I'm new to this forum. I'm using an electronic setup (Palm Treo Pro + Outlook). I use Outlook only to answer emails and the rest of time I'm on my Palm with Windows Mobile.
In my setup there're actions in the calendar (All-Day Events) and action lists (@Lists) in Tasks. When I'm in Doing mode, I start scrolling through my lists. I start with All-Day Events first. Some of them easy doable so I can delete them from my calendar when done. Some are not so easy.
For example, today I had to get a report from my subordinate. I had the All-Day Event "Waiting for the report" in my calendar. I called him in the morning, got his "will do it today" answer but didn't get the report though. This All-Day Event remained in the calendar making me feel like it's not done and it prevents me to go to my other actions @Lists before I cross it off. Ideally I would like it disappear and come back again in ~3 hours so I could remind him again
Ok. Now let's imagine I've solved the above issue and moving through my action lists. Here're a few topics I can't solve myself. First, I have to go through the context list and choose the most important NA to act on. But as the list could have 30 items on it, while reading I begin to miss the feeling of relative importance of next actions Plus sometimes it's not clearly seen what's the outcome of a particular next action (sure I remember the outcome when doing Weekly Review but when you're in a battle field you start to frget In addition to all of that I start to forget what actons were touched during the first run through the list and have to assess them again Ideally I would like the most important actions to outstand. And items that were acted to be moved to the end of the list.
I'm not a programmer for Windows Mobile so feel like electronic GTD requires a lot of tuneup. Or maybe you can advice me how to solve all my issues with minimum handheld setup?