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Ask MeFi on Macs and getting organized

Getting Things Done on a Macintosh | Ask MetaFilter

Looks like a good thread in the green to watch and maybe contribute to.

Having recently finished Getting Things Done (and after following 43 Folders for some time), I’m inspired to organize my life. I’ve gathered supplies and plan to organize my physical life this weekend. My on-line life (based on a Mac) needs help, though. How do you stay organized on your Mac? Do you use iCal? (It still seems so buggy to me.) What e-mail program do you use? Is Microsoft’s Entourage all that? I know about Quicksilver, but can you recommend other little apps to keep my digital life organized and worry free? (Tips on physical GTD organization are welcome, too.)

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I still use iCal, since...

I still use iCal, since it syncs to .Mac and my work machine easily.

I decided not to upgrade my Palm, because I realized that my excuse was to take my address book anywhere, and what I really wanted was an expensive toy. So, I print out my address book every so often and keep it in my car. I haven't been using it long enough to offer a firm recommendation, though.

What I want is to be able to read the iCal calendar files without having to launch iCal, using Python (or C or Perl or whatever). If someone can point me to something like that, I'd appreciate it. I want to use it to write a program that tells me today's and tomorrow's to-dos.




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