Taking the time to read Jasons post and rereading David's remarks finally clarified an issue that has been bouncing around in my head.
My law firm is Mac based and we use Amicus as our law office software. Its set up like file drawers of cases and each case when clicked opens up like a legal folder with brads and has a list of all people involved, time spent , issues involved, deadline appts etc, as well as a regular contact lists, calender, alarms etc. Last year it stopped supporting the Mac version and said it would be out wih a new system 10 version of the Mac but could not say when. I have put off upgrading my computer system( the new really awesome Mac 4 which I really really want!) until this issue was resolved with Amicus. Now all reference to the Mac version is off the web site and it is unclear if a system 10 version will ever arrive. I dont want to be left with an unsupported outdated piece of crucial software. I went into a frenzy of undirected activity downloading every PIM legal and otherwise etc out there that I might use as a substitute. I found an information manager, nonlegal, that might work. I bought the one user version and have been taking bits of time to play with it and at the same time berating myself for wasting time.
After reading the post I took a deep breath and decided my Project is: Evaluate Daylite as a law officer manager software package
My next action is: Imput ten current cases into Daylight.
Next further action: follow through imput on these cases for six weeks.
Now I have a direction. When I am imputing data into this software I am not wasting time, I am evaluating an alternative so I wont get caught in a bind. I have a clear next action on my list and once I imput the intial data it can be performed at my daily documentation time.