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How are you using GTDTiddlyWiki?

GTDTiddlyWiki - all your tasks are belong to you

I’m really intrigued by GTDTiddlyWiki, which is a clever wiki for implementing David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. It’s fun to use and a bit of a technical marvel (tip: shutting off animations under “Options” greatly sped things up for me).

Since I’m in one of my periodic “No new tools!” modes, I’m really just playing with it right now, albeit enjoyably. But, from the popularity of the site, I gather that a lot of you are using GTDTiddlyWiki to implement your Getting Things Done system. I’m curious to hear how it’s going for you. Specifically:

  • What about GTDTiddlyWiki is working better for you than your previous system?
  • How has using GTDTiddlyWiki changed your thinking about data capture and action management?
  • Have you run into any problems using the app—not bugs so much as your own behavioral tics? How have you solved them?
  • Any features you’d love to see in the app?
  • Anyone using the app to print Hipster PDA cards?
  • Got a cool GTDTiddlyWiki trick to share?


(Also: lively thread on the Google Group)

edit 2005-05-12 09:21:26 : Memo to self. Count number of unnecessary adverbs in anything written before 6:00 am. Remove many before posting.

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"I’m curious to hear how...

"I’m curious to hear how it’s going for you"

Well, I use Outlook to get things done, and I can't imagine ever being able to reduce myself to a list-based system without the interlinkage, automation, and aggregation Outlook provides. (Perhaps this demonstrates that I am still too much engrossed with the 'tweaking'!). I did download GTD TiddlyWiki to have a fiddle, and have ended up finding it immensely useful for collecting all those small pieces of information that escape classification or do not require a whole piece of documentation (like the list of who has what type of coffee when we order the real stuff, and how to change the date format back to Australian dd/mm/yy on a freshly-formatted computer). Previously I created word documents for this type of information, sometimes trying to group a few small things in one, and used to dread having to find them.

I guess this is not response about GTD, as I ended using the GTDTiddlyWiki more like a vanilla TiddlyWiki, but I am glad to share how immensely useful it has been, taking the stress out of common but irregular tasks, and providing an excellent secondary location for reference materials.




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