Jon Crosby has released a public beta of his new GTD application Actiontastic which takes a powerfully simple approach to implementing David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” approach to productivity.
I’ve only played with it for thirty minutes, but it looks very likely to earn a place in my list of Ten GTD apps for Mac Users. I like it.
The interface is intentionally sparse and focussed (Jon says that the app is designed to be “a lean mean action contextifying machine”):
New projects and actions can be added in the Inbox, the Project view lists actions and their contexts for each project and the Context view lists actions by context, including an option to view just the next action in each context.
It’s beta software. As the release notes warn “because this is a pre-release version of the upcoming 1.0 release, please note that it may behave in strange ways on your Mac.”
It includes hints of features still to come like web syncing.
Jon is actively seeking feedback and user requests.
The public beta is available from his web site and expires on 12 October, by which time I imagine there will be another beta or, if all goes well, a final release.
- Actiontastic GTD app gets Quicksilver plugin
- kGTD 0.83.0 released
- Actiontastic GTD app gets iPod syncing and more
- TaskPaper: Getting Things Done without distraction
- Actiontastic 0.9 gets iCal sync support
Tags: getting things done, gtd, not apple mail, Productivity, task management, workflow