I am using evernote, mac mail, google calendar and mac reminders. I have tried almost everything and every website/application out there. My main problem was to have as few inboxes as possible and that's why I implemented a gtd system inside evernote. This is where I keep reference files but also tasks.
- someday/maybe (inactive projects fall here also)
- project support material
I have been using it for some weeks now and seem quite interesting and helpful as I trust it and keep everything here. I am trying - If possible - to decrease the applications I am using for my everyday life organising.
First I collect everything from inside evernote as notes. Then I organise everything with contexts. I have a tickler file based on month contexts and also some saved searches as "grocery list" and "weekly review".
The only problem I am having right now, is that evernote does not have the functionality of setting deadlines and reminders, so even If I have a system that includes almost everything happening now in my life, I cannot have priority listings and reminders. Prioritising is almost impossible in evernote (even If you have contexts like "high" and "low") because you can't name each task with a number in front of it and you can't custom position them. Also, for every new task I must set a new reminder in mac reminders.
I wonder what do you think of my (simple) system. I am thinking of moving my task management in another application that supports reminders, priority management, and repeating tasks, while keeping evernote as a reference file (it's perfect for that).
Having several applications for gtd, definitely fails for me.