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You’ll find as many different ways to setup a GTD “ecosystem” as there are people practicing GTD. In case this is useful, we want to share this letter we received from Chip in New York City, who wrote to us about his hybrid paper + Mac GTD system, and what’s working well for him.
…(I tried Omnifocus too, but it was too complicated). The problem is that I can’t capture info on iPhone: it is too cumbersome to type quickly. Too often I was failing to capture thoughts because I didn’t have the time to fumble with the iPhone’s virtual keyboard. I have had BlackBerry and Treo devices in the past, and even with a real keyboard, a pen and paper are the best capture tools for me because I can draw arrows and circles, underline words, etc.
Before buying the trifold I tried a homemade solution by carrying some cards in my wallet, and a collapsible pen in my front pocket, but that didn’t quite work. The pen tended to fall out: I went through three in no time. Having cards jammed somewhere in your wallet that need to be pulled out, written on, and put back, was far from elegant. So I retired my nearly new and expensive wallet for the trifold.
Every night I transpose my notes from the wallet into Things on my Mac, and then I sync wirelessly with the Things app on my iPhone. That’s where my lists reside.
New York, NY
Profession: new business development expert