GTD Apps for Mac OS X – A Mega-Update

As we continue to work hard on the GTD Reviews redesign, we feel it’s important to keep our information current and relevant.  Today we’d like to review the apps listed in our Mac App Comparisons page, explain the changes we have indexed, and review what’s new in the world of Mac for GTDers.

The following is a list of all of the apps that are (or were) indexed in the Mac App Comparisons page, and a description of what’s new, and what we’ve changed!

Actiontastic

Actiontastic hasn’t been updated in over three years, so we’re considering it stale and obsolete, and removing it from our index.

Chandler

Chandler was updated as recently as April of 2009, so while it’s been over a year, it still lies within our 2-year standard.  No changes since the introduction of our app comparison pages, however.

EasyTask Manager

Another app that hasn’t seen any new changes on the desktop version, but its most recent update was October of 2009, so it’s far from stale.  In addition, they now have an iPhone app that is at version 1.9, updated as recently as April 23, 2010. Update:  They also have a new iPad app that is at version 1.1.

Midnight Inbox

Now at 1.4.4, updated Feb 22, 2010, though curiously they are very cryptic about what features this update brings, stating: “This update brings bug fixes, speed improvements, and feature enhancements.”  Profound, really.

What is new, however, is an iPad version, which in my opinion looks gorgeous.  We’ll have a functionality report with the new site redesign in the coming weeks.

OmniFocus

While the desktop app hasn’t been updated again since October of last year, we’ve seen several updates to the iPhone app.  This includes the recent major update to version 1.7, specifically for the new iPhone 4 and its “retina display.”

We’re also excited to see the impending release of the OmniFocus for iPad app.  Omnigroup has been very open about the ongoing development of the app, including today’s update on their company’s blog.

TaskPaper

Desktop version is now at 2.2.2, bringing several minor bug fixes and subtle usability updates to the minimalistic app.  In addition, they have released an app compatible with both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad in recent months that sync nicely with the desktop version.

Things

Now at 1.3.4 as of an update on June 24th, and while the changes are minor, they are many.  Head over to the Cultured Code website for the full release notes.  They also have a well-established iPhone app, and they were one of the first to release an app for the iPad as well.  Here’s a neat introduction video they’ve put together for the new iPad app.

The Hit List

A beautiful, award-winning app that has sparked quite a bit of controversy over its lack of update activity, The Hit List updated to version 0.9.3.19 on April 30th, 2010.  Oddly the only thing updated was the beta expiration date to July 1st of 2010.  While the developer, PotionFactory has been otherwise silent about the development of the app, this at least shows that it hasn’t completely fallen off their radar.

Note also that the much-desired iPhone app was claimed to be under development last December through their twitter account (@thehitlist).  Note in the latest tweet, they linked to a screen cap of the supposed iPhone app, though with no discussion of it since then, many are wondering if this magnificent Mac App is truly dead, or just hibernating?

What’s Next

(link) Hasn’t been updated in over two years, so we’re considering it stale and obsolete as well, and removing it from our comparison pages.

What are we missing?

Okay, I know some of you use a GTD app for mac that we didn’t list here, or in our index.  If that’s the case, please, please, pretty please – comment below or even email me.  We want this to be the one-stop-shop for newbie GTDers looking for the right app for them, and we can’t be that if we’re missing apps!  Thanks, all!

Keeping Content Fresh and Relevant

Multiple PlatformsReviewing 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.

One very important element of any application is how engaged the developer of that application is with the ongoing development of the application, and in the community.  As such, one decision we’ve made is that any application that has not been updated in 2 years will not be indexed on this site.  Those apps will be considered “stale,” and while any reviews we have done in the past for them will be accessible in the archives, they will not be an active part of our new dynamic grids.

Secondly, with the new version of  GTD Reviews that will be released in the coming weeks, we will be including all of the most commonly used platforms for list managers.  This includes platforms such as the iPad, Blackberry, Palm (or HP?), Paper/Analog, iPhone, Windows Phone, Linux, etc.  Again, this will allow GTD Reviews to be the most comprehensive source of information and guidance for new GTDers and veteran GTDers alike, in finding the right implementation to fit their lifestyle.

While we press on in the development of the official GTD Reviews redesign, we are consistently receiving feedback on what viewers want to see, and what would make this site useful for you.  It doesn’t matter if you have a suggestion resulting in a minor tweak, or a major overhaul – we want to hear it !

You can use the comments below, or head over to our simple Feedback page.  We’re excited to hear your feedback and suggestions!

GTD Meets iPad

In a guest post viagra online canada pharmacy on the GTDTimes blog, GTDer buy college essays Brian Isikoff contributes his experience and implementation of his GTD system using the ever-popular Apple iPad.
The Apple iPad

“I’m a four+ year adoptee of GTD, an IT Procurement professional since 1992, podcast producer, writer, and all around nice guy. Lastly, I’m the owner of a sparkly new iPad.

That iPad has quickly become the center of my GTD system…”

Keep in mind, no one implementation will work for everyone, but I know many of you new iPad owners are searching to find what will work for you. Head over to the GTDTimes blog for a good read, and comment below with your thoughts!

“GTD & iPad” by Brian Isikoff @ GTDTimes.com

Are you an iPad owner?  Share your implementation in the comments below, or send us a potential guest post via our Feedback page, entitled “My iPad Implementation.”

Apple Announces the iPad

Apple announced their highly anticipated tablet device today, curiously called the “iPad.”  We watched the 10am Pacific press conference on both Engadget and Gizmodo, and were a bit underwhelmed. Take a look at Gizmodo’s first hands-on here and decide for yourself.

Still, it is a beautiful device.  The platform does have great potential for boosting productivity in nearly every way.  What do you think?  Do you envision the iPad helping you Get Things Done at any point in the future? Leave your thoughts and comments below!