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    Hey, I'm been looking for the best web based GTD app. I've tried both wunderlist and RTM, never can create sub projects/tasks. But if there is a way please let me know.

    The main features i'm looking for is:
    Inbox
    Project List
    Sub Tasks/Projects


    Thanks !

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tado View Post
    Hey, I'm been looking for the best web based GTD app. I've tried both wunderlist and RTM, never can create sub projects/tasks. But if there is a way please let me know.
    The ones that come to mind are Toodledo and Todoist. Both use freemium models, and would require you to pay to use them as you would like. Some people like Nirvana, but development has been very slow. I don't think I can recommend any of them as the best, but Toodledo is flexible and popular.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
      The ones that come to mind are Toodledo and Todoist. Both use freemium models, and would require you to pay to use them as you would like. Some people like Nirvana, but development has been very slow. I don't think I can recommend any of them as the best, but Toodledo is flexible and popular.
      Those are good (have tried them to some extent). You also could check out:

      http://GQueues.com -- it may have what you want. Has lots of features and integrates with GCal; the developer seems to be active. This is what I use. $25 per year. Has iOS and Android apps.

      http://facilethings.com/home/en -- been checking this out on free trial. Not sure it does everything you want, but GTD-centric and seems interesting so far.

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      • #4
        Iqtell

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        • #5
          Subprojects and subtasks are not the core elements of the GTD methodology.

          Originally posted by Tado View Post
          Hey, I'm been looking for the best web based GTD app. I've tried both wunderlist and RTM, never can create sub projects/tasks. But if there is a way please let me know.

          The main features i'm looking for is:
          Inbox
          Project List
          Sub Tasks/Projects
          Your requirements are contradictory a little since subprojects and subtasks are not the core elements of the GTD methodology. They are optional.

          PS. Choose iqtell if you want a product backed by the most active marketing guys...

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          • #6
            I currently use Doit.im. It has a hierarchy in four levels: Goal-Project-Task-Subtask. And it has an overall project list and also project lists per goal. And an inbox, of course.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AndrewGM1 View Post
              Those are good (have tried them to some extent). You also could check out:

              http://GQueues.com -- it may have what you want. Has lots of features and integrates with GCal; the developer seems to be active. This is what I use. $25 per year. Has iOS and Android apps.

              http://facilethings.com/home/en -- been checking this out on free trial. Not sure it does everything you want, but GTD-centric and seems interesting so far.
              GQueues seems a bit clunky to me, but then again, so does the gmail web interface. And I don't like sharing my life with Google. I mean, if you were evil, wouldn't you deny it?

              FacileThings sent me email today, asking that I try them again. It looks at the pricy end of things and painfully gtd-compliant.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
                FacileThings ... painfully gtd-compliant.
                I agree. One if its beauties is that it at least tries to implement all the horizons of focus. The ugly part is that you cannot really use these for a whole lot - beyond the fact that you can narrow down your view by AoR or by Goal, which is very useful.

                Another beauty of it is it explains GTD very well, and generally conveys a very good interpretation of it. The ugly part of this is that you cannot turn it off once you have read it. It clutters your view.

                And it firmly incorporates the silly notion (non-GTD, but often held to be GTD) that only one next action from each project can be on the Next list. This is a definite dealbreaker for me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tado View Post
                  Hey, I'm been looking for the best web based GTD app.
                  Unfortunately no one can really answer that for you. It's entirely subjective.

                  Personally I use Evernote (there are Windows and Mac clients you can download but you can also use the web interface so it qualifies). I think there are a fair number of people on these boards who think Evernote is inadequate but it works for me and DAC even has a GTD for Evernote guide for sale.

                  My point is not "Evernote is great and they're all wrong" but simply that you'll not find much consensus about what's best. Trial and error is your friend here.

                  Use a simple yardstick: does the app make it easier for you rather than harder to maintain your system? If "yes" then you've found a good one.

                  Some more specific rules of thumb: you need something that allows you to sort your tasks by context; something that allows rather than forces due dates; something that does NOT force priority coding; and a "nice to have" but not a necessity is linking next actions to projects.

                  If you find something that does all that and you can use it without having to think overly hard about it, then I'd say you've found a winner.

                  Good luck!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
                    It looks at the pricy end of things and painfully gtd-compliant.
                    It may seem counter-intuitive to some but I actually like apps that are not "designed for GTD" because the latter lock you into someone else's interpretation of GTD. One thing I've learned is that there as many valid ways to "do GTD" as there are people. DA was smart to distill the principles but leave the implementation to the individual. "Non-GTD" apps generally allow more flexibility for me to implement the principles my way, or at least that's how I feel.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bcmyers2112 View Post
                      I actually like apps that are not "designed for GTD" because the latter lock you into someone else's interpretation of GTD.
                      I fully agree with that, especially in principle, but even in practice to a large extent. One of the better and more powerful apps of the more "generic task management" type is Toodledo. I used that for a long time.

                      But in practice, a lot of other generic apps do not meet these other important criteria too well:

                      Originally posted by bcmyers2112 View Post
                      ... allows you to sort your tasks by context ... allows rather than forces due dates ... does NOT force priority coding.
                      Many apps, especially the simpler ones, usually have little other than due dates etc to organize and sort by, which makes them quite useless. No matter how cute little icons they have created (a coffee cup and a crescent moon etc) to make it is easy for you to choose a better time to do this task, it is still time-based, which is fundamentally almost the exact opposite of what we want.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
                        GQueues seems a bit clunky to me, but then again, so does the gmail web interface. And I don't like sharing my life with Google. I mean, if you were evil, wouldn't you deny it?
                        I agree that http://GQueues.com looks clunky (and I told the developer that), but in fact it scrolls fast and has smooth drag and drop. It has lots of features, a responsive developer, and good GCal integration. And it's cheap. I have tried probably every GTD program out there (at least for a little bit), and this one suits my purposes because it's available, doesn't get in the way, and helps me be productive. So I can put up with a less-than-beautiful interface. The developer is promising more features down the road.

                        I actually almost chose http://Doit.im instead -- it looks very nice and I think is the same price as GQueues. But the GCal integration didn't seem to work well at all (in fact, it was a mess), so for that reason alone I went with GQueues.

                        As for Google being evil... that's a consideration. But the Google apps are working well for me.

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                        • #13
                          Now with Evernote integration IQTELL http://iqtell.com/ has everything to become your TRUSTED source. All of your calendars, emails, projects, to dos, project support materials, EVERYTHING in ONE PLACE. Very customizable to fit your needs. Give it a try.

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                          • #14
                            I realize this post is a couple of years old, but it was a high-ranked hit in Google, so I thought I'd respond.

                            Personally I've been using IQTell and it will easily meet your functionality requirements. It was designed from the ground up with GTD in mind. If it's in GTD, then IQTell does it. (Projects, Actions, Waiting Fors - all linkable), integrates with all common email platforms including Exchange, Google, Yahoo!, generic IMAP, etc. Also integrates with the common calendaring solutions out there. Once you tie your email account(s) into IQTell, you can use one key to assign an email to a bucket like Actions, Projects, Waiting For, etc. Or you can just use the e-mail gateway - send an email to your customized iqtell address and it automatically goes to your desired bucket. Nice syncing via cloud - you can use web, iOS, or Android UIs. (Also, integrates nicely with Evernote - forgot to mention that.)

                            All in all it's pretty sweet - I've been very happy with it. The support staff has been super-responsive to bug reports and suggestions for improvements.

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                            • #15
                              I have recently moved my system to zendone (https://www.zendone.com). Before it I have used many different apps, and at this point one thing that is clear to me is that there is no such thing as a perfect GTD tool.

                              There are many things I like about zendone (their approach to next actions, process your inbox the GTD way, superb evernote integration, very good support and active community). There are also other things I like less, specially the lack of tickler support. They say that is coming in version 2.0, let’s see…

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