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  • iPhone, iPad and windows

    Hi,
    I recently started to use GTD, and I started to use the great omnifocus (after trying Doit). But I'm having a problem: I quit Doit becase I didn't want to depend on being online; after using omnifocus and because I also need to use windows on a professional basis, I now can't sync my gtd from omnifocus to my pc. Which softare(s) you would recommend for this multi.platform use with the sync possibility and that is would also be able to be easily exported for some more advanced or new software so it won't get updated on possible to use only on that software. I really need your advice and quickly as my agenda is a caos!
    Please HELP!
    Thanks

  • #2
    i use IMExchange2 on both my ipad and iphone and outlook on my laptop to connect to a personal exchange mailbox, which I set up for £5 a month. Have found it works and have used this set up for 18mths or so.

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    • #3
      I have a similar situation. I use OF on the ipad and the iphone, but have a windows machine at work.

      This link will let you send actions to OF through the web and email. It isn't a complete no brainer but it works fairly well
      http://people.omnigroup.com/dave/link-o-tron.html

      I find that I don't mind the extra effort required to renter actions/projects or whatever into OF. I find that this helps make sure I process rather than just collect. I find that if a process becomes too seamless one can click away and fail to actually think about what it is you are looking at, and it can get dumped into a system by it isn't processed.

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      • #4
        Think outside the box!

        I have a Windoze computer at work also, but don't use it for GTD at all! My iPad sits alongside the Windoze computer, with an Apple Wireless keyboard, and with a iPad charger with a longer cord.

        I enter most all GTD inbox items straight into OF on the iPad. If there are specific work e-mails that should be incorporated, I just forward them to one of the e-mail accounts active on the iPad.

        All OF items are synched through iCloud to my iPad, my iPhone and my Macbook Air. It is really not that hard to use GTD via OF at work, without using your Windoze PC. This is not really that different that when I used a Time Design planner for GTD, but the back-up and multi-device capability is far better.

        Just another approach for your consideration.

        rdgeorge

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ria View Post
          Hi,
          Which softare(s) you would recommend for this multi.platform use with the sync possibility and that is would also be able to be easily exported for some more advanced or new software so it won't get updated on possible to use only on that software. I really need your advice and quickly as my agenda is a caos!
          Please HELP!
          Thanks
          I'd use Toodledo. Try it free as a web app, cheap iOS app, very reliable, strong import and export. It's got lots of features, though, and connecting projects and next actions is not as easy as in omnifocus. Premium upgrade of $15/yr for extra features.

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          • #6
            Carrying 4 devices...

            Originally posted by rdgeorge View Post
            All OF items are synched through iCloud to my iPad, my iPhone and my Macbook Air. It is really not that hard to use GTD via OF at work, without using your Windoze PC. This is not really that different that when I used a Time Design planner for GTD, but the back-up and multi-device capability is far better.
            Do you really think that carrying 4 devices (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air and Windows PC) is better than carrying just one paper planner?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
              Do you really think that carrying 4 devices (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air and Windows PC) is better than carrying just one paper planner?
              I carry my iPhone everywhere outside the house, take my iPad to work, and move my Air around the house and take it on trips. They're all in sync, along with two desktops, and yes, they're better than a paper planner.

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              • #8
                I also carry my iphone everywhere and completely depended on it...

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                • #9
                  Me Too

                  Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                  Do you really think that carrying 4 devices ...
                  I ask myself that question ALL the time.

                  In my backpack to and from work: iPad, iPhone, iPod, company Blackberry & Kindle.

                  From experience the weight is about the same as my old Time/Design GTD system. Luckily it's not that heavy.

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                  • #10
                    I don't even think about it and just carry ipad and iphone all the time.
                    Paper is simply not even an option at all for me

                    Carrying iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air and Windows PC at the same time would be an overkill though. No need for 2 laptops when you can install windows on a mac anyway or use remote desktop, or use remote desktop on ipad.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                      Do you really think that carrying 4 devices (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air and Windows PC) is better than carrying just one paper planner?
                      No, but I have at least one with me and they are always synchonized. I just don't use the PC on my desk at work for GTD - I use the iPad right next to it with a wireless keyboard.

                      I capture stuff with paper, but would never go back to an all-paper system. Several years ago I lost a Time/Design planner which was very difficult.

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                      • #12
                        I have one device with me too.

                        Originally posted by rdgeorge View Post
                        No, but I have at least one with me and they are always synchonized.
                        I have one device with me too. One and only one - always synchronized with itself. Good, old, stylish and reliable Nokia E71 - calendar, communicator, phone, voice recorder, note taker and camera for capturing information (and beautiful moments).

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                        • #13
                          Windows client app sync to iPhone: all I want.

                          These responses are great, but it doesn't seem to actually answer the question (or at least, the question I'd like an answer to). See, I'm in the market for something similar. By the way, I'm not looking for "free", I'm looking for "functional".

                          I'm coming back to GTD after 4 years of, well, not getting things done. I originally did it all using just note cards, as simple as it gets; it more or less worked if I paid attention to it (there's the rub!).

                          I have an iPhone now, but ALL my computers are Windows computers (work, home, otherwise). The iPhone syncs well with iTunes and my gmail account and my work Exchange account. So, I generally have no "cross-platform" issues. For GTD, however, there seems to be a gap. Granted, I have no idea what's available, which is why I'm here. But, what I want is simply this: a Windows client application that is designed for the GTD methodology that has a corresponding iPhone app that affords synchronization between the two.

                          My justification for this seemingly ludicrous request is this: If there's a lot I need to collect or a lot I need to process, tooling around on my iPhone just isn't fast enough; as intuitive as the touchscreen is, I can't type 100 wpm on it, and for the way I visually process things, screen real estate = speed. And, if it isn't fast enough, I'm generally not going to do it. But, I don't always have my computer in front of me when I think of a new "thing" to collect, or when I have a thing to actually do. But I almost always have my iPhone. So, I'd like a robust Windows app that allows me to collect and process in an environment where I'm most productive, with iPhone synchronization so it's portable when I need it to be.

                          Anyone have a line on something that does this?

                          Again, simple requirements: I want to do GTD using a desktop Windows computer, an iPhone, and nothing else.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vertigelt View Post
                            So, I'd like a robust Windows app that allows me to collect and process in an environment where I'm most productive, with iPhone synchronization so it's portable when I need it to be.

                            Anyone have a line on something that does this?

                            Again, simple requirements: I want to do GTD using a desktop Windows computer, an iPhone, and nothing else.
                            Toodledo. Low cost, very flexible, easy export and backup.

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                            • #15
                              vertigelt,

                              I use the Netcentrics Add-In and Microsoft Exchange at work. I sync my tasks and outlook notes to my iPhone using iMExchange 2. It allows me to view my tasks by context on the iPhone and my notes by category . . .

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