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  • Swift To-Do List?

    I am new here. Please correct me if I breach etiquette in any way, and let me know.

    Recently, I discovered Evernote (EN) in my quest to tame the paper tiger. I have been using it in conjunction with a Fuji ScanSnap for a about a month now, and I am in love with the setup. Now, it is time for me to incorporate an effective GTD system. I am almost done reading the GTD book (by DA). So, I am still exploring software alternatives for that part of the game.

    I know that there are many who espouse using EN for GTD (most famously, The Secret Weapon). However, in my view (and as the makers of EN themselves admit), it is a forced fit. I guess it will work, but only after vigorously beating it into shape. These are just my impressions; I could be wrong.

    So, I began to look around for GTD-specific software that will work across my desktop and laptop machines (Windows), my iPad, and my Android phone (which EN does like a champ). Wunderlist and Astrid come close . . . but they don't quite leave my fully satisfied.

    Just recently, I "bought" a free copy of a to-do software, called Swift To List (through http://bitsdujour.com). I had not heard of Swift before. But, just after installing it, I am very impressed by how much customization it is capable of! I am still playing with it. So, I don't know where landmines may be hidden.

    My question is, "Have any of you used this?" They have a 30-day free trial, three different versions, and features that appear to be very impressive at first glance. They say they have apps to sync with mobile devices. But, I have not explored that aspect of it yet. One problem with that software is that it is expensive! But, my GTD efforts are quite high in my priority of things right now.

    Anyhow, I am not affiliated with them in any way, except as a customer. So, please do not construe my question as a disguised marketing effort. I searched for "Swift To-Do" on this Forum, and did not find anything.

    If you have thoughts about this, would you share them please?

    If you are curious, this application can be found at: http://www.dextronet.com/ . Also, check out the following pages:

    http://www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do...tware/editions

    http://www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do...tware/features

    Thank you for your attention.

    ~ JC ~

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    Swift

    Most Windows users are either into Cloud based software or most likely using Outlook. Not too many posts regarding Windows-based software other than Outlook or the Outlook plugin.

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      I'm not familiar with Swift-To-Do, but I've found some great free or nearly free GTD-esque software out there, so I encourage you to try, try, try before you buy. Ironically, I ultimately came back to paper. Doh!

      Originally posted by javacafe View Post
      Recently, I discovered Evernote (EN) in my quest to tame the paper tiger. I have been using it in conjunction with a Fuji ScanSnap for a about a month now, and I am in love with the setup... I know that there are many who espouse using EN for GTD (most famously, The Secret Weapon). However, in my view (and as the makers of EN themselves admit), it is a forced fit. I guess it will work, but only after vigorously beating it into shape. These are just my impressions; I could be wrong.
      I share your impressions, JC! I love Evernote... a lot... but I only use it to store reference materials for easy retrieval, not for core GTD use. One of our members, enyonam, writes extensively about Evernote integration on her blog (enyonam.com), and her implementation has a certain elegance that I'm envious of! There's also great info here on the forums from Connect members who use Evernote to different degrees. Maybe you'll find a happy medium in there somewhere.

      Good luck, and welcome to the forums!

      Dena

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