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New Features April 2017

Posted 04/12/17 by James and filed under:

We’ve been busy over the past few months.

Below is a quick summary of some of the new features we have released recently.

Today View

Actions that are Due today or schedule items that are due today now show up automatically in a new view called the “Today” view. The Today view is accessed from the left panel and is great as a central spot to see items that have come due and items that are scheduled to start today.  Additionally, you can drag any item to the Today view and create an agenda of tasks you plan to work today.

At the end of the day, any incomplete tasks will move to the “Past Actions” section of the page.  You can easily drag those items back up to the Today section of the view if you decide you want to tackle it the next day.

Today View in GTDNext

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Recent Webcast with David Allen

Posted 07/15/16 by James and filed under:

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in GTD it’s always useful to review the concepts and hear new ideas you missed in the past.

Here is a great interview with David Allen by Eindblazen a dutch Podcast site from April 2016.  Enjoy!

July 2016 Update

Posted 07/10/16 by James and filed under:

As we head into the second half of 2016, we want to provide an update on what is going on with all things GTDNext.

Over the past couple of years, our focus has been on adding basic features that most people expect in a GTD solutions.  Right out of the gate GTDNext offered several features not normally seen in productivity solutions with the ability to have unlimited depth of outlines and inline editing of tasks.  We then focused on adding many of the basic features one would expect in a task management app.

Over this last year, we spent a lot of time working on a native mobile solution to GTDNext. While we made some good progress on that solution, we often got pulled away to either put our fires or add small improvements that customers were asking us to add.  Now, based on resources and priorities we’ve made the difficult decision to place that effort temporarily on hold.  We do want to start working on it again and soon.  In fact, we are actively looking to add a great mobile developer to our team to help make things go faster. If you know of such a person, please contact us to discuss possible arrangements.

In the last two years, we have worked to add tons of features to GTDNext, but we have purposefully not spent a lot of time improving the user interface (UI).  Today the GTDNext look is a bit “old school”.  With our current team size, we prioritized features over making the UI look super slick. However, the longer we keep the old-school looks, the more apparent, it is becoming that to take GTDNext to the next level we need to give our users a slick modern-day look and feel. We knew we need to get this done and soon.  But when?

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Priority Feature released

Posted 04/19/16 by James and filed under:

GTDNext now includes the ability to set priority or importance flags on individual tasks and projects.

As seen in the below screen shot, you will find this feature in the right panel at the top. To set a priority click on the flag icon and choose the priority of your choice.  You can also set priority without opening up the right panel.  Use your keyboard and press TAB+I to toggle through the different importance levels.

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Quickly add a Link to GTDNext

Posted 08/28/15 by James and filed under:

Adding a link to GTDNext is very easy.  Especially if you use the shortcut key of TAB+L.

Even when the right panel is not open, you can press TAB+L and a dialog box will open that allows you quickly paste in a URL and a short description of the link.

This makes it very easy to quickly add links to reference materials like emails or websites.

One of the keys to getting the most out of your task management software is speed of use.  The faster you can get things done the more you will want to use the your task app.

Try using this shortcut key to increase not only the usefulness of GTDNext for you, but the speed you in which you use it!

Check out the quick example video below to see this in action.

Adding URL’s as reference items to your tasks and projects in GTDNext

Mobile Web APP Now Available

Posted 08/19/15 by James and filed under:

GTDNext is now available on your smart phone and tablet.  Simply point your mobile browser to GTDNext.com and click login.  Now you can start getting things done on the go!

With the mobile web version you have full access to your Projects and Actions list, your Next list and all your other lists as well.

In addition you can filter your list and add items to the inbox.  On the road?  Filter your Next list by “errands” to quickly remember things to do while you are out.

In the future we will add the ability to increase font sizes and indent/outdent items in the Project and Actions view. All these enhancements have been made possible by updating our web app to use a responsive design.  Give it a try now!  (please make sure you have “Private” turned off on you mobile browser – we don’t support that mode)

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Video of New July Features

Posted 07/20/15 by James and filed under:

We’ve released quite a few new features in July.  Below is a video overview plus a few blog posts with details on these releases.

These features released in July:

  • Projects now appear on Someday List
  • Text Editing now available in notes section for all items
  • Email sent to GTDNext is now HTML email
  • New keyboard shortcuts

Here are some links to the blog articles on these releases:

Below is a quick video we shot to give you an overview of these new features.  Enjoy and please give us feedback on how you like these new features.

GTD Software GTDNext overview for July 2015

New Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Posted 07/20/15 by James and filed under:

In today’s build  of GTDNext we added some shortcut keys that we think you will find helpful.

GTD Software Keyboard shortcuts

 

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GTDNext Now Has Text Editing in Notes

Posted 07/14/15 by James and filed under:

Today (July 14th, 2015) build 6.23 released with the ability to apply text formatting to project and task notes!

As seen in the below screen shot this new ability allows users to take better notes that are easy to read.

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This feature is available for basic and premium subscribers and can be accessed now.  Give it a try!  Read on for more information.

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Someday List Feature Change

Posted 07/13/15 by James and filed under:

Recently I noticed a problem. I had more projects on my active list than I could possible tackle. My weekly reviews were taking too long because I was reviewing each and every project for next actions and was actually beating myself up a bit because I was constantly not making progress on many of the items.

Per GTD I should have moved any project I wasn’t actively working on to my “someday” list, but hadn’t taken the time to do it and I was experiencing the negative side effects of having too much on my list.  I was stressed!

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