I'm not sure I understand how the @folders created by the GTD plug-in are best used. Am I correct in understanding that they're just temporary holding areas, and I'm pretty much never supposed to look at what's in them, and instead I'm supposed to use the "Tasks" view for reviewing next actions, and the calendar for viewing reminders? So why move the e-mail to the @Action and @Deferred folders at all? After I've completed the action, what am I supposed to do with the e-mail that was moved to the @folder? Just leave it there? What if it's important and needs to be archived? Do I return it to the inbox first and then file it? But doing so removes the associated reminders from my calendar, which I want to keep there for future reference.
I've watched the Netcentrics videos, and I totally understand how to use the toolbar to create actions or reminders. But I don't see how best to use it if I like to keep all my important e-mails archived. It seems that the toolbar treats e-mails as disposable, just starting points for creating actions or reminders.
Since I don't really get how it's meant to be used, my current workflow is this: I'm reading my e-mail, then using the "File" button to archive it in an appropriate folder (of which I only have a few -- personal, business, etc) and then if necessary I'm manually creating a new task and associating an action so it appears in my "Tasks" view. I'm not using the Defer/Action/Someday buttons at all. So I must not be taking full advantage of this thing.
Can anyone help me wrap my head around this add-in?