Setting Contexts

From What’s The Next Action: David Allen Has a Posse

Posted in David Allen, GTD by jquig99 on October 29, 2007

Doin’ it, delegatin’ it, deferrin’ it.

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(Via What’s the Next Action.)

Skitch – A Picture Uploading App (and So Much More…)

Posted in Skitch by jquig99 on October 21, 2007

I’ve had the beta – Skitch for a few months without really using it.

From the Plasq.com website:

So – this is what I’m now going to use for all of my screenshots, uploading my photo, capturing chat (I’m thinking of Kyte.tv chats). I can see this becoming a daily ritual, especially as it takes the time that I’ve used to illustrate my posts and articles and cuts it by 2/3rds.

So sign up for the public beta and enjoy a quick, easy and feature-rich graphics program.

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Web Runner – For Those That Just Can’t Help Themselves!

Posted in Browsers, Bundles, Internet Duct Tape, Web Runner by jquig99 on October 18, 2007

“Distraction Free GTD: 32 Todo List Web Applications”

I was just looking through my Clippings on NetNewsWire, which I use to save articles I want to read, just not that second, and I saw this post from Internet Duct Tape.

Now I love Safari and I can stop myself (I can, really!) from browsing the Web as a distraction from work. But for those who can’t – there’s Web Runner. There’s a Distraction Free GTD Web bundle – so for those who can not resist – go forth and browse no more.

Me – I’m off to enjoy all that 43Folders (addicted to the new format – and Merlin is really on stride!) has to offer – on my own time.

(Via Internet Duct Tape.)

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Different Ways to Update Blogs

Posted in 30Boxes, FlipCamera, GTD, Jott, productivity, Video by jquig99 on October 14, 2007

I’m starting to look at different ways to update my blogs. As I my professional life gets more intense, I need ways of updating my web presence that easily integrates into my workflow.

A new medium that I’m experimenting in is video. Last weekend I bought a FlipCamera Ultra. It’s a really small camcorder that can fit into my bag that I can use to do video blog updates on the fly, short interviews and conference transcriptions. And a built-in USB connector and software makes uploading a snap. I’ve been carrying it everywhere and working on how best to use it. I love working in this new medium and I think it’s going to make my updates easier and more frequent.

I’m working on my closeup!

The other thing that is making things much easier is Jott. Since I started using it, Jott has made thing much easier.

Using Jott, I:

– Update my blogs
– Update Twitter
– Create Groups to update many people at once
– Send Jotts to individuals
– Update my 30Boxes calendar
– Update Jott from my desktop.
– Creating reminders and tasks across Folders

I Jott to myself, I Jott to my friends, I Jott to my collegues, I Jott to my blogs. I’m seeing more and more people in my network Jott-ing. Brian Solis at PR 2.0 just wrote a thoughtful post on how Jott impacts his productivity. Glad to see he’s Jott-ing instead of texting-while-driving!

These are two of the services/products I’m using to help me Get Things Done. I’m looking to forward to tracking how these continue to adapt to my workflow.

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To Tag or Not to Tag?

Becoming a tagging kung-fu master | 43 Folders

I have become obsessed with tagging. Well, maybe not obsessed, but it’s becoming important to consistently tag across my applications and services. Which is why this article grabbed my attention.

List of Apps/Services I use tags:
Yojimbo
– My WordPress Blog
– My Typeface Blog
My Ning
MarsEdit
Pathfinder
Backpack/Packrat
Highrise
Facebook
del.icio.us
Gmail
Journler
Mail.app (MailTags)
DevonThink Pro
– etc.

So I’m starting to develop a list of tags (and the consistent format) that I’ll use across formats. While I refuse to keep a Sticky Note(s) – I’ll figure out a easily accessible file that I can open quickly (sounds like a QuickSilver trigger!).

(Via 43Folders.)