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I have been using the Walker iphone GTD app. Its great, but the horizons of focus part of it is really lacking. It feels like this part of the app was added as an after thought. The rest of the app is brilliant and I've used it very successfully. However, I am now feeling limited by the inability to be able to also track and monitor my horizons of focus.

'Horizons of focus' is a part of the GTD methodology of Dave Allen. It is a specific part of the methodology that deals with areas or scales of thought. The app I mention was great at everything GTD apart from that area. The functionality that would help in this area regarding that app would be if you could better organise your tasks by horizon. I wrote a review about it here:

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Can you be a little more specific about what you are looking for? I'm not sure if you are talking about outlining, mind mapping or tagging features. – Manuel Hernandez Feb 16 '14 at 15:13
How do you define "good system for horizons of focus"? What do you want to do that any list management app with tagging can't do? – Dennis S. Feb 18 '14 at 19:04
The 'horizons of focus' element of GTD provides perspective. Without which you will likely end up micro-managing and failing to prioritise properly. Therefore apps that claim to do GTD without addressing this side of GTD are only half baked. It would be great to see an app that guided through this side of GTD. – Andrew Welch Feb 18 '14 at 22:58
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Maybe you should Try FacileThings, which try to applie the GTD methodology by-the-book, including 50k, 40k and 30k views.

It has an iPhone/Android app, a web site, a full Evernote and Google Calendar integration.

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that looks interesting but its very pricey. – Andrew Welch Feb 20 '14 at 10:19

Try ToodleDo. You can set up your 50k, 40k and 30k in Goals and then link every task to a particular goals.

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One app that will work well for this, but might have a bit of a learning curve, is . It has a GTD template you can use, but it's extremely flexible.

It's a tree-based editor, so the different levels of the tree can naturally represent the different horizons.

Disclaimer: I'm the founder :)

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You may wish to consider wuudo -

You can create hierarchical lists on the left to organize your tasks & represent your different horizons or views (50k, 40k etc). You can drag and drop your tasks between the lists that represent your horizons to keep things organized and set priorities, statuses, types, reminders etc for your tasks.

I’m the author of wuudo. It’s a new task management platform currently in BETA. We are giving away 50 free accounts to early adopters whilst we are in BETA so please check us out.

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I've tried alot of apps (back before I switched to plaintext files) but never come across an GTD app with in-grained system for the horizons of focus. You could try it out with a system that allows tags or categories on projects.

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you can downvote this as much as you want, but I pretty much tested every app in the play store, and read many blogs about ios GTD apps. It´s just not featured yet. Fanciest thing I saw was a review-mode in, tried it, but it wasn´t it. – DDdW May 15 '14 at 20:23

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