Wednesday, May 21, 2008

No more online GTD

For months I've been trying to use an online to-do list to help me track the things that I need to do. I love it, it's easy to enter, I can enter from either work or home. I've tried several different ones, but for what I need and ease of use has worked wonderfully. I love their printing option, which prints to a page that with a few folds and a cut, the page turns into a booklet.

However, I'm done with online GTD apps. It's not that I don't like them. I love them. I love all the things that they bring to sorting the lists and ease of deleting items. I like not having to rewrite things.

Unfortunately, I don't like that I don't get on the computer for a day or two on the weekend. On those days, I feel completely and totally disconnected from everything. I don't know the news, I don't study, I don't check my to-do lists, I don't update anything. That's the time when the to-do list is the most important to me, and I don't get to use it at all.

I've decided to try and go with a paper version of GTD for now. If it turns out that I still don't touch the to-do list for a day or two (Friday, Saturday, sometimes Sunday), then I'll switch back to online. If I'm not getting to have it for full time availability I may as well make it the one that I find easier to use.

So for me, it's back to paper.