I should have learnt by now not to write articles with headings like “Back to Autofocus” - because whenever I do something happens to throw me off. In this case what happened was that, as soon as I started using Autofocus again, I suddenly realised what was missing from my attempts to produce a revised system.
As a result I am now putting the final touches to the revised system and intend to release it later this week.
What I’ve been aiming to achieve in the improved version are the following:
1. Easier handling of urgent and must do items.
2. A more balanced approach to the day as a whole.
3. Quicker handling of large or difficult items.
4. Eliminating the tendency for the list to slow to a crawl.
5. Faster sifting of unwanted items.
6. Dismissal less of a hit-and-miss process.
7. Less need to use subsidiary lists.
8. Removing the need for most of the ‘tweaks’ which people have reported in the Forum and elsewhere.
By and large I think I have succeeded.
One of the features of the new system is that it uses exactly the same type of list as before. So there is no need to re-write your Autofocus list in order to switch to it. The same applies if you don’t like the new system and want to revert to the old one. In spite of this I expect most people will want to start from scratch with the new system.