Monday, June 28, 2010

Merlin, task management

Merlin is a professional-grade project management tool for Mac OS X by the german company ProjectWizards.

One of the interesting features of the program is its ability to import brainstorming sessionsBrainstorm 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


TimeGT is a promising new multi-platform (Java-based) app: freeware for Windows, Mac or Linux. It offers secure online and offline access through a desktop application.TimeGT supports the Getting Things Done (GTD) Method and it is possible to organize tasks, ideas and notes in numerous ways. You can assign  unlimited depth subprojects for increased clarity for your projects. Tags are also supported to add appropriate context to tasks.

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

Simple reminders with is a nice reminder tool. It is an online service with a free plan and a paid plan with extra features. Use it to create sms, email or twitter reminders. can understand your natural language like "meeting with bob next tuesday at 9am", so you don't need to enter dates and times manually. 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

Goals on Track

GoalsOnTrack is a paid online service, focused towards goal setting and features an intuitive dashboard to access all its functions. Its goal tracking and assessment are outstanding, with complete vision board, habits tracker, goal journal, progress review and reports. It also includes full-featured task management and data synchronization.

Here is a rundown of the many features of GOT:

Goal Setting
  • Create SMART goals
  • Upload your own pictures for goals
  • Mark goals as accomplished
  • Put goals on back burner to deal with them later
  • View goal status and progress at a glance
  • Reorder goals
  • Assign your own categories for goals
  • View goals by categories

1000 Heads: the book

1000 heads, my illustration book

My artwork at Flickr

Inspiring books for the creative type

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.

You can access most GTDrawings in the archive of december 2005 and january 2006.

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.

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