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Links to GTD Apps, Templates, & Scripts

I’d like to start collecting links to tools, applications, scripts, and templates that people have created for implementing Getting Things Done, and that they would like to share with folks on the web. If there’s something you’d like to see added here, leave a comment with a link and some background information (status, license, platform, etc.), and I’ll check it out. As with our OS X inventory collection, I’ll add the most useful-, novel-, and promising-looking submissions.

While I’m not against linking to modestly-priced shareware, preferential consideration goes to stuff that’s open source, free as in beer, and functionally uncrippled (no save-disabled, “bronze??? editions of your commercial package, please). The idea is to showcase the sweat and collaboration that people are throwing behind a shared interest in GTD.

Let’s help new folks start their year off with some cool tools and innovative solutions for getting started with Getting Things Done.

(N.B.: not to be a kerchief-dropping belle, but I’m going to hang back and wait to hear from a few folks before adding my own suggestions, so don’t be shy about nominating your or your pals’ projects)

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Back in the early days...

Back in the early days of 43folders, I posted a comment asking for a way to sync action lists from OS X flat text files to the Palm, and the suggestion Merlin gave was to try MacNoteTaker. It's fantastic, and I've become an evangelizer for it. The package is a Palm text viewer/editor bundled with a conduit that will keep a folder full of text files on the Mac synchronized with the Palm. Allows for hierarchical file/folder structures, bypasses the inherent limitations of the Palm Memo program (as far as file size), and allows you to use whatever Mac-based text editor you like (personally, I'm a big fan of SubEthaEdit).

Oh, and it's free. Excellent.




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