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Author Topic: Alternate online to-do list and GTD software  (Read 4636 times)
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« on: September 05, 2006, 08:39:04 AM »

App103 is busy improving his already impressive to-do list program.  This looks great, but for people like me who work on four or five different machines throughout the week (at work, at home, laptop, school, girlfriend's house), the installed software approach doesn't work. 

Fortunately, there's a good free online alternative in Backpack.  You can use Backpack for any number of things, but I use it for simple todo lists.  It functions perfectly.  It's one of my home tabs on Firefox, right between Gmail and my Markaboo bookmarks, at home and work.  The folks who designed this also offer a whole bunch of other great software for people into GTD. 

Linky:  http://www.backpackit.com/
Other great web-based software stuff:  http://www.37signals.com/
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 10:49:15 AM »

thank you - very nice tip  thumbs up
anyone know any other online todo list stuff?

ps. nice to see you back on the forum  thumbs up thumbs up
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 03:23:54 PM »

While doing the GTD assignment 2 today, discovered that I really don't like the way backpack works for GTD.  Tried two more web-based apps, one of which I really like so far (4 hours use!)

App 1-GTD Tracks--you have to try it to see how it works.  Might work for some, but not quite perfect for me:  http://tracks.brightpool.com/login

App 2-GTDMail, a firefox plugin that adds a lot of functionality to GMail.  Since I already live on GMail (it's like oxygen to me now, privacy issues be damned), I am instantly addicted.  This should work well for me:  http://www.gtdgmail.com/

Enjoy!

Jason
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006, 05:06:43 PM »

There are myriads of online todo lists and "lite" project management sites.

Two of the nicer and well-known ones are http://voo2do.com and http://www.rememberthemilk.com, both (currently) free.

But to me the lack of offline availability looks like a show-stopper for such an app.
I usually don't have online access when I'm on the road (maybe I could, but it would certainly be too pricey, regarding what mobile phone carriers and others charge here) and if your home or office network breaks down - like mine did when my DSL-switch-router-access point thingie at home suddenly died a few days ago and I couldn't afford a new one immediately - your're out in the cold. Not to mention the possibility of the maintainer of the site collapsing.

For Backpack, there's an offline Mac app (http://infinitenil.com/packrat/) - which I haven't tried -, but nothing for the peecee so far. For the others, I haven't seen anything than hacked-together iCal integration.
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