Mising Outlook's Completeness. How does one replicate on a Mac?
I'd like to fully implement GTD in my digital world. I am still trying to get fully moved over from my Thinkpad WinTel days to my new Mac Mini, and with the exception of the Data/information I use in Outlook, I'd say I'm successful. But work remains.
I have tried the Virtual Machine setups, Fusion 3 is much slower than Parallels 5 (which I'm now using) If push comes to shove I will load the rest of my Windows life there and use Office 2007 and its Outlook. But to those of us who use iPhones the dream setup is incomplete because the iphone can only sync Contacts and Calendar items from Outlook, not Tasks or Notes.
If one wishes to abandon Outlook, and cobble together a Mac app solution, many pieces need to be pulled together (though the future Mac Office 2010 suite will now have Outlook instead of Entourage-late 2010 arrival), would Apple then allow all the data then to go to the iPhone? Not likely.
So, if one thinks about these possible Mac apps for Tasks, Contacts, Notes, and Calendar you have issues with like using GMAIL for Calendar and Contacts and not having offline use well. For Notes I've used Evernote which is mutli-platform (works great on Mac and iphone, not so hot on Windows). For Tasks there are products like Things, OmniFocus etc.. and my biggest gripe with those apps is that you can't use Rich Text (URLs, Text Format, Pics etc...) in their notes, for Contacts you could use anything from wimpy Apple Address book to Filemaker (or Filemaker's personal product Bento) again if they support Rich Text, and going back to Outlook's superior setup, with any of its many features and customizations. I'd prefer fewer moving parts and the solution must also work with the iphone.
How are you all using GTD on the Mac Platform?