Mihai Criveti's Reviews > Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done by David    Allen
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Jun 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: recommended, non-fiction, management

I've been using the methods and techniques described in GTD along side mind mapping in practice for over 8 years (mostly due to tools like OneNote, Emacs ORG mode, XMind/Fremind, etc). Reading this book has definitely helped optimize my workflow and planning into something quite a bit more efficient.

Right now I'm still looking to overhaul my tooling, OneNote isn't available on UNIX-like system (though it mostly works with wine), and Emacs ORG mode isn't practical for pasting images, screenshots, video, audio, files, etc. and such for reference.

It's tried a bunch of Java tools (Thinking Rock and GTD Free) but they're not very good for reference, note taking and reminders / calendar stuff. So far it's proving hard to beat the OneNote + Outlook + Project combo.

One tool I've been using for a while now (probably an year or so) is Tracks. http://getontracks.org/ . It's a RoR webapp that covers most things in the GTD workflow. Although import/export isn't yet available as of version 2.0, it gets the job done. It's also available from Bitnami: http://bitnami.org/stack/tracks as a pre-installed stack.

If you're into GTD or just like to organize yourself with TODOS, tasks, projects and such, Tracks is worth a try.

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Reading Progress

June 14, 2010 – Started Reading
June 14, 2010 – Shelved
June 27, 2010 – Shelved as: recommended
June 27, 2010 – Finished Reading
June 29, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 29, 2010 – Shelved (Audio CD Edition)
June 29, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction (Audio CD Edition)
March 22, 2012 – Shelved as: management
November 22, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read (Audio CD Edition)

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