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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.
When we see a perfectly clean, organized office, with it’s sleek glass-topped desk and a white MacBook centered perfectly atop the desk’s vast emptiness, we might find it cold, sterile, oppressive even. It’s not a coincidence that the Death Star’s halls are clean, white — and cold! On the flip side, when we see an office with a desk buried under mountains of paperwork, with trash bins overflowing and computer cables snaking haphazardly across the room, we often find it overwhelming, disgusting even — and rarely think well of its owner! The Oppression of Organization Too much organization, especially for creative people, can be stifling.
Messiness is also a class issue. The Cluttered Mind. Archive » Tough questions for your things. I like to think of myself as a person who is unattached to physical objects.
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.
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. 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.
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. Thunderbird gets GTD'd... « searching4arcadia. A few things came together for me this past weekend, and I thought I’d share a bit.
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. 25 Firefox Extensions to Make You More Productive. Firefox is my weapon of choice when it comes to browsing the web.
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.
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 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. GOE: Getting Organized Experiment Programs 2007. Productivity - lifehack.org. MVance / GettingThingsDone.
Notes from Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen (GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company.
Please visit www.davidco.com to learn more.) capture all the things that need to get done into a logical and trusted system outside of your head and off your mind disciplining yourself to make decisions about all the inputs you let into your life, so that you will always have a plan for next actions that you can implement or renegotiate at any moment Outcomes & Actions describe in a single sentence the intended successful outcome for the problem or situation write down the very next physical action required to move the situation forward Horizontal & Vertical Control (Get Things Off Your Mind and Get Them Done) horizontal maintains coherence across all activities in which you are involved vertical manages thinking up and down the track of individual topics and projects Five Stages of Workflow (Horizontal) Weekly Review Five Phases of Natural Planning Techniques.