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Manage Context-switching

As engineers, we all wish we could be in deep flow all day but that's rarely what happens. Bytebase provides a number of flows that allow you to manage interruptions in your work process with minimal context switching.

Write to specific bucket directly from textbox

If you're writing down notes in one context when you suddenly think of something in a different context (your manager tells you during one of your 1-1's that your report is likely to be promoted next cycle), you can jot down that unrelated note or todo without ever leaving your note (or cluttering your note and making it hard to find things later).

Simply write to the relevant bucket (e.g. Untitled) by prefixing your byte with @<speed dial> from wherever you are. Make sure that you are in insert mode by first hitting space .



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If you want your quick note to be a todo, you can start it with @0 [].

Unnamed Bucket

Have a longer note you need to start writing but don't have time to think about where?

You can jump into a new bucket without worrying about the name by hitting Q . This creates a new bucket in the current bucket that is unnamed and jumps you into it. Later on, you can move the bucket into another bucket by hitting <number>m (if the destination bucket is on Speed Dial) or by hitting cmd k and then selecting move to bucket in the dropdown menu (if the destination bucket is not on the speed dial).

If you already know from the beginning which bucket you want to create the new bucket in, you can use a number prefix before q , i.e. 6q to create a new unnamed bucket in the 6 speed dial bucket.

Note that the unnamed bucket will appear as a blank row.

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While you're in mental flow, jot things down in the bucket -- you can come back and format/organize more later.

Jump to the right context

You can use Speed Dial to quickly jump to your frequently accessed buckets. To jump to the bucket at Speed Dial 3, hit 3g. Any Speed Dial number followed by g will take you to that Speed Dial.



Updated 19 Apr 2022
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