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How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever

https://www.wired.com/2016/07/turn-google-best-app-ever/

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How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever
For a certain kind of (slightly uptight) person, it's easy to spend far more time futzing with your to-do list than actually, you know, doing the things on it. You can spend hours playing with new apps-Wunderlist! Todoist! Any.do! Asana!-and new methods-Kanban! GTD! Pomodoro! The Eisenhower Matrix! These are all real things!

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Steps for Better Time Management

  1. Add as much as you can into the system. You can email yourself things to do, or put them in your calendar, or take quick notes, or take a picture.
  2. Process it all as fast as y...

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Organizing Less And Doing More

It’s easy to spend time organizing a to-do list and forget to do the things in the list to avoid that:

  1. Pick an app that will automatically sync information on multiple platforms s...

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GTD (Getting Things Done)

GTD is a productivity method for organizing your to-dos, priorities, and schedule in a way that makes them all manageable.

Its 5 principles are:

  • Capture
  • Clarify
  • Organize
  • Reflect
  • Engage

"GTD is an organizational system. It doesn't put rules around how you actually do your work. Instead, it focuses on how you capture the work you need to do, organize it, and choose what needs your attention"

"GTD is an organizational system. It doesn't put rules around how you actually do your work. Instead, it focuses on how you capture the work you need to do, organize it, and choose what needs your attention"

GTD: Capture

Capture everything. Your to-dos, your ideas, your recurring tasks, everything. Put it in a pen-and-paper notebook, a to-do app, a planner, whatever you prefer to use to get organized.

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Determine What The Sender Needs From You Asap

Ask yourself:

  • What’s the meaning and the value of the message?
  • What action does this message require of me?

Suggested Email Structure

  • Greeting
  • Pleasantry
  • How you got their details, call back and reason for email
  • Body Topic: Situation, Benefit, Call to Action
  • Closing line
  • Signature

Habits For Efficient Email Processing

  • Do – If it’s actionable, execute the task and archive.
  • Delegate – Forward it on.
  • Defer – Decide to do it later (snooze it until a concrete time).
  • Delete – If possible, do it to reduce your inbox.
  • File – If necessary, tag it and set a reminder for later to process items in that tag.