GTD (Getting Things Done) Software / Rollcall

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  1. ultratramp

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    GTD user here for about 6 months.

    I absolutely love it.

    The Omni Outliner option works best for me, however there is another option out there called Frictionless (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20803)

    It's not quite as elegant or smooth as the Omni Outliner option, IMHO but it is at least a stand-alone app.
     
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    On-and-off again GTD user here, using the Omni Outliner solution. Thanks for the Frictionless link, I'll definitely check it out.

    I assume, being GTD users, that you guys are also regular readers of 43folders.com...
     
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    Does anyone here use Circus Ponies' Notebook to implement GTD?
     
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    Yup, am a 43folders reader as well.

    Danieldy,

    I haven't tried the Circus Ponies route just yet but am a big user of Notebook.

    Have you gotten it to work yet?
     
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    cool, as i expected there would be GTD'ers coming out of the woodwork.

    i have been using kGTD since 0.75 and i must say the author went all-out with 0.83. it syncs seamlessly both ways with iCal. edit on either and get results on both. its especially cool for me since i am an Outliner user.

    what is simply priceless is that i am a quicksilver user too. so with the included action i can add an item into my "inbox" under the proper project in a few keystrokes.

    it also helps big time that merlin of 43folders uses the same system.

    @vic, since youre familar with outliner, you must try this. its freeware too. must have OO 3.6.
     
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    Ahhh, productivity porn.

    Sorry for being vague in my first reply, ultratramp, but I meant to say that I've been using the kGTD/OmniOutliner combo, not just OO. I also have (deep breath) Circus Ponies Notebook, Chronos Sticky Brain, a BackPackit and VoodooPad account, and way too many Moleskines.

    And you know what? More often than not, most of what I need to do winds up stored on my Treo 650, if only because that's what is readily at hand.
     
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    haha, porn indeed. i dropped stickybrain opted for purely textedit-spotlight note manager. much more streamlined. ditched macjournal when i realized the only reason i kept it was the password feature that hide folders easily provided. devonthink is giving me the itch though, haha.

    on the go, everything goes into cheapo pocket notebooks that get filled and tossed quite quickly. i have some custom made notebooks for things worth keeping.
     
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    i've been using it for almost a year already :)
     
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    Since I fancy myself as "platform agnostic", I opt to use GTDTiddlyWiki in conjunction with Firefox/Camino on my Mac and portable Firefox (on a USB Drive) with my work PC. This way, I get to bring my GTD stuff with me wherever I work and whatever platform I work with. Oh, GTDTiddlyWiki, and other tiddlywikis also work with Mozilla-based browsers in Linux.

    My personal to-do with this setup? Get a larger SD card and save portablefirefox & GTDTiddlyWiki on it and use it with my Treo as an external drive (using CardExport).

    OK, I admit... I'm such a geek!
     
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    Sus naman ... aren't we all :p
     
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    puede pa bang mag-deny after my posts? :p
     
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    This could be addicting. After reading this thread last night I've purchased David Allen's book from ereader. Now am on page 80. Haven't touched the software side yet but have a few notes on Omni Outliner already :)
     
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    How did you get that to work for you? I've been using OO 3.6 with kGTD .83 and when it syncs it doesnt place it in iCal. does it have something to do with the dates? and can you get the context you place in kGTD to be synced with you iCal contexts? I'm a newbie GTD btw :) i say newbie as I havent finished the book yet, but have gone over the summaries and diagrams already :D
     
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    ill assume you installed it properly of course. with that out of the way for now, you have to do the following:
    1. open the utilities drawer
    2. click on the kGTD Settings folder
    3. look under iCal Calendars and the setting which says
    "Calendars to Create or Sync with. Choose a context or/and project for each calendar. Calendars may use any name. You may sync multiple "sets" to calendars with the same name. Use "*" -no quotes- without selecting a context to automatically build all contexts to iCal in separate calendars. Use "*CalendarName" to build all actionable tasks to a single, named calendar. Set font or background color to select color of newly created calendars." Follow these instructions.
    i.e. "*" will create in iCal a copy of every context you have in kGTD, if you want only certain contexts to appear use "YourContextName" but if you select this make sure that the coresponding context is selected in the Context column next to it. then try syncing.
     
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    i have my own question. when i imported my old kGTD into 0.83 i didnt archive the completed items so they have that strikethrough line. i tried the auto archive with sync feature and it didnt work. this is while i had the archive after 1 day on. i tried switching it off but it still wouldnt do it. now i haved a ton of done tasks that wont go away and its bugging me. anyone?

    UPDATE: this got solved by a random sync.
     
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    kGTD/OO addict since last year.
     
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    My setup has been somehow "upgraded" with the availability of TiddlySpot.com. Now I have a local copy of yet another GTD/TiddlyWiki implementation (MonkeyGTD) and I am able to put it online via TiddlySpot. Now my GTD goes wherever I go!

    Here's a sample of what I'm talking about.
     
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    My own implementation is not that streamlined. I use my Backpack account to "get things done." Then the reminders are synced with iCal.
     

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