met Peter in the office...
- I get to the grocery store, and the system pulls up my grocery shopping list.
This can and should be rolled into the standard to-do list without overly complicating it. In a traditional GTD app, you have three columns: the task itself, the "context" and the "project". A standard to-do list app, (such as the one on the Palm Pilot) only has two columns: the task and the "category". I propose that instead of either traditional app, we have an app with two columns: "task" and "tags". Tags are web 2.0 buzzword compliant and they provide a simple interface similar to that of a standard to-do list app. The only difference is that you can have more than one label attached to each task.
People who wish to use this app for GTD would simply attach two labels to each project. One label for the project name and one label for the context. They'd probably start the context labels with an "@" sign to make them visually stand out. Then when you're at the grocery store, you simply display everything with the "@grocery" label.