here we review my life1075.pdf
The first feature that needs to be highlighted here is the difference between the inputted tasks and
the "Active tasks". MLO takes all the stuff that you have entered, works it's magic and tells you the
tasks that you need to be doing now. It applies a series of rules to the tasks and the information
about those tasks to work out the tasks to be done.
MLO also has inbuilt algorithms to determine a computed score priority. It takes the task
importance, urgency and start/due dates and put's it through some equations to derive the overall
importance. There are some ways that the user can influence this task magic, such as adjusting
the weighting associated to task priorities and timing. You may think this is more of an art than a
science but to dispute that, here are the MLO equations - as shown in their help file!
x = LogN(1025, A)
Else if A > 1025 then
x = 1+(1-(LogN(1025, 1025-(A-1025))))
u = LogN(1025, B)
Else if B > 1025 then
u = 1+(1-(LogN(1025, 1025-(B-1025))))
For the current importance slider the value = A
For the current urgency slider the value = B
You compute x=importance and u=urgency with this formula
I can imagine most normal users will not require this level of detail but again I praise the thought
that the developers put in here. The ultimate output from all of these equations is to rank the tasks
in the Active To Do list according to the computed score. You can see this in action by moving the
importance slider bar up and down for a task and you will then see it's position on the table move
up and down.