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Gmail for GTD Implementation

Gmailgtdlabels2_1Google’s Gmail lets you create custom labels for tagging any of your messages. This seems ready-made for a Getting Things Done implementation.

Your “INBOX” holds your unprocessed mail, while your processed messages are manually shuttled into the appropriate buckets. All that processed mail lives in the same archive, but you use your custom Gmail labels as GTD “facets” to quickly pull up just the messages you need for your current context.

Plus, of course, you can “Google” your own mail archive with the program’s excellent, advanced searching options. Believe me, this will soon have you wishing every mail program’s searching was this robust (I’m looking at you, Mail.app).

Anyone out there tried a Gmail implementation of GTD yet?

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Thanks for that Lisa -...

Thanks for that Lisa - I've been digging around in those boards trying to get the 'gist' of LifeBalance (I tried it on my Mac a long time ago, didn't understand it at the time and binned it).

I'm torn between trying to do GTD with LifeBalance (a guy called 'rantz') has made some excellent PDF documents available on setting up LB to work with GTD and letting my inner geek follow Merlin with his scheme for integrating GTD with all the goodness of OS-X (iCal, shell, wikis etc). The latter is very shiny, the former is almost there already.

I really ought to step back and look at all this without a computer, and see how the GTD mindset will settle upon me...

Thanks for your advice!




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