Originally Posted by dogpaw
I still don't understand what the differences are between the two types …
Project view shows a hierarchical outline of each project. The structure of the outline within each project (i.e., the order of the items and the parent-child nesting) are all manually configured. This is useful for manually adjusting the order that you plan to complete tasks. I personally think of Project mode as "Planning mode".
Context views show individual actions. Depending on the view bar settings these actions might be just the first available action in a project (called its next action
), every available action, or even all remaining or completed actions. Context view can automatically sort and group in a variety of ways. This allows context mode to mix actions from different projects together. Context mode only shows at most two levels, a grouping level and the individual actions. I think of Context mode as "Doing mode".
Hope that helps.