I’ve been looking over Everdo recently and it really does address all of my issues with Nirvana so I’m starting the process of transitioning, but I’ve got some confusion over the tags UI.
For some background, in Nirvana I’ve had a system of using symbols at the beginning of tags as a way to keep them grouped in the tags list and to easily bring up the the type of tag I want when entering them. So @tag for where, #tag for what type of action (read, buy, etc), .tag for a contact, etc and no symbol for general categories.
Moving to Everdo I noticed that the desktop apps have a Tags section on the sidebar but the iOS app does not. That’s a bit tricky for me as I often will pull up the tags list from the sidebar to, for example, tap a location tag and view everything I need to do at a certain location regardless of the list. That works as expected in the desktop app and I see that I can use tags to filter within a list in the iOS app, but I haven’t been able to find any list of tags in iOS that would let me select one to view all items with that tag across all lists.
Obviously my system of using the @tag for locations won’t work quite the same since Everdo would recognize that as a context tag, but I’m not entirely clear on how those are intended to be used. I read the documentation but it kind of reads to me like context tags are essentially what I’m referring to above, as a list on the sidebar that you can access quickly, but then the sidebar on the desktop apps already has the list of tags there so I must be missing something. Maybe someone can provide a more specific usage scenario to get my head around it.