[quote=“saf-dmitry, post:4, topic:3386”] In my system all recurring appointments and any other events that happen at a specific place and time belong on a calendar. [/quote] OK that’s an interesting thought. As I interpret this, ALL task work in TaskPaper is prep work. That is, getting something ready to deliver, the project getting done, ready to send, ready to deliver. The actual sending or delivery receipt or presentation or meeting (of course) is on an actual calendar and not in TaskpPaper.
Of course there are many small things that belong on a task list like building a shopping list, remembering you promised to mow the lawn, etc. But for me, as TaskPaper has to have some middle step gymnastics to get it to other apps to walk around with for this purpose (Reminders, Notes, etc.), this is not the focus of my question. I use Notes for such things as Notes works easily on my iPhone and on my Mac. I loathe Reminders as a separate app which is why I use BusyCal now. Apple used to put reminders and calendars in one place too.
I use nvAlt for tracking larger groups of information and Scrivener for much larger pieces of information.
[quote=“saf-dmitry, post:4, topic:3386”] I use @due tag and sometimes @start tag to mark tasks, like this: [/quote] This begs the question, is there any sort of limit to what sort of tag I have to use with a date (@start, @date, @due)? Or will the date and date search work with almost any tag so long as it is put together with a date in the format you described?
I will have to test to see if;
- Prepare (some task) @household(2017-05-17) @finance(2017-05-22)
@household <=[d] today and @finance >=[d] today and not @done
Work the same as;
- Prepare (some task) @start(2017-05-17) @due(2017-05-22)
@start <=[d] today and @due >=[d] today and not @done
Result: Not, they don’t work the same. @finance(2017-11-30) will not work because; a) the date in this format remains formatted with the tag text where the normal date in a due or start tag formats differently and, b) unless there is a way to use some grep pattern so that you can search any tag that is >[d] today, there is no way to search for all future or all past dates that I can see.
ADDED: Oddly enough, the page in the TaskPaper reference manual where you can read about date formatting is all about the actual numbers or plain text references to a date (tomorrow, etc.) I could find no reference to what tags actually will work with a date (due, start, alert, etc). TaskPaper Dates Reference Man page