Imagine this: You just finish with one of the busiest days that you’ve had all month. You studiously write all of your outstanding tasks neatly on lined paper so you won’t forget what you need to accomplish tomorrow, then you pack up and head out. The next morning you sit at your desk, pull out your list of action items and. . . instant paralysis.
It is great to write tasks down as soon as you get them, but what happens next? Without a method to determine when or how a task should be fulfilled, it is impossible to reach your full productivity potential.
Although it lacks features that die-hard GTDers typically use, the new Google Task app turns Google Calendar and Gmail into a high powered way of keeping track of the things you need to do. The power of this new app lies in the method in which you use it, and not necessarily in its features. This article is a little walkthrough in the way I’ve used it to increase productivity at home and in the workplace.