Off the GTwagon, and under it.
I've posted similar "concerns" in the past, but this is my last ditch cry for enlightenment before I just accept defeat.
I can't do GTD anymore. I've never been a black belt, but I've completely lost control. In the early 90's, when I used a single paper-based organizer, and only had my self to track, it was easy. In the late 90's I moved to a Palm III, I could type things into my PC but still had a single, portable system. Now I have my families schedule's to track, we use Google Calendar. Work uses Outlook. I still have a Palm (E2), but the desktop is essentially the same as it was in 96, completely out of date. I was good with Graffiti, yet after 4 years, I can't get the hang of Graffiti 2; the whole Palm platform is obsolete and clunky. It's such a shame that the brand has sunk into oblivion.
Anyway, I have a laptop, work PC, PDA, Palm Desktop(or anything else), Google Calendars, some lists in Google Docs and a Verizon phone to coordinate. I've spent lots of money on syncing software which, when it works, tends to proliferate entries in my system or resurrect deleted items, unless I delete manually on all systems.
I really don't like the Blackberry platform, it's a rough PDA relying on Outlook. Verizon disables most functionality and sells some of it back to you anyway. AT&T has abysmal coverage in my area (West of Boston and South of Route 9), so an iPhone is out.
I really want a system that I can keep in sync with my multiple sources. I'd prefer a portable system, but could survive with an online solution - as long as I can download\print\transport data off line with ease. I've accepted the fact that I have to separate work and personal tasks and calendars. I'll just double enter overlapping schedules when absolutely necessary.
So far, I've found nothing. I hate to give up. GTD was great for me, even before it was called GTD.