Anyone used The Secret Weapon (evernote method)?
I'm wondering if anyone has tried out the method outlined at http://www.thesecretweapon.org/ - using Evernote for GTD deployment?
I'm just exploring at the moment, it looks like a pretty interesting structure. If you have used it, what has been your experience - perfect as is, lots of gaps, needs refinement, etc?
There's a reason it's secret
Yes, I did try to set up my Evernote account to work the Secret Weapon. It did not work for me... As I was creating the numerous tags and figuring out how to manipulate the date so you can add some sort of reminder-functionality, I suddenly realised:
It takes ages, and feels like a workaround rather than a properly designed system. It is really cleaver and if you have the time it may work for you. For me, I think that if you're going to use a virtual system, then there are plenty of options which will automatically do what you have to manually do in Evernote.
Evernote is superb, but the Secret Weapon implementation just took me too far into the mechanics of the system and away from organising my life! Hope this helps...
evernote is a great tool, but lack a vital feature
I have been using evernote for several years, mainly as my digital storage of reference information, beeing a scientist I have a large archive of pdf files stored in evernote.
regardless of which program or system you use for GTD there will always be a large number of tasks that need to be done on a certain date or time and you need a physical reminder (a beeb, an email, or popup) to remind you of it.
So far evernote does not include any calendar function to do this, untill it gets that evernote will be a great for storage (probably the best), but useless as the only GTD tool.