I used to use a Palm Pilot to organize my life, and that worked perfectly for years. But the new Palm Pilots aren’t for me, so that’s out. Now I’m looking for a replacement system.
There are a number of interesting web-based personal organizers, and I’m thinking of trying one of those. I like David Allen’s Getting Things Done system, so I’d prefer a site that supports the GTD approach. Here are some possibilities I’m considering:
Do any of you use these sites, or something similar? If so, I’d love to hear what you think of them. Which do you think is the best of the lot?
The low-tech solution I like is the Hipster PDA.
I still feel the need for a digital master-organizer, though. It’s hard for me to rely on paper for absolutely everything.
I was about to recommend David Allen’s book until I read “I like David Allen’s …”
I’m decidely low-tech on this – a NotePad, pen, folder, and pocket calendar and I’m set, so I’m unfortunately no help.
I like the minimalist approach that I can access from just about any service on the ‘net. For that I use Hiveminder: http://hiveminder.com/
I like the Hipster PDA! 🙂
I use (and highly recommend) Tracks: http://www.rousette.org.uk/projects/
One of my criteria was that I wanted it net-accessable, but I wanted to host it myself, rather than relying on a slick-looking site that might go down tomorrow. At least when my server goes, I can be sure it’ll come back up. 😉
Brian and Daniel: thanks so much for your suggestions. I’m trying out Tracks and Hiveminder at the moment; both have a lot of potential. Features I haven’t found yet: item priority, a feature to manage tasks that need to be repeated regularly (like every month, say) and a "percentage complete" indicator for tasks or projects. I don’t suppose those features happen to be hidden somewhere?
Tony: hard to resist the Hipster PDA, isn’t it? It’s brilliant.
Unfortunately I never stick with anything so I can’t say much about online organizers. I’ll have to give these a try and if I get far enough with them I’ll comment later.
I’m very fond of a site called Remember The Milk. It integrates with Gmail so you can always check to see what you have due when. It makes it easy to update when you’ve sorting through your e-mail.
Hey, thanks, Tiffany! Remember The Milk looks interesting. Maybe I’ll try that one out, too.