I've start using a Palm PDA with the "vanilla" built-in apps to implement my GTD system. However, I'm not happy using Memos to track my projects. I personally prefer using an outliner with a strong desktop application. As a result, I'm experimenting with Bonsai.
I know a lot of people use Bonsai on the Palm for GTD. I'd like to know more details about your approches. For instance
a) How many outlines do you have?
b) How do you layout your outline? For instance, where do you put the reference material and NAs?
c) Are you using categories?
d) Are you using Bonsai in combination with other apps, like a Todo list? From other posts I've read, it seems people use Bonsai to manage their projects and build lists of NAs and then selectively link some NAs into a To Do list during review? Is this helpful? Why not just use Bonsai as the To Do list (perhaps with filters to view only upcoming NAs in the next day, week, month, etc)?
e) When would it be useful to link to the datebook?
Here's what I started doing:
a) 2 outlines at first. One for Active Projects and the other for Someday/Maybe Projects. These are in the unfiled category.
b) and c) I'm using the basic To Do outline template. In each outline, the top-level nodes are the names of the project. Any reference material and the outcome statement are in the notes section. All the NAs would listed as leaf nodes. I'm using categories as GTD contexts. For example:
Project 1 - Visit friend in XYZ [category unfiled]
- Research airfaire to XYZ [category @computer]
- Purchase ticket to XYZ [category @computer]
- Buy gift for friend [category @errands]
- Pack [category @home]
- Reserve airport taxi [category @calls]
Project 2 - Next project...
Project 3 - Yet another project...
d) I haven't decided if I should link NAs to the ToDo app or just use filters
e) I haven't tried link to the datebook
Thanks in advance. I'm looking forward to hearing your good ideas