This post is in response to a few questions that came up offline related to GTD and how we implemented this approach.
For the past decade I have primarily used Outlook to manage my activities. However, when I reached 1000 emails in my inbox, some of which were 12 months old, I knew I had to change. My organization system was failing me.
There are a wealth of resources and fans of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology online. (For the uninitiated, visit Wikipedia for a good overview.)
I’m convinced that the developers at Google had GTD in mind when they designed Gmail. We use Google Apps for email and I don’t miss Outlook at all. We also selected a web-based tool, Nozbe, that implements this methodology and gives us access to tasks and projects from any computer, anytime. It works on our iPhones too. I highly recommend it.
GTD and these tools make us better event managers and presenters.
Here are some good resources and blogs that go further on this topic:
David Allen’s Official GTD Blog
I also use Nozbe and have quite a few posts on my experiences with it and iNozbe, including a recent post with details on how to forward your email automatically to Nozbe, and another on how to use Jott to call in your tasks with your phone. Take a look at http://johnkendrick.wordpress.com