I’m a died-in-the-wool GTD’er, and have used GTD applications to get things done for well over two years. What I’ve found during that time is that as good as many GTD applications are, they just don’t cut the mustard when dealing with notes.
The Nozbe GTD application has a lot going for it, simple interface, ease of use, web-based availability to all platforms, a great calendar and multiple integration with the likes of Jott and Twitter. But recently they’ve raised the bar for all other GTD applications by integrating their GTD with Evernote, the defacto standard in web-based note taking applications.
This was an incredibly smart move on the part of Nozbe developers. Instead of trying to build a note taking feature into their application, they integrate their GTD application with the best of breed note taking application – the ultimate mashup!
Evernote Integration with Nozbe
I’ll leave it to the founder of Nozbe to provide the details on the simple process of integrating Evernote with Nozbe, including a video tutorial, and leave you with some examples of how I use notes with my projects.
The best part is that Evernote can handle any kind of notes I throw at it, and by simply adding a tag that matches your project name with the note, they are immediately available right alongside your Nozbe projects.
There are many flavors of useful project notes. Here are some examples I use most everyday.
These are notes that expand on the project name and give it context and more detail.
This type of note is added to a task to clarify the details of the needed action or result.
Information Only Notes
There are often occasions when I want to capture information about a project, even though it calls for no action. This type of note often comes from email messages and is more convenient when stored in my GTD with the related project.
Since I write a lot of documentation, screen shots are a big part of my life. There are times when I’d like to just capture some screen shots and store them in my project, so they are quickly available when I begin writing.
So there you have it, a great new addition to Nozbe integration. We’re excited to see Nozbe grow and continue to provide leading edge GTD capability. And stay tuned in to the blog for upcoming posts on the new Nozbe iPhone app currently under development. I’m sure its going to be great! Thanks for reading, John.