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We're a big fan of to-do systems that use email, since most of your tasks will arrive, and be completed, within email anyway. Previously we posted a method of using Gmail's Starred emails, and Gmail Tabs, to set up a ...

Minimal Gmail Star Method

Email, Mac systems, Online, Simple

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    When we are making up our own, often hacked together, to-do systems, one of the problems can be: how do we get certain parts of our workflow to "speak" to each other? For instance, how to we get ...

A Screenshot To-Do System

Email, iPhone, Mac systems, Simple

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To-do lists that use your email are great, as email is where most of your new tasks will come from. Keeping jobs there can potentially be the ultimate frictionless to-do list. Unfortunately, we are still in the very ...

Starred Emails in a Separate Tab

Email, Mac systems, Online, Simple

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Productivity junkies will know the very unproductive habit of forever passing tasks from one app into another. If you think about it, this should be no surprise. App makers (like drug companies) operate under a ...

Using Plain Text Files as To Do Lists

iPhone, Mac systems, Simple

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It's a fair question to ask a productivity junkie what systems they use themselves. And while I love my system like a friend (it has taken years of research to find one that has stuck), I was cautious in posting it here, ...

Paper + Mind Map + Smartphone

Email, iPhone, Mac systems, Paper Based, Unusual

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We all keep many types of lists, even if in our heads: our life priorities, our current objectives, our lifelong goals. More than likely we also neglect just as many of these lists! This is a method which can help keep ...

The All-In One System

iPhone, Mac systems, Paper Based, Simple

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The answer for true To-Do productivity came for me from the Fluid app (http://fluidapp.com). It's a mac only app that turns web pages into individual programs, that can then sit in your dock. The reason it works so ...

Fluid App for Mac

Mac systems, Simple