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Shadow Plan 4 beta for OSX
Merlin Mann | Sep 22 2004
The new public beta of Shadow Plan 4 for OSX came out today, and it looks pretty neat (more in terms of functionality than the Java-y interface, but that’s a small quibble).
In the same way that Tinderbox is the ideal mental model of Getting Things Done for many Mac users, I understand that Shadow Plan’s combination of flexible desktop outliner and Palm app has performed a similar role for PC users. I’d downloaded a much more primitive beta in November or so, and, even then, could definitely see how it would eventually be pretty cool. Now we finally get a taste of the real deal.
I wish I had more time to play with this this week (even this post will be a lot shorter than I’d like), but I do encourage OSX fans of Palm and GTD to at least give this a spin. There’s an awful lot to like here, especially for the less tech-y, command-line-y folks out there. Be sure to look at all the stuff in the un-archived folder. There are tips, contributed materials, and a getting started guide in html.
My very first impression is that if I can automate a MacNoteTaker style sync [in this case from txt to xml and back on the fly], this could very well be my killer app. Time will tell, (and time will have to wait until at least this weekend, I’m afraid).
(Thanks: Matt Morss for the timely tip.)
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