iPhone tip: working with tasks

iPhone tip: working with tasks

Summary: Like many GTD and productivity oriented folks, I've been looking at web-based solutions (TaDa List is looking most promising so far) but I've become very fond of iGTD and am not prepared to completely overhaul my entire workflow just yet. In poking around today, I found a good short-term workaround. Drag any task in iCal (which iGTD syncs beautifully with) to the calendar and make it an all day event. Sync to the iPhone and your tasks are now accessible in the iPhone Calendar. You lose the categorization iCal/iGTD makes available as the iPhone doesn't do the multiple calendar thing but its workable in a manual sort of way.

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Like many Getting Things Done (GTD) and productivity oriented folks, I've been looking at web-based solutions (Ta-Da List from 37signals is looking most promising so far) but I've become very fond of iGTD and am not prepared to completely overhaul my entire workflow just yet. In poking around today, I found a good short-term workaround. Drag any task in iCal (which iGTD syncs beautifully with) to the calendar and make it an all day event. Sync to the iPhone and your tasks are now accessible in the iPhone Calendar. You lose the categorization iCal/iGTD makes available as the iPhone doesn't do the multiple calendar thing but it's workable in a manual sort of way.

Update: Or, as just reported by TUAW, you can plan on using OmniFocus which will, according to their report, include its own embedded webs server to generate an iPhone-friendly display with no syncing required. I've ben holding off jumping into the beta of OmniFocus but this may tip me over the edge.

Topics: iPhone, Mobility

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  • What is GTD ????

    NT
    mrlinux
    • Getting Things Done

      A very popular productivity methodology created by David Allen and described in the book of the same name. Go to www.davidco.com for more information.
      morchant
  • Why not use a pencil?

    Why not write it on your hand? Trying to make the iphone actuall useful seems to be a full time task
    tonymcs@...
  • RE: iPhone tip: working with tasks

    If you want to fully sync your tasks between your mac, PC, and iPhone using the same open standard (CalDAV) that iCal (mac) and Mozilla Sunbird (PC) use, then check out eTask on the app store.

    eTask allows you to view, edit, create, delete, and sync your Tasks on several popular Groupware (e-mail) servers. Currently these include: Kerio Mail Server (KMS), DAViCal, Oracle Beehive, Cosmo Chandler, Yahoo, and SOGo (for primary calendar folders only).

    If you don?t have a Groupware server you can create a free account on Yahoo (see the web-site FAW page for details). Once setup you can use the web-interface, iCal/mail (mac), Thunderbird/Lightning or Sunbird from Mozilla.org (PC) to view and modify your tasks. Modifications to your tasks are automatically synchronized between all clients so you never have to take extra sync steps through iTunes or other special software.

    URL: http://sites.google.com/site/dfaworks/etask
    dfaworks