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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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Productivity: Todist Sidebar

In a recent post I talked about Todoist, a hierarchical todo program that has a simple yet effective interface for creating layers of todo items.  Recently another milestone was passed for todoist: the addition of a firefox sidebar.

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Context is a Beautiful Thing

One of the great things about the side bar is that it can be brought up in the context of another site.  As a web developer I can put the site I’m working on in a tab, and I can bring up the todoist sidebar right next to it (see above).  This helps me keep the tasks I am working on in context of site.  Great feature!

Bookmark Integration

The Todoist Sidebar knows what tab you are on.  So it’s author has included a new button:

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Clicking the "Add link" button will create a new todo item with that link.  Again, as a web developer this is a great addition.  I can use it to catalog pages I need to work on in a given project (For example: to document bugs as I find them)

Gmail Integration

Integration with Gmail is always a winning factor in my book.  The todoist side bar “automagically” knows when you have an email open your selected tab.  The button changes from “Add link” to “Add email”

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Clicking the "Add email" adds a “Gmail” link as a new todo item, giving you a direct link to the email open in your Firefox tab.  Again, as a web developer a lot of my project communication comes through email.  Using todoist I can quickly translate that email into a todo item in my project.

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#gocubs. I’ll root for them over the Dodgers :)PhotoBig stuff planned here tomorrow night. #alcsIt’s hot in these here parts.Hunting is one of the few activities that necessitates slowing down and becoming keenly aware of your surroundings.Magic hour #nofilterHunting time. #youthhuntWarming up his swing. GO #southsidelittleleague !!My first ever granny square! Why when I tried this years ago could I not figure it out? Probably YouTube tutorials dawned since then! Like a free craft class at 9:30 at night --- hard to beat it:blush:The house is set for next weekend. #youthhunt Mr SmilesHappy birthday facesNo wonder Lucas has been eating like a horse lately... he's growing like a weed!!! #lifewithboys #growthspurt #threeyearoldsarefunDecided to try and remember how to crochet. Top is my first attempt at a square :joy:. Oops!!! #droppingstitches #crochetingisfunHanging out w mom and Julie in the finger lakes for the weekend. Had a fun time at Naples Grape festival. #lifewithgirls #umbrellahatsarecool #naplesgrapefest