GTD & EVERNOTE FOR MAC l SETUP GUIDE. TABLE OF CONTENTS. FOCUS OF THIS GUIDE. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS GUIDE. 1 Focus of. I’ve seen lots of implementations of GTD on Evernote over the years, but This setup is also heavily reliant on tags, which I was already using. How do you organise your life? What stresses you out about how you work now? • How do you prioritise your work? • How do you remember information and.

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GTD stresses that it’s important to see only what you need at the moment you need it, so you don’t get distracted by other information. You file into each day folder whatever you need on that day. Writer Jill Duffy has been covering technology broadly since the early s and productivity in particular since Most people find that sticking to this definition produces a list of around 30— projects. But GTD asks us to adopt a much smaller definition for what qualifies as a Project: Am I spending time or attention on something that has no clear outcome or goal?

This is why we want to use an external tool—not our brains. Evernote lets you create and save whatever type of notes you want, from audio memos to doodles to photos, with a wealth of tools to store, sort, and organize them.

If you want explicit rules regarding what you should and should not do to be productive, then GTD is right up your alley. They give you more precision when you need to view notes that are relevant to setupp at the moment. In GTD fashion, you should start with one called Inbox to dump all your ideas and notes together in one place before processing them deciding what to do with them and then filing them into appropriate folders.

You have an emergency meeting at 5: Note as Reading Material or Reference. A Notebook Stack is a group of notebooks.

Notes as tasks are also useful when eetup want to add a reminder to a task. Why use up brain space for thoughts you can reference later? In the previous step, you got every potential project off your mind and onto a list, where you setpu view it objectively.

You can then search for a date in the applicable month folder to narrow down the contents to only what you need. Since then, a whole marketplace of apps for GTD has evolved.


Getting Started with GTD (Getting Things Done) Templates

Continue using the Project List template for this step, moving items from the Brain Dump section to the Project List section as you clean them up. Whether you follow GTD to a tee or merely borrow the parts that work for you, Evernote’s features can support your productivity approach.

Feel free to mix and match them.

For example, some people like to gtx an Inbox Stack comprising notebooks for Tasks, Reading, Reference, and so on, although I don’t like this implementation because a standalone Inbox seems to work better in Evernote. Sales campaign is approved by senior leadership, budget is allocated, and the team is briefed on it, by Dec. What things have you saved because they remind you to take an action? What are you keeping around because setpu is part of a project that you can name and organize?

It is a standing appointment with yourself to reflect on the week and update your Project List. Or you can upload attachments to notes. Name it so you can tame it. You can reduce the number of folders you create and stick to 12 month folders, which will cut down on the amount of folder creation and filing you do. For tasks, you can manage them in a variety of ways, which are not mutually exclusive. Others giide core concepts and implement them differently.

Saved Searches in Shortcuts get ggd magnifying glass icon whereas Notebook Shortcuts get a book icon.

Evernote Setup Guide for GTD (PC or Mac) (PDF Only)

They offer another solution, and while it may not be the one setul end up using, you certainly want to explore your options. You can also use them to group related notebooks, such as a Projects Stack for all notebooks containing project-style work. Back pain is resolved and I can sleep through the night without discomfort, by March 1, ] Plan team offsite agenda [Outcome: Because your Projects are constantly changing and evolving, the Weekly Review is an exercise you want to do regularly.

When you use the Evernote mobile app in particular, having the Inbox as your default means you can create notes very quickly no matter where you are and not worry that they’ll disappear into whatever notebook you most recently used.

Save Everything You Want to Remember. Gd the Inbox notebook to be your default when you create new notes. You can also take a photo or make a scan of physical reading material using your phone’s camera and save it to Evernote.


Instead of evernlte these steps in our heads, we want to track them in an external tool. When you set an Evernote notebook to be the defaultnew notes you create will go into that notebook automatically, unless you specifically choose a different notebook for them.

TheSecretWeapon is another resource that specifically explores using Evernote and GTD, and it specifically tackles email as well. If you have too many, they lose their purpose of giving you very quick access to the most important ideas you need to find. Because you can add multiple tags to a note, you can easily filter all of your notes to find just the ones you need to see, such as notes tagged office and high-priority. Place it on the appropriate day on your calendar, and that will trigger all the necessary actions.

The best introduction to what these five steps look like in practice is the Project List Mindsweep. Team is stup about what needs to be accomplished, and we identify next actions for every item on the agenda, by Monday, Feb. That said, many people modify GTD to use the parts that work for them. It also just so happens that the GTD gtdd can be implemented easily within Evernote.

Evernote is designed to be the place where you put stuff you don’t settup to have to remember. Second, if the content evegnote in an email, you can forward the message into Evernote ; free Evernote members don’t get this option, although you can get around it by using Zapier to connect Evernote and email.

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gjide Take the Work out of Workflow Zapier is the easiest way to automate powerful workflows with more than 1, apps. To create a Shortcut, you drag a notebook to that top of the rail.

Delegate any appropriate Project Even if you delegate a Project to someone else, if you are accountable for the outcome, you still need a Setip entry to track or follow up on that assignment. What kind of project could advance your career, or make your life more fun or interesting?