I’m fairly new to the concept of Getting Things Done (GTD), in fact, I suspect like many people, I’ve been introduced to it partly from the Free App of the Week promotion on iOS, where Things from Cultured Code is free for both iPhone and iPad – they’re separate apps – until the 28th (and the desktop application is discounted by 30%).
I’m not going to try and explain the concepts of GTD to you, there’s plenty about it online, and actually found this video to be quite helpful in helping me figure out how I should be using Things. This blog post was actually one of the tasks I had in my ‘Next’ list…admittedly for the last 3 days, but today I’m finally checking it off!
I think one of the reasons I’ll probably keep on using things is partly because I’m very prone to saying that I’ll do something, or that I need to do something, but then completely forgetting about it. I can remember to do things regularly; like go to work on week days, or shower in the morning, or eat… I can only assume, therefore, that I’ll be good at remembering to review items I have in Things. As soon as those items are in ‘Today’, I’ll have to move them or do them, because I don’t like having badge icons on my phone.
For me personally, I think something like this will be more of a benefit than I currently think, purely because (as mentioned above) I frequently forget what I needed to do. Adding the things I need to do to the Inbox just to get them off my mind has already been a benefit (even though I’ve only added around 15 items so far…).
While there are other software solutions available to use, such as OmniFocus, but for now I’m going to stick with Things and see how that goes. Who knows, maybe it’ll even help me keep up with writing posts on here (and thereby improve my writing!) – I already have another post I want to write…