Let's talk about the most basic activity in GoalStream: creating new tasks.
GoalStream provides a number of different commands for adding tasks. Their differences have to do with whether or not any dependencies are created at the same time.
If you have an empty project or there is no primary selection, simply press Enter. A new task will be created with no attached dependencies (it will be detached.)
When a task is selected..
When a task is selected, there are six different commands that create new tasks.
Pressing Enter invokes the Add Sibling command. If the selected task is a prerequisite for exactly one downstream task, it creates a new task that is also a prerequisite for the same downstream task (i.e., a sibling task). Otherwise, the command adds a new detached task.
Before the Add Sibling command:
After the Add Sibling command:
Add Detached Task
The Add Detached Task command (Ctrl + Enter) creates a new task that is not connected to any other task.
Add After Selected
Add After Selected creates a new task that is dependent on the primary selection.
Before Add After Selected:
After Add After Selected:
Add Before Selected
Add Before Selected is similar but works in the opposite direction. This command creates a new task on which the primary selection depends.
Before Add Before Selected:
After Add Before Selected:
Add Between Selected & Next
This command creates a new task "in between" two existing tasks.
Before Add Between Selected & Next:
After Add Between Selected & Next:
Add Between Selected & Previous
Same idea for this command, but in the opposite direction.
Before Add Between Selected & Previous:
After Add Between Selected & Previous:
You can easily delete selected tasks by pressing Del.
Let's delete task B in the image below. Notice what happens with the dependencies.
Before Delete Task:
After Delete Task:
The connection entering B has been fused with the connections leaving B. In this way, the semantics of the dependency relationships are preserved.