Categories | Best Practices of GTD | Features | Getting Started | Getting Things Done | GTD Toolbox | Implementation
The mistake I see many new GTD’ers make is expecting to find a tool to “do” GTD. A tool doesn’t do the thinking for you, it stores the thinking for you. So, then does it even matter what tools you use when it comes to organizing your projects & actions? Sure. Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing what your GTD system will be:
- Are there any tools already in place that you plan/need to still use? Like a corporate calendar?
- Where is your email? Not required, but certainly helps to have your email and lists near each other.
- Who else needs to see your data? Does it need to be on a shared server or would local be fine if you go digital?
- What do you tend to be drawn to–paper or digital?
- Is security a concern?
- How would you back it up, if needed?
- What are you willing to carry around?
- What tools are you already familiar with?
- Would you trust putting almost anything into it?
- Is it scale-able?
- Can you easily learn how to use it?
- What are you willing to pay for it?
- What does it need to sync to?
Is there a perfect GTD system out there? Sure, it’s the one you trust and use so your mind is free.