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Getting Things Done using your Palm

Posted by Michael Brown on April 11, 2008

Getting Things Done, or GTD as it’s known to it’s practitioners, is a methodology for accomplishing things in your daily life. It’s not a “time management system”, it’s a process or methodology which enables you to be productive. It can be implemented using paper or digital means, or a hybrid combination of the two. In the next five posts in this series, I’ll be giving you tips and techniques to implement the five stages of the GTD methodology using a Palm handheld or smartphone. Many of the techniques I’ll be demonstrating will work equally well for other types of Mobile devices, like Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian, when adapted to those platforms.

The five posts in this series will cover the core aspects of the GTD process, which are Collect, Process, Organize, Review and Do. Each post will focus on one aspect of the process, and how to accomplish it using a Palm OS based approach using the built-in applications and some freeware applications as a starting point. Since no two people are alike, and what works for one person may not work for another, I’ll also suggest alternatives that may cater to people’s different approaches to organization and productivity.

To get the full benefit of the GTD methodology you’d have to read David Allen’s books, but this series of posts are intended to give you a crash course in using a Palm handheld or smartphone to implement GTD. Next time we’ll cover the Collection phase, so make sure you stay tuned. Until next time, this is Michael Brown signing off.

Originally posted to PalmAddicts here.

Read the whole series:
Part 1 – Collect.
Part2 – Process.

5 Responses to “Getting Things Done using your Palm”

  1. I recently began using an application that provides access to my GTD system with my iPhone. I can also access it from any computer, Windows, Mac or Linux. I wrote about my experiences in a couple of recent blog posts at

  2. Thanks John,

    I’ve seen a lot of people using web-based tools for implementing GTD. I’m personally not fond of them as a primary tool, since there are times where you may not be in data coverage (phone/data or Wi-Fi), and that means the “trusted system” isn’t so trustworthy. Tools like Nozbe, Remember the Milk, etc. work for some folks, and all the power to them if it does!

    Thanks for pointing it out, and glad it works for you!


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