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Is batch processing the new way to GTD?
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I was interested to read Darren Rowse of Problogger discussing his blog posting techniques and that he batch processes them for maximum productivity. I thought about that for a while and it made complete sense! I had a sort of “Doh!” moment I guess! I already work in a sort of “batch” type of way. […] … Read More »

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Coping with Email after a holiday
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we all jet off to sun ourselves and get away from the daiy grind for a precious few days. I’ve recently gone back to work after a week off and getting back to the office is always a chore – especially when you have an inbox bursting […] … Read More »

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57 Habits of Highly Effective Gmail Users (CollegeDegrees.com)
August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I recieved an email recently pointing me in the direction of CollegeDegree.com and an article they’ve recently published on the 57 habits of highly successdul Gmail users. The list is highly comprehensive an covers a wide range of tips and techniques for productive use of Gmail. Here are some of my personal favourites: 1. Use […] … Read More »

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Moleskine VS PDA – The Continuing Saga
August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

So, it’s been a week since I last wrote about my decision to pit my Moleskine against my PDA and I have to say, I’ve failed miserably so far! All my appointments have gone into my phone and all my actions have been written on my to-do list. No PDA has been harmed used in […] … Read More »

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Moleskine VS PDA – how to decide?
August 5, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been toying with the idea recently of going back to use my PDA again for calendar and task management. I know, I know! I’ve long been a staunch supporter of using Moleskine’s for managing my tasks, and my phone for managing my calendar but it’s starting to get a bit too complicated for my […] … Read More »

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Hide Desktop Distractions with Doodim
August 4, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I thought I’d share a nifty little Mac program with you all that allows you to elimiate desktop distractions and helps you to focus on what you’re working on. Doodim is a freeware application that hides all of the rubbish on your desktop and other open windows to allow you to concentrate on the task […] … Read More »

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GTD: Projects and Duplicate Actions and how to avoid them
August 4, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I had an email from a reader recently (yes, I have at least one!) regarding my paper based system and how I deal with managing projects/actions in order to avoid duplication across lists (e.g have an action assigned to a project list and then having the same action written on a context list). I thought […] … Read More »

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What I've learned about email these past two weeks
August 2, 2008 by Katy Whitton

We”ve not long migrated from Thunderbird to Entourage at work, which I was a bit hesitant about as I”m a big fan of Thunderbird and have used it quite successfully within my “Getting Things Done” system, plus it made managing emails really easy with the rules and labels that it offers. So, what have I […] … Read More »

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We're all going To-Do list crazy! Survey Results
August 1, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There’s a press release over at the Microsoft website entitled “Survey Shows Increasing Worldwide Reliance on To-Do Lists” which, oddly as the title indicates, talks about how more men and women are relying more and more on their to-do lists: U. S. citizens reported the most dependency on to-do lists worldwide, with more than three-quarters […] … Read More »

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