The burgeoning field of Mac implementations of the GTD philosophy increased again today as a new shareware application was released.
Developer Don Adams says that his new application is designed for those looking to get into the latest productivity trend: Getting Things Don.
Adams said “Where the ‘Getting Things Done’ strategy is aimed at organizing tasks that have been collected through ubiquitous capture, ‘Getting Things Don’ focuses on the simple fact that guys named ‘Don’ are just more efficient.”
Adams says that after reviewing the traditional GTD process, he realized that if more people just acted like him and other Dons, they wouldn’t have to worry about carrying around a stack of note cards held together with a binder clip.
“I don’t care what Merlin Mann says,” Adams said, “That’s just a crock.”
Getting Things Don allows the user to assign items they might need to certain Dons that they can then seek to emulate in that particular context.
“For instance,” Adams said “I might decide that I need a male truss – and I don’t – I can then assign that item to noted author Don DeLillo in the context of ‘support’. Then later I could look up what kind of male truss DeLillo uses and buy that one.
“Because he’s a Don, I know it’ll be the most efficient male truss I can buy.”
Getting Things Don is a free download but in its unlicensed version only supports up to three Dons.