Thanks to all who responded to the GyroQ Tag Usage Survey. We had 29 respondents and the results were very useful. The results are included below as screen shots.
The m tag was the clear winner with more than 60% using it often or all the time, followed by the c and q tags. The a, b, and p scored higher than I expected given how recently they were added. "d" won as the consensus name for the "mark task complete" tag.
Very few people were using their own custom tags and the default Gyronix tags were less frequently used by the power users responding to the survey.
I was a bit suprised how low "k" ranked. That is an important tag for setting up destination link keywords. I also am a big fan of the "clo" tag (perhaps because I open so many maps with k tag created keywords).
While there was interest in several of the less frequently used tags, I was happy to see they were not in broad use and will not inconvenience folks if they are not in the main gyroq.ini file. This has allowed the default "GyroQ.ini" file to be cleaned up and freed up a few empty tags for general use.
What are your reactions to the results? Comment below…
Hans and I along with several beta testers have been working on creating a "Setup.Exe" installer that automatically installs mindreader, mark task complete, next action analysis and other tools from the site. Hans has done a great job figuring out how to use Inno Setup to create a generic installer script that I can load the "AO Tools" content into.
As part of that project I've rewritten MindReader significantly to enable the configuration map and main macros to be moved out of the root "My Maps" directory. Doing this in a way that successfully migrates legacy users is quite a challenge but its close to ready for prime time. I've been referring to this version as "MindReader 2" for lack of a better name. The macros now also have the capability to check the wiki for new versions on a periodic basis and will eventually direct you back to the installer page.
The new code and tags have been uploaded to the wiki this week. The new tags point to the new macro locations, so you need to upgrade everything together. If you are interested in beta testing the setup.exe installer, visit the setup page. If you system is working well and you don't want it disrupted, hold off on upgrading tags or macros from the wiki for a few weeks until the dust settles.