In a previous post I discussed the problems I felt existed with email clients and their ability (or lack thereof) to account for the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. Since then, I’ve tried a few alternatives and thought it worth picking up from where I left off.
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.
If you’re looking for a simple way to make use of contexts and tags in Wunderlist, read on.
I came across this blog post yesterday about a ‘hidden’ feature of Hazel. The ability to create nested conditions will really make my life easier.
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.
If, like me, you use mail rules a lot in Apple Mail, you’ll be thankful for this nugget of information from George Coghill.
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.”
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.
I thought it was worth bringing the update that I’ve made to this blog post to your attention.
In a nutshell, there’s nothing to worry about and everything still works exactly the same as it did.
So, Greplin is now (or soon will be, if you’re waiting for the web app) Cue.
I just love how the tech around me makes doing the nitty-gritty work less time-consuming.