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I came across this recently and recommend this as a background audio program you listen to while doing something productive.  J 

http://www.kuow.org/theconversation.asp?Archive=07-18

BTW – I’m a huge fan of David Allen’s GTD strategy.  He’s interviewed in this audio program.  By all means, it’s not exhaustive.  If you really want to learn how to be productive beyond all previous measures, I’ll be posting about this soon!

 

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:49 AM | Back to top


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Just ran into this via the Hanselman. The book arrived yesterday from Amazon. Considering a puchase of Allen's plug-in for Outlook. Looks to be a simple and effective process that is "geek friendly". Cheers.
Left by David Totzke on Jul 20, 2005 7:16 AM

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Totzke - cool that you're getting on the GTD bandwagon - it's a great ride! However, I'll be one to tell you it's not complete. I have a host of other systems I've melded together to do what I need to do - including GTD plugin for Outlook, Franklin Covey PlanPlus plug-in for Outlook, Taskline plug-in for outline, Tasklynx plug-in from MS Project to Outlook, and a host of others. Let me know if you're interested in how my whole system works. I'm very interested to hear what you think of GTD. It's great for processing information, but leaves holes these other tools/systems/products/plug-ins fill nicely in terms of closing the loop on productivity.

Good luck!
Left by Brian Tinkler on Jul 20, 2005 10:27 PM

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How does your system work? I'm interested in using GTD plug-in to manage my inbox, PlanPlus to create projects and goals, and Taskline to schedule PlanPlus project tasks and GTD actions into my schedule.

But PlanPlus project tasks don't play well with the Taskline task form (project tasks lose Taskline form when branches are created). Another minor annoyance is that projects created in PlanPlus don't propagate to Taskline and GTD (my workaround is to <Add New Project> in the GTD toolbar and set the project there for each task in a PlanPlus project).

In short I'm having difficulties integrating these plug-ins. I really see a use for all three and btw, for me TaskLynk w/ MS Project is overkill for the size of my projects.

Any tips you can give me on integration of these plug-ins would be much appreciated.

Ryan
Left by Ryan on Aug 24, 2005 9:30 AM

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Right now I am using Outlook, and a nice plugin for it called Outlook Track-It. It flags emails for follow up reminders. Google it to download it. Trust me!
Left by cjw on Feb 28, 2009 6:28 PM

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