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#ProdChat, a #Productivity Chat

If you missed last night's #ProdChat, a #Productivity Chat, no worries, here's the "best of" transcript!

Storified by Ray Sidney-Smith· Thu, Oct 04 2012 10:00:28

My first use of tweetchat. I am already impressed. Works on mobile like a charm. Looking forward to 8pm prodchat #Prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy That's pretty sweet! I haven't tried @tweetchat on mobile. I'll have to someday. #prodchatW3 Consulting
@GPGTools Will install tomorrow. Gotta run - am featured guest on #prodchat Twitter convo. If it comes up will find a way to mention GPG ...getitdoneguy
MT @GetItDoneGuy: My first use of @tweetchat. I am already impressed. Works on mobile like a charm. Looking forward to it #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
We're going to get started with #Productivity chat using the hashtag #prodchat in just a couple of minutes. Feel free to join us!Ray Sidney-Smith
Welcome everyone to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity convo! Tonight's guest: @getitdoneguy talking #technology & productivity!Ray Sidney-Smith
Hi, everyone! Michelle here. Very excited for tonight's #prodchat! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Hi, everyone! Happy to be part of the #productivity Prodchat. #Prodchatgetitdoneguy
I'll be releasing questions as Q1, Q2, Q3... Please respond in kind with A1, A2, A3... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: Hi, everyone! Happy to be part of the #productivity Prodchat. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith You are very organized. I am in awe. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Okay, kicking it off with our 1st Q momentarily. Welcome, @getitdoneguy! Quick shoutout to my co-hosts: @clayhebert & @juliaroy! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Ditto! @GetItDoneGuy: @rsidneysmith You are very organized. I am in awe. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@GetItDoneGuy LOL. I try to keep things organized and progressing! Rolling with the punches. ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q1: Is #technology helping (or not) our #productivity? And, what is your best strategy for selecting the best #tech? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Hey, Michelle! Welcome! Looking forward to the chat! MT @michgunn: Hi, everyone! Very excited for tonights #prodchat! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith How do you want me to designate multipart answers? #prodchatgetitdoneguy
A1: #technology is a mixed bag. I believe it helps productivity at the corporate level, via streamlining & replacing people. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy You can do A1a, A1b, A1c... for multi-part answers. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A1b: However, on the individual level, technology is a very mixed bag. It's become big source of distraction, overwhelm, stress. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
MT @GetItDoneGuy: A1: #technology is a mixed bag. ...it helps productivity at the corp level, via streamlining & replacing people. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A1c: It wasn't always that way. I've been using email since 1976 (yes, that's 36 years) and for the 1st 3 decades, it helped. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
MT @GetItDoneGuy: A1b: for individuals, #tech is a very mixed bag. Its become big source of distraction, overwhelm, stress. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
MT @GetItDoneGuy: A1c: It wasnt always that way. Ive used email since 1976 (yes, thats 36 years) & 4 the 1st 3 decades, it helped. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A1: Personally, I couldn't imagine being able to keep up with my life or workloads without the benefit of technology! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@GetItDoneGuy Can you give some thoughts on how to reverse that individual trend toward distraction|overwhelm|distress? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A1: God bless GTD& Omnifocus... Seriously! :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@michgunn That's because you overcommit & I'm willing to bet make no more $ than you would've doing far less 20 years ago. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@michgunn Likewise! I think for me #tech helps because I've always applied many corporate principles to my personal life. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn Your company likely benefits from u being able to juggle 100 things, but *YOU* aren't necessarily better off personally. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
"@rsidneysmith If you're applying corporate principles to personal life => *good* use of productivity! Means *you* get benefit! #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q2a: On the flip side, your Get-It-Done Guy episode on "divorcing your computer." (http://ow.ly/ebiTg) What are some reasons? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2a (how to decrease distraction/stress): seriously, unplug. When I accidentally leave cell phone/laptop @ home => productive days #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy Hmmm... Yes, I'd have to agree. ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Q2b: Does this include our smartphones and tablets? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2b: It forces me to prioritize and think. So the doing-of-the-work is slower, but more than made up for by do-right-stuff-only. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Here's the Get-It-Done Guy episode: Do You Need to Divorce Your Computer? - http://ow.ly/ebiTg #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2c: Divorce computer (my musical has a song of the same name)-computers allow too much multitasking. Makes us reactive #prodchatgetitdoneguy
If you're into getting more done with less work, join us over at #prodchat as we discuss #tech & #productivity with @getitdoneguy!Ray Sidney-Smith
A2d: rather than thoughtful. And thoughtful is what gives most of our results. The rest is busy work. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
A2e: divorce computer => make "computer to-do list" THEN go to computer, do those tasks, and leave it again. You can still date. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2b: It forces me to prioritize and think. So the doing-of-the-work is slower, but more than made up for by do-right-s ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2c: Divorce computer (my musical has a song of the same name)-computers allow too much multitasking. Makes us reactiv ...Ray Sidney-Smith
You can grab a copy of @getitdoneguy's book "9 Steps to Work Less and Do More" over at AMZN: http://ow.ly/ecE2q #prodchatGettingThingsDone DC
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2e: divorce computer => make "computer to-do list" THEN go to computer, do those tasks, and leave it again. You ca ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2d: rather than thoughtful. And thoughtful is what gives most of our results. The rest is busy work. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2e: Smartphones & tablets are full computers & thus full of distractions. If u can resist changing focus when waiting 15 seconds #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Sorry for the out of order RTs, folks! Twitter is choking up on me! :-P #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A2f: for an app to load, then tablet/smartphone won't be distraction. Few people can do that, though. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2e: Smartphones & tablets are full computers & thus full of distractions. If u can resist changing focus when ...Nelson Miller
@GetItDoneGuy Yeah, I see the constant justification people give to always having their mobiles and tablets in their faces. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
a2g: (I misnamed a2f as a2e) I'm addicted to iPhone. Yet I believe it sucks up time I could use to think, relax, plan, self-care. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2e: Smartphones & tablets are full computers & thus full of distractions. If u can resist changing focus when ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2f: for an app to load, then tablet/smartphone won't be distraction. Few people can do that, though. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
a2h: those (think, plan, self-care, recharge) are "quandrant II": important not urgent. Smartphones highlight the urgent. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
MT @GetItDoneGuy: a2g: I'm addicted to iPhone. Yet I believe it sucks up time I could use to think, relax, plan, self-care. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: a2h: those (think, plan, self-care, recharge) are "quandrant II": important not urgent. Smartphones highlight the urge ...Ray Sidney-Smith
If you're in #DC, think about joining us at http://meetup.com/gtd-dc/ for one of our #GTD #productivity Meetups! #prodchatGettingThingsDone DC
@GetItDoneGuy So glad to hear you mention the Merrill-Covey Matrix! I think more people should it for defining priorities. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q3: What is your favorite tangible, Web or software #tech #productivity tool? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @rsidneysmith: RT @rsidneysmith: Q3: What is your favorite tangible, Web or software #tech #productivity tool? #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @rsidneysmith: RT @rsidneysmith: Here's the Get-It-Done Guy episode: Do You Need to Divorce Your Computer? - http://ow.ly/ebiTg #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A2a (how to decrease distraction/stress): seriously, unplug. When I accidentally leave cell phone/laptop @ home => ...Clay Hebert
There are studies that show tech gadgets activate 'happy' brain receptors. Feels good, but for wrong reasons. http://j.mp/ViIwhE #prodchatgetitdoneguy
A3a: I have to say that my tangible #tech #productivity tool is my Kindle...single purpose device...reading only! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3a: Favorite productivity tool? That's hard. Talk management: "Final Version" by Mark Forster http://markforster.net #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @rsidneysmith: RT @rsidneysmith: A3a: I have to say that my tangible #tech #productivity tool is my Kindle...single purpose device...reading only! #pr ...Clay Hebert
A3b: My favorite Web tool is definitely @RememberTheMilk. I do so much with it. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3b: Favorite task management app: a Moleskin pocket journal. Tried over 100 programs. Paper works best for me. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: There are studies that show tech gadgets activate 'happy' brain receptors. Feels good, but for wrong reasons. http://t ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3a: Favorite productivity tool? That's hard. Talk management: "Final Version" by Mark Forster http://markforster.net #p ...Ray Sidney-Smith
We should have @AutofocusTM on #productivity chat some time. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy Oh, that's a new one. I haven't heard of Final Version before. Thanks for the link. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A3c: Collaboration web tools Basecamp, Asana. File sharing: dropbox and/or droplr. Page layout PAGES for Mac. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3b: Favorite task management app: a Moleskin pocket journal. Tried over 100 programs. Paper works best for me. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3. My favorite software is OmniFocus for all my iDevices. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A3d: Receipt management: JotNot Pro (has changed my life a dozen times over). Biz card mgt: ScanBizCards #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3c: Collaboration web tools Basecamp, Asana. File sharing: dropbox and/or droplr. Page layout PAGES for Mac. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn I mix GTD's idea of "waiting for" and "someday" lists w/ actual task execution of Final Version. Powerful combo. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3d: Receipt management: JotNot Pro (has changed my life a dozen times over). Biz card mgt: ScanBizCards #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3e: I found I couldn't use electronic task mgt because I never have discipline to review the 100 undone tasks "below the fold" #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: @michgunn I mix GTD's idea of "waiting for" and "someday" lists w/ actual task execution of Final Version. Powerful co ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3d: Receipt management: JotNot Pro (has changed my life a dozen times over). Biz card mgt: ScanBizCards #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @rsidneysmith: RT @rsidneysmith: Here's the Get-It-Done Guy episode: Do You Need to Divorce Your Computer? - http://ow.ly/ebiTg #prodchatJulia Roy
I'm dying to see how someone really uses paper to keep their life in check. I just can't imagine it anymore. And I'm in awe! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@GetItDoneGuy That's an interesting premise. I'll have to contemplate on this during my #GTD Weekly Review this week. :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3f: Love "screenfloat" on the Mac. Downloaded it on whim & surprised how useful it is. Also @GPGTools for privacy. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@michgunn Paper forces me to confront when to-do list is too long. I have to copy or drop items. Also easier to scan. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Thanks to @michgunn I'm becoming a @livescribe convert and may turn more and more to my kinesthetic tendencies for task mgmt! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Can't wait to read that! MT @GetItDoneGuy: I mix GTD's "waiting for" and "someday" lists w/ actual task execution of Final Version #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3e: I found I couldn't use electronic task mgt because I never have discipline to review the 100 undone tasks "below ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3f: Love "screenfloat" on the Mac. Downloaded it on whim & surprised how useful it is. Also @GPGTools for privacy ...Ray Sidney-Smith
A3g: That said, I use iCloud/iCal for all scheduling. Works better for Mac ecosystem than Google calendars. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy That's interesting. I couldn't manage my companies (including my staff) and personal life without digital TM/PM. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3g: That said, I use iCloud/iCal for all scheduling. Works better for Mac ecosystem than Google calendars. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3h: ScanBizCards and Groups on iPhone for contact mgt. Groups is truly awesome. Markdown wherever possible 4 rich text input. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Very good point! MT @ GetItDoneGuy: Paper forces me to confront when to-do list is too long. I have to copy or drop items. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@rsidneysmith If you have a staff & delegation to track, electronic is probably best. I'm a one-man shop. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: @michgunn Paper forces me to confront when to-do list is too long. I have to copy or drop items. Also easier to scan. ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: A3f: Love "screenfloat" on the Mac. Downloaded it on whim & surprised how useful it is. Also @GPGTools for privacy ...Clay Hebert
Oh, boy! Can't wait to check out all those suggestions! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: @rsidneysmith If you have a staff & delegation to track, electronic is probably best. I'm a one-man shop. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith Try doing stuff w/o tech, forces you to identify the truly critical parts of process flow. *Then* automate those. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q4: With email (& other digital) communication, I think many people feel always "on." How do you balance your #tech and sanity? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: .@rsidneysmith Try doing stuff w/o tech, forces you to identify the truly critical parts of process flow. *Then* autom ...Ray Sidney-Smith
Q4a: I process inbox all at once -> turn into tasks -> task list. Then don't look @ inbox again for 4 hours. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy True. I did just revamp my system and really had to think it out on paper. It did really help to keep it clear. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@GetItDoneGuy Agreed! I do quarterly paper-based time/task tracking. It's miraculous what I learn. I bet same applies in process. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q4b: Is *very* hard. Tech is seductive. Trained self to be OK ignoring "new mail" alerts, tweets, etc. Literally practiced it. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
MT @michgunn: @GetItDoneGuy True. I did just revamp my system and really had to think it out on paper. It helped to keep it clear. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q4a: I process inbox all at once -> turn into tasks -> task list. Then don't look @ inbox again for 4 hours. #pr ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q4b: Is *very* hard. Tech is seductive. Trained self to be OK ignoring "new mail" alerts, tweets, etc. Literally pract ...Ray Sidney-Smith
Q3x: I also suggest doing a "Tech audit." Try paper & tech separately. Find out which tech TRULY gives benefit. Then use that. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
If you're in #NYC, think about joining us at http://meetup.com/gtdnyc/ for one of our #GTD #productivity Meetups in the Big Apple! #prodchatGettingThingsDoneNYC
@GetItDoneGuy The late @StephenRCovey said it best: discipline to practice gives you the freedom to do it when you want to. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith I am very aware that I spend 30 mins/day on Facebook. => THREE WORK WEEKS A YEAR. There goes my vacation. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy Totally agree on the email. I deal with it all and then turn it off. I can lose an entire day if I keep it open. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q3x: I also suggest doing a "Tech audit." Try paper & tech separately. Find out which tech TRULY gives benefit. Th ...Ray Sidney-Smith
I am very aware that I spend 30 mins/day on Facebook. => THREE WORK WEEKS A YEAR. There goes my vacation. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
L. O. L. MT @GetItDoneGuy: I am very aware that I spend 30 mins/day on Facebook. THREE WORK WEEKS A YEAR. There goes my vacation. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q4a: I process inbox all at once -> turn into tasks -> task list. Then don't look @ inbox again for 4 hours. #pr ...Clay Hebert
MT @michgunn: @GetItDoneGuy Agreed. I deal with it all and then turn it off. I can lose an entire day if I keep it open. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy Oh! Love the tech audit idea! I'll try that. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q3x: I also suggest doing a "Tech audit." Try paper & tech separately. Find out which tech TRULY gives benefit. Th ...Clay Hebert
@GetItDoneGuy Have you tried any apps/desktop software that suppress these things for periods? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Whoa! :/ MT @GetItDoneGuy: I am very aware that I spend 30 mins/day on Facebook. THREE WORK WEEKS A YEAR. There goes my vacation #prodchatMichelle Gunn
That is, suppress email, tweets, alerts, VM notifications. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith "Freedom" for Mac does it. Recently got another but it didn't actually block successfully under latest Mac OS #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: .@rsidneysmith "Freedom" for Mac does it. Recently got another but it didn't actually block successfully under latest ...Ray Sidney-Smith
I have RescueTime which has that functionality, but I haven't really used it. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Turn off every notification you can. Check inboxes on YOUR schedule. Hard, because all sites believe you want notifications #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy Gotcha. I use browser plugins to suppress certain sites since that's my weakness (being that I work in Web/Mobile). #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @michgunn: RT @michgunn: I have RescueTime which has that functionality, but I haven't really used it. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
But RescueTime is a great tool to see how you use your time on the computer... if you dare to. ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Turn off every notification you can. Check inboxes on YOUR schedule. Hard, because all sites believe you want notifica ...Ray Sidney-Smith
That's one reason I divorce my computer and/or cell phone on occasion: it's the only guarantee of non-distraction. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
I do use AdBlock, Ghostery, and DoNotTrack+, both for distraction and privacy reasons. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy When will they learn that I do *not* want their notifications on their terms...UI settings must give options. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5: Do you agree that #mobile #tech has the most promise in increasing day-to-day #productivity. How do you use it? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn I definitely like @RescueTime for at least getting a Litmus test of my activities. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: That's one reason I divorce my computer and/or cell phone on occasion: it's the only guarantee of non-distraction. #pr ...Ray Sidney-Smith
I turn off all the notification bells and whistles on both my computer and phone. Only upcoming calendar notifications get to stay #prodchatMichelle Gunn
.@michgunn If ur self-aware enuf 2 use RescueTime, u *know* ur wasting time. RescueTime's how u put off doing somethg abt it. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: I do use AdBlock, Ghostery, and DoNotTrack+, both for distraction and privacy reasons. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5a: Precisely the opposite. I type LITERALLY 5x faster on desktop than mobile. I browse faster. I do everything faster. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: I am very aware that I spend 30 mins/day on Facebook. => THREE WORK WEEKS A YEAR. There goes my vacation. #prodchatPaul Rhien
@GetItDoneGuy Well, I use @RescueTime to see how much I've done productively too during my Weekly Review. @michgunn #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5b: mobile ties me to distractions everywhere I go. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
If you're interested, @getitdoneguy does mentoring (http://ow.ly/ecFDp) and coaching (http://ow.ly/ecFE9)! #prodchatGettingThingsDoneNYC
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5a: Precisely the opposite. I type LITERALLY 5x faster on desktop than mobile. I browse faster. I do everything faste ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5b: mobile ties me to distractions everywhere I go. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy :) Not entirely true. But it is helpful to see how much time I spend on Hulu. ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Q5c: Mobile lets me take 10 mins to type a 5-line message. Makes me FEEL productive ("working for 10 mins"). It's illusion. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q5b: So, what's the #productivity solution? Mobile is not going away, I think we can agree on that. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5c: Mobile lets me take 10 mins to type a 5-line message. Makes me FEEL productive ("working for 10 mins"). It's illu ...Ray Sidney-Smith
Q5d: *judicious* use of mobile can be fantastic. Using iPhone camera for receipts, bizcards, reminders => HUGE time saved. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Great idea, Ray! @rsidneysmith Well, I use @RescueTime to see how much I've done productively too during my Weekly Review. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Q5e: If you have mobile interface to apps you need to get job done, can also be very useful. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy Ha! I lost 20 minutes today trying to make my broadband service work to send three SMS messages. Not productive. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5f: I use "IA Writer" + iCloud to write Get-it-Done Guy episodes. Slower than desktop, but I do it on subway, etc. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5d: *judicious* use of mobile can be fantastic. Using iPhone camera for receipts, bizcards, reminders => HUGE time ...Ray Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy #prodchat I am using neatdesk and Neatcloud they have a mobile app which scans reciepts and syncs with computerMary Bacon
RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5e: If you have mobile interface to apps you need to get job done, can also be very useful. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q5f: GPS + maps also big win. Though some research says overreliance actually diminishes brain's spacial capabilities. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@MaryMBacon Welcome to the #productivity chat, Mary! Thanks for joining! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith You put your finger on it: tech often saves time. MAINTAINING, debugging, configuring tech sucks up those savings #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5f: I use "IA Writer" + iCloud to write Get-it-Done Guy episodes. Slower than desktop, but I do it on subway, etc. #p ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q5f: GPS + maps also big win. Though some research says overreliance actually diminishes brain's spacial capabilities. ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: .@rsidneysmith You put your finger on it: tech often saves time. MAINTAINING, debugging, configuring tech sucks up tho ...Ray Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy So I have to ask, did you upgrade to iOS 6 and lose Google Maps? *womp, womp* (I did not. I <3 Google Maps!) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@MaryMBacon Have seen NEAT products but never tried one. $400 too steep an entry price for me. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q6: So, while talking re: #mobile #tech, what're ur rec's for smartphone task management apps (even tho u don't use them)? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith Upgraded my iPhone to iOS6 + Hopstop, kept Goog Maps on iPod Touch. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q6a: If I used GTD, I'd use "Things." Beautiful, elegant, implements GTD very nicely. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
I didn't know Neat had mobile apps. That's awesome. I'll have to pass that along. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: .@rsidneysmith Upgraded my iPhone to iOS6 + Hopstop, kept Goog Maps on iPod Touch. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q6b: I *do* use "Priorities" for iPhone. Nice balance easy of use/flexibilitiy. Easy to share to-do lists w/ others. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q6a: If I used GTD, I'd use "Things." Beautiful, elegant, implements GTD very nicely. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q6c: Have separate Priorities lists for each biz project, plus Household projects that need doing, etc. All shared. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q6b: I *do* use "Priorities" for iPhone. Nice balance easy of use/flexibilitiy. Easy to share to-do lists w/ others. # ...Ray Sidney-Smith
@GetItDoneGuy the NEAT portable scanner comes with the same software and half the price #prodchatMary Bacon
@rsidneysmith thanks, it's a great discussion I just caught it for the first time. #productivity #prodchatMary Bacon
Q6d: When it's time to do a task, I copy it to my daily task management (Final version). FV drives my daily actions. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q6e: So "priorities" is really more like a "this needs doing but not right now" list. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
A6: I'm very happy with @RemembertheMilk. Perhaps not as "pretty" but I'm productive using it after all these years! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @MaryMBacon: @GetItDoneGuy the NEAT portable scanner comes with the same software and half the price #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@MaryMBacon I'll have to check that out! #prodchatgetitdoneguy
I think I heard that Things now has phone/mac sync capability. That was the reason I didn't go with Things for my system back when #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q6d: When it's time to do a task, I copy it to my daily task management (Final version). FV drives my daily actions. ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q6e: So "priorities" is really more like a "this needs doing but not right now" list. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
MT @michgunn: I think I heard that Things now has phone/mac sync capability. That was the reason I didnt go with Things... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn yes, I love it, I can scan bus cards and receipts from my phone, I have ADD so it's a lifesaver not 2 lose anything #prodchatMary Bacon
Quick final Q: You promote #procrastination. ;-) So, vis-a-vis email, how do you #procrastinate to increase your productivity? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@MaryMBacon We're here every week for a #productivity chat...just follow the hashtag: #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q6: I really liked RTMilk too. Priorities was 1-time purchase, though, and RTM has yearly fee. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Procrastinating email very important! Let it pile up. Then scan all in once sitting, but scan for what's important. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@rsidneysmith I will thank you! #productivity #prodchatMary Bacon
Understood. RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q6: I really liked RTMilk too. Priorities was 1-time purchase, though, and RTM has yearly fee. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q7b: as before, forces you to prioritize. You also see all the email in context b4 taking action, so you get a sense for what's #prodchatgetitdoneguy
Q7c: the range of importances. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@GetItDoneGuy @RemembertheMilk had all the features I needed...SMS/email-to-task, mobile/Web apps, browser plugins, #GTD-centric. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Procrastinating email very important! Let it pile up. Then scan all in once sitting, but scan for what's important. # ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q7b: as before, forces you to prioritize. You also see all the email in context b4 taking action, so you get a sense f ...Ray Sidney-Smith
RT @GetItDoneGuy: RT @GetItDoneGuy: Q7c: the range of importances. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith Agreed. @RememberTheMilk did all I needed. On BBerry, it was only option. iPhone, I tried many. #prodchatgetitdoneguy
You can listen to all of @getitdoneguy's podcasts over at http://ow.ly/ecG9f. Thanks again to Stever for joining us tonight! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Well, time's up, folks listening and chatting over here at the #productivity chat! Thanks again to @getitdoneguy for joining us! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I agree. And conversation threading in your email client is great for that. I'm always surprised people don't use that more. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
.@rsidneysmith Thank you for having me! It's been fun! Also check out my #Productivity musical: http://WorkLessAndDoMore.com #prodchatgetitdoneguy
@getitdoneguy You're always welcome back to our weekly #productivity chat! Great info! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Thanks @getitdoneguy!! And thanks @rsidneysmith! I have a lot of reading & tech to check out now. :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Will do! RT @GetItDoneGuy: Thank you for having me! Its been fun! Also check out my #Productivity musical: http://WorkLessAndDoMore.com #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith