One of Astrid’s great features is the log of activity in the comments of the task. When you complete a task, Astrid logs the date and time in the comments. This comes in especially handy in repeating tasks. You can refer to logs of repeating tasks whenever you need to remember the last time you did something or want data on an aspect of your life.
Here are a some ways to use the task log as your second brain.
Haircut: For those who get their haircuts more than a few times a year, Astrid can help you track time between cuts.
Cat food: Astrid’s CTO Tim has a “Buy cat food” repeating task. When the bag of cat food runs low, he checks Astrid to see how long it lasted. Then he can make better decisions about how much to buy next time.
Catching up with friends and family: I don’t talk to many of my friends and loved ones as much as I’d like to because, as with everyone else, things get busy. I started keeping repeating tasks like “Email grandparents” so I can keep myself honest about how often I talk to them.
Medicine: We’ve had numerous users tell us that they use Astrid to keep track of taking medication. It’s one of the big reasons why we have such flexible repeat intervals.
Get cultured: I also have a task set to repeat every month called “Get inspired by art.” After I go to a museum or concert, I check the task off and make a quick note in the comments for future reference.
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