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iGTD: Strong OS X app with powerful Quicksilver integration

iGTD & Quicksilver

As I mentioned on MacBreak Weekly the other day, I'm very impressed with what I've seen so far in iGTD, a new "Getting Things Done" application for OS X.

It feels like a solid, powerful, and practical tool for managing action, and I'm pleased to say it's steered clear of a lot of the GTD-ish visual theatricality that, in my opinion, has made some of the apps out there more pretty and fun to use than they are useful in the context of a mature, streamlined system.

I mention iGTD here because, in playing with it yesterday, I turned up this excellent page about iGTD's Quicksilver integration.

Pretty mind-blowing (albeit geeky) stuff, since the detailed syntax allows you to enter tasks via QS from anyplace, while still identifying project name, context, priority, date due -- and even allowing you to add a note.

(BTW, that image will make more sense after you read the whole page)

I encourage you to have a look at iGTD if you get a chance and take it for a spin. It's evolving very quickly, with new updates available seemingly every time I open the app.

Like any GTD tool, it won't be perfect for everyone, but in my own testing over a couple days, I've found it to be one of the clear leaders in what's quickly becoming a very crowded field.

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As a FORMER kGTD user...

As a FORMER kGTD user (who registered Omnioutliner (just for kGTD) - this new app is a GODSEND.

Really, Hat's off to Ethan at Kinkless, but the learning curve, documentation, and (buggy kGTD files- had 3 go corrupt), and syncing issues make (IMHO, YMMV, insert standard disclaimer here) iGTD a CLEAR winner.

It's just plain simple and solid, and for ME, allows me to get things done. If kGTD is better for YOU, by all means, keep on going - it's a great fix/etc. until "OmniFocus/Fu/VaporWare" appears.

If you're struggling with kTD or are looking for a solution. I HIGHLY urge you to check out iGTD.




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