GTD Outlook Add-In - Set up and Syncing Issues
I have been using GTD with Outlook for about 9 months. I finally purchased the Outlook Add-In. I use a Palm to sync to at work and home so I can add task, projects, na's etc for all contextes in either location.
I use Outlook 2000 and Chapura Pocket Mirror 3.0 and have a Palm 500
2 problems with getting the Outlook Add In to work:
The linking of NAs to Projects doesn't seem to carry into the Palm, therefore these links are lost when I go from work to home or vice versa. This makes sense since the Palm doesn't have an obvious way to store these links. This powerful feature is currently unavailable and it was the primary reason to purchase the Add In.
Is there version of conduit software that will make this work in my current hardware setup?
The project list drop down inside of a task is populated with older completed projects. How do I clean this out and update to show only current projects?
It seems like others have posted similar questions but it haven't seen a clear cut solution.
Chapura Key Suite may help
The only way I have gotten to really start using Projects on my Palm 500 is to use Bill Kratz' method of using Outlook's contacts as "projects".
I also recently purchased Chapura's Key Suite--It will allow many more categories synching into your PDA.
With Bill Kratz' method, and Key Suites, my Palm now shows all my projects, and my tasks are linked back to the project that spawned the tastk. Alas, I can't view the tasks from viewing the Project, but I'm working on that one.
The one drawback for you, is you need to be using Outlook 2000 or above to use Bill Kratz method.