I just started using TP3 again in my daily workflow. Not sure if it will stay yet. I would love to start getting more into tweaking the themes and trying other tricks but, here is my problem. We live in a left or right brained world. Software and operating systems tend to reflect this. Left brain is very logical, just the facts man. Yes, TP3 can change a theme, you just read the instructions, go to the xyz pages in the manual in sequence and affect code abc and then you restart, etc. Right brain is very visual, if you want to have a line change color text when a certain tag is entered just go here and change the line with the keyword you can search for. Test it with this pull down menu that is clearly labeled on the upper right corner. Easy.
Back in the day there were a couple of really great organizing tools that are no longer made. Fair Witness which became info Depot and another I can’t quite remember the name of. They worked because they were powerful and they were easy to work with.
TP3 is a great little app and the developer seems a really nice guy. The problem is, it is hard to figure out how to take it to the next level and actually play with it. I really would like to see a line change text color if I have an “@task” associated with it. But I cannot easily change themes right now. Testing what I have changed to test conditions seems to be not working. I have seen comments from the developer that this sort of things are on his top 10 list of things to change but really, making it more complex without making it more useful for the right brained crowd … why do that?
Right now TP3 has added the left hand column and the expand/collapse feature. I use simple tags to remind me if something is to be worked on (@task), is awaiting a decision outside my control (@wait), or is a possibility if other attempts fail (@possible).
I don’t use it for dates because I really do not understand how this is done in TP3. I once posted here that I would love to see more tutorials but I only received a single reply that we all use it differently or some such silliness. Returning to my posting point, TP3 does a lot more than many know how to use it for. What it can benefit from the most is, making it accessible to the right brain. There is no better place to start than to get that theme menu put into a drop down menu - or at least back in preferences like it used to be.