Setting Contexts

GTD on VoodooPad!

Posted in Flying Meat, GTD, Gus Mueller, VoodooPad by jquig99 on August 21, 2007

Getting Things Done in VoodooPad at Trichech.us

Gus Mueller (of Flying Meat, Inc.) is a Apple software developer for whom I have a lot of respect. My favorite application of his, VoodooPad (I have the Pro version), is an application where you can dump – well, everything. To say that it’s a Wiki developer is one (small) piece of the picture. Go here to see all the other features and view the extremely helpful screencasts.

Today on his blog, Gus pointed to a link discussing GTD with VoodooPad. In this post, Chris discusses his GTD system and includes a lua script to use with VoodooPad.

I can’t wait to test this out this weekend.

(Via Gus Mueller’s Blog.)

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Vitalist: GTD Online

Posted in GTD, Online Productivity, Vitalist by jquig99 on August 11, 2007

Vitalist: An online GTD app

Vitalist is an online GTD app that allows you to set-up a online productivity system in minutes (The sign-up page reminds me A LOT of 37Signals).

After sign-in, you’re at the Dashboard. On the left is a menu that has the Inbox, Actions, Waiting, Someday, Ticklers, Reference and Search. Another Menu has “My Projects”, “My Contacts” and “My Shares” (Yup, for collaboration!). The main component of the Dashboard is where the Actions, Contexts, Overdue Actions (in red 0- I love this!) and Upcoming Actions.

There’s both Free and Paid($5 a month) options, a Forum, Blog and also an iPhone-friendly app.

I’ll be watching this in the next few months.

Yojimbo – An Awesome Personal Information Manager (PIM)

I’ve tried a number of Personal Infromation Managers (PIMs) – Journler, DevonThink Pro among them – and have donated or bought them. I had tried Yojimbo before, but had decided on a different option. Now I’m back.

Yojimbo collects and organizes all of my documents, serial numbers, PDFs, web archives and passwords. It takes pretty much anything I want to put in it.

Yojimbo features (from website)
* Effortless to install, learn and use
* Reliable and secure—it’s built using core Mac OS X technologies
* Store almost anything in Yojimbo—text, rich text, images, PDFs, even serial numbers and passwords
* Location independent access—use .Mac Sync Services and enjoy the same Yojimbo satori at home and at the office
* Organize your information any way that suits your style, from “everything in one spot” to “organized to the extreme”
* Instant Spotlight search
* Sync notes via The Missing Sync 3.0 for Windows Mobile

I’ve switched back for a number of reasons. One – I love the ease and the interface (the different entry points: the easy input field, bookmarklet and the Drop Desk). It’s a real Mac look and feel app. Two – it has an active forum community. Three – the ease of encription – you see nothing I don’t want you too.

I can organize, tag and create smart folders – all about GTD!

I just feel very much at home.