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kGTD tutorials: Projects and actions, Timed actions

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Screengrab from ThePolack’s tutorial

43F Wiki user ThePolack has been putting together some great kGTD tutorials, including a useful introduction to using the Projects and Actions sections that covers several of the features that most folks only figure out after a few weeks of regular usage. Handy.

But, I want to especially highlight his tutorial on using timed and dated actions in kGTD. These are powerful features that have caused considerable confusion for users, and ThePolack provides a lucid explanation of how the different events work and how you can use them to manage all those little periodic tasks that pop up in your life.

The whole purpose of GTD is to get these things out of our head and into our trusted organization system. But at the same time, if I enter this particular action into my action list long before I can actually begin work on it, I'll have to look at it and mentally separate it from the actions that I actually can start working on. It would be nice if I could input these actions into Kinkless, note the start and completion dates for them, and then not have to think about them at all until the appropriate time.

And we can do just that.


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