Application Design and Overview

Order and Appearance of your Priorities

YourTo Do list automatically arranges the tasks you have by priority and date so that you do not have to dig into your various Goals and find out what you should be doing now. You have the option to set the Priority of each of your goals, which tells Alloy Tasks how important each of the goals is for you. Items in goals with a higher Priority will appear above those in goals of a lower Priority. However, as you complete more items in some goals and ignore others, Alloy Tasks will automatically increase the weight of the Priority in the Goals you have been ignoring. You may find some of your house tasks and gardening desires from your "House and Home" goal of lower priority creeping to the top of your To Do list if you ignore them too long. Alloy Tasks will strive to remind you to maintain a balance in your goals to make certain that you are spending time in each one. If your "Work" is your highest priority among tasks you need to accomplish, just make it a higher priority than anything else. However, if your work tasks dominate your life, you will begin to see them appearing below the other things in life you value.

Chevrons: Setting the Priority of Items.

You can change tasks to make them more or less important to complete by setting the priority as being Very High, High, Normal, Low, or Very Low. The higher the priority, the closer to the top of your To Do list it will appear. Conversely, a lower priority will send them lower on your To Do list.

Star: What is on your list today.

Placing a Star on an item by simply tapping it to enable it, or again to disable it is a great way to mark items you wish to bring to the top of your list now. Even if the item is of low priority, you don't need to change the priority to make it more important than it is to bring it to the top of your list. Just simply set the Star, and it will move right to the top of yourTo Do list. you can easily access the star on any item on yourTo Do list by tapping the item and all of your editing features will be at your disposal.

Work Time: Letting it know when things need to be worked on.

Work time provides you with a way to keep track of how long a task will take. However, it does something very important for yourTo Do list. Assigning Work Time on a task lets Alloy Tasks know that you need more lead time. A week Work Time on an item on a task that is due in 3 days will have a higher priority than a task due in 2 days, since Alloy Tasks figures that you needed to start working on that already. Additionally, the longer you assign a task, the more weight it will have towards completing things in that goal. If you finish a task with a Work Time of a day, it will impress Alloy Tasks and it will consider that as having accomplished the same amount of work as many smaller tasks from other goals. Alloy Tasks is constantly re-prioritizing your goals based on the information you give it to keep your life in balance. Let it know when you put a lot of effort in things.

Due Date: They make a wonderful sound when they fly by.

Due dates of course give your items a greater priority. As the dates grow closer, Alloy Tasks automatically percolates them towards the top of your list. As discussed in the section on Due Dates and Alarms, items assigned with a "Due On" or "Due After" due date do not show up on your To Do listuntil the appropriate date.