Archive for the 'GTD' Category

Put it in front of the door in 2010

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Two of the biggest barriers to making good use of ResultsManager for Getting things Done (GTD) tend to be (1) the need to manually refresh dashboards and (2) the need to access to do list items away from your computer. When you sit down to get too work, the last thing you want to do […]

Begin with the End in Mind

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

…or begin with the beginning (next action) in mind. It’s your choice. Whether you are following Habit 2 of the Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or the “Next Action” mindset of Getting things done (GTD), is all about learning to identify and break down the sequence of individual steps to get from […]


Saturday, April 4th, 2009

When you are faced with 100 messages in Microsoft OutLook, it will often be due to the presence of several conversations spread across the Inbox with various entries containing different replies and different attachments. Your first step in processing may be to thin the the list down to only the most recent messages in each […]

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Elizabeth Gilbert recently gave a talk at TED on “A Different Way to Think about Creative Genius“. The subject of her talk is the stress and fear creative people experience in trying to meet the high expectations they set for themselves. While she jokes about these issues not impacting people in “non-creative” fields like engineering, […]

OutLinker Contexts

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I thought it was done, but one last someday/maybe feature creeped into OutLinker last evening. OutLinker now has buttons to allow you to set the context for the task associated with the message quickly. Note that the contexts assigned with the buttons (or by just putting the @context in the next action) are now automatically […]

OutLinker Lite (OutLinker for “list” people)

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

OutLinker came into being as a means for creating MindManager hyperlinks to archived Microsoft Outlook messages. It faccilitates the Getting Things Done (GTD) process of empyting your inbox and can be optionally enhanced by GyroQ and MindReader. The program was recently enhanced with the option to create Outlook tasks with message attachments and/or links. It […]

MindReader 2.0

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

After a few weeks of shakedown and clean-up, it seems the setup.exe program created to install MindReader, Mark Task Complete, and Next Action Analysis and their associated Gyronix GyroQ tags is just about ready for prime time. If you are a MindManager user and have wanted to give these tools a try in the past, […]

Mark Tasks Complete Faster

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The Mark Task Complete macro evolved incrementally from a short GyroQ tag into a fairly involved macro and got inefficient along the way. The new version is streamlined and should perform quite a bit faster. If you are a regular user of this GTD tool, I’d recommend downloading it. This version also defaults to storing […]

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