Moving from other task/todo ecosystem (adapting)
Hi, I will try to be short. I stumbled over Todoist by accident, never finding an app/system that worked for me. Trying you out, I was amazed at the speed, functionality and possibilities of your "system".
BUT I'm having trouble adapting or perhaps changing my mindset. The result is the same though.
Having read GTD, I've put up a system with "Containers" for my tasks. I'm presuming you have read the book here. Tasks then get prioritized and stored. The important thing is deciding on an action when entering/saving the task. Thus preventing your brain working with solving what to do, even if you are not aware of it.
First off I tried using your "Projects" as folders like I did before. I am EXTREMELY pleased that I could indent tasks and thus having "Sub-folders" for my tasks. IE. first folder would be "Home". But doing so, didn't work for how I needed it to. Every sub-task would be a literal task under the main "Project". When checking off a task in a sub-task/project under "Home" it would simply be be greyed out. Not "Done". Thus it would clutter the actual folder view. Todoist would assume that all tasks under a sub-folder would be needed to be completed before it was completed.
I simply wanted to use the sub-projects as a seperate folder/container for a different independent set of tasks.
Get what I'm trying to explain?
How can I use Todoist with GTD in mind, having tasks in "Containers" that act as a repositorie, not as a project/sub-project/task?
I could have a MILLION projects but having them all as a separate project would overwhelm me. I need to be able to nest tasks under folders. Then going through the folders, I would be focused on that specific task. Whereas Todoist would assume that it was a sub-task to be completed before a certain task would be done.
I need my "Projects" to be a fixed number of containers (easy memory retention and speeding up workflow).
It was difficult finding information on how exactly you would want us to work with Todoist.