Common Tools & Software

There will be many different tools that support the implementation of the GTD® methodology (i.e. no one tool will handle everything you need).  Here are some of the most common ones we come across in our work with clients.  We have evaluated these to know their features, benefits, and applicability to the GTD  approach. We encourage you to experiment to find what works best for you.

Please contact the software developers listed below for sales and technical support for these programs.


List Managers

Digital List Managers


IBM Lotus Notes®

Microsoft OneNote®

Microsoft Outlook®



Paper Organizers





We offer GTD Setup Guides on the software programs listed above. Visit our online store for details.


List Manager Add-ons

eProductivityTM for Lotus Notes

eProductivity for Lotus Notes has earned the distinction of GTD Enabled, as David Allen was directly involved in the design of this application for GTD.


Capture Tools




Brainstorming Tools




If you do not see a software option for your platform, please visit our community forums and the Slice of GTD Life recordings and articles on GTD Connect for additional suggestions. And, we are always exploring more tools to enhance our own systems and are happy to share what we find with the GTD community. Please stay tuned!


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  1. Wunderlist has been shut down, and Microsoft To Do is now the new tool. It’s quite similar, and would consider it a fair GTD replacement.

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