Best app for GTD

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  1. salilsurendran

    salilsurendran Registered

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    I right now use Todoist for my GTD and it is quite difficult to getting it working the way I want it. Typically I would like to create a task and then create a list of sub-tasks under it and mark one of them as @next_action. Once I mark it done, I want the next one to automatically be marked as next_action. Are there any apps that does this? Another functionality that I would like is to group tasks by priority and be able to change it's priorities quickly
     
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    GTDnext will do this. However it is a "web app" and not an app on your phone. You would not have offline access.
     
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    Um, knowing what platforms is crucial here. Omnifocus essentially do what you say you want, but right now it is Apple only, although a web version is planned.

    I have to say, though, that you appear to be headed away from gtd best practices. Personally, I’ve found that both extensive planning of sequential actions and anything but a simple star to indicate priorities are drags on my system.
     
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    GTDNext, Skedpal, Mylifeorganized, Facilethings, NirvanaHQ and Zendone can all do this.
     
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    I am using Nirvana right now. I must say it is really well suited for GTD. Stopped my subscription to Todoist.
     
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    Yes, it is! As an avid Nirvana user, I can say it is outstanding. :D
     
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    I am an avid user. I think it is a great GTD app. A lightening-fast web app, iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, and Android apps that sync beautifully. Check it out.
     
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    Try Trello. It uses kanban presentation rather than nesting (I used todoist for a long time).
    Kanban I think is much clearer.
    Sync is rapid and unfailing on all platforms.
    Allows you to quickly mind-dump todos into the list .. item, return, item ..
     
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    I use OmniFocus, you can create a perspective (like a persistent search), which looks for the "first available" action for each project which is very useful.
     
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    Can we capture Audio or Photo on Nirvana?
     
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    I use Asana for my company and it works that way. You can define a task as dependent on another one and it doesn't become 'active' until the dependent task has been completed. It's not great with context but you can set up a custom field if it's just you in the project.
     
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    Nirvana does not support file attachments yet, but you can include a link back to the file stored somewhere else (like a Drive or Dropbox).
     
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