Blackberry with GTD – Is this workaround possible?
I am getting forced to adopt a blackberry at my office. I am now using the GTD system and have my outlook 2003 all setup and populated with lots of tasks and have made some custom views for them.
I use tasks a lot. I also use Outlook’s Task assignment system to assign tasks to my partner. I then filter out of my Task view in Outlook tasks that are assigned. I also filter out the completed ones.
The biggest limitation, as I see it, it the BB’s lack of categories.
But I did hear that the 2.x ver of the BB sync software (the enterprise edition ver, but it probably applies to both) had a filter. It can filter which tasks get sent to the BB.
This would be huge. I have 200 task if you don’t filter them. But on my BB, I will only want @Calls and @ anywhere that are not completed, deferred, or assigned.
I heard that the software wouldn’t let you filter by every property, but would let you filter lots of them. I wonder if it can filter out completed tasks and/or assigned task (in my case that would be tasks not assigned to someone else or owner=me).
If it could filter both, that would be ideal. Then I could at least get my tasks even through they were not categorized.
The best would be to filter out all tasks that mean these criteria:
completed=no (anther way to do this is status = “Not Started” or “In Progress”)
status = “Not Started” or “In Progress” (or status = “Differed” or “Waiting on”)
category does not equal “@Call” or “@Anywhere”
This way I could have my @calls on my BB which is also a cell phone.
Is this possible? Does anyone have a BB and can check for me?
Has anyone else been able to make a BB partially work for a GTD system.
Any other ideas of possible workarounds?
thanx in advance,