Managing GTD systems on two machines

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
Over on the GTD Times blog, Patrick asks how to manage GTD system across multiple machines. Peter Simoons says that eProductivity is the answer.

That's not quite true.

While Peter is a big fan of eProductivity and I appreciate the unsolicited promotion, the real credit goes to Lotus Notes and its ability to replicate information across Windows/Mac/Linux computers seamlessly.

I've just posted a comment that explains how David Allen uses Lotus Notes to create a single trusted system across all of his computers and mobile devices.

Read: Managing GTD systems on two machines and  David's Lotusphere greeting

Update: Apparently my comment son GTD Times have not been approved yet, so here's what I posted:

As David Allen’s technologist for 15 years, I can share that David uses Lotus Notes, from IBM, to solve this challenge and it works very well. with Lotus Notes, he can maintain his projects and actions in a single trusted system that replicates across ALL of his computers, including his Mac, PC, and mobile devices (e.g. Treo).

If David wants to work on his PC, he can pick up his ThinkPad and everything will be there. If he wants to play with his shiny new Mac Air, he can pick that up and all of his information will be there. And, if he’s on the run, he takes his Treo with him and his stuff is there.

In short, he simply picks up whichever tool he prefers and gets things done.

Lotus Notes makes it seamless.

In addition to Lotus Notes, David also uses and recommends eProductivity (, an optional tool that makes GTD in Lotus Notes easy. You can start with basic Lotus Notes and follow the GTD Implementation guide to create a very nice system.

Eric Mack
eProductivity Specialist

Discussion/Comments (2):

Managing GTD systems on two machines

Hi Eric

A quick question about this. When using Treo, are the eProductivity abilities there also?

I'm on a Samsung that syncs via Lotus Traveler and I don't get this benefit.



Posted at 05/07/2009 21:14:37 by Paul Gardner

re: Managing GTD systems on two machines

At this time, eProductivity does not provide a mobile client. (stay tuned for more on that) Insteadm, we rely on the mobile device for sync and task management. David and I think the Palm/Treo has the most elegant task management we've seen so far.

Posted at 05/07/2009 21:38:47 by Eric Mack

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