Using Done – Tip 1: Color coding

Welcome to the first of a series of small tips for using Done, our iPhone To Do list app.

Color coding your tasks is easy with Done

Color coding your tasks is easy with Done

Rather than just pick a random different color for each of your lists, try and apply a logical system. An example of this might be cold colors (blue & green) for personal tasks, warm colors (red & orange) for work related tasks and neutral colors (black & grey) for everything else.

Some users even use the colors as an additional indicator of priority ie. set up a red list called ‘urgent’, use grey for all your other lists and move tasks into the red list as they become really important. It doesn’t matter what system you use as long as the colors mean something to you.

Using a simple system like this means that when looking at your master list of tasks, it’s easy to see what each item relates to.

2 Responses to “Using Done – Tip 1: Color coding”

  1. amanda Says:

    sorry to be thick but how do you get the colour codes up on the screen? I have just bought Done but find it confusing. Cannot make sense of the help page, no mention of how to colour code, add new lists, change existing ones etc.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Amanda

      Sorry you’re having problems with the colours. Here’s how it works – go to the main list screen (that’s the one that shows all your lists and that has the options bar at the bottom).

      Click the ‘+’ button to create a new list and at that point you can choose a colour for the list. If you want to change it later, just click the ‘Edit’ button in the top left of the screen and you can change the list’s title and colour.

      Hope this helps – any more problems just let us know.

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