Thanks for this community contribution from Pete Tambroni. Here’s how he has setup his GTD organization on the iPhone…
In the original Getting Things Done, much of the focus was on paper systems with an electronic complement. These days much of our world is the opposite.
I try to have as much as possible in electronic form with a paper complement. Having things on a computer or PDA allows it to be searchable and easily changed from one category to another. But just because we can search for something doesn’t mean we should. Why not just know where it is? [Read more →]
What’s out there for Lotus Notes users who want to sync To Do’s to their iPhone? Nothing. As far as I know. Believe me, I’ve searched for nearly a year. As a Notes user who was enchanted with an iPhone, I thought surely a To Do synching solution could not be far behind. Nope. Nothing. You can sync Calendar and Email, but not To Do’s. It’s not a complete mobile GTD solution for me without To Do’s.
Because the iPhone was built without a Tasks application it means building not only a secure syncing solution, but a corresponding App on the iPhone. I thought Lotus would be doing that, but not from any releases I’ve seen so far.
A guy wrote to me this morning to ask what solutions are out there for this, as he’s about to roll out iPhones to their entire workforce. They use Lotus Notes and he’s been unable to find anything that will sync Notes To Do’s to the iPhone. He asked if we are building it (no plans to.)
Has anyone heard of anything coming or available that will sync Lotus Notes To Do’s to the iPhone? We’d love to hear about it.
Like the desktop quest, many GTD’ers are searching for the perfect GTD list manager app for the iPhone. The NY Times just posted a nice, simple article on organizing apps for the iPhone. While it’s certainly not an extensive look at the topic, nor will it cover all of what’s out there, or even your favorites (but I’m sure you’ll let us know!), it’s worth a read.
I’ve also written a few articles on my experience of GTD & iPhone over on my blog:
Stay tuned to GTD Times for more on Getting Things Done with the iPhone.
By far, one of the most popular implementations of GTD on a Mac, is with OmniFocus. It does an elegant job of GTD project and action management on the Mac and iPhone. There’s a great write up from the “Mac Samurai”about his journey with GTD & OmniFocus. We thought you might find this useful.
(Yes, we know many of you like “Things” by Cultured Code too!)
IBM Offers Lotus Notes For Apple’s iPhone
Sep 30, 2008 00:01:00 (ET)
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said Tuesday it was making its Lotus Notes tools, including email and calendar applications, available for Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone.
Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM said that the latest version of Notes would allow customers to access the software via the Safari browser on the iPhone.
The iPhone, which is still primarily a consumer device, has begun to attract the interest of corporate customers as a competitor to Research In Motion Ltd.’s (RIMM) BlackBerry device, since Apple launched a software developers’ kit allowing anyone to develop applications for the phone and making it easier for the phone to be connected to corporate IT systems. Network operators have begun offering corporate tariffs for the iPhone.
When Apple launched a 3G version of the iPhone in June, the company’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, said that 35% of the Fortune 500 companies had signed up to trial the phone.
Other business software companies including Oracle Corp. (ORCL) and SAP AG (SAP), offer software for the iPhone.
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Oliver Starr Note: Erratum. This article had a number of errors that have been corrected from the original version.
Applebriefs‘ Jeff Kabbe has done a spectacular job authoring a very detailed review of the GTD task management application Omnifocus. Mac owners have probably seen other applications developed by Omni Group, particuarly OmniOutliner which comes preinstalled on many machines from Apple. The company has also developed OmniGraffle, OmniPlan and roughly half a dozen other useful applications. His review is so comprehensive that it makes no sense for me to do anything except refer you to his blog where you can read it for yourself.
Meanwhile, the guys folks at Omni Group have made a splash of their own by giving folks a preview of their soon to be released iPhone application. In addition to supporting live sync – supposedly even capable of background syncing tasks to Apple’s new MobileMe service and being FREE to registered users of the desktop version of Omnifocus, the iPhone version is also location aware and thus can automatically identify various contexts and provide you with task details that are contextually appropriate.
As you might imagine there’s quite a lot of excitement about this forthcoming application. Omni Group says that it will be released about the same time as the new 3G iPhone goes on sale. You can learn about more about the soon-to-be-released application in the comments on the Omni Group blog
Lastly, there’s a small bit of news for GTDtimes.. Evan Carmichael maintains a list of the 50 top Productivity Blogs. When the updated list was released recently I was dismayed to see that GTDtimes was not listed. I suspected that this might be due to the fact that we only launched in March of this year and that with so many good productivity resources Evan might not have even come across GTDtimes yet.
I figured that I had nothing to lose by writing him a note to introduce ourselves and Evan surprised me by adding GTDtimes to his list as a special mention just below the top eight sites listed in the GTD Category. I thought it was incredibly cool of Evan to take the time to do this – most folks running popular sites probably wouldn’t have been so readily accommodating.
Incidentally, Evan’s Top 50 list is a rich productivity resource and his site is packed with useful content for entrepreneurs, GTD’ers, and really anyone that wants to be more productive, more successful and more balanced in their approach to work and life. I highly recommend you check it out (and mention that GTDtimes sent you).