Archive for January, 2008


Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Per Ron’s suggestion, the latest version of MindReader incorporates the ability to substitute a string of text for an “Alias”. For example, if you frequently add someday maybe projects to your home repair map, you can define a “sdhr” alias which substitutes [isproject home repair someday] into your task so that it is marked up […]

New GyroQ “k” tag: Set destination map keywords

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

One of MindReader‘s handy features is that it allows you to send tasks to specific maps based on a keyword. This allows you to avoid having to deal with a huge “Daily Capture Map” backlog when you want to sort out things related to specific project or area of responsibility. Previously you needed to add […]

MindReader Update: Capture notes and links without using keywords

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

MindReader has always had the option of capturing a link or note along with a task. It did this by always taking a copy of the clipboard at the time of use and then adding it to the task as a note or link if the “note” or “link” keyword was in the string. This […]

MindReader turns 1, gets its braces taken off

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Although the first prototype emerged earlier, the first production version of MindReader made its debut 1 year ago last Sunday. I’d like to thanks to all who have helped take it from its early 14-word vocabulary to the large collection of keywords it recognizes today. Recently we’ve been debating how to best read your mind […]

Don’t leave OutLinker Code on your Clipboard after Installation

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

One handy feature of MindReader is its ability to set the current contents of the clipboard as a task’s hyperlink or note if you include a keyword (isnote, see note, islink, see link). As currently configured it always grabs the contents of the clipboard and puts it in the queue file because it can’t know […]

Important MindReader Update for Outlinker Users

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

I’ve used OutLinker to process a couple thousand email messages, and generally it is working well, but I recently noticed a couple capture maps that it had sent tasks to would crash MindManager if I brought certain topics into view. I discovered today that the problem is that these tasks happen to have the string […]

Outbox Zero

Friday, January 18th, 2008

If you are using OutLinker you may have achieved Inbox Zero for the first time in awhile. Don’t stop there. While your inbox contains a mixture of spam, bulk mail, info-only cc’s, and perhaps 10% actionable information, your “Sent Items” will tend to have a much more concentrated set of … commitments you have made […]

MindReader: How to best read your mind?

Friday, January 18th, 2008

MindReader turns one year old Sunday. The initial version (“Let GyroQ read your mind”) only recognized 13 keywords. Its vocabulary has grown quite a bit over time. As MindReader grows up, there are a few keywords that need to be revised or added. Projects and Sub-Projects Earlier versions were configured to recognize “project” and “subproject” […]

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