I recently read GTD and I am a total MAC geek, have been since the 80's. I've been spending time over the holidays (with a little time off) scouring the internet for best practices on GTD, especially those involving OSX. After many hours and days of work, my inbox is ZERO thanks to Apple mail.
I've been looking at Evernote, Reminders, and the other systems that exist for GTD implementation.
For me, GTD will be in full swing beginning Jan 2. So far, I am leaning toward Apple Reminders since it is so simple.
Just agreeing! Good luck.
I find Reminders just a bit too simple. It cannot produce a date-sorted list, for example. I think it's also the ugliest app Apple makes, but that's not a functionality issue.
I've integrated Reminders into my GTD system in a way similar to what is described here for Evernote: http://examinehealth.com/personal-productivity/69-gtd-and-evernote.html
Originally Posted by silvine
I have separate lists for my inbox, single actions, and individual projects, with project lists beginning with a period to help identify them more easily. Because Reminders doesn't have tags like Evernote, I add context tags manually to the end of the entered item (e.g., "Call Jason re: conference @phone"). This allows me to use the search function w/in the app to find tasks appropriate for any given context.
It's certainly not a perfect set up, but I find the convenience of Siri along with the native apps in OS X and iCloud.com to outweigh any shortcomings.
A useful feature of the Reminders application for Mac OS I did not see mentioned is selecting multiple lists using the "command" and "shift" buttons. All applicable tasks are shown in the task list under the appropriate list heading. I have not found a similar feature on the iPhone application though.
Reminders list and gtd. This seems to fit gtd very well.
This seems to fit GTD very well it's as though they had it in mind when they built iOS 6. It's even better with iCloud as it syncs between devices.
Originally Posted by gnugrep
However, I can't get Siri to talk through my list as the previous contributor did, any ideas?
If I ask Siri "What's on my errands list?" She replies with the number of items and shows the list. To get her to speak the list, I believe you have to turn on assistive technologies. Try searching that Internet thing to find out.
Originally Posted by Jonagold
You converted me!
I swore I'd never leave OmniFocus...but thanks to your post I'm a changed man. Reminders truly does force you to remove the friction you can create with OmniFocus. And Siri reading me my projects list in the car every morning is way cool. Thanks for the push!
That loud noise you just heard
Yes that one, that would be the sound of my hand hitting my forehead.
Since the downfall of palm and the rise of the iphone, I have been waiting for Apple to understand even the basics of task list to give us something usable. Interestingly I had given up and stopped paying any attention to what Apple had done as of late instead focusing on Omni focus, things, and you name it every other source of to do application available for the Mac the iPhone the iPad nothing worked to my satisfaction. Now you going post this I read it and realize the obvious . 48 hours later I am completely converted to the task list and everything is just flowing smoothly like it did back in the days of the palm. add Siri on top of that and what a boon. Thank you so much for posting this.
Now I get back to getting things done
Last edited by ratz; 03-03-2013 at 04:34 AM.
It took some experimenting, but I got Siri to read my Errands list by specifically saying, "Read my Errands List." I did not change anything in Accessibility for it to work.
Also, here's a really useful 4 minute video I found walking through more iPhone features. I learned a few things from this that I didn't know were possible (like creating a home button on the touch screen.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_aADB8k5nA
We expect to have our GTD & iPhone available in the DAC Store by this Friday. It focuses solely on the built-in applications (no 3rd party) to take advantage of what comes native to the iPhone. Hope you all find it useful!
Kelly! GREAT!! I have dedicated way to much time to searching systems!! I used the blackberry system FOR YEARS with no problems. I think I have too many choices now! I need this bad!!! Thank you!!!! I follow GTD VERY VERY VERY STRICTLY. VERY. Everything on the market forces adaptation or comprimise, or makes features available that fly in the very face of GTD! THIS IS BIG for me!
Originally Posted by kelstarrising