GTD = Getting Things Done
My life is busy. (read: INSANELY HECTIC!!!!) So I rely on reminders and “nag” services to get things done, meet deadlines, and generally remember anything important. Currently I rely on Microsoft Outlook for work-related things and Google Calendar for personal, family, SA-related, et. al., but I am always looking for newer and better ways to GTD, but with minimal hassle and/or cost.
For instance, I would love to find something that I can use at home, at work, and on my cell that would handle everything — and I do mean everything! I’ve enjoyed looking at various apps over the past few months and am always willing to try out something new. (and would prefer something relatively cheap!)
Seriously, to some people this is as exciting as buying office furniture … me, if I got something really handy that works, I wouldn’t mind throwing a few bucks at it.
Though free is always better! ;)
I ran across a neat Air app this morning called Doomi (via LifeHacker). It’s pretty, you can set custom reminders to tasks (which I love). The only thing I could not do is delete an active task. (But you can set it as completed and clear all completed tasks.)
Overall not bad. And hey, it’s FREE! There’s a list of scheduled improvements on the website and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where the developer takes this app. The only downside is that this app resides on my computer at work … I can’t view it on my cell nor sync to my laptop at home.
Remember the Milk
Several people have recommended Remember the Milk to me. It’s a FREE web-based service that helps you manage tasks and offers various ways to manage them, as well as receive reminders. Two of my favorites are mentioned right on the front page: Twitter and GMail.
The UI is pretty self-explanatory, and I haven’t played around with many of the more “advanced” features yet. I do know there’s a mobile version of the RtM site, and I am seriously digging that.
There’s also the option of upgrading your account to “pro” — this includes priority support (via email) and RtM apps for iPhone, Crackberry, Windows Mobile. While none of that suits nor interests me, if they are planning to add support for other providers (or a Java version!!!), I may see that as a justification for going pro.
We’ll have to see. :)
Got any suggestions or tips to share for GTD? Please hurl ’em my way! :D