I've stuck with the generic calendar and contact apps on my Ipadmini anf Iphone because I KNOW I can get them to sync with my Windows laptop albeit manually. All right. I said it. The W word.
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Stop messing a good thing when you have it. I wasn't happy when the Newton was discontinued, I was very displeased when you were mum about the Invidia disaster and the issues on some Macbook Pros.
The trend of dumbing down iOS and drag Mac OS in its wake, is not a good move.
Apple fan girl since the AppleII
Hey Backpack ~ I've still got my Newton! OK it just sits on my shelf but it was my first Apple product and I loved it!
I use Omnifocus on my phone and and desktop. I find that I don't use the "Contexts" feature. I focus on Projects and make extensive use of due dates.
I finally gave up on finding the "perfect" GTD app and settled on Omnifocus. It can be cumbersome at times -- but only when I try to get too granular with my tasks. If I'm not careful, I'll slip in to "hyper organization" mode, and will spend so much time breaking down tasks and organizing projects that I don't get anything done. So, I try to break down the projects into the smallest necessary tasks -- but no smaller.
I use Contexts and Projects heavily. I'm careful about due dates, and only use them when a task really does have a drop-dead due date. (Nothing worse than seeing 128 tasks due the next day, when really they're things that I would like to accomplish at some point -- but not necessarily tomorrow.) I spend some time each evening planning my work for the next day, and flag items that I need to accomplish over the next 24-48 hours. This limits the tasks that I see at any given time, and helps me focus on things that I really need to tackle.
I have a lot of projects that repeat on a consistent basis (setting up classes for the beginning of the semester, conducting annual performance reviews, etc.); I find the recurring tasks feature to be very useful for these. It takes time to initially set up the projects, but once they're set up, they kick in to autopilot mode.
I also use Evernote heavily -- primarily to capture little snippets of info that I'm not sure what to do with. I find it particularly useful for travel. It's great for keeping track of reservations, itineraries, etc. I also use it when I have lists/notes that I want to share with others. So, I don't really use Evernote as part of my GTD methodology -- more as a way to keep key info readily available.
@nukediver said this: "...I've tried to stop focusing so much on the "right" way to do GTD, and more on "my" way to do GTD." Same here -- and I've found that I'm much more productive because of it.