Actiontastic is a “a lean mean” Getting Things Done app which is nice clean interface and no distractions from its main job of helping you manage your contexts and tasks.
An updated version (0.9) adds support for iCal syncing via OS X’s Sync Services and corrects a few minor bugs that make it faster and more efficient to use.
iCal syncing, like the iPod syncing added in the previous update, is handled by a new button at the bottom of the app’s interface.
The first time the button is pressed, you are greeted by an alert:
After a sync, you will find that each of your “contexts” has become a separate calendar in iCal, with the “actions” for that context added as iCal to-dos. (This is GTD lingo for the place in which you do things and the things that you need to do).
Additional options are handled by Actiontastic’s preferences, which among other things offer an option to remove Actiontastic from Sync Services.
Read the small print though, as this will require the removal of all the existing contexts in Actiontastic before the conduit can be activated again.
I really like the look of this app (although I use Mail.app for the actual GTD work Actiontastic does). It stands at the opposite end of the interface spectrum from Midnight Inbox which has a more “bling bling” approach to productivity.
Actiontastic is beta-ware (free) although time limited to 28 February, by which time another version will be available. You can get it from Jon Crosby’s web site .
UPDATE: Jon has released version 0.9.1 which corrects some iCal niggles in the 0.9 release. Get it here .
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Tags: actions, context, getting things done, gtd, iCal, nice interface, not apple mail, Productivity, syncing, task management