Kanban Board

Kanban boards are all over the place. At their simplest, it’s just a whiteboard with three colums, ‘to do’, ‘doing’, and ‘done’. You write your tasks on post-it notes, and move them through the columns as you do ‘em. Simple.

I’m not sure who’s behind it, but ‘imdone’ has a great atom plugin that monitors your project for key phrases like TO DO in your code or your notes. Then, with alt+t, it opens up a board inside atom where you can see all of your tasks - and move them around as you get through them. It’s pretty cool and works extremely well. Only hiccup I’ve encountered so far is making sure that the .imdone config file is in my project folder.

So, now when I’m writing a note, I can turn any text I want into a to do by making it into a special link, [like this](#todo:). The combination of imdone with mdwriter’s quick linking to my other notes make atom a great environment for writing this open notebook. The plugin has some other bits and bobs of functionality (like github issue tracking too!) so a great plugin for this project.

See also the imdone blog.