any tool or method there are a few “best practices” which will help you get the
most out of MasterList Professional. Here are eight small but useful best
practices to keep in mind. Please feel free to post your MasterList
Professional best practices and tips at www.safariforums.com!
1. Break big Tasks into
smaller Tasks. Smaller
tasks are easier to do, to schedule and increase the number of productivity
points you earn!
2. Use the Projects Overview
to stay on top of approaching Deadlines and work in progress. Lots of Red, trouble ahead! Too
much Green, time to focus the beam!
3. Use Keywords to
group similar Tasks across Projects. Use keywords like - Call, Email, Shop and Clean up to group
activities that can productively be done together regardless of project.
4. The more views you
have, the more control you have. For example there's the By Deadline view, the Easy/Mindless
view, the Make Point view and the Quick to do view. Set up different views of
your Tasks to give you the list you need when you need it.
5. Save time and typing
with the Task Catalog. Any task you do - or should be doing - on a regular basis is a good
candidate for the Task Catalog.
6. Pay attention to the
MasterList Status Pane on the Home Tab. You can go directly to any overdue task, and the MasterList
Recommends section offers good advice.
7. Keep Project Names
short. That way,
they display better in the Projects List.
8. Use the Mouse Scroll
Wheel. With it,
you can scroll up and down any list and with the Option Key down, increase or
decrease the size to text in all Help Topics.