Getting Things Done with Chandler
To improve my productivity, I'm trying to follow David Allen's recommendations about "Getting Things Done". It now seems that I finally have found a piece of software which fits my needs. Chandler, the so called note-to-self organizer.
Inspired by the productivity session of Dmitry
Dulepov at the TYPO3 Developer Days 2008, I decided to improve my personal
workflow. In his speech, Dmitry referred to a book of David
Allen called Getting Things Done. In spite of my usual aversion for pseudo psycho manage your
life properly guides, I ordered the book.
Trying to apply my reading to real life, I soon realized one problem in my paperless home office: the software tools I was using were quite limited to apply Allen's propositions.
Today I stumbled upon a news article at T3N about Chandler. This note-to-self organizer seems to integrate the Getting Things Done concept. I have just finished the installation and my first impression is satisfactory:
- The user interface looks intuitive and familiar with its three columns layout.
- The clear use of colors gives you a quick overview about important actions.
- Most important: I was able to recover the "do it, defer it, delegate it" pradigm at once.
The next days I'll try to find out how good it really fits my needs...