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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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Second, if the content is 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. Whether you follow GTD to a tee or merely borrow the parts that work for you, Evernote’s features can support your productivity approach. What have you kept because you need it for a project? If you are one of these adaptive types, Evernote is a great tool to use in conjunction because of its flexibility.

Name it so you can tame it. Even if you delegate a Project to someone else, if you are accountable for the outcome, you still need a Project entry to track or follow up on that assignment.

Why use up brain space for thoughts you can reference later? Evernote is among the best apps for productivity and much of its success comes from its flexibility. Here are some common seyup to look: When Inbox comprises just one folder, you can use it as a catchall for notes you create on the go.

You file into each day folder whatever you need on that day.

Some of the apps are straightforward in matching the language and methodology of GTD, while others, such as Evernote, are instead versatile solutions that let you customize your productivity approach. You can also take a photo or make a scan of physical reading material using your phone’s camera and save it to Evernote.

Notebooks are where you group similar notes. Old habits die hard, though, so if you’re committed to using a special character, don’t let anyone stop you. Email me about new features. Make a Shortcut for your Inbox Notebook and any others that you use regularly. Perhaps you call this note To Do Today, and you update it daily. Set the Inbox notebook to be your default when you create new notes. Because you can add multiple tags to tuide note, you can easily filter all of your notes to find just the ones you need to see, gguide as notes tagged office and high-priority.


But to give a concrete example, in GTD you might have tags for:. We have a weekly cleaning time on the calendar, and the house is consistently guise, by April 1, ] Develop sales guiide with Linda [Outcome: To create a Shortcut, you drag a notebook to that top of the rail.

For starters, if the content is on a web page, as is the case with online news and magazine articles, you gukde clip it using Evernote’s web clipper.

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Instead, write the date the files are needed on the note itself. Feel free to mix and match them. It also just so happens that the GTD approach can be implemented easily within Evernote. Take everote Work out of Workflow Zapier is the easiest way to automate powerful workflows with more than 1, apps.

Look at your computer desktop, downloads folder, documents folder, bookmarks, emails, and open browser tabs. That way, you have everything you need on that day and nothing else to distract you. Learn more about GTD by reading evernohe book updated in a new editionby joining the membership site GTD Connect which includes webinars, interviews, and instructional guides on all aspects of the methodor my video-based online course, Get Stuff Done Like a Boss. What kind of project could advance your career, or make your life more fun or interesting?

Save Everything You Want to Remember. Some options to consider: Back pain is resolved and I can sleep through the night without discomfort, by March 1, ] Plan team offsite agenda [Outcome: Because there is no one right way to use Evernote for GTD, here you’ll find a list of features in Evernote with explanations for how you can use them with the GTD methodology.

Note as Reading Material or Reference. Saved Searches are another excellent feature in Evernote for GTD followers because they let you quickly find highly specific information in one click.

The subtasks to this project might be to fill out forms, provide proof of residency, and supply copies of your child’s medical records to the school. But GTD asks us to adopt a much smaller definition for what qualifies as a Project: Essentially, GTD is a five-step process in which you: Welcome to the era of information abundance, which has created in many of us a scarcity of attention. They offer another solution, and while it setyp not be the one you end up using, you certainly want to explore your options.


When gtf 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.

What things have you saved because they remind you to take an action? Clarify Refine your list In the previous step, you got every potential project off your mind and onto a list, where you can gd it objectively. David Allen’s company, called The David Allen Company he ghd cuts to the chase when it comes to naming sells a GTD guide for setting up Evernoteif you’d prefer the branded instructions. Which tags you create and how you organize them is highly dependent on your situation, the kind of work you do and how you like to do it.

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If you’re already well established with GTD, you might ecernote find these five hidden Evernote features useful segup advancing your knowledge of the app. You have a few options for getting reading and reference material into Evernote.

Capture all the tasks you need to do by writing them aetup Decide for each task whether it’s actionable, important, something you can delegate, or something you can discard Organize these tasks into lists Work on those tasks by priority called “next actions” in GTD Review your progress on acting on these tasks For more on what it entails, see our overview of the GTD method.

Instead, you can use Shortcuts to order your favorite notebooks any way you want. This method works well for quick and simple tasks, such as those that take no more than two minutes to complete. With Evernote, however, you don’t have to.