Can we change attitude from Evernote company?
I am using Evernote for a while, and it is great tool for capturing and storing reference materials. It could be perfect tool for the whole GTD setup but - as many of you know - there is no "Due date" and a calendar functionality. And non-native solutions like Tusktools, Nozbe, Zendone are not really convenient.
Evernote representatives explicitly say that they don't want to add calendar functionality.
Personally, I love a comment from this thread
Recently I've listen to fantastic "In conversation " with Marshall Goldsmith. His statement that
Why should Evernote work on making itself more GTD friendly? Despite what GTD zealots may think, most of the world is not using GTD and many productivity experts have issues with some of the weakness in the GTD system. It’s not my intention to get into a debate about the merits of GTD, but I’m constantly amused by these kinds of demands from GTD supporters. Maybe the GTD rights-owners should make it one of their “next actions” to consider building GTD-specific software instead of expecting every developer to add GTD functionality to their apps.
was eye-opening for me.
Every decision that affects our lives will be made by the person who has the power to make that decision, not the "right" person or the "smartest" person or the "best" person
This idea suggests two possibilities :
To accept the attitude of decision-makers. In this case Evernote company
or to try to influence it.
I want to ask an opinion of senior "GTD zealots" - can we influence Evernote, or we should just make peace with the Evernote decision?
We shouldn't waste our time fighting with windmills...
Why Evernote? Shouldn't we convince Apple to make iOS Reminders GTD compatible?
Originally Posted by lake
I think Marshall Goldsmith is right. We shouldn't waste our time fighting with windmills...
Really sorry for my vulgarity
mcogilvie is right - my message was too rude.
I apologize for this.
I thought that Adam (the guy with a quote about "GTD zealots") was a representative of Evernote. I don't know if it is true or not.
Unfortunately, Evernote ignores numerous requests for reminders (calendar) functionality, which is needed for any productivity system, not only for GTD.
Yes, Evernote ignores it nicely and politely, and it is their choice.
Can you ,please, say where I can find this David Allan's recommendation?
Because I use Evernote for reference information, and follow David Allan's recommendation to keep reference separate from next actions, I have no need for the functionality you desire.
It seems that I missed some part of GTD implementation.
And how you synchronize your projects (next actions) manager with your reference system?
Do you manually duplicate projects in todomanager and Evernote? Tags?
For me it is quite painful to open todomanager, chose next action, then to open Evernote and to try to find reference material, which I need in order to do chosen next action.
Thanks in advance for help,