Applications for “Getting Things Done” on a Mac

New Mac GTD app: Inbox
It’s beta and it’s slow as molasses, so you might wanna see the screenshots before you try

If you’re into organizing your life to make it simpler, you would have probably heard of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” (aka GTD). Wikipedia has a good summary of it, but if you want the real deal, check out Merlin Mann’s 43 Folders where he shares time-bending tips for GTD fanatics.

Aside from the useful GTD ideas we’ve read online, some of us Mac users have been wondering why there hasn’t been a proper Mac application which organizes our lives according to these GTD principles, namely Collect, Process, Organize, Review and Do. It shouldn’t be too hard to make would it?

So far there has been one major GTD Mac app called Kinkless GTD (kGTD for short). The problem with it is that you’ll need OmniOutliner Pro to use it, which costs a cool $69.95 online.

Fortunately for us, fellow blogger Oyvind of BrilliantDays has unravelled a brand new app which seems to do exactly what we want. He’s talking about a proper, Cocoa-authored desktop application that is a full-fledged, elegant version of kGTD.

Enter “Inbox“…

As ubiquitous as it sounds, Inbox makes Oyvind really happy. I’ve downloaded it myself and I have to agree with him that’s a pretty-looking application which has all the GTD features in the right place. I must note though that it’s still in beta and it’s slow as molasses. I wouldn’t use it to store anything critical for now. Still, I am hoping for this wonderful program to be finalized soon. I think it’s going to be a real hit so watch out for it.

BTW: Before you download Inbox, you can view my screenshots to get an idea of how it looks like.