Monday, December 06, 2010
Getting everything done proposes several methods, all of them based on one long unprioritised list of everything that you have to do. The differences in the versions relate to the way in which you work the list. More details at Mark Forster's website.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
You can use this Mac-only app to take notes, manage tasks, make photo collages, sketch with brushes & pens, and create beautifully styled lists, mind maps, tables, and index cards. All within the same amazingly intuitive integrated environment.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Here is a video demo of Wunderlist:
Monday, November 01, 2010
Suggested uses of the service include reviewing documents, get feedback on web design projects, take study notes, fill out pdf forms, and send / receive annotated reports to and from clients.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
A new data management, document management, Apps & Tools in a package especially tailored for small businesses.Customizable, packaged with many utilities
Free for up to 2 users, paid plans for more.Website: Taskclear.
Review on Make use of, with detailed feature-by-feature comments.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
You set a defined time frame for each of your tasks and get to do them one at a time. You can use a physical stopwatch, like the tomato kitchen clock (hence the name), or a computer application if you work mostly online.
For Mac users there are several apps, and some are freeware tools. Pomodoro, especially designed for this technique, as Renzo Borgatti’s Pomodori and Guillaume Cerquant’s TimeBoxed. For Windows you can use Keep Focused or Matomato.
Some simple stopwatch utilities for Windows can be downloaded (freeware) from the Portable freeware collection.
If you are an AIR user, Viktor Nordling’s Pomodairo works in any operating system as an air application.
A similar concept of slicing your tasks in actionable parts is what Vitamin-R offers. This app (Mac OS X) complements the task capturing and organizing features of modern to-do list managers, by forcing you to concentrate fully on one task a time and keeping distractions at bay.
Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
Vitamin-R is available from Publicspace.
Monday, June 28, 2010
One of the interesting features of the program is its ability to import brainstorming sessions. Brainstorm with your colleagues and capture information as a Mindmap. Whether you are using Novamind or MindManager, you can quickly and easily take the results of your brainstorming sessions and open it in Merlin as the basis for creating the initial structure of your project.
You can download an evaluation copy of the (commercial) program and a useful PDF manual as reference.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
There is a free (rabbit) and a paid (hedgehog) service associated with TimeGT. The paid plan offers also server-supported sync, and automatic continuous backup.
Here is a video review of the application:
Monday, June 07, 2010
Task.fm includes a built in to-do manager which you can use to create unlimited lists; reminders and todos can be tagged (including hashtags à la Twitter).
Friday, June 04, 2010
Here is a rundown of the many features of GOT:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
One of the first things you probably consider when you are learning digital design is to create a typeface from your own handwriting to use in the computer. For a normal user, the process isn’t exactly intuitive nor simple, and it might be necessary to hire the services of a professional type designer.
Monday, January 11, 2010
- Desktop Application; freeware for Windows, Mac or Linux.
- Secure Online and Offline Access with (paid) sync and backup capabilities
- Supports Getting Things Done (GTD) Method
- Offers numerous ways to organize tasks, ideas and notes, suiting a wide range of time management techniques.
- Unlimited depth projects for increased clarity for your projects.
- Tags to add appropriate context to tasks.
Get it here: TimeGT
My GTD (Getting things done) illustrations
I conceived this blog basically to share my visual side notes of the Getting things done process. My most recent posts about GTD software and related topics have “masked” the original posts.
Here's a miniature with most of my sketches: this is what you will find, commented and in larger sizes, in those previous posts.
See also the article about GTD drawings.