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GTD on the iPhone with Desktop Sync

Firetask has been a favorite amongst my friends for doing GTD task management on the iPhone for year. I did a lengthy How To for a company that was rolling it out to a group as their way of moving from paper to electronic GTD work flow. Waiting to get permission to ‘reprint’ here…

Yesterday, there was great news via a preview and working copy of Firetask for the desktop. With the very important feature of syncing my lists between my iPhone and Mac via WiFi! The download txt with the software mentions ‘free upgrades’ after initial launch with would generally mean there is a plan to sell the software when it goes ‘live’. Till then though, I am able to quickly update my “Getting Things Done” lists via my desktop and sync out to my iPhone for complete mobility.

The iPhone version of Firetask offers much more than GTD task management of course. You can use it as a regular ToDo manager, it just happens to have a lot of extra features so you can truly tune your task planning.

“Use the “Today” tab for fast access to tasks due today or the next 5 days as well as to your next actionable task per project. Group tasks by “Categories” or “Projects” including a special “Waiting for” category for tracking tasks you have delegated. Use the “In-Tray” to quickly enter thoughts and ideas so that no single good idea gets ever lost again. Finally, use the “More” tab to access your personal task and project archives including GTD®-style “Someday” and “Trash” lists.”

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