If you browse your local book emporium, you may come across the “Productivity” section, where authors have written books on doing more work in less time. One popular figure in this genre is David Allen, creator of Getting Things Done (official business site). Getting Things Done, or GTD as it’s popularly known, has been embraced by many as the way to battle the forces of an overwhelming inbox. Living in the electronic age that we do, people have written software to be able to assist those attempting to use GTD. Enter today’s software pick: GTD-Free. This software is written in Java, and has been tested on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Any platform capable running Java 1.6 should work fine.
The software has a lovely gallery of screenshots, but I wanted to share at least one to give you an idea of what the interface is like when dealing with, well, things:
Anyone who is “into” the GTD method should give this software a try.
And for those who are tired of loading Yet Another Tool to try and organize things, for those that prefer the original digital world of paper and pen, I present to you The Hipster PDA. Instead of using a smart phone, a computer, a PDA, it’s just paper combined into a notebook with a binder clip. You can find all kinds of GTD (or organization in general) PDF templates and such in the related links at the bottom of the page. I especially like the ones at D*I*Y Planner. The lovely thing about paper is that it can’t crash!