Getting Things Done with Things 3

I have always looked for ways of working more efficiently, and being able to get the most out of every day by spending time on what is important and not necessary just the loud and urgent. What now seems like ages ago, I read a book called Getting Things Done by David Allen, and was intrigued by his approach to handling commitments, projects, deadlines — essentially anything that life hits you with. Continue reading

Benefits of Keeping an Evening Journal

One of the best ways of becoming better at something is to simply do it and reflect on it afterwards, to iteratively become better for every attempt. This is true for everything from software development, meditation and even developing yourself. To become better at reflecting on my day, I started asking myself a couple of questions each night, as part of my evening ritual before going to sleep. Continue reading

OmniFocus Workflow Q&A

One of the cornerstones of Getting Things Done is getting anything on your mind down to a trusted system. While this may sound simple in theory, how to actually handle different scenarios can be quite tricky.

Following the post on The 2016 OmniFocus Setup and Workflow, where I wrote about my GTD setup in OmniFocus as it looked roughly a year ago, I received some questions on how to take advantage of the workflow for certain scenarios. A Reddit user summed up these questions well in a comment, where the person was unsure how to handle the specific scenarios. I would like to answer a couple of them here. Continue reading

Working with OmniFocus

Joe Buhlig has, with his vast experience in using OmniFocus, put together a comprehensive and complete set of guides for getting the most value out of OmniFocus and GTD in a series of well-produced videos in a course called Working with OmniFocus. Everything from the basic setup to explaining an advanced workflow is thoroughly covered in an easily digestible video format.

Using Joe’s system and his down-to-earth way of describing his setup and workflow, these guides provide a solid foundation from which to build your very own productivity setup in OmniFocus. It’s a solid investment for becoming a master of productivity and efficiency, and it will take your life to the next level.

Check out Working with OmniFocus.

Using Ulysses as my writing platform

I have gone through a decent number of text editors geared towards writing, and while most of them have been quite workable and even pleasant, there has always been something missing. My demands are fairly simple, and the gist is to focus on the writing experience and not having to deal with minutiae, like saving revisions and naming files. Continue reading

Airmail – the email powerhouse

Airmail is an email powerhouse with a serious set of features to accommodate every possible way of working with email. It is available for both the Mac as well as the iPhone and iPad, which means that you will get a unified experience regardless which platform you use. Continue reading

iOS is growing up

As I was recently writing something on my iPad using a Bluetooth keyboard, I realized that I am actually starting to feel right at home using it as a real computer. The tipping point was the cmd+tab app switcher, which feels like the most natural thing in the world1, and finally makes app switching effortless and almost to the point of being joyful. Continue reading