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Open the message, Click "More", select "Add to Task", click on the new task, enter due date. Switch back to the message and move/archive. That gives you a task with the link to the original message. (Also, first time): Switch to the calendar and ensure Tasks show up on the calendar. Now, just review the Calendar daily as per normal GTD rules. That's the ...


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I'm using FollowUpThen for such e-mails. Email followups, scheduled as easily as this: 2minutes@followupthen.com. Clear out your inbox by forwarding emails to FollowUpThen. Make sure your emails get responses. SMS Reminders. Easy reminders — an email away. See this video for a quick introduction. Some examples: "This email is sitting in my ...


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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 ...


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Create a folder, e.g. @todo, @someday. cc: yourself and create a rule to put such messages only sent from yourself in there. Review the folder weekly.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I use my physical tickler file for things that I want to see again on a certain date, that don't have a better place to live. Project folders are in general filing - if I were to store them in the tickler based on next meeting, I'd need to know when the next meeting is to work on a project and update the folder contents. At work, my tickler contents ...


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I star the email and archive it, then add an event in Google Calendar (More -> Create event) for the day I want to follow up. It's helpful to include the email's subject in the Google event description or title to make it easy to find.



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