The Future of GTD Reviews

Arriving At is alive and well.  Sure, there may have been about three years in between this post and the last, but let me assure you, my resolve for helping people thrive at Getting Things Done has never been greater.

So what’s next?  First up, we’re going to do a few articles to catch people up on the state of GTD software.  There have been some major revisions to all of the ‘big dogs’ of GTD apps, and now over the air syncing with mobile apps is becoming a standard.  This site definitely has a software focus, so we’re going to get on top of the reviews first.

This will also be a story about my ongoing adventure in falling off the GTD wagon, and getting back on it.  During our three year absence, much of that time was spent using my brain instead of organized lists and ubiquitous inboxes, and that was a huge mistake.  I’ve been back on the train now for a few months, and I’ve probably been more productive and focused in those last few months than in the preceding two years.

But let me ask you all a question – what is the greatest value I can provide, as a fellow GTDer and human being?  I have a passion for the topic, even more now that I’ve been without it for a period of time in my life.  What is missing, beyond reviews of software, that I can pour my heart and soul into?

I would love to hear from you!

Let’s Get Focused on Quality Over Quantity, Shall We?

Quality over QuantityInformation 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?

That’s why we’ve decided to modify our approach here at GTD Reviews.  Rather than committing to one post a day, and loading viewers up with an excess of information, we’re going to post only twice every week outside of app update reports.  In making this adjustment, we will have more time to make sure the information we provide is supremely relevant to helping you achieve “mind like water” as quickly as possible.

There is only one catch. With fewer posts, it’s even more vital that we hear from you.  We need to know what information you’d like to find on this site.  Ask, and you shall receive.  It’s tough to beat that.

A Day of Rest

The Sleeping TigerAfter 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.

We will, however, continue to monitor for any GTD app updates or releases throughout the day, so that Monday morning you have a comprehensive update on what’s new, and what’s available.

Stay tuned tomorrow for an original and exciting post of what’s to come in the following weeks!

Major Site Overhaul Coming Soon!

Road Work AheadLadies and Gents, this site and its potential usefulness have inspired such a positive response from the GTD community, that we’ve decided to invest time and money into a major site overhaul. As you may have noticed, our updates haven’t been as regular or as comprehensive as we would like, but now you know why.

If you’ve had the opportunity to check out our App Comparisons, you have seen how useful the information is. That said, it would be much nicer if you had the ability to manipulate the data and organize it to apply specifically to you as an individual. Well, stand by shortly while we make your dreams into a reality.

If you have any specific suggestions on how we can make this site most valuable to you as the end user, please let us know in the comments below!

Hi, my name is Evan.

Hello my name is Evan

This is going to be brief, but I want to let you know who, what, why, and how I am so that some of you custom writing paper can relate with me a bit in future posts, in future discussions that we might have, etc.

As you’ve probably already learned from my background described in the “About Us” section, I’ve been a ‘GTDer’ for about a year now.  I have found nothing that comes close to GTD in terms of a comprehensive and effective work-flow management methodology, so I have enthusiastically absorbed as much knowledge and experience on the topic as possible.  I’ve read all three of David Allen’s books, listened to every audio CD they offer, subscribe to their podcast, and I’m a GTD Connect member.  So let’s move on to who I am outside of GTD.

I love people, and I love contributing to a greater cause.  If I can provide something of value, I certainly want to do everything I can to do so in the most effective way possible.  I enjoy helping people that want to help themselves.  I love technology, life-hacking, gadgets, all most apple products, entrepreneurship, Star Wars, the US of A, God, and my wife.  Those are most definitely not listed in any particular order.

If you care to continue reading, I’d like to share what people have influenced and inspired me up to this point.  The  reason I’m in a position today to pursue such a project as this is that I’ve absorbed and taken advice from the following:

I know I’m missing some, but I’m sure I’ll add more later.  If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past several years since college, it’s that the best people to learn from are those who are where you want to be in life, and who are willing to share with you how they got there.

So there is “me” in a nutshell.  As you can see, I’m a bit random, and my writing style is mostly conversational.  I’m always open to hear about how I can improve, though!

I can’t wait to get to know you, and find out how I can help you improve your productivity to enhance your life.  Please don’t hesitate for a second to email me and introduce yourself.

Make it a great day!