Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organised and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let's break it down and see how you can apply a simplified version to your life.
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As we have argued in the past, email is not the problem - we are. And it's not just the productivity drain or the antisocial effects of constantly checking our phones and computers for new messages.
There are psychological ramifications too. By constantly looking for new information and tasks from other people, we are degrading the importance of the things we want and need to do. This flowchart explains what you're doing wrong - and how to fix it.
Our digital world is filled with distractions that keep us from focusing on what's important. Thankfully, there's Pagico 8.7, the elite task manager that turns all your tasks, notes, and projects into beautiful flowcharts, so you can divide and conquer you task list, even amidst all the chaos.
There's a solid case to be made for going public with your goals. You can use the same method with your to-do list, and beyond the accountability factor, writing your list for someone else can help you make it more succinct and efficient.
If you like the simplicity of Clear, but want a to-do list that's more schedule-oriented, Sorted might be the task-juggling app you've always wanted.
I've tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organise email the way I work. Sortd transforms Gmail into a drag-and-drop workspace with columns of customisable lists. It's like life-organising webapp Trello, but for email.
Mac: Wunderlist, our favourite to-do app for OS X, got an update today with a few great new features, including a new shortcut for creating to-dos, smart due dates and a new shortcut for search.