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(Archived) Evernote and GTD: A new publication

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I receive regularly a newsletter from David Allen Co. regarding various GTD subjects.

The recent issue reports about the publication of Setup Guides containing GTD best practices for Evernote users, both Windows and Mac.

Here is the link: https://secure.davidco.com/store/catalog/Setup-Guides-p-1-c-263.php

 

It is needless to say that I am not affiliated with neither DA Co. or Evernote, but any help in combining these two is much welcomed. :)

 

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helix,

 

You may be interested in checking out SmartTM app (formerly called a SmartGTD app). It'a a task management app which works really great with EN and other tools like iCal or Google Calendar. The app is really efficient and it's based on GTD methodology so you can implement it very quickly and simply - and start using GTD the best way you can :) I suggest you to visit www.smartgtd.com and take a look on this app ;)

 

Hope you'll like it! 

 

Btw, SmartTM (SmartGTD) is one of the participants of EN Devcup 2013 - so if you'll like it vote for the app at  https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/evernote-devcup-2013/hacks/smartgtd 

More details abou how to vote you can find at app's site: http://www.smartgtd.com/#post=128

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Anna,

Thanks for the links and good luck in the Devcup!

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I receive regularly a newsletter from David Allen Co. regarding various GTD subjects.

The recent issue reports about the publication of Setup Guides containing GTD best practices for Evernote users, both Windows and Mac.

Here is the link: https://secure.davidco.com/store/catalog/Setup-Guides-p-1-c-263.php

 

It is needless to say that I am not affiliated with neither DA Co. or Evernote, but any help in combining these two is much welcomed. :)

 

I'd love to hear a review by you of the guide. I have Daniel Gold's ebook on Evernote and GTD and I'm not convinced I need to buy another, but it would be nice to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about the "official" GTD guide. 

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just bought the guide...  now I will read it :-)

I am anxious to hear your review before I proceed with a purchase.

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OK I’ve read it and here is my feedback:

 

The guide is 20 pages including a TOC and an intro about GTD, the Evernote setup starts at page 5. The guide shows how to create a notebook for every “GTD bucket”  For example they create a notebook for each next action context.

 

Page 7-8-9-10 are mainly focused on explaining what should go in the common GTD lists.

 

In two paragraphs, they touch very briefly on linking next actions with projects with tags but remain vague and issue more of a warning about tags becoming “unwieldy”.

 

Page 13 and 14 are focused on creating a default notebook “inbox” and how you can send notes to it (email or web clipper) 

 

Page 17-18 is about the decision tree how to get inbox to zero and a page about what should go on your calendar. 

 

Page 19-20 is about organizing reference materialn including an example using tags.

 

In and between are more examples and tips on how to use Evernote for GTD.  I would say this is a good guide for anyone completely new to GTD and Evernote, however not recommended for the advanced or experienced user.

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Thanks Matt for the fast and informative review.

I do not live in the US so it would have taken me some time to get it.

In the light of your description I think I will do. You see, most of my colleagues are "...completely new to GTD and Evernote..".  :)

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