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Year of the Killer Task Management App: Wrap Up | View from the Dock – A series of excellent, detailed reviews of GTD apps for the Mac, including iGTD, OmniFocus, Midnight Inbox and Things. I agree with Troy's veredict about the best one being Things. (tags: gtd mac productivity reviews software tools )

The evolution of task management (Things review)

February 24th, 2008 · 19 Comments

My history of task management applications…
Since I started using GTD a few years ago, I have used several applications for the computer-based side of my task management (which is where almost everything else eventually ends up). In chronological order, I have used:

The standard applications on my (aging) Palm device together with JPilot on the desktop [...]

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Productivity tip: keep a handwritten log

January 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is the best productivity tip I have received in a long time, and it is surprisingly simple:
Keep a handwritten, detailed log of your daily activities.

I have been using GTD for some time now, and my problem has always remained in the last step: actually doing the things in my actions list. I am easily [...]

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Gentoo ebuild for Thinking Rock 2.0gamma

April 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Version 2.0-gamma of Thinking Rock has been [released for Linux]( I have written an ebuild for it, you can find it here:

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TR2.0 gamma also works on Linux

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The latest [release]( of
ThinkingRock has been officially made only for Mac, but I copied the
application directory to my Linux machine, ran the
shell script, and it seems to work fine!

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Ooooh, shiny: Thinking Rock 2.0

April 12th, 2007 · 27 Comments

I have been using Thinking Rock for a while to manage my GTD process, and I really like it. Today, after a long wait, version 2.0gamma has finally been released, at least for the Mac. So as soon as I got home, I downloaded and started playing with it. Here is my initial set of [...]

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Fixed posting bookmarklet

May 7th, 2006 · No Comments

Some time ago I posted the bookmarklet I use to post links to from my browser’s address bar. Some time ago also it sort-of stopped working – it would still post the link, but leave me with a blank window. I had been too lazy to figure out what was wrong until yesterday, and [...]

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PowerPoint slides as documents – not!

November 19th, 2005 · No Comments

One of the things that drive me mad lately is the generalized misuse of powerpoint slides that double as documents. It works like this: someone puts together a set of slides presenting a topic, but because the slides will often be forwarded around far beyond the first time they are presented, they have to be [...]

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Speed reading

November 12th, 2005 · No Comments

Not too long ago, I took a speed reading class, which can be pretty much summarized by the advise given in this note. I suffer from the ever-growing-reading-list problem. My “to read” pile keeps getting bigger, even though I try to assign some time every week to read. But inevitably this time gets overrun by [...]

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43 Folders: More Quicksilver Power Tips

June 15th, 2005 · No Comments

43 Folders: More Quicksilver Power Tips: Yet more nice QuickSilver tips from Merlin @ 43Folders. I had always wondered why the clipboard history didn’t have a keyboard shortcut (the shelf does) – it had never occurred to me that you could assign them to triggers! Good stuff.

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