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Link it! Getting a head start on tasks

A prerequisite for getting anything done is to have the tools and materials that you need to do it immediately to hand. Here is a quick tip to help you get a head start on any computer based task, hyperlink any materials you will need for completing the task. This means that when you open your task list, you will have the necessary files linked directly to that task. A quick click on the link and all the materials are open and you are ready to go!

I give an example below using Abstractspoon todolist. Here, we have the inbuilt function to add any link to each task. Clicking the file icon beside the task will then open that material.

Linked Files with TodolistThis example used Abstractspoon todolist but of course this is possible with MS Excel or many other task management apps.

If you find it useful, drop me a line!

Brendan Toner

Let me welcome you to this alcove of the internet. In this little productivity blog, I detail the trials and tribulations of trying to use my time more effectively utilising the latest productivity tools and techniques. I hope you enjoy the articles, cheers!
Brendan Toner, author of Done Before Brekky

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  1. November 18, 2015

    […] If you wish to move between tasks quickly you need to be able to pick them up and put them down quickly. In my case I may need several electronic files to perform a given task. To enable quick resumption of the activity I place links to all files related to the topic in my electronic todo list which means they can all be opened in seconds allowing a quick resumption of the task. More detail on linking for productivity. […]

  2. June 24, 2016

    […] around for the information needed for that task.  One tip to help with this is to provide links to the files that you need to do this work and store them with the task itself.  One little free to-do list […]

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