Best GTD Apps

Discussion in 'PUBLIC: Discuss Tools & Software for GTD' started by Tombo, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Christina

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    You are absolutely right. Beginners feel overwhelmed by choice. But often once they get into using a tool for a while and think more about their workflow they get REALLY bothered when something they want is not possible. With a tool you use every day even small things can start to bother you a lot. At least it's like that for a lot of people.

    Francis Wade has a theory that your needs for a task manager evolve as you go along on your productivity journey: https://medium.com/2time-labs/what-...n-do-to-catch-up-with-pokemon-go-d69dfbd9953f
    I don't agree with everything 100%, but there is definitely a lot of truth to it.

    Often there is also one specific feature someone is looking for that is hard to find. From a developer perspective with a customizable tool it's nice because you can add niche features without cluttering up everything as only people who need it can enable the feature. So it allows you to cover a wide variety of needs for many users that don't get served by the standard tools without bogging everyone down. I really enjoy that part. :)
     
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    Unfortunately every time I wanted to customize the "insanely customizable app" the option I was dreaming of was not available. Probably my dreams are always outside the scope of the developer's imagination... ;)
     
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    Oh now my curiosity is piqued to the max! :) Please share your dream setup/feature.
     
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    For example a powerful tagging interface with easily accessible (via dedicated buttons) groups of tags:
    @tags for places/contexts
    #tags for Areas of Focus
    &tags for people
    $tags for Projects
    This interface should allow creating complex filters ((&John and &Kelly) in (@Amsterdam or @Rotterdam) for $GTDPresentation).
    This interface should prevent redundant tags creation.
     
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    I believe OmniFocus can do this.


    I have checked an Amazing Marvin and indeed it is very customizable but for me its interface looks too nice:) I prefer more rough ones.

    Yes I know... strange preference.
     
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    I use FacileThings...I’ve tried most all of them and there are many good ones. I like Nirvana but the lack of attachments is a weakness IMO. If/when Facilethings integrates with outlook and onenote that will truly be “nirvana” for me.
     
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    Me too.

    Apps that call themselves "insanely customizable" very often just have lots and lots of options.

    The only truly customizable apps have embedded programming languages. Like elisp for EMACS.
     
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    I mainly just want an updated/better version of Nirvana that works across all platforms.
     
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