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  • Need something like OUTLOOK for mac

    Hey:

    I have mastered OUTLOOK for GTD at work, but at home I have a mac. Can anyone recommend a good to-do list program that views the following things really clearly?

    1. Subject
    2. Category
    3. Deadline

    I like having things set up in outlook in categories so it says "Calls" and then every call I have to make has the word "call" in front of it, and they can all be sorted by date and stuff like that.

    Any help would be awesome.

  • #2
    I don't have experience with it, but Entourage (Microsoft) seems like a logical option. It is (as I understand it) the Office for Mac version of Outlook and has some pretty cool features that may be superior to the Windows version.

    Any Entourage users want to weigh in here?

    - MB

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    • #3
      Outlook /Entourage

      If you do a search for Entourage or look in the archives for Mac discussions there is a lot about what people use. I use Entourage and am very happy with it after exhaustively looking at all the alternatives.Read the archives and I think it will give you a lot of info.

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      • #4
        Sort of similar question...I have a PC/Outlook at work and Mac/Mail at home (though I'm considering Entourage for the reasons you list above). Bigger question for me is how to best combine home/work to-do's, tasks, ticklers, etc. to avoid having two duplicate systems.

        Anyone have any thoughts on that?

        One option is to attempt a PDA as the go-between, though for now I'm using a Nokia 3650 as my "PDA" and the screen/keyboard is not ideal for managing and updating actions, etc.

        Just wondering how other people are handling the home/office and PC/Mac splits and not going crazy.

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        • #5
          Mac and PC ok

          Originally posted by meghan
          Just wondering how other people are handling the home/office and PC/Mac splits and not going crazy.
          I have a palm, and it syncs to my pc's at work and at home, as well as my mac laptop. I use Agendus for Windows on both PC's, because I can adjust the font size and sort tasks alphabetically (I have used outlook too). I use Entourage on the mac. I have other things to drive me crazy, so I don't need my GTD system to do it.

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          • #6
            Outlook...

            Thanks for responding everyone.

            I have entourage but it cannot break the info out like this:

            Category Subject Due Date

            Category: CALL
            CALL Mom about birthday plans 9/25/05
            CALL Caitlin about financial status 9/25/05

            Outlook does this perfectly, I can organize it all into categories and organize by its due date. I have numerous sections, like call, office, errand, purchase, read... Perfect system, but I cannot find a program that can arrange the info like that - so that it has three real clear categories, with Large subheadings that say Calls, Errands, Computer... like outlook does.

            -Chris

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            • #7
              Entourage 2004

              Hi Chris et al

              I have just purchased a brand spanking new powerbook thanks to my son dropping my last laptop (he gets out of Intensive Care tomorrow .

              On the Entourage question, I notice the new version (2004) has a "Projects"
              tab. I haven't used it but I would assume this may do what you're asking.

              I'll check it out over the next week if you like and let you know.

              Bill

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              • #8
                Answer to problem: setting custom views in Entourage

                Originally posted by Seattle P.R. guy
                Thanks for responding everyone.

                I have entourage but it cannot break the info out like this:

                Category Subject Due Date

                Category: CALL
                CALL Mom about birthday plans 9/25/05
                CALL Caitlin about financial status 9/25/05

                Outlook does this perfectly, I can organize it all into categories and organize by its due date. I have numerous sections, like call, office, errand, purchase, read... Perfect system, but I cannot find a program that can arrange the info like that - so that it has three real clear categories, with Large subheadings that say Calls, Errands, Computer... like outlook does.

                -Chris
                Oh, now I think I see what is bothering you. You like the "group by" feature of Outlook. I do too, but Entourage doesn't do that. Here's what you can do: you can have incomplete tasks from selected categories shown together, sorted by category. This is not as good as "group by" because it doesn't collapse, and it is a pain to set up, but once it is set up, it's fine. Set up a custom task view, say "Working at Home", which will include @Anywhere, @Computer, and @Calls and nothing else. Set the filtering on the custom view to: match "unless any criteria are met" so you will see only those items which match NONE of the criteria. Your first criterion is "is complete." and all the other criteria are the categories you DO NOT want to see in this view: "Category is @Work", "Category is Projects- Work", et cetera. You have to do this way because Entourage does not implement a full and/or filtering interface (what we are doing is logically equivalent- de Morgan's laws).

                I highly recommend that you color code your categories. You can sort your new view by category, if you like, and rearrange the columns, too. Hope this helps.

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                • #9
                  On a more general note, if you're a Mac user and GTD'er, you need to spend some time over at www.43folders.com

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