In this view, you manage your projects,
tasks, and next
actions in their logical hierarchy, or your structured
You start with a task at topmost level, which may be considered a project. You can add tasks and
next actions to it (follow the link to get
the differences explained). Tasks can have
subtasks, next actions not. Tasks doesn't have a context and will not show up in
the contexts view, actions have a context and
show up in the contexts view.
The menu offers the following possibilities:
- add a new child to the current task, which may be a (sub)task or a next
- add a new sibling under the current task or next action, which may be a task or a next
- show / edit the current task / next action with the
- delete the current task / next action
If you add a new task or next action, the item
view is opened where you can edit the subject, the description, etc. The
item view is also opened by double click on a touch screen phone or by the popup
menu (on a touch phone, the popup menu appears if you press the screen
position about half a
- Font size can be increased or decreased
- File - New
Creates a new file (not in the trial version)
- File - New checklist...
Creates a new checklist (not in the trial
- File - Open...
Opens a file dialog (not in the trial version) and replaces the complete contents of the application with
the contents of the file.
At application start, if OrgYou finds a file named "OrgYouData.oyml" at a standard location (Drive:/data/orgyou on your
changeable by the settings dialog), this file is
- File - Save
Saves the complete contents as an XML-file with file extension OYML
This is also done on normal application exit.
- File - Save as...
Opens a file dialog to enter a file name to save to.
- File - Discard changes
Closes the application without saving. The state of the file is the least
- Windows - Contexts
Opens the contexts view
- Windows - Settings
Opens the settings dialog
- Windows - Help
Shows this help text.
If something goes wrong, use a filemanager or the open file... menu item of
OrgYou and look for the file with
extension OYML, it contains the last autosaved state. There is also a BAK-file
with the state when you opened the file. You can rename the *.BAK file to the
file extension *.OYML
and start with this file again.
When a next action or an elementar task is completed (in
reality, not in the application), you
should the checkbox "Done" . This is a success - one thing got done. The
"Done" attribute of projects or tasks with subtasks is computed by summarizing
the "done"-attributes of their childs and visualized the result as a three-valued checkbox:
- blank, if neither of the children is done
- partially completed, if some subtasks are done
completed, if all subtasks are done
In the tasks view, only the checkbox of a next action or an elementar task is
checkable. If you want to mark all the subtasks of a task/project as done, use
the item view.