Evernote and GTD: Revisited (5)

It has been a while since I started using Evernote as my primary tool for doing GTD. For those of you that just now stumbled upon this blog here is a link to the page where you can find all previous posts on Evernote and GTD.

Since upgrading to the premium version I find myself mailing in more and more documents for projects and it is just great to be able to have all the current files for a project in one place.

With the new iPhone version typing text notes is greatly enhanced because I can now use the landscape keyboard. I still miss a good list view on the iPhone app but the landscape mode makes it already better to navigate and use.

I have had some issues with Evernote. Errors with very large pdf files and errors with mailing documents to my Evernote account. Because these issues were messing with me wanting to have complete trust in the system I contacted Evernote support. They rock. In both cases they understood the problem and provided a good solution.

One of the things that amazes me is that as far as I know the guys at Evernote didn’t know GTD when they originally developed Evernote. It is so funny to see that in my case Evernote turns out to be the perfect GTD app that supports all the importants aspects of GTD. It enables me to keep things under control and have the right perspective on all things in my current reality, both personal and professional.

If you have any question about Evernote and GTD please leave a comment and I’d be happy to answer them. If you have found a great way to use Evernote for your GTD setup, please share them!

This is a post in a series on GTD with Evernote:

Part 1: Evernote and GTD
Part 2: Collecting
Part 3: Collecting with the iPhone
Part 4: Tags, Saved Searches and Premium
Part 5: Revisited

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  • Stéphane Wyss

    Do you know Nozbe? http://www.nozbe.com
    Do you know the big differences between Nozbe and Evernote for GTD?

  • http://www.pelotonics.com Troy Malone

    Very cool. I just talked with the Evernote gang today and we are going to do a webinar together explaining how to implement Inbox Zero with Evernote and Pelotonics together. (we did an integration)

    As you alluded to, the only thing they wanted to be clear about was the fact that they were not GTD proficient! Regardless, it’s a very fine tool for GTD as you mentioned…

    Troy Malone

  • Strathy

    I do have a question about Evernote mobile …. is there a way of looking at a list of my notebooks? Or a list of tags? Search is great, but sometimes I want to brows my lists too.

    Love the Windows client though – very nice.

  • Molly

    Hi – I noticed you recommended the iPhone Clarifi Case for helping to collect info & store in Evernote. I looked into buying one but they are only available for the iphone 3 & have no plans to make them for the 4S. Do you have any idea where I could find a similar product?
    Thanks!

  • Fokke

    No. I have been looking myself too and haven’t found an equivalent for the 4 and 4s.

  • Rich

    How do you handle due dates for your GTD in EN?

  • Fokke

    Hi Rich,

    All date and time specific things are on my calendar. So I don’t need due dates in my Evernote task system. For projects I sometimes put the deadline for the project on the subject line of the note. However the deadline is also in my calendar.

    Best,
    Fokke