Contexts work superbly for me
I am absolutely sure. I have measured it. I spend no more than 5 minutes a month refining contexts, as a natural result of doing the weekly review. Last time was a couple months ago, when I added a new context having to do with some software I use. That took less than a minute, most of which was thinking, and a few seconds to make the entry in my digital system. Having efficient contexts saves me many times that investment. If I did not have clear and relevant contexts, I would spend 5 minutes several times a day looking through lists.
Originally Posted by supergtdman
Working within contexts also lowers my time-cost for switching between tasks.
Bottom line for me is that contexts save me from re-thinking about what needs to be done, so I can actually get more things done.