Here us what "GTD way" means to me in the context of this discussion:
Originally Posted by TesTeq
1. Basic Set-Up: Provide me with the core "infrastructure": inbox, actions (with someday option), projects, tickler and maybe altitude, ideally a tool that also makes my reviews cohesive and easier. For example: GetItDone does not have "contexts". The way tabs are used there is not very efficient - and does not replace that function.
2. Integration / Sync: In the digital age, it means that I am empowered to manage actionable items in an integrated way: that includes (for me) the ability to i.e. integrate with tools like Evernote, or Backpack,or similar, so I can easily find my materials (frequently materials for a project or action); it also should mean that I can have links in my notes (to i.e. the phone number of that person I am planning the call with, or the documents we need to go over in that conversation, etc.). It should also have the capabilities to sync with the most common digital calendar formats (i.e. iCal or Google Calendar).
3. Convergence: I know that mobile was not a major focus when GTD started: but for many of us, our mobile tools (phones and tablets) have become the remote controls for all of our daily activities.
To get things done today, I think, requires tools that live in all the dimensions of how we work (computer desktop, web and mobile) and must be able to seamlessly transition between mobile, desktop, web and (maybe) paper (in our case not so much: we're a green company, so most of our documents, means 90%+ of any reference and other materials etc. are digital and not on paper).
Hope that clarifies?