David Allen's notes on ideal GTD software

I’m posting this in case it is helpful to you @Andrei :slight_smile:

See https://gettingthingsdone.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4fdf2cadb358acc7c1c1ca8bd&id=824b0b684c&e=68433ca5b2

It seems a bit cryptic and the handwriting is hard to read, but I think it is worth looking through.

FYI: I saw this posted on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/gtd/comments/caqx9d/david_allens_notes_on_ideal_gtd_software/

Thanks, I did take a look at that.

Very interesting. I like the today view, it’s like focus view but with more separate list.


Have you ever think about an “gtd ecosystem” ? Like many apps and each one take care of one aspect of the method ?

I liked the idea that the user needs to be notified about the active projects with no next actions.
This is easy to implement in the current design and is valuable.

Overall I think the concept of the app in these notes focuses a bit too much on teaching the user to do GTD, as opposed to providing a clean and flexible environment a user who already knows how the method works.

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DA recorderd a follow up podcast on this topic:
Part 1: https://gettingthingsdone.com/2019/08/episode-51-the-ultimate-gtd-app-part-1/
Part 2: https://gettingthingsdone.com/2019/08/episode-52-the-ultimate-gtd-app-part-2/