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.
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.
I happened across Berin’s blog by way of WordPress’s “Read Blogs” feature. This is an interesting post on how he uses Evernote to manage getting things done; the “The Secret Weapon” system that he mentions and links to is something I’m going to take a good look at in the near future.
I’ve started to compile a list of different users’ Evernote filing and tagging techniques, and I hope to post my findings here in due course.
This post has been prompted a (short) Twitter conversation between myself and Craig Jarrow.
The story starts a little over 2 weeks before that conversation, when I went the other way. I had been toying with WunderKit but not getting any serious use out of it, so I spent some of my weekend moving my task lists and tasks into WunderKit. I was going to ditch Wunderlist and work exclusively from the new kid on the block.
One of the major drivers for the transfer to Wunderkit was to try and work out what Wunderkit actually is. Is it a replacement for Wunderlist? Is it a replacement for BaseCamp? Both? Neither? I was imagining it as a replacement for some or all of my other GTD and project management tools. (I now know better – read on.)