For anyone who uses a Mac and utilizes the GTD method, you may eventually look into what software you can use to help manage your project and next action lists. Currently on the Mac, the leading apps to help manage your lists are OmniFocus and Things. Each app covers four of the five steps of the GTD workflow: Collect, Process, Organize, and Review. (Sorry, but you still have to do ‘Do’ on you own.) Here is a comparison of how each application handles these four steps.
Editors Note: Many of you know we are partners with OmniGroup. We wanted to provide this article to our GTD Times readers, as Jason has done a great job comparing these two popular applications. It should give you some great information from a fellow GTDer, when choosing which one is best for you.
On April 3, 2010, Apple released the iPad to the world. A day later I completely changed how I do my weekly reviews. Like most avid GTD’ers, I kept my weekly review to be a sacred and solemn time. I normally did my reviews on Sunday evening in my home office so I could really dig into what was happening so I could get clear about what I had coming up the next week. My weekly review was anchored to a time and place where I believed I needed to be to get through my lists. Not anymore.
The weekend the iPad came out my weekly review was done on the couch sitting next to my 5y old son while he watched a movie. I have to tell you, it was great. I was in a relaxed place, with little distraction, and I was able to focus and process like never before. Now before you hit enter on your comment asking how could I concentrate while sitting next to my son while he was watching a movie or stating there is no way someone could get a good weekly review done in that kind of setting, see if you can give me two more minutes to explain. I’ll bet I can convince you it can be done in that kind of setting and it is so worth it. [Read more →]