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task management...answer might not be as simple as question suggests!

Si Spence
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

Dear SS Fans,

For many years I've been using a MS plugin called GTDOA.  The joy of this PI is that at the point of sending an email I create an MS task, link the email to the task, tag to a category, set a due date, reminder date et al and then when I press send an MS task is created and I can forget about what needs to be done until MS reminds me to follow up.  Then when I then need to follow up the email,  I open the task in Outlook, click a button and the email is there ready to be forward or actioned as necessary.

GTDOA is simple and effective and I use it all day...probably on sending 80% of emails.

The problem I now face is that GTDOA was dropped last year and has been unsupported for some time and I need to find an alternative now before it falls over.

I'm all over SS and I have the SS Plugin which works great.  However the shortcoming of SS as I see it. is that at the time of sending an email I cannot add the email to a personal SS to-do list.  Unless you tell me otherwise I need to send the email and then go to my sent items and then attach that email to a SS via the SS plugin..this flow just feels clunky and time consuming..and i might as well create an MS task in this case.

Are there any heavy users of personal to-do lists (ie not team project based stuff) that create tasks from Outlook, and if so...can you share your flow please?



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