If you use a digital to-do manager, either on the web or on your phone, you will have the possibility of organizing your tasks. Maybe by projects, by tags or by contexts. If you use Syncing Tasks you can use labels for this purpose.
Syncing Tasks does not dictate how you would do it, though. So you can do it anyway you like.
To give you an idea of how they could be used, let me show you a snapshot of my labels right now.
Now, let me tell you about why I do it this way.
The colors have two purposes. One is, to group related labels. For the moment I have three labels that are work related; @Work, iPhone and Web. They have three slightly different shades of blue, so when I’m in the crowded “All tasks” view, I can get a feeling of how much work has still to be done.
The other puporse of the colors, is to give me an aesthetic feeling. I choose the colors explicitly and does not use the random colors the system gives me when I create a label.
Inspired by David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”, I group my tasks into contexts. For each context that makes sense to me, I create a label prefixed with a @. So for example, tasks that has to be done while I’m at home, gets the label @Home attached to them.
And stuff I need to buy while at a shop, will get a tasks with label @Shop attached to it.
Projects and “other”
Labels that have no @ prefix fall into this category. They are either a project, which is not bound to any specific context, which is the case of “Web” and “iPhone”. And then I have “Contact”, which I use to group tasks which requires me to call or email someone, and “Waiting for”, which is for tasks that someone else has to get back to me on.
Well, that was me. How do you organize your tasks?