Every "Next Action" seems to have two key labels associated with it.
For example, it the "Next Action" is "Contact Travel Agent", then the labels would be:
1) Associated "Project" (Plan family vacation)
2) Assocated "Context" or "Action Category" (@Calls)
In people's GTD systems, are people able to view their "Next Actions" by "Project" as well as by "Context"?
If I have a large set of "Next Actions," sometimes I want to just view all the "Next Actions" particular to one project to see how Im doing on that project AND sometimes I want to view all the "Next Actions" particular to one context (which could be across several projects).
As I read the system laid out in the book, it seems like these two labels are disparate.
There is a projects list that just shows all your projects (no next actions) and then there are context or action category lists that list all the calls (@calls) or errands (@errands) for example across all projects.
Furthermore, besides viewing NAs by project or context, I would also like to have a system (software or web-based app) to set up next actions easily that have both a project label and a context label.
When I set up a project, for example, I put all the next actions down under that project (eg calls, errands, web research). It would be great that once I enter in all the next actions for a project, they would AUTOMATICALLY be shown in action category lists as well. Essentially, every NA will be accessible on two lists, the project list for the project its associated with and the next action list for that associated action category, but you would only have to enter in the next action ONCE.
I hope this makes sense and Im sorry its long-winded. Im just getting started with GTD. Im excited about it but Im running into a few roadblocks so any advice is greatly appreciated.