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Getting Things Done
Getting Things Done is a time-management methodology, described in a book of the same title by productivity consultant David Allen . It is often referred to as GTD . The GTD method rests on the idea of moving planned tasks and projects out of the mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items.
Getting Things Done (GTD) is a method for organizing tasks so that you can focus your entire energy and creativity on completing those tasks in a stress free manner. This method was developed by David Allen in his book, Getting Things Done . The main principle of GTD is that recording your tasks in a reliable way - using a system that you trust - will free your mind from trying to remember and prioritize stuff. This recaptured mental energy can be put towards being more productive and efficient.
At the center of just about every personal productivity system are lists – GTD has it’s context lists, Pomodoro has it’s action inventory and daily to-do lists, todoodlist has, well, the todoodlist, and so on. But there are a lot of different kinds of lists besides your task or to-do list that can help you be more productive. Lists in general are powerful tools – open-ended, constantly growing, and effective at extending our memories past the 7 or so things we can keep on our mind at any given time. Some of the lists that can make you more productive or otherwise make life easier include:
Android devices are fun to play with, but they're also a portable window into everything you're doing, thinking about, and trying to accomplish. Here are the best apps for taking notes, saving time, staying informed, and working smarter. Original Photo by Matalyn For the flip side of the mobile coin, check out the best iPhone apps for getting things done . Task Management: Remember the Milk
This is the first p art in a refresher series on the basics of Getting Things Done . Ok, I’m going to jump right in. Getting Things Done (or GTD) is a system to free your mind of it’s resources and become more organized in the process. In short: it’s a way to become more productive and stress free, in one fell swoop. It’s a beautiful thing, really. The book deals mainly with the processes to the GTD system which include clearing your mind (and living space) of useless clutter, organizing it, and storing it in appropriate places, and reviewing it on a consistent basis.
I’m a zealot, I admit it. As I looked back at my posts related to David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD), my writings were that of an “insider” and I was using insider jargon. When it comes to GTD, the web seems to have two camps: those who follow it, and those who are sick of people talking about it. This article is for the ones who are in between… the ones that heard about it and are curious to know more about it (the article may be a good reminder for those who follow it as well!). What You Can Get From GTD The main reason why people are attracted to GTD because it offers them a chance to manage the information overflow .
With a raft of new devices scheduled to join the lonely T-Mobile G1 in Google’s lineup, the Android operating system looks like it’s not only going to be around for a while but may well give its fellows smartphones from Apple, Blackberry, and Palm a run for their money. With its Linux-derived core and slick user interface, the Android system is proving to be very adaptable – it will even be available on netbooks pretty soon. I’ve had a chance to play with a 1 for the last few weeks, and more importantly to try out some of the 5,000 apps currently available on the Market, Google’s built-in alternative to the iTunes App Store. Out of this amazing variety of available applications, I’ve found a good dozen free ones that would be perfect for Lifehack’s readers – apps that can help you stay organized, stay effective, and stay productive no matter where you find yourself.
From WikiSummaries, free book summaries GTD® and Getting Things Done® are the registered trademarks of David Allen Company. For more than 20 years, David Allen has been a management consultant and executive coach. Allen’s first book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, published in 2001, became a National Bestseller. Allen has been called a personal productivity guru whose work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.
This article is part three of a seven part series on Getting Things Done ? (GTD ? ) -- the time and productivity management system by David Allen. Columns In Series: GTD Post #1: Getting Things Done: Introduction GTD Post #2: Getting Things Done: Step 1 - Collection Getting Things Done: Step 2/3 - Processing & Organizing Now that you've Collected, you should have a huge stack of stuff as well as a bunch of index cards.
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If you love Gmail and you happen to be a disciple of the Getting Things Done philosophy, reader Chris Zimmerman details how he employs a couple of Gmail Labs features to transform Gmail into an impressive GTD inbox. Ed. note: Everything below comes courtesy of Chris, who details how he uses previously mentioned Gmail Labs features like Gmail Superstars . and Multiple Inboxes to get things done. Gmail Setup Using Superstars & Multiple Inboxes:
This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains our most popular page on the site. Please be sure to also visit related pages , browse our GTD topic area , plus, of course you can search on GTD across our family of sites. I’ll be talking a lot here in coming weeks about Getting Things Done , a book by David Allen whose apt subtitle is “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.”
Este artigo é indicado para pessoas que estejam a entrar em contacto com o sistema GTD pela primeira vez. Resume algumas das principais ideias chave do funcionamento de GTD, não sendo no entanto uma solução para se entender e aprender a praticar GTD. Traduzido e adaptado do original “Book summary: 10 Big ideas from ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen” Quando nos sentimos sobrecarregados com o quanto ainda temos que fazer (e quem não se sente?)
Since new folks visit 43F each day, I thought it might be valuable to return to one of our most popular evergreen topics to review some "best practices" for keeping a good to-do list. While a lot of this might be old hat to some of you, it's a good chance to review the habits and patterns behind one of the most powerful tools in the shed. Part 2 appears tomorrow ( Update : now available ). (N.B.: links to previous posts related to these topics are provided inline) Why bother? In my own experience wrangling life's entropic challenges, some of my best gains have come from maintaining a smart, actionable, and updated accounting of all the things I've committed myself to doing.