Talk:ToDoList

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This page about a Windows-only product needs some explanation as to why it's on 43F. I'm struggling to see its relevance. --Fraser

Although 43F has an OS X bias, that doesn't necessarily mean that we should shy away completely from Windows programs (cf Windows programs). However I agree that as of now it sounds more like a plug than an article. --Akchizar 04:17, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
OK, nevermind. --Akchizar 04:54, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
This 'article' began in this wiki as an item in a list and next I've seen that there was a template to follow to list software so I followed the rule. If I manage to get a bit more time I'll start to put more information in this page but this is the kind of software you can start to use in 5 minutes. It's very user friendly. I've seen that windows software are allowed or else I wouldn't have posted here. I just wanted to share with you a great piece of free software. --CreativeConvergence 09:20, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

[edit] Can't find Help

Couldn't find the help file or an online version.

I saw that tere's such a thing as Multi-User Control, which would be very good if it ment that you can delegate tasks - Yet I don't have any clue if this is the case or how can you do that.

I'd be totally into that. If you find out more, ping me via email --Merlin 19:10, 29 Mar 2005 (EST)
That page http://www.abstractspoon.com/tdl_resources.html contain links to various resources, on of them is the help file. It seems that the help file is a bit old (10/07/2004) but there is a paragraph or two about Multi-User Control:

Multi-User Control If you are using ToDoList at your place of work and anticipate sharing task lists with your colleagues then you may find these features useful.

If a tasklist's status changes to writable... This is useful if your task list resides in a 3rd party source control database (eg. Microsoft Visual SourceSafe) which uses a file's readonly attribute to indicate its checkout status. With this option enabled, ToDoList will monitor the file's status and notify you or reload the file automatically when the file becomes writable.

If a tasklist's timestamp changes... Likewise, if a co-worker modifies a file across the network and saves it, you can use this option to have ToDoList notify you or reload the file automatically

Enable simple source control If you don't use a 3rd party source control package but still need to prevent users overwriting each other changes then this option may well give you a sufficient level of control.

Briefly, it works like this: When you check out a file for editing, ToDoList opens the tasklist and writes your computer name into the file and resaves it (but without changing its timestamp - else other users might be prompted to reload it). Anyone else then trying to edit it will not be able to until you check the file in which will remove your computer name.

Only for LAN-based tasklists This enables source control only for files which do not reside on your local machine.

Attempt check-out when loading a tasklist This will try to check out the file as soon as you load it.

If a tasklist cannot be checked out, keep re-trying periodically If you try to check out a file but are unsuccessful then you can have ToDoList monitor the file's checkout status and check it out for you as soon as it becomes available.

I hope this help.--CreativeConvergence 09:09, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

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