A while back I was given an opportunity to utilize a product for free that in exchange for a blog post about it. I have been putting off the blog post because it just doesn’t work for me. I can’t work the way it asks me to work.
The product is GTDAgenda and from what I can tell it’s great. If I were an ardent student of David Allen’s GTD I would be all over this thing like black on coffee. It did force me to look more and more into what exactly it was, what the GTD methodology is and why it’s so popular and through that I learned more about a subject I didn’t know much on before.
That is awesome, but it’s just not how I work.
I don’t need next actions, I don’t need to group them by where they take place. The only thing I need is a piece of paper and a pen. Write it down, cross it off or do it later when it makes sense to do it.
I regret to say that I didn’t use it much more than a week before I found it to be a pain in the butt to keep going back, changing, adding, etc all the things to the list. Now if I was a David Allen follower and was into theGTD to where I thought it was the greatest system ever then I would have loved it.
My advice to you. If you like GTD, if you find the way that it’s structured give it a go and you won’t be disappointed. If you’re like me and this system is too much work for you to keep up when a pen & paper does just fine then you probably want to try something more like Remember The Milk.
Have you tried it already? What do you think of productivity tools like this altogether?
Thanks for reading.
Josh “Shua” Peters