[clug-talk] Semi-OT: Experience With GTD
andrew at a2-technologies.com
andrew at a2-technologies.com
Wed Nov 12 15:15:28 PST 2008
All of this stems from a book called 'Getting Things Done' (John Allen if
memory serves).. I have both print and mp3 versions, and loosley follow
It's an entire methodology or set of methodologies to allow you to, among
other things, be able to have a level of confidence about the things you
are doing and just as importantly those you are not (by choice). It
centers around documenting (or capturing) EVERYTHING that is deemed
important, but not to the point where it becomes a burden.
I HIGHLY recommend the book and can recommend a piece of software I use -
called 'Thinking Rock' (Java based.. not perfect but it has what I need
for the most part).
As most of what I do is very project oriented I don't find Outlook, or any
of the Linux based email tools come even close to what I need. Worse yet,
I am forced to work in both a Windows environment at work and Linux of
course at home.
43 folders is GTD related - GTD has become almost cult-like.
Call me Cam.. we can talk off-line?
> I have been feeling extremely overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I have
> on the go both at home & at work & unfortunately I don't see it
> subsiding for some time.
> For that a few other reasons, I am realizing I need to be more proactive
> & try to better and more effectively manage my time & resources. One of
> the things that I have heard a lot about & am quite curious about is
> "Getting Thing Done" of "GTD." There is another thing out there called
> 43 Folders. I believe it is related to GTD but I could be wrong.
> What I am wondering is if anyone has had any experience with GTD & the
> various software associated with it. From what I have found so far
> there is a variety of standalone, plug-ins (Outlook for the most part) &
> web/browser-based solutions. They come in a variety of prices and
> licenses & for various platforms.
> From what I have researched so far...solutions for Windows are few and
> far between, and anything cross-platform tends to be web/browser-based.
> What I am ideally looking for is something that is standalone, open
> source, cross-platform (my work network is Windows based). It doesn't
> necessarily need to be shared or have the ability to sync, but if is
> does so (either through ical or something or a handheld) then even better.
> The closest one I have seen that meets these criteria so far and seems
> to have a good reputation is Chandler. Anyone have any insights or
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