The application ThinkingRock (TR) is a tool to help you to apply the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology to organise your life. If you don’t know this methodology, we recommend that you first find out more about GTD. There is plenty of information on the web. We have listed some useful links here. You can start by reading the article on wikipedia or have a look on David Allen website.
One of main principle of GTD is to clear your mind of all the things you need or want to do so that the mind can be pro-active instead of just being used as a memory. TR lets you record all this information.
You will need to start by recording your thoughts, your existing to-do lists, your projects, etc. Then TR allows you to classify them into actions, projects, someday/maybe items or reference items.
By having this thinking managed in a trusted system, you are free to think on a higher level and your brain cycles are not used up with managing and trying to remember all the things you need to do. It becomes easier to make decisions and to make the best use of your time. It also allows you to say "No" as you realise just how much you have to do already.
The articles under this section complements the Getting Started articles.The articles cover the following:
- go into more details on some of the concepts TR used;
- explain some of the more advanced functionality of TR;
- ensure that you use TR in a efficient way.
- A data file containing only contexts, topics and criteria. There are also examples on how other users have set them up under this forum topic;
- A data file with some actions, projects and items;
- A set-up file for Review Actions screen with Tabs that are referred below.
The files can be downloaded under Documentation - Sample Data Files.