Help wanted: iPhone application testers required.
First off, I want to make it clear that I've read all of the forum rules and I'm not attempting to sell anything here. This is a genuine call for assistance from fellow GTD'ers.
To give you a quick bit of background, I've been a keen GTD user since 2007. I got a promotion to a management role but soon found myself struggling with the sheer number of things I had to keep on top of. I tried three or four different task management systems and finally settled on GTD. I got myself a pretty good system up and running on Microsoft Outlook and was pleased with how it worked for me.
A couple of years ago, I got an iPhone and started using that for more and more of my day to day stuff. Eventually, I started to look for a GTD app for the iPhone. I tried a couple but found that they were either quite expensive (relatively speaking for an iPhone app) or really complicated and difficult to set up and keep running.
As I have a development background, I figured I'd just go and write my own app. So, I've spent most of my spare time over the past several months working on something.
This is where I need some help. I need some iPhone users who are familiar with GTD to take a look at the app and help me with some product testing and feedback. I've shown the app to a couple of friends who've basically said that they don't get it, but they're not GTD users at all so I've had to try and teach them the GTD methodology and then how it relates to the app. The app tries to follow the Collect - Process - Organize - Do - Review phases closely so that it would appeal to GTD users and be easy for them to get up and running and maintain.
So, what I need is some enthusiastic GTD'ers to give this a shot and let me know what they genuinely think. I've got version 1.0 of the app in the AppStore and I'll give testers promo codes so you can download the app for free. All I ask in return is that you spend a little time with it and tell me what you think.
I guess the best way to do this is for anyone interested to reply to this post, then I'll send private messages with the promo codes.
Thanks for your help!
I'm willing to try it out and give you some feedback. I'm currently using Things for iPhone and iPad, and it's working well enough.
Originally Posted by markw
I'm also interested. I've been tinkering with systems that I keep not having success with for a while, so one more would be good for me
In a previous life I spent some time doing software testing, so I can even try to be a good beta/usability/early tester ...
I am happy to give your app a test run.
I use GTD with the Hit List on my iPhone and Mac. I also used to be a game tester, so I am familiar with testing applications.
Send me a code, and I will dedicate a few hours to testing.
Thanks to those of you who've registered your interest, I'll get the promo codes to you shortly.
iphone GTD user interested in app test
I'd love to give you feedback and attempt to help you create a "better" app for the GTD method. If I can give you any quick piece of advice is to use "Evernote" and possibly even "Remember The Milk?". Then check on an iPhone list application called "Clear" and a timer app called "30/30"... Those apps all have great GTD potential but none of them quite get it just right.
I'd love to help with your iphone app endeavor and would appreciate an invite/code.
Originally Posted by markw
Count me in! I've tried Evernote but the lack of offline use is extremely frustrating. I've been trying OneNote mobile and it has been working pretty well, although customization of notebooks is sorely lacking.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded and tested the app for me and for those of you still requesting to participate. To be honest, I think I have all the feedback I need right now. I'm getting pretty consistent responses from everyone, so I now know which areas I need to focus on to try and improve things.
I'm keen to keep enthusiastic GTD'ers involved in the development of the app and I'm going to make sure that you guys get an opportunity to test the next version *before* it hits the AppStore, so watch this space and I'll let you know.