While we advocate using a lot of specialised GTD apps, sometimes organising your tasks using the software you already have open can be helpful. Reader willorbill1 shows us how he turns his browser into a to-do list.
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During beta testing Firefox 4’s new Tab Candy, I started to use the new fun feature as a to-do list/GTD tool. For example, I have a few “home rows”: Gmail, RTM, and my school email, for example. But the rest is a list of tasks. A new big task turns into a new tab group.
It has worked great for researching and multitasking at any point. It’s turning into a very excellent visual/spatial GTD system.
If a lot of the work you do requires being in the browser anyway, why not skip the middleman and just stick all your important links in your browser in the first place? Since they don’t take up any space on Firefox’s toolbar – nor do they have to take up all your memory – there’s no reason not to stash them away and use Firefox’s tab overview as a list of things you need to get done.
Note that certain Chrome builds for Mac currently have a similar feature too, so if you’re a bleeding-edge Machead, you can use this tip in Chrome as well.