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 just came across this excellent post – “MY **MARKDOWN** WORKFLOWS FOR SCRIVENER, BLOGGING AND EVERNOTE” – on the Hunting Down Writing blog. It’s both excellent and thorough and I urge Scrivener and Evernote users to check it out. I’ve had difficulty working out how best to use markdown as my default formatting method and the workflows presented here are great.
If you’re looking for a simple way to make use of contexts and tags in Wunderlist, read on.
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.
I was recently drawn to a photo of David Allen’s home office space, as posted on the GTD Times blog. I took a good look at the photo and started to think about my workspace and what its setup said about me.