Update: I found what I believe to be the best GTD implementation online.
This post was supposed to be detailing my implementation of Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen.
Instead, it’s going to be a plea for help with it.
See, I’ve been using Backpackit for my implementation for the past few months. Then, over the last few weeks I got away from it a little. A few days ago I picked up Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life, Allens second book. It inspired me to get back into the system.
However, when I went to get back in I realized some weaknesses in the backpackit model for implemting GTD. It doesn’t have an easy way to move things between lists on different pages. It doesn’t have an easy way to have things on multiple lists (like, I want to create an action list for a certain project, and I want those actions to show up on my @actions list. I also want to be able to seperate them onto my @home, @car, @phone lists.).
I’ve read the blogs about GTD with Gmail (which I find very compelling), backpackit, rememberthemilk, voo2do, and tiddlywiki.
They all seem to have advantages and disadvantages.
So, before I go spend days figuring out how to use them all, I figured I’d ask others how they implemented it.
I have a few requirements:
1. It must be online. I don’t want to lose my lists because of a computer failure.
2. I must be able to send emails to the list from my blackberry. I love being able to send todo’s to my backpackit page, but I don’t like that it’s not easy to categorize it after that.
3. Must have an ajaxy interface.
Any person implementation thoughts/experiences?
[tags]GTD,Getting Things Done[/tags]
You might be interested in http://tiddlyspot.com/
It doesn’t answer point #2, but Simon and Daniel (the devs of TiddlySpot) are active and open to ideas.