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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For starters, if the content is on a web page, as is the case with online news and magazine articles, you can clip it using Evernote’s web clipper. Perhaps you call this note To Do Today, and you update it daily. Its clarity is undeniably part of the appeal.
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In GTD fashion, you should start evernots 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. Or you can upload attachments to notes. The energy unleashed by this capture exercise gives you the motivation to think through the four subsequent steps of clarifying, organizing, reflecting, and executing on your new workflow.
When you set an Evernote notebook to be the defaultnew notes you create will go into that notebook automatically, unless you specifically gujde a different notebook for them. Add these four templates to your Evernote account so you can follow along with your own projects: What goals do you need to set?
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Instead of tracking these steps in our heads, we want to track them in an external tool. Visit our template gallery to browse pre-made templates you can add to your Evernote account. Use the Project List template for this step. Evernote is among the best apps for productivity and much of its success comes from its flexibility. About the Author Writer Jill Duffy has evernkte covering technology broadly since the early s and gt in particular since Make a Shortcut for your Inbox Notebook and any others that you use regularly.
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.
Shortcuts stick at the top of your left rail in Evernote so that you see them first. You can create this search once, save it, give it a name, and then drag the Saved Search into your Shortcuts section, right setyp the Shortcuts you’ve already made to Notebooks. Let’s say you need to enroll your child in a new school. For xetup on what evrrnote entails, see our overview of the GTD method.
Be sure your notes all use a consistent date format, and be sure to correct any on items you’ve forwarded into Evernote via email, copied and pasted, or clipped from the web. Ytd so flexible that you can even use it for GTD. You have an emergency meeting at 5: Sort the list from highest to lowest priority, according to how much of your mental bandwidth each Project should be taking up in any given week.
Am I spending time or attention on something that has no clear outcome or goal? For example, some people like to create 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.
Delete and let it go. This method works well for quick and simple tasks, such as those that take no more than two minutes to complete. Does this list fully represent my priorities, interests, values, and long-term goals?
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Try Zapier Free Email me about new features. Seeing as notes can contain practically anything you want, you can use them to save online articles and other material that you want to read later.
You really should get back to Tom on… what was it again? Learn more about GTD by reading the 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.
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 might finish this step with a Brain Dump that looks something like this. Look around your office, home, car, or desk. Set the Inbox notebook to be your default when you create new notes. Update September 24, When you use Shortcuts, you can collapse your Notebook view to help minimize visual clutter. Upgrade your notes with Evernote Premium. Peer into the future: What things have you saved because they remind you to take an action?
Feel free to mix and match them. For example, one option is to create a checklist of tasks within a note.
Add these four templates to your Evernote account so you can follow along with your own projects:. Note as Reading Material or Reference. In the previous step, you got every potential project off your mind and onto a list, buide you can view it objectively.
The best introduction to what these five steps look like in practice is the Project List Mindsweep.