How do you decide whether something should be a project or a tag in Everdo (GTD)?
I understand that “areas” should be large and ideally non-overlapping. Below the areas we can have tags and projects to group tasks. But when to choose a project and when a tag?
A rule of thumb for me is that projects should have a time limit and a clear outcome, while tags (sub-areas) are for responsibilities, roles, duties etc. which have no clear “finish line” and single outcome. Is this a good differentiation?
For instance, I am maintaining several open source projects, these projects would not correspond to projects in Everdo but rather exist as tags (sub areas), because the goal is not to “finish” these open source projects, but to keep them alive.
A bit problematic with that approach is however that this can create too many tags and the filter bar becomes a bit unwieldy. Any ideas how to make this more manageable?