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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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I feel kind of guilty...

I feel kind of guilty because I had just about settled on Actiontastic when I downloaded iGTD and started playing with it a few days ago. Prior to that, I strongly favored Actiontastic because of its simplicity and nearly-vertical learning curve, and was just getting into its QS integration. iGTD has a lot of the same stuff going for it, and it is kind of pretty. The no-reordering business is something I hadn't noticed yet, but I can imagine that I'd find that problematic. So maybe I'll be back to Actiontastic in the end (what I need to do, is stop fiddling and pick one and just use it...)

It's interesting to see how many people have a problem with no printing; this hadn't even occurred to me. Syncing would be great, but syncing in general is so fraught with problems that I hadn't even tried it with an organization app. I'm still finding my way into a trusted system, but I'm curious if anyone else has settled into regularly using more than one thing - I find that I use GTDmail and Actiontastic both, and in nonoverlapping ways. A mail-based system is great because it's always in my face, being on e-mail so much anyway, and it's everywhere I go. The organization app is great for breaking projects or schedules into NA pieces. Anyone else find this?




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