Software that allows you to filter by multiple contexts?
So I'm about to get started on implementing GTD! Listening to the audio files and reading the books took quite a while, and now I'm just itching to get started!
I've been thinking about how I'll implement it and I decided that I will need a GTD organising software that will enable me to filter my next actions by multiple contexts.
I understand that general advice on the forum says that if you have a good context system i.e. as few as possible, then you won't need to filter by multiple contexts; but I have decided to try this out first.
Can anybody point me in the direction of any software (desktop of web-app), that will enable me to filter my next actions by multiple contexts e.g. All the next actions that I can do whilst "On my computer", "to do with blah", "and blah".
I'll be looking for myself in the meantime, but thought I'd make a request to maybe save a bit of time.
re: Software for Processing By Contexts
Ready-Set-Do! is one I designed that you can try out. It allows you to process by contexts one item at a time. It's only available for the mac.
re: Filtering By More Than One Context
Yes. Ready-Set-Do! uses the comments field of the Mac OS to store all of your contexts and next actions. They are in the format of
@ Home: Next action for you to do
@ Office: Next action for you to do
So when you have the Finder window in "list view" for the Mac, you can sort by the comments field and see all of your contexts in order by location (i.e. all @ Home are together, all @ Office are together, etc.). And if you want to "drill down" to just one context, you can use the search box in the Finder window to type just the context you want to focus on and then just next actions for just that context show up.
But Ready-Set-Do! also makes it possible to process your contexts one item at a time. So you can run the "Get Some Actionables Done" script and it will bring up all of your contexts. You choose, say, "@ Home", and you begin processing all of your @ Home next actions one-by-one until they're done. It'll also ensure that you are always processing the most urgent and significant ones first.
Hope that helps.
TODOIST works very well for "next actions"
The "next action" approach has really made a difference for me. I feel much less overwhelmed. I'm always looking for a better "to-do list" application and the other day I found one that really pumped enthusiasm back into my next action process. I was adding gadgets to my Google page and ran across TODOIST. It's an extremely efficient and intuitive way to write and organize next actions. TODOIST is basically free and does a better job of organizing my thoughts than applications that cost big bucks.