Building an Org-mode Workflow: Lists and Checklists
I've reached a point where I need to organize things at a level lower than individual tasks. So for that, I've started making use of the lists and checklists features of Org mode.
As mentioned in the part about notes in Part 1, I've been using unordered lists from the beginning. There are other options for bullets to use with these, but so far I've only been using -.
While it is easy enough to just manually type these out (and I still do some of the time), the thing I have started to do recently is to make use of the keybindings to insert them instead. M-RET will add a new list item if your cursor is already in a list. A typical thing I might then combine with that is M-RIGHT to increase the indent of the new item, to turn it into the start of a sub-list. The only awkwardness then is starting the list, since M-RET will just create a new headline if you aren't already in a list. Technically you could turn that headline into a list item with C-c -, but I always just manually type the dash …