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Evernote Advantages: There is a free option that will be good enough for many people. Lightning fast search. Searches as you type, instead of having to press enter. This is highly preferable. Good for loose, relatively unconnected ideas that you want to be able to access easily in the future. Great for keeping a journal. It can never be lost, it ...
I use Checkvist with Mark Forster's AutoFocus 4 method. It has minimal graphics to show your progress, but I love it for the keyboard shortcuts.
Google Tasks is awesome, and integrated with Gmail and Gcal. There's a really nice canvas view that's hidden.
I use the very excellent Org-Mode for GNU Emacs. There is a lot of “startup” effort for it, especially if you are not already an Emacs user. As I was already an Emacs user coming to Org-Mode, it was much less for me. At it's core Org-Mode is just a simple, plaintext-based, outliner. You can have as Projects as outline heads, tasks as outline sub-items, etc. ...
In general it's fine to have an action on multiple context lists. For example, phone call actions show up on my @call, @home, and @work lists; I'll check the call list when I'm away from my desk or out-and-about, but I can also make calls at my desk and at home so consolidating calls makes it so I don't have to flip between lists. But easiest way to ...
If you want to use a computerized system for GTD I would recommend GQueues or Remember the Milk. I abandoned OneNote very early as it requires too much typing and maintenance that the other systems simply handle. HTH
I use Evernote for notes and it works really well. The great thing about it is easily being able to get most digital and paper based bits of information into the system. I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap 1300 scanner for paper based data, and the iPhone and Mac based apps for any digital items. I can even email directly into Evernote text and attachments I get ...
I used 42 Goals website to track my workout results. 42goals is a simple tool for tracking your daily goals and keeping a log of your daily activities. It helps you to set up your goals, record your daily progress and visualize your achievements. Using 42goals you can quit smoking, count cups of coffee drunk and log daily expenses. Set ...
I use Remember the Milk. No progress bars or graphics, however. It's a todo list tool. Web, iPhone and Android.
I use GQueues, it's simple and it just works. See the video tour for more detail... Lists. Prioritized. Simple. A full-featured task manager for which you can use your Google Account™ and Google Apps™ account! Google Calendar integration Sharing Reminders Tagging Subtasks Repeating Tasks Assignments Smart Queues ...
Why not to use some specialized software for this? I could recommend MyLifeOrganized. Using it I have no such problems plus it has synchronization with iPhone, Android and Windows mobile clients.
HabitRPG, though it's buggy at times. 'Level up' yourself, 'buy' rewards from experience gold, there's 'dailies' and 'to do Quests' and you can penalize yourself for bad habits or incomplete Dailies. There's also tags so you can split projects into separate areas and more manageable lists.
In regards to Evernote's OCR capability, it is AMAZINGLY GOOD! It will even OCR images. As long as don't write in cursive script it will pretty much get everything right. If I am taking notes on paper, I will frequently use the Evernote iPhone app to take a picture of the pages and automatically import it into Evernote. From there, the document is OCR'd ...
Here are two other detailed implementations of GTD in Onenote: The blogpost from Tuts+ outlining the system detailed in the video A blogpost from Reason for Success describing another implementation If you want to combine this with Outlook, then this post is a good starting point: GTD with Outlook 2010 and Onenote 2010
Maybe this will be handy How to Use OneNote to Get Things Done from Tuts+. It's quit simple introduction but gives overall direction and overview of unique features for One Note. To be fair I haven't successfully implemented GTD in One Note.
Potential workaround is, if you use Firefox, to use the Firefox extension for oneNote -http://www.labnol.org/software/organize/send-to-onenote-firefox-extension-save-web-pages/3781/ I'm an Evernote user, but I suspect this might be a easier workflow at the cost (potentially) of some productivity...
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