How many digital inboxes do you have?
I'm interested in finding out how people manage all the various inputs in their GTD system. These days you can get your inputs from social media, direct email, web browsing on bookmarking sites, etc. What inboxes / buckets do you use to collect all these inputs whether you're on the go, online or off, in front of your desk or not, etc.
What sort of techniques do you use to consolidate effectively, so you don't have too many 'inboxes' to check up on when you're processing? Do you feel there are any major gaps in your inbox collection?
Myself, I'm not on the GTD wagon these days as my work life is very different (I'm more a stay at home Dad). That said though, I'm sort of building a system now so I'd like to understand the collection process better considering how diverse inputs can be.
Digital Inputs - Narrowed to Three
My digital in sources are in three areas:
1. OmniFocus - my primary collection point. The iPad version is my most frequently used and favorite version. I also have the desktop and iPhone versions syncing via Omni's server (works great).
2. Email - Apple Mail for personal email and Outlook for email at work
3. Apple Notes - I use this occasionally as a digital equivalent of my Notetaker wallet. I mainly capture here from my iPhone because I have an aversion to the "micro fonts" in OmniFocus for iPhone.
I occasionally use Noteshelf which is an iPad app that emulates a notebook with handwritten notes. But I've found the real handwritten method better - i.e. paper and pen.
RE: How many digital inboxes do you have?
I have 3 personal mailboxes and 4 for business purposes. All are managed with Mozilla Thunderbird. In my opinion the best, easy to transfer and backup. The RSS feeds are also managed by Thunderbird with a plugin.
All chatting platforms are on Trillian, because support almost all chatting platforms also Facebook, G+,... and so on.