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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 think I must be...

I think I must be one of the last few people left who's still using OS 9 on a Mac G3 laptop! I'm using Entourage (and will continue to do so when I upgrade to a new Mac and OS X later!). I use its folders feature for each client I work with. Within that one folder I have 2 - one for work to be done/changes to current work and one for quotes/costings etc.I use the Calendar to prompt me for upcoming deadlines, meetings, to call, to email etc. I don't use a PDA. I sold my iPAQ when I realised I'm a pen and paper gal, so all my notes and schedules are transferred between my Calendar and Filofax. I don't think you'd need too many digital apps. Keep it simple. I find the stuff that my Mac has is enough to keep me and my design jobs organised. Folders are good.




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