Reviews of my GTD Site

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A couple of weeks ago I started a promotion experiment: earn money by writing an honest and serious review of my GTD site. The initial call for reviews apparently wasn’t interesting enough, so I upped the ante a little bit.

The second call for reviews produced 4 reviews of my GTD site by fellow bloggers. Today is the end of the promotion experiment: reviews of my site are always welcome but there’s no money to be earned anymore!

Let’s see what professional bloggers think about my GTD site. Here’s a list of the 4 reviews in order of appearance:

1. “Get Your GTD Up to the Next Level” by Stephen Smith of HD BizBlog 1.2
2. “Introducing the Getting Things Done Blog – No Robots Need Apply” by GTD Wannabe of gtdwannabe.com
3. “Gtdfrk is getting things done” by Lodewijk of How to be an Original
4. “A Window to the World of GTD (GTD Blog Review)” by Craig Huggart of Tech Rest

I’ve thanked each reviewer inidividually of course, but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen, GTD Wannabe, Lodewijk and Craig once more for writing an honest review of my GTD site! Be sure to check out their sites as well.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about my site!

28 Active GTD Blogs

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As many of you probably already know, I do not only write about GTD frequently on this blog, I also maintain The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index (also simply known as the GTD Index).

I highly recommend my GTD Index to GTD novices and GTD masters alike, because it always displays the most recent posts from all the major (and minor) GTD blogs out there. You will also find a huge list of online and offline software and even analog tools that will help you implement GTD.

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Search all GTD resources at once!

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Search all GTD resources at once!Some of you may have noticed that I take my ongoing project “GTD Index” seriously, and that sometimes new features get added faster than you can blink your eyes! ;)

Determined to make the GTD Index as useful as possible and the ultimate starting point for all fellow GTD enthusiasts and professionals alike, and inspired by Andrew’s great idea to create a custom Google search engine, I decided to create a custom Google GTD Search Engine on the GTD Index as well.

Search all GTD resources at once!So there it is, in the sidebar of the GTD Index, ready to help you find that particular GTD blog post, or that specific GTD software feature, or maybe some discussion on David Allen’s forum. Basically it will search the entire content of each and every relevant GTD resource featured on the GTD Index!

Let me know if the search results are to your liking… I can always tweak and tune the GTD Search Engine further… enjoy!

New features on the GTD Index

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Lately I have been putting a lot of time and effort into making the GTD Index even more useful and more interesting. By the way, if you are not familiar with the GTD Index then read my blog post about it or just visit the site.

I am constantly tweaking the layout and adding new functionality. The most recent new features include:

  • 50 Most Recent – This list resides in the sidebar and contains the 50 most recent Getting Things Done blog posts, using the same color coding as the other items on the page to show “freshness”.
  • Flickr Thumbnails – A short visual presentation of the 5 most recent Getting Things Done related pictures published on flickr.com, residing in the sidebar as well.
  • Random Quote – Prominently featured at the top of the page, this new feature shows a random inspiring quote from the book by David Allen every time you open the Getting Things Done Index.

I hope you enjoy using the new features as much as I enjoyed creating them for you!

Warning: shameless plea ahead!

Considering the amount of bookmarks on del.icio.us (almost 600 now!) and the hundreds of visitors to the GTD Index every single day, I think the site has already been discovered by many GTD professionals and enthusiasts. However, in an effort to promote the GTD Index further and make more people aware of all the great GTD blog posts and GTD software out there, I am asking (more like a shameless plea really! :) ) each and every one – who finds the GTD Index useful – to:

Please Digg the GTD Index on digg.com!

Thank you so much if you have done so already or if you are going to do it now… future Getting Things Done “converts” will thank you for it! ;)

Quick poll about the GTD Index

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Many of you reading this have already discovered the Getting Things Done Index; you may even have found my Getting Things Done blog because of it!

This particular post serves only one purpose: a small, quick poll about the GTD Index to let you speak up about (for instance):

  • What do you like about the GTD Index?
  • What are you missing on the GTD Index?
  • What should be improved about the GTD Index?
  • How often do you use the GTD Index?
  • Which part of the GTD Index do you use the most?
  • What is the most interesting Getting Things Done article/fact/tool that you discovered through the GTD Index?
  • Anything else you would like to say about the GTD Index…

So, please, don’t be shy… show me what you’re thinking by leaving a comment on this post, or -if you prefer- by e-mailing me at gtd [at] marvelz [dot] com. I love a good discussion… especially about Getting Things Done! :)

3×3 Most Popular GTD

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The GTD Index has been an interesting ongoing project so far, to say the least. I’m glad I’m using GTD rigorously because keeping up with my GTD blog, the GTD Index and the PD Index is very time consuming ;)

This morning I was looking at my GTD Index and I’m thinking to myself, “OK cool, this is starting to look like something many fellow GTD-ers are using and appreciating, but what else can I learn from this ongoing project?”

Then I realized that some preliminary results for the first 2 weeks in the life of the GTD Index may be deduced about the popularity of particular GTD blog entries and GTD software, simply by analyzing the numbers from Google Analytics.

So, just for fun and without any statistical foundation I present to you 3 lists of popular GTD items. Oh yeah, for some justification, this is measured over thousands of visitors to the GTD Index in the first 2 weeks of February 2007.

Please note: I do not specifically endorse any of these blogs or products. They just show up in the statistics of my site. The lists are given “as is” with no guarantee whatsoever. No conclusions, just facts.

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Update to GTD Index – age of blog items shown

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I just finished adding extra functionality to my ongoing project called the Ultimate Getting Things Done Index.

With one glance at the index page you can now quickly see which GTD blogs (or at least the GTD items on each blog) are either almost dead, merely existing, alive, or even sparkling with new items every day!

GTD blog items are color coded as follows:

  • red, bold: published less than 1 day ago;
  • black, bold: published less than 3 days ago;
  • black (normal): published less than 2 weeks ago;
  • light grey: published more than 2 weeks ago.

Any questions or suggestions about the GTD Index may be sent to gtdindex [at] marvelz [dot] com. Maybe you would like to see your GTD blog (feed) added to it (use the form at the bottom of the GTD index page)? Maybe you have a brilliant idea about new functionality for the index?

Let me know if you do, so we may all benefit from it!

The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index

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In the quest of keeping up-to-date with interesting publications about GTD, I find myself checking several blogs/feeds, sites, search engines and news items every single day. In order to make this process a little bit more efficient and less time consuming, I have created The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index for myself and for other GTD enthusiasts/professionals.


This GTD Index automatically keeps track of several interesting GTD blogs/feeds, but also displays the most recent diggs about GTD on digg.com. Checking the GTD Index a couple of times every day is a very effective way to keep up-to-date with everything that is published about GTD on the internet. See for yourself right here!

Any suggestions for additional blogs, feeds or sites may be submitted on the GTD Index page. Enjoy!

P.S. Please allow some loading time as the GTD Index fetches the different feeds from all over the internet!

See also: Update to GTD Index – age of blog items shown