I've been doing GTD for about a month now (Green Belt, I guess), and I have a question regarding outliners. Are they really necessary? I see so many people raving about Bonsai and ShadowPlan.
I'm using a plain vanilla system (similar to PigPog) with a sync to Outlook. Nowhere in this system is there room for an outliner. If I were to use an outliner somewhere in this process, it would have to be external to the usual Outlook/PalmVanilla synchronization, and thus copied manually to relevant projects in the ToDo list. (ShadowPlan does this automatically, I hear)
Is there room in this 'plain vanilla' implementation to insert an outliner, or would it just be too much technology and not enough focus on actually getting things done?
I'd be really curious to hear from those of you who actively use outliners on a daily basis. Thanks!!