Posts Tagged ‘Outlook’

Tricks for capturing Waiting For emails
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Tricks for capturing Waiting For emails

One of the key buckets in your GTD system is Waiting For.  So what’s the biggest creator of Waiting For? Sent emails. Sure, you could slog through your Sent folder for which ones you actually need to make sure to track, but that’s like searching for a contact lens on the beach.  Good luck having […]

What are your killer apps for your GTD system?
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What are your killer apps for your GTD system?

Wikipedia defines a killer app as “…so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology.”  So, what are your killer GTD apps?  What do you use regularly AND find to be essential to your GTD implementation? Where do you keep your lists? Your calendar? Do you sync to a handheld? […]

Working with file attachments in Outlook
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Working with file attachments in Outlook

Often, your project support will include documents on your computer like Word or Excel files. You can attach the actual document, but what happens if you update the original? How can you be sure you have the latest attached?  We got this very question from a GTD’er and thought it would be useful to pass […]

A quick guide to GTD & projects
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A quick guide to GTD & projects

Some of the most common questions we get are about managing projects.  Here is how one of the Coaches replied when a new GTD’er was asking how to manage projects and all of the related steps. There are 3 components to consider with your projects: 1. Tracking the outcome on a Projects list(s) that serves […]

Critical patch for GTD Outlook Add-in users
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Critical patch for GTD Outlook Add-in users

Hey GTD’ers–for those of you who use the Getting Things Done® Outlook® Add-In by NetCentrics, make sure you grab the critical update before Sunday. Here’s what they say: NetCentrics has released an update for the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In, Version 3.0.40.  This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Getting […]

Coaching videos for GTD Outlook Add-In users
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Coaching videos for GTD Outlook Add-In users

Meg Edwards, one of our senior coaches, created some fantastic coaching videos with the team at Netcentrics–makers of the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In.  If you use this tool, you’ll find these to be a great series for learning to get the most out of this tool for your GTD system.  Even if you don’t […]

The GTD Outlook Add-In
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The GTD Outlook Add-In

I recently spoke with Dean Hering of Netcentrics about the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In. We had a fun chat about how the product came to be and what it does these days for GTD’ers on Outlook. Listen now. Right before the podcast, I Tweeted that I’d be speaking with him and I asked Dean […]

New release of the GTD Outlook Add-In
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New release of the GTD Outlook Add-In

Years ago, David Allen worked with software design firm Netcentrics to create a GTD solution for Outlook users.  In fact, it’s one of the few applications (Eric Mack’s eProductivity product is another) that has David’s fingerprints on the look, feel and functionality.  Although you can customize Outlook to be more useful via the GTD & […]

Tracking Projects in Outlook
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Tracking Projects in Outlook

A Microsoft Outlook user recently asked one of our coaches: After working with the GTD system for quite awhile, I find tracking next actions in Outlook to be pretty easy.  The harder part is tracking projects.  Where do you do that and how do you move from the 10,000 level (projects) to the runway (actions)? […]

GTD & iPhone
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GTD & iPhone

Like the desktop quest, many GTD’ers are searching for the perfect GTD list manager app for the iPhone.  The NY Times just posted a nice, simple article on organizing apps for the iPhone. While it’s certainly not an extensive look at the topic, nor will it cover all of what’s out there, or even your […]