What are task states

To put it in simple terms a task’s state reflects what you want to do with a task. It’s the single most important piece of data for Dailysqueezer and what makes it work smoothly.

As you can see below, apart from the start and end states New and Done there are 8 other states representing several possible actionable and non-actionable situations. Actionable tasks are those you can take immediate action on, where as non-actionable tasks are those you cannot take action on because of whatever reason (e.g. missing information, need help from someone, have to wait to a specific date). One good thing about Dailysqueezer is that it watches your non-actionable tasks for you and let’s you know when they become actionable, so you can take them of your head until the time comes.

Start and end states

NEW

Indicates a brand-new task that has yet to be processed. It is the default state when you create a task.

DONE

Represents a closed task, one that the user has finished working with. You can select two outcomes by clicking on the checkbox: successful (default) or unsuccessful.

Actionable states

AVAILABLE

Represents a task that is ready to be performed.

IN PROGRESS

Indicates that the task is currently being worked on (either intermittently or full-time).

TOP GOAL

Flags that the task is crucial objective and must get done immediately (i.e. today).

WEEK GOAL

Flags that the task is a major objective to get done in the short term (i.e. this week).

Non-actionable states

SCHEDULED

The task is deferred until a specific date. When the date arrives, the task will be set automatically as Available.

DELEGATED

The user has involved someone to work on the task. Once that work is completed, the task will be set automatically as Available.

BLOCKED

The task cannot be performed until some other task is completed first. Once the blocking task is completed, the blocked task will be set automatically as Available.

SOMEDAY

Indicates a task that cannot be performed for the time being, but that the user wishes to keep for the future.