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I've been using RTM (both web and iPhone) as my GTD system for over a year and have found it incredibly helpful and ideally suited to my needs. I originally started with this advice from the RTM blog, but quickly streamlined the system to something less complex to manage and with less overhead. What I've liked the most are the power of the smart lists and ...


You can use both at the same time in an integrated manner. Evernote to RTM integration was something RTM users are always demanding. When evernote added a 'note link' feature in mid-June, the integration became a possibility. Here is how it works: Add the reference material (that you intend to put in a RTM task) in an EN note. This material can be text, ...


Some of the alternative that you should try Wunderlist:Wunderlist is a free, open source, simple and beautiful cross-platform task management tool that lets you sync your to-do list between different computers and devices Remember The Task:Remember The Task is a light-weight ToDo application that allows you to maintain a list of tasks to be done. It Syncs ...


No! Is that a valid answer? RTM treats every task as separate item and the only group operation is automatic sorting by dates/priorities, etc. What you seem to be asking about on the level above pure implementation is how to get Actions that are not Next Actions to become Next Actions at the relevant moment (after previous Next Action is done). Normally, ...


After looking more, I see RTM has an excellent blog post on exactly this. It suggests the following steps: Create Lists for Personal and Work Daily Tasks Create a List for Each Project Brainstorm Project Tasks and Tag your Next Actions with “na” Use Tags and Locations to Create Contexts (@Home, @Work, @Web, etc.) Create Smart Lists to Separate Tasks Into ...


I use Evernote and RTM for different purposes. Initially I might have muddled them up a bit in terms of which system does what, but now I have definitely defined the purposes of each (for myself). RTM - Task management. Evernote - Notes / File Management.


A digital tickler file can be implemented in various ways: Use your calendar (Outlook calendar for example). Create All-Day events to hold the items to pop-up in a desired date in the future. You can categorize those All-Day tickler events so they can be easily searched for. Each event can hold text, links, actual items such as email/documents. Everyday ...


If you are planning on using a tickler file as described by Allen, then you will want to file stuff (reading material etc.) for later. So IMHO simple calendering doesn't cut it. I keep a tickler file on my desktop that has sub-folders. Since you don't have physical limitations on the number of folders (i.e.: you don't have to use 43 folders) you can name ...


RTM is simply ninja for implementing a tickler file, so if you use Remember the Milk you're all set. Use the due date meta tag to force an item to pop up when you would have filed it in your tickler. This answer on RTM implementation explains how (see the due dates and repeat and smart lists headers. Due dates and repeat can be entered in natural ...


To me using the due date in a todo application to implement a tickler file seems a bit weird—semantically because a tickler file is for having a task start on a specific day as opposed to being due on a specific day, and functionally because you'll probably have to work against the system to set up the right kind of behavior where tickler file items are ...


When I was using RTM, the biggest savior was smart lists - I could use different tags for different projects, and then use smart lists to handle the creation and navigation of contexts. Smart lists are SERIOUSLY powerful - you can do just about anything with them. It was the #1 feature that kept me with them so long.


Here's what I do: Use tags as GTD context, also put one in for someday/maybe Put your weekly review in as a reoccurring tasks


Monk To Done: This method was designed explicitly as an answer to your question, and it was designed explicitly for Remember-the-Milk.


I use smartlists per 'project'. Inside the project I abuse the priority for GTD: Working on Next action Waiting for/delegated Someday (no prio) Then sort on priority, voìla, a nice GTD list. Really simple, but works perfect for me.

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