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My kGTD setup

Related to today's earlier post, a number of people have written over the past few weeks with curiosity about kGTD ("Is it worth buying OmniOutliner Pro?" "Is it worth buying a Mac?" "Will I be able to vanquish all foes?"). While I'm not prepared to do a major sales presentation, I am happy to oblige the folks who wanted to see how I've set mine up. Also gives you a little window into my current contexts (as well as my atrocious personal habits).

Screenshot here (best viewed full size): comments and questions will be entertained.

My kGTD Setup

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I have two files (or...

I have two files (or actually their aliases) on the Desktop: KGTD and a simple Word-Doc in Notepad-Mode. KGTD ist for GTD, the Doc is for quickly jotting down ideas and short texts and nurtering them into a states that makes them deserve to inhabit an own file.

I would like to get rid of the Word-Doc, but you can't really write longer texts in OmniOutliner. I wish they would beef up the "Note"-function or add the possibilty of writing and editing texts with something resembling a text editor at least halfway.

Yes, I know, Merlin has written somewhere here, that KGTD "is no database". Still I wish it were. At least a little. I tried Devonthink, but that just ain't it. KGTD with "a little text-editing" would maybe be a good tool for idea-gathering, spontaneous braindumps etc.




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