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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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Just to respond to the...

Just to respond to the last two comments: more on recurring tasks on this kgtd help page. As noted, the instructions kind of, errrr, suck. Basically: in the notes field of any task you can type "recur in 5 days" and it will do just that.

As for Someday maybe section vs contexts... The context feature is fresher (still has the "new code smell") than the someday maybe section. The someday maybe section is static, while the use of the someday maybe context means that you can, at any time, change the context of an item so marked to make it "active".

So, to be more concrete about it: You can put anything you want in the top level someday-maybe section and kGTD leaves it alone. This also means that you can stick whole projects in that section. Contexts, on the other hand (e.g. the someday-maybe context) currently act only on tasks, not projects. I'm considering allowing someday-maybe projects, but it's a non-trivial change.




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