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Getting Started: Lo-Fi or Hi-Fi?

Hi everyone

After hearing and reading a lot about GTD, I finally read the book and decided to implement it for my private and work life. To be honest, I can hardly wait to that two days I've scheduled to fill and process my in-box. What I'm struggling with is the right balance between lo-fi and hi-fi, as synchronization is somewhat limited:

  • Privately, I use a Win XP PC, which is my home base. My private mail is managed through GMail
  • At work, I use a Win XP without admin rights, i.e. I can't install anything, but I have unlimited internet access. Work e-mail is Lotus Notes R7...
  • On the road, I use a Tungsten T2 palm, which synchronizes with my work computer via Lotus Notes/XTNDConnect.

I would love to use my palm to manage my lists, because I will have it with me all the time. Since I cannot install any software at work, I'm looking for an online GDT tool that I can synchronize my palm with. However, if synchronization problems keep me from getting GTD off the ground, I would consider less technological options as well.

Any ideas or opinions? Should I go more lo-fi to make things simpler?

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