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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

Mark Grimes's picture

You remind yourself to do...

You remind yourself to do system backups? What happened to cron, erm launchd? If it's a laptop I recommend you check out Anacron+launchd. (http://members.cox.net/18james/anacron-tiger.html) Maybe rsync? I recently grabbed a 20g StrongSpace account for offsite rsyncs - highly recommended... now if Apple will just fix the -E bug :) (What I mean is if the data you backup uses resource forks, forget about 10.4.3's rsync for right now). But I digress...

kGTD sure is nice for what it is (applescripts ontop of a larger scope pricey and hefty application) but is largely something I use to map the feature sets that are most important to me so I can give my GTD a diet and invest in CoreData. But until vaporware materializes that doesn't require using such a beast to manage lists, I use kGTD for now. Much like Merlin I've probably tested all the GTD systems on OSX, except I probably use the systems less then he does because I suffer from the finding-the-one-true-system bug that turns me into an avid GTD evangelist and application tester more then just sitting down and usin GTD (I know, it's a big no-no) -- kGTD is an advanced version of what some of us remember from a third party kludge to HogBay Notebook... I don't think there is anyway of pleasing everyone all the time short of writing your own.

For people that want to write their own, ADC has a ToDo CoreData sample application on their website. I invite the roll-your-own mac developers to make a custom shoe. Note I'm not advocating the world needs another GTD system -- I am simply saying, once you've tried them all you'll likely say wouldn't it be nice if I had features from X, Y and Z -- and there's only one path to getting what you want (time-willing).




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