Articles Archive for May 2010
Yesterday the GTD Staff at David Allen Company announced the availability of the new GTD Implementation Guide. If you’re like us, you’re thinking “I wish this would have come out about 14 months ago…” since you’ve been on a journey of implementation since then. We feel your pain. In fact, that’s the main reason this site exists, as a resource to help you find the best way to implement Getting Things Done into your lifestyle. Better late than never? Without a doubt.
General, Will's Blog »
Can you relate to this?
“This GTD thing is pretty awesome. I really enjoy getting all my thoughts out, being able to visualize them, and seeing where my priorities are. But dang, I still have a lot going on… and when I get off track for a couple of days it’s really hard to get back into the swing of things. Maybe I don’t need to implement all of what the book teaches…”
Information overload is a common problem in this high-tech, high-touch world. In fact, the GTD methodology addresses that very issue quite effectively, allowing us to free up our minds to think creatively and learn new things while making sure important things don’t fall through the cracks. When you visit a blog about GTD tools and implementation, the last thing you want is more information overload, correct?
“I want to use GTD in my workflow. How do I decide what system is right for me?” Our hope is that this site will make that as simple as possible. However, before you can determine what tools will best support your system, it is important to understand the thought process behind setting up a system that will work best for you.
I’ve been Getting Things Done since reading David Allen’s book a little bit over a year ago. Already I’ve seen technology change the way people implement the methodology. More apps have been released for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android, as the tech world moves its focus to mobile handsets. The question I have is: What have you seen change over the years since you implemented GTD?
Reviewing a specific category of software is not as easy as it sounds. This is especially true when it comes to software that supports implementation of a methodology as flexible as GTD. What qualifies as a “GTD” application? What applications are worth reviewing?
While this topic of discussion is ongoing here at GTD Reviews, we have made a few decisions that we would like to discuss here.
Evan's Blog »
After committing to a daily post on the GTD Reviews blog, the topic of whether or not to post on Sunday has been highly debated. While the productive world never sleeps, and my own GTD imlementation never takes a day off, we’ve decided that Sunday will be the only day that GTD Reveiws will not show up in your RSS reader of choice.
David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” methodology is said to be “tool agnostic,” meaning that no single tool or software is the universally effective tool. In fact, all to often new GTDers get caught up in finding a fancy software setup that automates their life. If this describes you, why not try a simple, paper-based solution. Behold, the infamous Hipster PDA.