GTD, wikis and you
Like I said in yesterday's post, I'm finding that TiddlyWiki it is a great tool for creating and storing reference information -- one half of any good GTD system. What about the action part of the GTD system?
I have to admit my bias upfront here, as I develop and sell a GTD product, MasterList Professional for Windows, but GTD is a methodology: the best way to implement that methodology varies from person to person.
So if you're thinking about using a wiki for the backbone of your GTD system, here are three quick recommendations on what to take a look at:
- GTDTiddlyWiki - GTDTiddlyWiki is a Getting Things Done adaptation by Nathan Bowers of Jeremy Ruston's Open Source TiddlyWiki. If you're looking for a GTD populated version of TiddlyWiki, look no further. GTD TiddlyWiki already has built into it contexts, a project list, and printing to 3 x 5 cards.
- d3a "kinkless" GTD system -d3 is based on the very popular Kinkless GTD system for Macs (http://www.kinkless.com). This free app features Projects and Actions, which are dynamically populated lists showing active projects and action contexts, respectively. Both menu items use a slider interface to show/hide the lists, and they simply list all tiddlers that are tagged as project or context.
- MonkeyGTD - this one is my favorite GTD implementation of the TiddlyWiki -- but it goes far beyond the original. MonkeyGTD features a dynamic dashboard that shows next actions, things are waiting for, projects, reminders, a calendar and more. It is very cool.
Now for the really good part
Finally, if you're looking for a no fuss, no muss way of implementing any of these GTD wikis, or the original TiddlyWiki, Clint pointed out to me yesterday TiddlySpot, a free hosting service where you can set up any of the above and make them public or private. TiddlySpot is the creation of two Australians, Daniel and Simon Baird, and while at some point if they're successful they will be adding Google ads to their hosted wikis, TiddlySpot is absolutely the easiest way to get started with any of these wikis. As of today, they host 5,000 Tiddlywikis of one sort or another.