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  • Update on David Allen Gear

    An update for anyone who is wondering what's new with the David Allen product line:

    The David Allen Company has begun to introduce a number of its new GTD productivity products on the Web site. These new items are being designed and manufactured directly by our company, rather than working with any third party manufacturers, such as Levenger, at the present time. These items include traveling file folders, notetaker wallets, templates, a digital two minute timer, and many new items soon to arrive. At the present time, these items are exclusive to The David Allen Company and only available in our online store . Enjoy!

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    $10 for a timer that ONLY times for 2 minutes?

    http://www.davidco.com/store/catalog...er-p-16218.php

    David makes a lot of info available for free on this site which I and many others appreciate. But charging $10 for timer software that can be gotten for free all over the Internet is a bit greedy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by webagogue
      http://www.davidco.com/store/catalog...er-p-16218.php

      David makes a lot of info available for free on this site which I and many others appreciate. But charging $10 for timer software that can be gotten for free all over the Internet is a bit greedy.
      All their stuff seems overpriced to me. $2+ for a folder, $100 for a wallet, $10 for a timer program I can write myself. Then again I not a corporate suit with an expense account. I do not think the target audience for their products is the average bloke. Or maybe I am just a cheapskate.

      Also, never use words like always, never, or all. The one exception I find is an obscure little book called "Getting Things Done". Now that is the one product on their site that is worth ten times the price. But of course the cheapskate in me bought it for even less on Amazon (and with free shipping).

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      • #4
        YEAH, man they are extorting money from us.

        Especially the $15 for the product that revolutionized all of our lives and has us coming to this forum everyday.

        Oh, wait....

        That was probably money well spent

        Nevermind!

        We Love DavidCo!!

        Michael

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        • #5
          Two Minute Timer

          Update on the system requirements for the new David Allen Two Minute Timer- It is currently only available for a PC/Windows environment.

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          • #6
            Timer Widgets for Mac Users

            Though not quite as elegant as David's timer, here's a list of all sorts of timer widgets available for Mac users.

            http://searchcgi.apple.com/cgi-bin/s...searchpre11.pl

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            • #7
              Originally posted by webagogue
              http://www.davidco.com/store/catalog...er-p-16218.php

              David makes a lot of info available for free on this site which I and many others appreciate. But charging $10 for timer software that can be gotten for free all over the Internet is a bit greedy.
              Keep in mind that this timer is designed for a specific purpose , to only track items by the two minute rule ...I could do without the branding all over the product , I like a clean simple interface .

              I don't think the price is unreasonable .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by morias
                Though not quite as elegant as David's timer, here's a list of all sorts of timer widgets available for Mac users.

                http://searchcgi.apple.com/cgi-bin/s...searchpre11.pl
                That only gives me a blank page

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                • #9
                  Alternatives

                  For those of us that do believe $10 is about $10 too much, there is an atricle over at lifehacker.com on a free timer that was written and made freely available. It does require microsoft's .NET so that is a limitation.

                  I did a search for "timer" on freshmeat and there were several that fit the bill. I found one I really liked written in PHP that I am going to implement (as soon as a get two spare minutes). Good thing about it is that it is web based so it's platform independent.

                  Also, sites like tucows list several free timers. Just want the consumers here to know there are other options.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by morias
                    Though not quite as elegant as David's timer, here's a list of all sorts of timer widgets available for Mac users.

                    http://searchcgi.apple.com/cgi-bin/s...searchpre11.pl
                    You usually CANNOT put search results in a link like that. The technology requires the input from the form to run against the search engine and then give results.

                    Michael

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                    • #11
                      This is what I use:

                      http://www.elegantpie.com/eggtimer.html

                      I usually set it for blocks of time dedicated to specific activities (i.e. clean inbox: 30 minutes, etc.) but it can easily be set for 2 minutes.

                      It is free but with a $5 suggested donation.

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                      • #12
                        Apple Dashboard Page

                        Sorry 'bout the search results page.

                        Apple users can search for 'timer' on this page http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

                        The search results are a mishmash of different timers and countdown clocks. I'm currently at work on a PC, so I have to wait until I get home tonight to play some of the timers.

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