Help me GTD: Analysis Paralysis Applications & GTD
July 1, 2014 4:44 PM Subscribe
Help me implement GTD in a manageable fashion. I get lost in details, and need help keeping track of the pieces. I have access to web apps and a shiny new ipad air. Snowflakes inside. Tell me what has worked for you, and please offer practical advice.
posted by Draccy to Technology (7 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I've read David Allen's book on GTD, am a low-level manager in a financial services industry with ~25 people reporting to me. I get inundated with emails, walk-ins, phone calls, etc. I need to do a better job keeping track of things. I'm committed to implementing GTD, but am struggling to decide which (preferably free) webapp/ipad app to use. Here's more details:
*Company uses Outlook and does not allow forwarding emails outside of organization.
*Tried implementing GTD in Outlook (purchased David Allen's specific Outlook 2007 booklet for this), find it cumbersome with web version of outlook and it prevents ipad use.
*Have tried Trello and Wunderlist but struggle with implementation.
*Would prefer staying away from paper, as I have mild OCD (not a clever phrase, actual diagnosis) and obsess over imperfect writing.
*Have looked at toodledo, nirvana, asana, anydo, todoist, and just get paralyzed when I try to implement.
What has worked for you? How do you keep track of everything? Is GTD the right way to go? I don't want to miss any details. I hate letting other people and myself down.