One way to make good use of a few of the plethora of ThinkBook’s features is to create a project with to-do items on a number of different levels. These work well for projects that contain a few different elements with lots of smaller sub-elements, for example, booking a caterer and choosing napkin colours to organise food for a birthday party. It’s a great way to break projects into smaller, more manageable chunks. ThinkBook makes it simple to create a hierarchy of to-do items, keep them safe by backing them up to Dropbox and even send them via email to a friend or co-organiser.
Tap on the triangle at the right of the page (known as the slider) and select the project icon to create a new project. The slider is key in ThinkBook for copying, pasting and creating new notes.
Give your project a name, preferably something descriptive and simple so it’s easier to find at a later date. The circle next to the project name will fill up when completed.
Once you’ve entered a name, hit the return key to create a to-do. Tap on the right arrow at the top of the keypad to indent it – this means that the project wont complete until the to-do is checked off.
You can indent to-do items as many times as you like to create parent and child to-dos. It’s a great way to group similar to-do items under one main heading to make projects easier to handle.
Clicking on the arrows to the left of to-do items will allow you to hide and show their child items. This is great for larger projects and this also works for the entire project.
As you tick off to-do items, the circle next to the project name will start to fill up to indicate project progress. It’s a useful picture for seeing exactly how well you’re progressing at a glance.
Once you’ve completed all your tasks within a project, the circle icon will turn blue and display a white tick. If you add any more to-do items it’ll untick itself and unfill a part of the circle.
Double-tapping a project’s name will bring up the Project Options dialogue box. From here you can send your project to Dropbox as a .txt file – this allows you to back-up your notes or share them.
Selecting the ‘email this project’ option will bring up a Mail window with the project in text form. From there you send the email as normal. Recipients will see the project as a normal text document.
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