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GNOME Notebook

Design of GNOME Notebook - Todo tab

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Introduction

This project, GNOME Notebook, was a hobby project of mine. The goal was to design a new Todo application for the GNOME desktop and at the same time learn to work with Inkscape.

If built, the application would implement two time management methods: Kanban and the Eisenhower Matrix. Both time management methods are extremely simple bit nonetheless I will explain them in the paragraphs below.

The application would basically work the same way as I used to work with the web application myTinyTodo.

Kanban

The Kanban time management is very simple: just divide your todo items in the categories todo, doing and done. This way you know what you have to, are doing and what you have done in the past. That's basically it! Of course it's also possible to choose your own categories (but this is not possible in my design for the sake of simplicity).

Eisenhower matrix

The Eisenhower matrix is a little bit more complex: instead of dividing the todo items in three categories it divides the todo items in four categories: important and urgent, important but not urgent, not important but urgent, and not important and not urgent.

The idea of the Eisenhower matrix is basically this: just ask yourself the following two questions every time you have to do something:

  1. Is it important?
  2. Is it urgent?

After you have done this, you can place the items in one of the four, earlier mentioned, categories.

Desktop

Overview notebooks

Overview notes in a notebook

Mobile

Overview notebooks

Overview notes in a notebook