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Getting Things Done [GTD] on the Internet. Mind Mapping. Five Best Mind Mapping Tools. Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications. The Perfect Mess. In an interview with Michael McLaughlin published in The New Writer’s Handbook (2007), Eric Abrahamson, co-author of A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder, says Your mess is perfect when it reaches the point at which, if you spent any more or any less time organizing, you would become inefficient.

The Perfect Mess

Archive » Tough questions for your things. I like to think of myself as a person who is unattached to physical objects.

Archive » Tough questions for your things

Truth be told, however, this might not necessarily be the case. How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go. Post written by Leo Babauta.

How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go

Follow me on Twitter. My family is moving to another house this coming weekend, and to prepare for the move, we’re going through the entire house and getting rid of stuff we don’t need. The new house has much less storage, which I’ve decided is a blessing: it means we have to cut things down to the essentials. I’m pretty good at keeping things simple, but things tend to accumulate over time (especially in the kids’ rooms!). ATPM 13.02 - Next Actions: A Survey of the GTD App Landscape. The 2001 publication of David Allen’s Getting Things Done stirred a revolution of organized, productive work environments for thousands.

ATPM 13.02 - Next Actions: A Survey of the GTD App Landscape

Allen’s system, affectionately known as “GTD” to those in the know, provides a framework for managing tasks, projects, goals, and, indeed, much of one’s life. As the GTD system spread in usage and popularity, dozens of tools and writings arose as a part of the GTD sub-culture. Blogs such as 43Folders and LifeHacker devote a significant amount of attention to implementing the GTD system. Allen’s own company Web site is a haven for GTD users, complete with a members-only resource center (which you can join for a mere $40 per month).

The bottom line for GTD is fairly straightforward. Software Proliferation Since 2005, a burgeoning market of software with the ostensible purpose of assisting with the GTD process has hit the Mac, and the computer world in general. Thunderbird gets GTD'd... « searching4arcadia. A few things came together for me this past weekend, and I thought I’d share a bit.

Thunderbird gets GTD'd... « searching4arcadia

First, was MerlinMann’s discussion of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of e-mail folders. I agree completely with Merlin on this one- and I feel a hint of a running thread here- focus on The Work and not on Organization. After all it is “Getting Things Done” not “Organizing Things Nicely”. Second was a post regarding subject line editing I saw a while back on lifehacker.com that stuck in my grey-matter. Third, and finally, was my frustration with effective e-mail “getting things done”. What I’m about to show you can be done on most platforms I believe, and it’s super silly simple, I think. One of the ways I was able to get my “Inbox to Zero” was to implement an action folder. I remembered reading a long time ago on lifehacker.com about editing subject headers to allow for organizing messages. 25 Firefox Extensions to Make You More Productive. Firefox is my weapon of choice when it comes to browsing the web.

25 Firefox Extensions to Make You More Productive

It’s fast, free, and gives the user the best feature ever: Choice. The beauty of the Firefox extension is that it allows you to add a specific feature or function, fully customizing your browsing experience. For someone wanting to make the most of their online time, this is a huge opportunity. There are limitless ways to tailor your browsing with Firefox extensions. Here are 25 of my favorite extensions that help me save time while online. Autocopy – The name pretty much says it all. Photo by *keng. Tracks - GTD application on Rails - Download Squad. In my ongoing search for the ultimate software system for use with the Getting Things Done methodology, I've recently come across a real winner.

Tracks - GTD application on Rails - Download Squad

Tracks is a web application that was built from the ground up for the purposes of implementing a GTD system. Written in Ruby on Rails, Tracks offers the familiar Projects and Contexts organization system made popular by David Allen's Getting Things Done system, coupled with the sparse graphical design and easy functionality made popular by well-known Ruby on Rails applications like Backpack, Basecamp and Ta-Da List.

Now I should mention that Tracks is not affiliated in any way with 37 Signals (the maker of the other three web applications I mentioned), but it's clear that the Tracks developers are inspired by what 37 Signals have done. Plus, I'm sure it doesn't hurt that Rails was released by 37 Signals as a framework with which to get productive with Ruby very quickly. For the rest of us, our best bet is to find a hosted solution. GOE: Getting Organized Experiment Programs 2007. Productivity - lifehack.org.