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  • Converted from a PC to Mac- can no longer use GTD Outlook Add-In. What to do?!?!

    For the last few months I've bought into the GTD system and really, really liked the GTD Outlook Addin by Netcentrics. Unfortunately, I can't use it on a Mac.

    I have Outlook Mac 2011. Is there an alternative for my beloved plugin?!?!?!

    Thanks!

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    Omnifocus

    I did exactly the same a couple of months ago, though I still use PC at work: switch to Omnifocus. I loved Netcentric's addon, but I must say: I don't miss it. Omnifocus exceeds all my expectations.

    And with it installed on my iPad, iPhone, and syncing everything using spootnik (www.spootnik.net), I got a solution Netcentrics never could offer: access to my GTD system from all my devices.

    At work? I use TeamViewer against my iMac at home, and voila! - access to Omnifocus even from my PC at work.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by webmktco View Post
      For the last few months I've bought into the GTD system and really, really liked the GTD Outlook Addin by Netcentrics. Unfortunately, I can't use it on a Mac.

      I have Outlook Mac 2011. Is there an alternative for my beloved plugin?!?!?!

      Thanks!
      You could run parallels on your mac, install windows, and go from there.
      Alternatively, look at Omnifocus for a robust GTD tool with decent integration with Mail.app.
      Things will do that too, and either is a reasonable choice if you are just using a single machine.
      With multiple machines, a smartphone and a tablet, the issues are more complex.
      I use multiple macs, an iPhone and an iPad, and life is pretty good with Omnifocus.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by webmktco View Post
        Is there an alternative for my beloved plugin?!?!?!
        Omnifocus

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        • #5
          Isn't it like filling an empty expensive bottle with cheap wine?

          Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
          You could run parallels on your mac, install windows, and go from there.
          Isn't it like filling an empty expensive bottle with cheap wine?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
            Isn't it like filling an empty expensive bottle with cheap wine?
            I was trying to be nice to someone who was missing his Windows software , but yes.
            Actually, I did an experiment with inexpensive, high tannin red wines a long time ago.
            I opened a magnum, and rebottled half in a regular size bottle. I found that if you give them several
            more years in the bottle than they usually get, they often become fairly nice.
            So putting Windows on a mac is not nearly as good as filling an empty expensive bottle with cheap wine!

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            • #7
              I think the "install windows on the mac"-suggestion is good and use it a lot. (the suggestion, not windows on my mac). After a while, when people find they start windows more seldom or perhaps not at all, they tend to delete it from the mac.

              If you would start using OmniFocus I believe you will find yourself comfortable with it, but if you don't, you can always keep working with the windows installation and the plugin.

              Good luck!

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              • #8
                Windows in a cellar?

                Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
                I was trying to be nice to someone who was missing his Windows software , but yes.
                Actually, I did an experiment with inexpensive, high tannin red wines a long time ago.
                I opened a magnum, and rebottled half in a regular size bottle. I found that if you give them several
                more years in the bottle than they usually get, they often become fairly nice.
                So putting Windows on a mac is not nearly as good as filling an empty expensive bottle with cheap wine!
                Maybe installing Windows on a Mac and leaving it untouched in a cellar for several years will make it better too?

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