Its been a few weeks since I implemented my first GTD (Getting Things Done) system, and I cannot even imagine how I survived without it. I have proven to myself that a properly implemented GTD is a great stress reducer. Every time I receive or take a task at a meeting, or in an email message or even just a random thought as I go through my day, I immediately get it into my GTD system and forget about it. No need to worry, because I’ve put it in my trusted system.
Now I know what your thinking. He’s got to run to his computer, or get to his planner to make that happen. Well, not really. I’ve found several different techniques and two absolutely cool methods of getting those things I don’t want to forget into my GTD.
- Since I use Nozbe to store my GTD, my system is available on my Windows computer at work or my Mac at home. So if I am in front of one of those devices, (or a friend or coworker’s computer for that matter) I can quickly and easily enter the task, note or file into my system.
- Since I use iNozbe on my iPhone, I am able to access my GTD from anywhere. I can enter tasks or notes into the application running in the Safari browser on the phone. (iNozbe has one of the best web-based implementations for the iPhone) The best thing about having access from my cell phone is that I can look through my projects and next actions during the many, though short, idle moments during the day.
- I can also just email a task or note into my GTD with the Nozbe email feature. This works great for forwarding information or tasks received in an email message. I just forward a message to email@example.com, and the next time I look at my GTD, there it is!
- And another incredible feature I just started using is Jott. Nozbe has teamed up with Jott to provide call in service to your GTD. I just call my special Jott telephone number (on speed dial of course) and announce my task, and it is instantly entered into my task list. I can even call in a reminder and at the specified time, Jott will send an SMS message to my cell phone.
If you haven’t read my original post entitled A New Way of Getting Things Done you will find more of my initial experiences there, along with some pics of both the Nozbe and iNozbe applications at work.
Go ahead and give it a test drive yourself with a free account. You might find, like me, that once you start GTD you can’t stop.