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  1. I love the new clipper, but I have a small problem. Once you've clicked on the elephant icon, if you change your mind, how do you close the black options bar on the RHS of the screen? Escape doesn't work and right-click doesn't provide the option either? With the old clipper you could just press escape and the operation would cancel. I can't see how to do it on the new one.
  2. Omnifocus is one of the productivity tools I haven't tried, solely because I don't own an iPad. However it's the app that I see most frequently recommended in forums and blogs, so it must be good. I'm sure I'll get myself an iPad and try it out at some point. It's expensive but then again a service like Remember the Milk costs $25 a year, and at least Omnifocus is a one-off payment as far as I'm aware. I've also given up on EN for GTD, mainly because of the lack of a due date and the need to manually refer back to an email client and calendar. Finding ways of getting around this seems more trouble than it's worth. It's a pity because I love the Evernote UI, and in many ways it's a great piece of software. But you can't get around the fact that it just wasn't specifically developed to manage tasks, so any attempt to do so ends up being a "hack". I'm sure it's sufficient for some people, depending on their requirements, but I don't think it can really hold its own versus an app like Omnifocus. I think I'll have to start saving up for an iPad...
  3. Hi gatorbrit, This is the first post I've made on this forum, but I wanted to register to thank you for posting the link to Mark Forster's FV algorithm. I've spent too many hours reading about various GTD systems, both in EN and other apps, and trying to implement them with variable results. Then I came across this little post and it's turned most of what I thought I knew about productivity on its head! I'm honestly surprised you've had no relevant replies. Probably in common with others who require a "system" to stay organised, my biggest barrier to GTD has always been procrastination and/or motivation. The FV algorithm appears so trivial at first glance that I wondered how it could possibly work. But after thinking about it at some length (insert joke here), it's the only productivity algorithm I've seen which addresses the very real issue of psychological readiness to attempt a task. Like most powerful ideas, there's also something very elegant about the way it works that really appeals to me. The fact that you don't need to understand the algorithm's psychological or mathematical principles to apply it, makes me like it even more. The simplest ideas are often the most powerful. Ironically, after spending countless hours investigating various complicated organisational systems, I may end up going back to a single list! Or more likely, a "Today" list and a "Next" list, as he hints at in the notes at the bottom. Anyway, just wanted to note my appreciation, thanks for posting this. Kind regards
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