Ship69 said:I find this to be pretty irritating. For reasons of "puritanism" Allen may wish to remove references to specific technology. But he can't just put his head in the sand and pretend that all technology or even all new technology since 2002 doesn't exist. It's not the real world and it's not helpful.
I have experimented with using paper and you soon end up with lots of stuff being crossed out and/or repeatedly copied. And it's pretty clear pretty quickly that technology OUGHT to be able to do a very much better job.
That said, I am deeply unhappy with all of the task organizer software that I've seen so far, and I've tried most. To be honest I find it pretty extraordinary that nobody - and that includes David Allen - has managed to write any simple decent GTD-friendly task management software. It's jaw-dropping.
The problem is that what you want in a task manager is completely different from what I want. I absolutely hate pictures and tend to want few colors. Movement and noise or sounds are a total distraction. For me anything that depends on location for meaning (like nearly all mind mapping type of software) is horrible. I am a high reader, I love text. In fact I often don't remember stuff that is told to me unless I write it down and re-read it. Doing a task won't get it in my mind but reading it will even if I've never done it before.