Synching GTD task & notes lists with laptop
I do most of my GTD work in Outlook 2003 using the GTD add-in. When I travel, I would like to have my e-mail in-box folders updated on the laptop, as well as all my task and notes entries. My laptop and desktop are on the same wireless network. Is there a simple way to synchronize my Outlook information between them? Thanks.
--Len Edgerly, Denver
Synching between machines (desktop<>laptop, etc)
I recently downloaded Plaxo for contact management, and found to my delight that this free tool includes synching capabilities (via their website) of task, contact and notes folders.
For most purposes, this gives me the ability to work with tasks, etc when I am away from base, as I can mark them complete, etc. However, it does not synchronize the custom attributes used by tools like GTD or PlanPlus, etc. so if you change the PlanPlus priority, or GTD action code you will lose this change. However, GTD is built to be somewhat tolerant of some of these things -- the action code is also reflected in the Category and can be repopulated back into the Action list with the Update Task Actions button.
All in all, it does the job well enough compared with before.