Stay Organized with Folders

Taskforce has always helped you organize your tasks by grouping them into to-do lists. For example, if you need to remember to grab five things from the store, you can simply add five tasks to your shopping to-do list.

But what if you want to organize your to-do lists themselves? If you're anything like me, you might have hundreds of to-do lists piling up, some of which are related to each other. What's the best way to make sense of it all?

Folders to the Rescue

Just as you can create to-do lists to group related tasks, Taskforce lets you create folders to group your related to-do lists.

You can think about Taskforce folders the same way you think about the folders on your computer. The only difference is that instead of containing files, the folders in Taskforce contain your to-do lists.

Below I'll show you how to use folders in Taskforce. Once you get the hang of it, you'll have all your to-do lists organized in no time flat. But first, let's start with an example.

An Example: My Work Folder

Many of my to-do lists are associated with the work I do on Taskforce. I've got to-do lists that organize my tasks for marketing, feature development, bug fixes, and even responding to emails from customers.

At the same time, I have lots of to-do lists from my personal life: household chores and errands, grocery lists, financial stuff, and more.

In order to separate the two types of lists and add a little sanity back to my Taskforce side bar, I've created a folder called "Taskforce" and added all of my work to-do lists. Here's a before-and-after screenshot:

no folders vs folder

Not only does the new folder apear in my Taskforce side bar, but I can also see it directly from Gmail:

folder in Gmail

Creating Your Own Folders

Now that you've seen an example of how folders have helped me organize my to-do lists, you might have some ideas for folders of your own. Luckily, creating folders in Taskforce is extremely easy to do:

creating a folder

  1. Open Taskforce inside of Gmail.
  2. In the side bar, click the "Create Folder" link.
  3. Type the name of your folder, then press enter to save.
  4. Click and drag a to-do list by its handle into your new folder.
  5. Click the folder to collapse or expand its contents.

That's it! Once you've created a folder, you can drag to-do lists into and out of it whenever you like. If you don't like a folder you've created, try renaming or deleting it by clicking the pencil icon or the trash can icon.

Happy Foldering!

I hope this helps those of you looking for a better way to organize your to-do lists. We'd love to hear how you're using folders, so email us or leave a comment below to share your story!

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