I would like to ask how others are using dates in TaskPaper. On the surface this is a very straightforward question so let me say up front that I don’t actually mean how are dates written in TaskPaper. I can do that. What I am asking and trying to understand is how others are using dates vs calendar with TaskPaper.
I have a good deal of trouble with organization in general. I can get confused when things are in too many places. I am getting a lot of mileage out of using TaskPaper right now and for the most part, I am not trying to look at the clutter of things I have already done or forget about things I still have to get done.
Therefore I am thinking about off loading my calendar dates to well, my calendar. I use BusyCal for my calendar. I am finding it less confusing for my purposes if I keep an accurate tally of appointments that are coming up as well as things I have done that need to be recorded (filed a claim with so and so on such and such date and time).
At the present time, I am in a unique place in my life where I am not using dates very often other than on my calendar. I am using Taskpaper to keep track of all the projects that I am working on. I realize that there was a time when I was focused on preparing a proposal or a presentation where setting up dates as goals within Taskpaper would be very important. I believe those times will come again - just not now.
At the moment I am exploring a “what if” scenario where I create a unique identifier tag for each project and also include that tag on all related entries in BusyCal. This could help in keeping Taskpaper focused on the tasks and the calendar focused on the timeline.
My question then is seeking a better understanding of how people are actually using TaskPaper with dates. Can Taskpaper be used in place of a calendar as in, what you are tracking in Taskpaper doesn’t need to be on a calendar alt all?
And, if not, how are people making bridges that link Taskpaper project dates and times with your calendar?
Obviously when I get to writing and submitting articles or books, preparing for a performance or many other things, I will want to use TaskPaper to create a timeline as I go. But again, this would seem better done in Aeon Timeline, OmniFocus, or something like these apps.
I am trying to understand how far TaskPaper can go and how others are integrating it with a dated workflow. I have seen a couple of recent examples posted here that show that TaskPaper can indeed act like OmniFocus. If true, it would be helpful to see a video of someone doing this. Maybe that is too much to ask but, I wanted to put the question out there.