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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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Chris Pollock

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Quote form @amylpollock "Children are always the most creative when they are supposed to be doing something else". #quotes #artforkids #quotesaboutkidsTheir own version of Tower BridgeIt's 8:30am. Kids already in the pool!ProviderYes. It's true. I turned 40 on Wednesday.Sand funToday is our 17th anniversary! Love dancing in the minefields with this woman.Every baby loves bath time!! Big enough for 3 (or 4). #bathtime #lifewithboys #bathtimeinsanityMagazine ad for children's body lotion. Radox??!!??:scream::joy:. #britishbrandingLook what I can do.There's something about this product name that just makes me want to laugh out loud. Guess I can't buy it... since I'm not diabetic:joy: #diabeticvanilla #britishbrandingFor discipline one of my kids was to do some copying. I asked him to bring me a piece of paper and pencil with a clipboard. This was what I got... funny guy!! #lifewithboysBoys playing with Simon's bday present.Captivated audience as Simon opens his presents. #9thbirthdayMaking a mast together. #teamwork #chathamhistoricdockyards #brothers