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  • Best practices and tips for Palm?

    Hello all.

    I'll be getting a Palm Z22 in about a week or so so I'm really excited. I'm just wondering if some of you Palm users would mind sharing some of your best practices and tips on implementing GTD on Palm, like do you have a catch-all place where you park stuff for later processing, or do you process immediately and then input the actions into your tasks list? I also heard Mobile DB list tracker is included in the installation CD, do you guys also use this app for GTD? How about SplashShopper? Thanks!

  • #2
    David Allen has an article on how he uses his Palm
    http://www.davidco.com/store/catalog...is-p-16161.php

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    • #3
      Originally posted by corrallingyourstuff View Post
      do you have a catch-all place where you park stuff for later processing, or do you process immediately and then input the actions into your tasks list? I also heard Mobile DB list tracker is included in the installation CD, do you guys also use this app for GTD? How about SplashShopper? Thanks!
      I use lifebalance for the palm and PC to track all my todo. It's worth a look http://www.llamagraphics.com.

      I don't use Mobile DB.

      I use SplashShopper all the time. It rocks.

      - Don
      Last edited by dschaffner; 09-23-2008, 02:26 PM. Reason: typo

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      • #4
        I use Datebook 6 for my calendar because I've always used this program over the built-in calender program. However, that's it. The rest of the Palm is "plain vanilla". It just plain works for me

        BTW, I have a Treo 650.

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        • #5
          I use the standard apps. for most of my GTD-stuff. The Tasks/Todo app is the main part that I use all day. I use the categories to separate the different lists, contexts, projects and someday-maybe. I use HandyShopper for mye checklists. Here's most of it:

          Project lists: Tasks, pro/pri projects
          Someday/maybe: Tasks Palm pro/pri
          Errands and Checklists in HandyShopper
          Contexts: @Home, @Office, @Chainsaw, @Hobbyroom, @Phone in Tasks

          In the Memo app I have a category INBOX where I put new ideas etc. unless it goes directly into projects/someday-maybe in Tasks.

          Tore, http://twitter.com/toremor

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dschaffner View Post
            I use lifebalance for the palm and PC to track all my todo. It's worth a look http://www.llamagraphics.com.

            I don't use Mobile DB.

            I use SplashShopped all the time. It rocks.

            - Don
            How's it different from Handyshopper?

            Still excited,
            Sam

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            • #7
              Originally posted by corrallingyourstuff View Post
              How's it different from Handyshopper?
              I think the SplashShopper desktop application makes the difference. Handyshopper editors are much harder to learn to use and when I had to move from JShopper to something new I went with SplashShopper because of the desktop app.

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              • #8
                Life Balance - My source for Next Actions
                DayNotez - capture
                Shadow Plan - recurring tasks (travel/campout lists) & project management tracking outside of work (MS project is overkill)

                I discussed how I use index cards & paper for capture here:
                http://www.davidco.com/forum/showpos...4&postcount=12

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                • #9
                  Here's what I used when I had a Palm. I'm using a iPhone now and to be honest, nothing really beats the Palm for GTD!

                  I originally used Agendus for viewing the NAs but any app that uses the built in todo database could be used. I modified this somewhat by using ksDateBook/ksToDo and CanDo; I've not documented this but I can if anyone is interested.

                  Progect Setup
                  =============
                  - assigned to the Tasks button
                  - four top level projects for GTD; computer, home, work, MPhil
                  - 'Hide done tasks' selected in the 'Project Properties'; I only want to see what I have still to complete
                  - each top level project has a number of sub-projects with each sub-project
                  having a 'Notes' section
                  - the flat filter is set to show only the 'unfiled' category
                  - each top level project has the following categories (where appropriate);
                  @home, @internet, @mphil, @work, date

                  Agendus Setup
                  =============
                  - assigned to the Calendar button
                  - task categories; @home, @internet, @mphil, @work, Calls (Agendus built
                  in), chores, date, errands
                  - split view shows chores, date and errand tasks (ie. only dated tasks)
                  - todo view is always set to show undated tasks
                  - list view shows @work so that I can see when work tasks have been
                  completed for my weekly timesheet
                  - todo settings; show completed items, show only dated items, record date on
                  completion

                  Using the system
                  ================
                  All tasks are entered in Progect in the relevant sub-project with no date
                  and a category of unfiled. The following codes are used:

                  - '>' : waitingFor
                  - '<' : speak to
                  - '@' : email
                  - '(R)' : review

                  When a task becomes a NA, it is linked and the relevant category is
                  assigned. This ensures that it turns up in the correct category in Agendus.

                  Depending on where I am, I can then peruse the tasks for that location using
                  the todo view in Agendus. Due to the way that tasks are linked by Progect,
                  I can see which sub-project the task belongs to and I can have more that one
                  NA.

                  If a task is to be completed on a certain date, it is immediately linked
                  with a due-date and the category of date.

                  Tasks are always completed in Agendus. Therefore, when I need to review the
                  work that I have completed on a given date, I just go the Agendus list view
                  and choose the required date.


                  Example
                  =======

                  PROGECT
                  Normal List
                  -----------
                  SubProject1
                  Note
                  Note1
                  Note2
                  []Task1 <-- NA for SubProject1, linked, category @work
                  Task2 <-- Task, no link, category Unfiled
                  SubProject2
                  Note
                  []Task1 <-- NA for SubProject2, linked, category @work

                  Flat
                  ----
                  Task2 <-- not linked, so is shown here


                  AGENDUS
                  @work category in todo view
                  ---------------------------
                  []Task1 | Subproject1
                  []Task1 | Subproject2


                  If anyone has any observations or questions let me know.

                  Austin.

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