Maybe I am not really applying GTD effectively or I would not have this question on my mind. I have my list of Projects in Palm's "To Do", categorized by area of focus or responsibiity and they are all active unless they are SDMB. I have 14 categories and anywhere from 4 to 25 projects in a category. In To Do you are cued for a due date and for projects with due dates that is useful, but many of my projects are long term, have unprectible aspects and it is hard to know how long they will take, so due date is rarely used by me but one is noted, it is important. But for most of my projects I think it would be useful for me to be able to indicate a desired start date and be able to view that when I view the project title. I guess you might say, if the project is in the list and not a SDMB it is started but that is not really the case,. I would also find it useful to indicate the date the project was put on the list (either as active or SDMB). If I am just running in circles here, please feel free to clarify my thinking.