As things have been heating up at work lately, I’ve found myself returning to GTD as a way of keeping things more sane. I thought that I’d look for a tool. I tried a complicated one that modeled out the whole system, but I ended up with emacs org-mode.
Really, it’s just a fancy outline editor at its core. I know there a lot more things that I haven’t learned about yet, but the surface is very useful. I can mark things as todo/done, collapse subtrees, and easily move things around. That’s about all I need, really. And it works much better for me than the complex one because I can easily customize the view onto my data. It’s just a tree in a text file, after all. It also lets me easily morph the system into whatever I need it to be at the time, rather than being rigid. I suppose that’s good for some people, but ad-hocish is good for me.
And plus it means I get to use emacs more. Which makes me feel very l33t.