opinions on Google Tasks?
I just started setting up GTD using Google Tasks (along with Gmail and Google Calendar). I'm keeping individual lists for:
This seems to be working really well so far, but I haven't pushed the system very hard yet. Two observations, though:
- Areas of Focus
- Each of my contexts (@Errands, @Home, etc.)
Can anyone shed light on either of these points? Has anyone else tried using Google Tasks in their GTD implementation recently? I'd be very interested to hear about any experiences or insights you could share.
- I don't seem to be using the Inbox list very much. I did at first, but since processing it to zero the first time I've been just sending things directly to their relevant list. I'm not sure this is a problem, but it suggests to me that I might not need this particular inbox in my overall system. New stuff seems to come in through my physical or Gmail inboxes.
- There doesn't seem to be a way to connect next actions to particular projects. Google Tasks doesn't seem to offer any tagging or other feature to achieve this sort of linkage. But again, I'm not sure this will be a problem. I recently listened to a podcast in which David seemed to suggest that explicit linkage is not necessary and indeed might even be an unnecessary complication. Not having this hasn't bothered me at all yet: when I see a next action on one of my context lists, I haven't had any confusion about which project it belongs to. But I wonder if I won't grow disoriented as I get more stuff in the system.
Also wanted to mention that one of the things I really like about Google Tasks is that I can get to my lists on my mobile devices (iPod and Android phone) as easily as on my desktop. No need to sync; it just works.
Thanks in advance!
(Note: I posted a very similar question on another thread a few days ago, but I think that thread went stale and I have a few other things to add. Hope this doesn't break any rules!)
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