Let's take a quick tour at the different views of the Routine app.
The dashboard is powerful because it can be opened from anywhere on your desktop through the
Note that the Routine symbol (above the menu) can also be used to open the dashboard. We however recommend using the
The Today screen’s purpose is to force you to concentrate on what matters right now, the upcoming events, the tasks you've decided to complete today etc.
This is the most central screen of the application, the one you should be referring to the most when in execution mode. See
The Planner screen combines both your tasks and events through a weekly visualization.
The tasks for which you have not set a specific date are displayed on the left-hand side along with the events & task allocations of the weeks from all your calendars. Under each day are listed the tasks you have scheduled for that specific day.
The Inbox is a view that comes from the GTD methodology.
The idea is that everything you need to remember should be stored in a reliable system instead of staying on your mind.
On the app, everything you capture through the
The Upcoming view contains all the tasks that have been scheduled for later. In other words, this screen offers a glance into the future when it comes to tasks (not events).
For more information on regular and recurrent tasks, please refer to
The Journal provides a history of your past activity with events you attended, tasks you completed, pages and people you archived.
This screen is particularly useful to review what took place on a particular day, such as notes you took for a specific meeting.
The journal also allows for restoring tasks or pages that you may have archived by mistake.
The Pages view allows you to organize long-term information without being forced to treat that information as a list of todos.
Pages are similar to what notes taking apps (Evernote, Bear etc.) provide but with a modern approach allowing to:
- Embed media-rich content (videos, images etc.)
- Turn non-actionable information (e.g text) into a task
Unlike most notes taking apps, checkboxes in Routine represent full-fledged tasks that can be scheduled, postponed, delegated and even extended with a description of their own.
You can use pages to organize a trip, to list your favorite movies, to plan the renovation of your house etc.
You can read more about pages in the
The Settings view is quite straightforward, allowing you to change the
The mobile apps, even though quite different from their desktop counterparts, follow the same logic when it comes to the views and their capabilities. They may however sometimes provide less functionalities.
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