Every item in Everdo can be assigned a set of tags. There are three basic types of tags, each serving a different purpose.
- Label The most general type. Labels can be used to filter items in the current view.
- Area Similar to labels, but can also be used as a global (application-level) filter.
- Contact Can be assigned to actions in Waiting status to signify the person.
NoteYou can change the type of any tag at any time.
NoteActions dynamically inherit all tags from their parent projects.
Creating and Editing Tags
Tag creation is available from within the item editor view. The exact UI differs between platforms. To edit tags, use the Tag Manager window
T in the desktop app, or Menu -> Manage Tags in the mobile apps.
WarningDeleting a tag in the Tag Manager window will remove it from all associated items with no way to undelete. But it will not delete any items.
Use labels to tag your actions and projects in a way that makes it easier for you to find relevant work later on. Some examples of using labels are
- priority labels, such as
- work category labels:
- contextual labels
TipWhen creating labels, the goal is to make it easier to find your tasks in the future, as opposed to trying to exhaustively classify every task.
Areas are a great way to separate your different commitments, keeping your GTD lists manageable. Some common candidates for areas include
Once you select an area filter at the top of Everdo window, you will only see the items that belong to that area.
TipStart introducing areas slowly. Focus on keeping the system simple to avoid getting lost.
Any tag that starts with “@” is considered a context tag. It will appear in the Contexts section of the navigation section. Using such tags makes it more convenient to view the associated actions and lets you drag-and-drop items into the context.