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post #41 of 128
DA is a genious and I am convinced that many aspects of his system are the last word on the topic . I have adapted the GTD system...partially . I've had major organizational issues in my life, but I find that GTD helps me even though I don't do it completely. I love the idea of having a computer or mobile device-based system, but honestly I've found that paper-based works better. I have a Circa notebook system, which I love because you can add and remove pages as if it's a binder. I have the approx 5 x 8" size. I have a tab for projects, tabs for contexts, a tab for capture (inbox) and a tab for notes. It's all there and it's portable and doesn't require charging or synching. I'm planning to add pages with my routines.
post #42 of 128
When reading Ksenia's post in Gmail, the sponsored link was to Enleiten which is a web based GTD task list (at least that is what it looks like from a 5 second glance. )

I recently found that Levenger (makers of Circa, mentioned by Ksenia) sell things on eBay.
post #43 of 128
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Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
I have a Circa notebook system, which I love because you can add and remove pages as if it's a binder. I have the approx 5 x 8" size. I have a tab for projects, tabs for contexts, a tab for capture (inbox) and a tab for notes.
Genius! It's like a miniaturized version of my home management binder! If I go down a size, it'll fit in my purse! (I purposely keep a small purse because I have this tendency to clutter mine up if given too much space. )
post #44 of 128
That enlieten looks pretty cool. I'm going to stick with online for now. I have my pagan home management binder and my files for things that must be done on paper. But, there is already so much paper and I have proven ineffective at handling it. I'm much better at the keyboard---I find it much wasier to be ruthless about streamlining and ditching things when they are digital.

Anyway, yes, enlieten looks cool. I am really loving Things, but it's the one part of my system that isn't online so it kind of doesn't "fit." I'm giving todoist a try, and have added it to my igoogle (which I set up last night. I am finding todoist not as smooth to use as Things, though, so I'm a little frustrated. Do you think I might have better luck w/ Remember the Milk. I'd like to pick one and stick with it because I have a lot of ideas running around my head and they need somewhere to go!
post #45 of 128
I'm going to be playing with RTM today. Put Stuff Off seems to like it. And if it can hook into iGoogle (loving that I can have everything in one place!)

I need a bit of a paper solution sprinkled in with my tech stuff. Funny coming from a geek maybe, but I like to scrawl stuff down sometimes. But you are right about being more ruthless about throwing away online stuff. I'm like that too. hmmm.
post #46 of 128
Things I'll keep on paper:
~my rituals and all the stuff in my pagan home management book. Most of the pages in that book are in plastic page protectors. It's not a place for writing much new stuff, not on a daily basis anyway.
~my personal notebook. I need something a little more meaningful for this, actually.
~my datebook. I struggle with this one, actually. I feel like I have calendars/date books in too many places. I need to tackle that, I guess. I do want one online, because I'm more likely to check there. In fact, I'm also more likely to make appointments/commitments online, via email and im, so that's the best place for the calendar. However, I love my lewellyn witch's datebook so much. I would like to keep that in my purse at all times. And I've also printed out monthly calendars for the home managment binder, to help me with my menu planning (when we'll have time to cook, when we need quick meals) and class structure (what days we have field trips and any prep work we need to do). I like that one there because it can be accessed by the whole family. Oh, and I have a weekly dry erase board where I put the menu and schedule for easy reference. And the full homeschool calendar/teacher's book where I keep attendance records (a requirement. a dumb one, IMO). So that's FIVE calendars (not to mention dh's calendars and the wall calendars). Ack!
~bills that can't go online
~personal correspondence for those stubborn non-emailers!
~some of our health care stuff

Ideally, that's it.

I need to streamline the calendar thing! Yikes! I hadn't counted them up before! That will be today's meditation subject, I think.
post #47 of 128
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Originally Posted by dawningmama View Post
However, I love my lewellyn witch's datebook so much. I would like to keep that in my purse at all times.
What if you made this your personal notebook? You could jot down your daily thoughts in that day's section.
post #48 of 128
What a great idea, Joss! I think, if I don't use it as a date book, there should be enough room in there to jot stuff. I could put some post-its in there too, if I needed.
post #49 of 128
Oh a list is good. Let's see.

My Paper Stuff
  • personal notebook
  • family calendar/datebook (doc appts, PT, OT, speech)
  • bills --> file folder or file cabinet
  • special ed document --> into each child's individual binder
  • contracts, house plans, project plans, etc --> into home management binder

My Hope to Keep Online Stuff
  • personal calendar (with family dates included)
  • my to do list
  • my goals
  • notes from websites (need to stop printing and start c&ping into google notebook)
  • research (again, instead of printing)
  • and more as I go along
post #50 of 128
I just this second started using google notebook. I'm using it to compare and contrast RTM, todoist, Sandy and gtdagenda. Because the more research I do in online reminder lists, the more online reminder list services I find. Ack!

I'm leaning towards RTM because it seems the most able to integrate w/ google. I had no idea I'd become this googlfied. Hmmm. I should buy stock.
post #51 of 128
I tried Sandy. And I liked it. But it ended up only giving me more email to ignore.

gtdagenda? How does that look?
post #52 of 128
I don't think gtd agenda is workable for me. I don't see where it works w/ google calendar and that will be my main calendar, I think. I'm working on that bit.

Can I make my google calendar accessible to other gmail users in my family, w/o opening up all my google stuff to them? I was going to keep it in google docs (that's where I've been printing my calendars for the binder) but it would be more seemless to use the actual google calendar I think.
post #53 of 128
Hmm Good question. I'm loving the setup of RTM, so I think I'm going to stick with it. And you can allow people to view it by adding contacts. You can also create groups for if you are working on a project with someone. Neat!

I also want to stick with Joe's Goals, since it seems to be good for tracking progress. Maybe if I stick Joe's Goals as a task in RTM, it'll help me combine the systems. Or at least work on a way to combine them.
post #54 of 128
cool. I think I can use google calendar to invite people to events (like evite) and send reminders to them, so that might work well. I am wishing there was a way to integrate my gmail contacts into google calendar, though. I'll have to search for a macro.
post #55 of 128
Cool! I can totally make my calendar, or even just parts of it, available to the public at large or specific people from my gmail address book! Sweet.


(omg, am such a dork.)
post #56 of 128
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Originally Posted by dawningmama View Post
Cool! I can totally make my calendar, or even just parts of it, available to the public at large or specific people from my gmail address book! Sweet.
Um. How did you do that? You are dorkier than I am atm.
post #57 of 128
Personally, I am trying to reduce the number of places where I enter and put info. I would like to do Google calendar if dh would also do it -- since our schedules are so intimately interlinked due to sharing all of the childcare responsiblities. Digital calendar works better for me at the moment because I'm home a lot and dh's work is not on an 8 day cycle so it is regular but not at all intuitive -- his schedule changes every week.
post #58 of 128
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace View Post
Um. How did you do that? You are dorkier than I am atm.
ok, go to google calendars>settings>calendars and you can edit sharing.

You really just have 3 options: completely public, completely open to those you invite and "busy/free" to public or those you invite. I don't have any of my Super Sekrit Spy appointments on my google calendar but I don't need Joe Schmo knowing when I'm going to the park, so I chose the second option.

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Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
Personally, I am trying to reduce the number of places where I enter and put info. I would like to do Google calendar if dh would also do it -- since our schedules are so intimately interlinked due to sharing all of the childcare responsiblities.
This is where I am. I need to get dp on board so he can get reminders so I don't have to txt him as much (don't forget ds has xyz class) when I am at work.
post #59 of 128
Ksenia ~ Good idea. I just sent my DH a gmail invite so I can give him access.
post #60 of 128
Ok, I am not finding any of the online task lists/reminders as helpful or intuitive as Things. I've got Remember the Milk on and I do love that I have it connected to gmail and can make an email a task with one click (I really love that!) but I find it cumbersome to add tasks and I wish they showed as entries on my google calendar on the monthly view. I have to remember to click the checkmark, I guess, until that day actually arrives and the task shows on my RTM? I'm not sure how to use RTM for my long term goals.

I might use Things and then just manually type stuff into googlecalendar as they come up?

How are you using RTM, FoG? I signed up to have it on twitter, but I doubt I'll use that function. I don't think I'll use the email function either, although perhaps that is the easiest way to make a task?
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