How to GTD

“GTD® is the popular shorthand for “Getting Things Done®”, the groundbreaking work-life management system and book by David Allen that transforms personal overwhelm and overload into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.” Quoted from

After many years as a dedicated Covey and Daytimer user and trainer, I discovered David Allen’s Getting Things Done book which has made him an Internet sensation and time management icon.

Since then, I’ve made the switch to GTD and have found some truly remarkable GTD applications that allow me to see and use my entire GTD from my Windows machine while at work, on my Macs at home and even on my iPhone.

Here are several posts about my experiences with GTD and these wonderful applications. And be sure to check out the Free GTD Training Videos which are short and to the point, and contain valuable insights for any GTD user.

15 thoughts on “How to GTD

  1. Thanks for you comment and suggestion on my blog John, I’ve started to look into synchronizing iCal with OmniFocus, which I’m discovering again as a great tool for Mac OS X. Great resources on your site!

  2. Hi John,

    It sounds like a great application. I guess I will need to give it a try on my itouch. Though to be honest, I still prefer a simple note of paper. I generally don’t take my itouch with me too often.

  3. Thanks for the comment Nick. The beauty of GTD is that you can pick and choose from among many different implementations, including paper-based.

    The advantages of an online system are 1) organization and simple reorganization, e.g. switching from a view of all tasks in a specific project, to looking at tasks in context (when and where you can get them done) to chronological order by due or other date, to a view of only the next tasks that need to be done to further each project. 2) easy to search, 3) and this is the most important to me, having your lists with you wherever you are, at work, at home and even on the go, and 4) sharing your lists with others is much easier done electronically. John

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