[TxMt] GTD vs GTD2 vs GTDalt?

Adam Potthast adamqp at freeminds.net
Mon Oct 16 19:50:03 UTC 2006


Mike Mellor should probably respond on behalf of GTD/GTD2, but  
sometimes he doesn't get to the list until later, so I can help out a  

GTD2 is the new, currently non-working, version of the GTD bundle.   
It's adding the ability to change an action item's "state" from  
undone to waiting, undone, or other designation.

You can read about the original GTD bundle here:
and here:
http://www.panalaska.org/GTD_Stuff/GTD_Intro_Revised.html (though  
note that exclusions.gtd should be excluded.gtd)

And the new version of the bundle here:

with states described here:

What I like about the bundle is its really nice views of the  
information, organized by context, then by project.  The file  
structure, while not really allowing for sub-projects, is appealing  
to me too with every project having its own file -- it can basically  
be displayed on screen or in Geektool without any editing.

One thing that it is missing is Quicksilver-inbox-type processing,  
but I submitted a script to Mike that does this and he seemed really  
interested in pursuing it.

I don't know of a way of converting between kGTD and GTD/2, but the  
Geektool export should create a nice file for exporting to a Palm.

I'm sure Mike can give you more up-to-date thinking on where the  
bundle is going and what will be included in the future.


On 16 Oct , 2006, at 5:45 AM, Alan Schmitt wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm currently using kGTD as my tool of choice, but a pure text- 
> based solution looks very attracting. I see there are several  
> bundles mentioning GTD and I was wondering what were their  
> differences and if they were all maintained.
> Additionally, is someone using one of these bundles and somehow  
> synchronizing their GTD setup to a Palm? If so, I'd be delighted to  
> hear about it.
> Thanks a lot,
> Alan
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