How do you keep track of multiple projects at the same time, and get good work done on all of them? [more inside]
So if I'm going to use the GTD method, what am I going to use? [more inside]
DEVONthink: how can i learn to love it? [more inside]
Can you help me decide between PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008? I am looking most specifically for info on the Sony Clie PEG NX70V ... IPAQ 4350 ... and IPAQ 2215. But advice on any of this would be immensely helpful! I did search AskMeFi, but found only info for new equipment or old posts. I'm talking used equipment instead, older but able to keep up with current software stuff. (More inside) [more inside]
What brilliant recurring events have you set up on your calendar app? [more inside]
How do you maintain sight of your long-term goals? I chronically sacrifice long-term success for short-term gains and it's not working out for me. [more inside]
This year I’ve been trying to organize and digitize my life, and most importantly -- get rid of old stuff. Next on my list is creating an ultimate name-phone-number-birth-date-email-organizer-web rolodex. [more inside]
I need a very specific type of self help... [more inside]
How do I harness ideas into productive implementations? [more inside]
Index card quest! I'm looking for a very particular kind I've seen in the past: a small (smaller than standard 3"-by-5", like 2"-by-1"!), possibly pastel-colored set of cards that come on a single, small binder ring (not spiral-bound!) and are enclosed in a plastic cover (not a fabric one!), almost certainly with a snap. [more inside]
GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
Help me write to the same iCal file, using a PC, a macbook and a not-bought-yet Symbian smartphone. [more inside]
Tell me about your personal filing system. How you organize your file cabinets, that is. [more inside]
I use GTD, and I am getting a bit tired of Entourage for my Mac (mainly the interface), and I am considering a web-based solution like Remember The Milk, Backpack, or Vitalist, or even built-in stuff like iCal and Mail.app. The problem is that I want it all to work with a Treo 650, so there is [more inside]
Are there any tips for Executive Assistants wanting to be black belt GTDers? [more inside]
GTDfilter: Help me find the best GTD application to run on my own website. [more inside]
Free online application for storing quick ideas, notes, websites, etc--like post-it notes on your moniter, only digital and easily organized and searched. Currently I'm trying out Helipad, but what do you use? More functionality needs inside. [more inside]
I saw on the David Allen (GTD) website a very nice sized wallet with a notepad build in. However, at $89 it's kinda expensive. "The wallet’s compact 3” x 4 3/4 “ design features 2 compartments for holding up to 5 cards, with 2 additional full size pockets for cash , receipts, or business cards. The wallet fits comfortably in your suit, jeans pocket or bag. " Where can I find a similarly sized walled/notepad combo for less?
Is there a To Do/task list application that offers reminder options per task? [more inside]
How do I automate the mundane aspects my life? [more inside]
When my colleagues phone me, how can I remember all the things that I am supposed to talk to them about? [more inside]
Looking for a faster version of d3 TiddlyWiki [more inside]
In a (perhaps misguided) attempt to get my work life organized, I'm trying to find a tool, or tools, that will let me keep some resources easily at my fingertips (or mouse-pointer-tip), preferably in the system tray. Help me not fall down the rabbit-hole of trying to code my own! As usual, there's [more inside]
I'm looking for a web application that will let me record the goals that I have achieved in my life, and those that lie in front of me. [more inside]
I need a better todo/tasks management system. I'm on a mac, and iCal isn't getting the job done... [more inside]
MotivationFilter, MusicFilter: What particular songs motivate you? [more inside]
How do I add my own keyboard shortcut to Outlook 2003? [more inside]
I'm after a digital voice recorder / dictaphone type thing that I can wear round my neck on a lanyard. [more inside]
I've bought and read most of David Allen's Gettings Things Done. I've also read a ton of things on line. But I'm still having a bear of a time wrapping my mind around GTD. I feel like I understand it on one level but I don't know how to fit it into my normal daily workflow. What is it that I am missing? [more inside]
I'm on a Mac and my browser of choice is Opera. I was wondering if it would be possible to block a handful of sites entirely and only allow myself access on Sundays? [more inside]
I'm trying to compile a list of life-hacks and such that have a particular anti-technology bent to them. [more inside]
I'm about to buy my first briefcase, and I'm looking for advice. I don't need to carry a laptop, I just want something that will help me juggle a couple books, my planner, loose sheets of paper, a 3-ring binder, a newspaper, and my purse as I go between home, work and work-related appointments. It should be easy to carry, professional looking, good at organizing these things, and maybe it can replace my purse during the work day. What are the best features of awesome briefcases? What should I be wary of?
ProductivityFilter: Help a work-at-home mother of two design a GTD-meets-FlyLady life management system. Very much [more inside]
Notebooks for the guy that thinks Moleskines are too expensive? [more inside]
How can I perfect my gtd system as a college student with a very specific set of tasks? [more inside]
I need a "Swiss Army Knife" information tool. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am looking for any online task list/calendar that meets the following criteria: 1)sync with Palm/using WinXP; 2)supports categories; 3)supports recurrence; 4)(preferably) has some way to be integrated into my Wordpress website. (Robust goal management would be a plus). I have tried Yahoo, but it does not support recurrent tasks and I find the auto-add of Y! Messenger contacts to be intrusive and annoying.
Give me some more internet fads to check out! I've got my hipster pda tucked into the pocket of my moleskine, I'm using brasso to clean my ipod, but I haven't yet bought a pair of Vibram fivefingers. What other stuff is there to make/buy that you wouldn't know about without the internet?
I am looking for a resource or advice on organizing files and folders on a shared hard drive. I am faced with 12 GB of files that need to be reorganized - many files and folders are out-of-date, irrelevant, or obsolete, and many were created by people who no longer work at my company for projects that are no longer active. I'm hoping to hear about a strategy that helps me methodically organize all of this data, archiving what's no longer needed and coming up with an intuitive filing system for what is. [more inside]
Using MonkeyGTD 1.0.5, the source html file gets way too big over time when "done" items are crossed off the list. [more inside]
What's a good free, or at least cheaper alternative to DEVONthink? [more inside]
What web app will help me to track my daily routines such as what I eat, what I spend money on, exercise, watching too much TV vs. reading, biking to work vs driving, etc.? [more inside]
OS X: I'm looking at outliners/organizers for the Mac, and can't seem to find just what I need. I'd like a virtual box of index cards that I can use to make an outline/lesson plan. Here is the ideal way that it would work: [more inside]
Calling all GTD-ers! I need some help with a cross-platform, portable system to keep track of my endless supply of open-loops and next-actions. I'm looking for The One tool to use and it has to meet some odd requirements. [more inside]
Researchers, academics, and readers: how do you deal with taking notes, recording passages, keeping a common-place book, and reading long books? What is your note-taking workflow? [more inside]
I'm interested in switching from my palm to a paper based calendar and to do list, but the one thing I can't seem to make work is my phone book. I've been using my palm for many years so, I have a good number of phone numbers built up in there that I want easy access to - and need to be able to add to. This may sound like a stupid question (use a paper book for phone numbers!), but I'm just interested in how people do this, if they eventually enter numbers back into electronic form to back up (one of the things i like about the palm system is that the couple of times that i've lost my palm, i haven't lost the numbers), etc. Any advice appreciated.
What's an easy way to append to a text file in Windows XP, like Quicksilver does in OS X? I know about the solution for ActiveWords, but I'd rather not shell out for what seems like basic functionality.
I use David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) system along with other productivity styles similar to it and spawned from it. I’ve organized many things in my life, but my computer files are still all over the place and don’t seem to have the same logic as my other implementations. I am curious if anyone has set up a GTD system for his or her computer files, or another system that works very well at retaining organization, short term and long term. I use Windows XP right now, but am curious about other operating systems as well such as Linux. I appreciate any tips or tricks that can be provided, thanks in advance.
I am looking for a file management tool that will help me clear some space on the hard drive of my WinXP laptop. [more inside]
Email labels in Thunderbird using IMAP. [more inside]