"Getting Things Done" with Openmoko
justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 19 21:32:04 CEST 2008
I use GTD with Tracks, an open source and web-based Getting Things
Done implementation. The new version, 1.5, is particularly awesome.
Once I can persuade my Neo1973 to access the internet, my own Tracks
site will no doubt be the most frequently visited site on the device.
I always have a Firefox tag open with Tracks in while I'm at my
Hosted options exist, and the 1.5 version includes a mobile interface
(that I haven't tried out yet).
On 19/04/2008, Hans L <thehans at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been reading a book lately called Getting Things Done(henceforth
> abbreviated as GTD) which basically proposes a strategy for
> organizing/managing your work and life to be more productive with less
> stress. Instead of me attempting to explain it any more, a summary of
> the ideas behind GTD can be found on the author's website:
> and a wikipedia entry for good measure ;-)
> I'm still working on fully implementing these ideas (been setting up
> my filing/reference system lately), but it seems to me a device
> running Openmoko would be the perfect place to do much of this
> organizing/planning/management. And while I'm certainly not holding
> out for my Freerunner before trying these methods, I do think it could
> make a great addition to this system.
> So I've basically been thinking, what would the ideal("killer")
> application for GTD look like? Since I'm still a newbie to GTD, it's
> not even completely clear to me what this app should be. What
> specific features would be required? Are there currently any
> applications for Openmoko that come close? Would it be good to start
> a project for a GTD-specifc app?
> I will explain some of the ideas I have in mind, but hopefully some
> other people on this list have read the book and been using this
> system for a while and they can chime in with some more input.
> One thing that I think is emphasized in the book is that whatever
> implementation you use for GTD, it should strive to be simple and even
> fun to use, because you want to make a habit of using it and staying
> organized, rather than finding yourself loathing and avoiding it.
> I can think of at least two main things that could be useful for GTD
> on Openmoko:
> 1) Calendar reminders (this is already available in Openmoko from what
> I've read :-D )
> 2) Lists: specifically *Context Sensitive* Lists
> It seems large part of GTD is simply about making lists:
> One aspect is listing all projects you are committed to, and defining
> the next action steps required to push each project towards
> Another aspect of GTD is that you need to be reminded of things to do,
> but only in the appropriate context.
> Depending on the situation you are in, you need to be able to see a
> list of relevant tasks that need to be completed:
> At your phone, you might want to check a list of calls you need to
> make(calls might also go on a calendar if they need to be at specific
> In your car, you might want to check a list of errands you need to run.
> At home, you might want to check a list of things that can only be
> accomplished at home.
> At a computer, ...
> What do you think?
> -Hans Loeblich
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