Well....I used to just have a stack of index card lashed together with a binder clip and a generic calendar from hipster. Man, that worked well. I have an IPhone with Nozbe now. I can't stand the Nozbe calendar, plus, sometimes items end up 1 day too late or too soon. I love Nozbe, but get a better calendar!!!! Geesh!!!!!! Yeah, it is "better", but not by much.
INDEX CARD W/ PAPER HIPSTER CALENDAR
-start GTD immediately
-calendar is easy to read
-easy to use
-seems more authentic and real
-no batteries required
-very simple and direct
-you can lay out several cards in any fashion you want (multiple views)
-better than a bound Moleskine because you customize the thickness of the index card stack
-everything seems very personalized because it is in your own handwriting
-when I delegate tasks to others, I just photocopy the cards with the tasks already written on them
-if you have long lists, it can get big (mine was 7.5 mm thick)
-sometimes your own handwriting is hard to read
-if you lose it, you have to start over
-if you use a cell phone, you have to carry that too
-Now you have to carry a pen around
-where are you going to put names and addresses?
-The metal binder clip can scratch things like cell phone, so be careful
-no web access
I bought an Iphone only because of GTD, and I went with Nozbe. I like it, but sometimes I miss my index cards. I might go back.
I think that GTD is actually very simple. But some of these high tech "solutions" seem very complicated. When buy all this software when a stack of vertically lined index cards works better for most people?