Nozbe and GTD

Jun 24

Nozbe and GTD

Last year I was on the hunt for a new “to do” app. What I had was simple and free but wasn’t really working for me. I had an unwieldy to do list. I couldn’t seem to get both work and life tasks done. I knew I needed a more powerful organizational system, but didn’t know what to do. After some searches on the internet, I learned about the GTD method, which made sense to me–breaking down projects into tasks. Then I discovered Nozbe, a web/desktop/mobile app based on that system. It was pricey, but I took the plunge.

Fast forward a year. Time to renew. I’d been happy with Nozbe, but wondered if I could find something cheaper and continue on. So that’s what I did. Only it wasn’t quite the same. I resigned myself to it anyway. At least until my husband started using Nozbe at work and bought David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done.

I read the book and at my husband’s encouragement once again paid for Nozbe. I couldn’t be happier! My productivity has gone up, my stress level down.Then the other day I heard about Nozbe founder Michael Sliwinski’s 10 part productivity course. I watched each of the 5 minute videos, which encapsulated the GTD method as well as providing insight into how Nozbe accomodates this system. I loved it! I even learned a couple of news ways I could use Nozbe to further streamline my system of work.

If you’ve ever had questions about the Getting Things Done (GTD) system, I encourage you to click here to watch these videos. They are a quick way to get an overview of the system and start taming your to do list. And you might even end up a Nozbe user too!

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5 comments

  1. I would recommend checking out Gtdagenda for an online GTD manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

  2. OOH! I’ve heard about this before, but haven’t tried it. I really need to look into it, though, because my to-do/organizational skills have spiraled downhill lately…I know it was partially the deadline breathing down my neck, but still, I need something to get me organized. Thanks for the idea!

    • Anne /

      You should at least learn about the GTD system, Melissa. It really makes sense. These videos help with that. There are lots of good GTD based apps that help, I just happen to like Nozbe. :)

  3. I’ve heard good things about Nozbe. Among others, I think Michael Hyatt uses it. I’ve been a GTD fan ever since I read the book . . . I don’t know, maybe 10 years ago? I use OmniFocus to implement my own version of Getting Things Done. :-)

    Laura

    • Anne /

      I love the GTD system, whatever the app you use to implement it. I am so glad my husband got on board because it helps when we are doing the same thing! :)

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