Achieve your goals – visually – with Goalscape

I work best with the visual – pictures, diagrams, charts – rather than text and lists. When I take notes, I tend to create them as mind maps. I’m also approaching 50 and thinking about what I want from the rest of my life and so, when someone mentioned Goalscape in a LinkedIn discussion, I figured I should give it a look-see.

Making eMail excellent: A long-overdue rethink and a much anticipated application

Email client applications are all much of a muchness; some do more than others with tagging, highlighting and rules, but in the main they ultimately allow you to read email.

From a ‘Getting Things Done‘ (GTD) perspective, email has been the one ‘inbox’ (in the sense of GTD) that has been incongruous to the rest in my system; I’ve found it really difficult to smoothly integrate emails in my inbox into my GTD workflow.

How to: Communicate your plans effectively with Short Calendar


Email can be a terrible way to communicate. One such occasion is when trying to communicate planned time. As Nathan Cahill puts it:

“Plans are not easy to communicate over email. Whether you are planning a short trip or having a relative visit, you need to write it in calendar format.”

Logo for the Short Calendar web service - stylised drawing of a calendar

And, fortunately for the rest of us, he went ahead and created Short Calendar, a web app that allows you to do just that – create your plan on a calendar and email it to whoever you need to.

Simple, free. Excellent.

Thanks to Brent Sordyl, who’s blog post brought this service to my attention.